Christophe Maé - La Parisienne (English translation)

English translation

The Parisian Girl

She been living in Paris for less than three months
But she's already got the user manual down
She uses a whole lot of words that I don't get
Rides a Vespa
Her friends have strange names, Béné, Alix, F-X, at Lise-Ange
Like that, no it's not their names that bother me, nor their gear
 
She's always telling me we should catch up
And that we should do brunch one of these days
That we should check out a Larry Clark expo at 104 1
Why not?
But not tomorrow as Madam is overloaded
Always glued to her Macbook
And when she tells me that we can meet up on Facebook
It's a slap in the face 2
 
She lives in Paris
She wears white Converse 3
I don't understand what she says anymore
She lives in Paris
I hope that nothing changes
She lives in Paris
She wears white Converse
I don't understand what she says anymore
She lives in Paris
I hope that nothing changes
 
She lives in Paris, It's not that I'm criticising
It's so different, past the ring-road
No longer the same music, the same outfits
Her mother, her mates and her catholic votes
I see her less often because Madame, yeah
Is going to the seaside for Easter
Her friends have big pads, Saint-Briac
I don't know the place
 
Me, my bumpkin manner and my accent4
I know, that makes her right-minded friends smile
And even so I wait for her, often in the wind
I'd like her to be a bit more like she was before
But her and her Vélib, her organic tomatoes and her iPhone 5
Her Boston terrier
Me, the rain batters me
While I waste hours at her intercom
But nobody's home
 
She lives in Paris
She wears white Converse
I don't understand what she says anymore
She lives in Paris
I hope that nothing changes
She lives in Paris
She wears white Converse
I don't understand what she says anymore
She lives in Paris
I hope that nothing changes
 
Madam is chic
Aperatif Paris style by the Seine 6
Madam complicates her life
Trying to be bohemian
Madam is chic
American Apparel, H&M
He's a hippie chic 7
But where is she, the lady I love?
 
She lives in Paris
She wears white Converse
I don't understand a thing she says
She lives in Paris
I hope that nothing changes
She lives in Paris
She wears white Converse
I don't understand what she says anymore
She lives in Paris
I hope that nothing changes
 
She lives in Paris
I think she's forgetting about me
She's got new friends
You know, new clothes
And me I hang around on the banks of the Seine
But where is she, the lady I love
I don't understand what she says anymore
She lives in Paris
I hope that nothing changes
 
  • 1. Le Cent Quatre cultural centre
  • 2. "C'est le bouquet" (literally "that's the bouquet") is more like "That takes the biscuit" or "that's the cherry on the cake" but trying to mimic the bouquet/facebook pun
  • 3. De rigeur in Paris!
  • 4. Not quite sure about "ganache tapache" other than they are mocking his look
  • 5. Vélib is the hire bike scheme in Paris, much like London's "Boris Bikes"
  • 6. Probaby an Aperol Spritz!
  • 7. Bit of a play on Hippy chick, hippy-chic
Submitted by Gavier on Sun, 20/08/2017 - 12:09
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Video is all filmed in Montmartre

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La Parisienne

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