Never Be The Beatles (On Sera Jamais les Beatles)

Never Be The Beatles

Never be the Beatles
Never have the dough
In my pockets I've only got ten cents
I really have to have a reason
We'll never be the Beatles
We'll never have the dough
In my pockets I've only got ten cents
And so I give it to myself.

I give myself hell from morning to evening
And from evening to morning
But I have to have a reason
Music makes me trip
Full of love and fresh water, but
It's misery, I have no tunes, no money, no cash
I eat pasta and drink coffees
I imagine I'm rich and famous, leaving the projects
Leaving my Ecolo [political party] neighbour, reselling my anti-Ecolo badge
But I'd have to go live with posh people,
Me, who's allergic to those bastards; it freaks me out.

Never be the Beatles
Never have the dough
In my pockets I've only got ten cents
I really have to have a reason
We'll never be the Beatles
We'll never have the dough
In my pockets I've only got ten cents
And so I give it to myself.

I give myself hell because I like it
I give myself hell because I know how to do it,
I'm sick, completely sick
I think about it all night
I had a job, at the beginning it seemed
That I was crazy for work, really it watched me stay
Whole hours behind my computer
They transferred me when one day they learned
That all I did in the office was slack off
Sharing the writing of my songs with my head in the clouds
To excuse myself, I pushed my ditty at them, they thanked me, goodbye, not even a single coin.

Never be the Beatles
Never have the dough
In my pockets I've only got ten cents
I really have to have a reason
We'll never be the Beatles
We'll never have the dough
In my pockets I've only got ten cents
And so I give it to myself.

Every passing day, I spend 3/4 of my time singing NTM, Bob or Yves Montant,
I think about it 24/7, writing and my music, yeah, I'm a psycho, my wife told me to look after myself better, see a shrink, so you don't scare people, if one day I leave you, you listen to me more when I speak to you, you're elsewhere, somewhere in this space, head in the clouds
I said to her, great ideas for songs, that's deep, that inspires me
I'm such a drama queen, who loves drama, it's really good this song that ends badly...

Never be the Beatles
Never have the dough
In my pockets I've only got ten cents
I really have to have a reason
We'll never be the Beatles
We'll never have the dough
In my pockets I've only got ten cents
And so I give it to myself
And so, and so...
Never be...
Never...
Oh... no, no, no, no, no
Never be, never never never the Beatles...

Kűldve: ilanatree Szombat, 30/06/2012 - 02:34
Eredeti:
Francia

On Sera Jamais les Beatles

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littlemcbeast     június 30th, 2012

A few corrections! But this was a hard one, and you did really well.

- j'ai même pas = I don't even have
- Et pourtant j'me donne à fond = And yet I give it my all
- écolo isn't a political party, it just means eco-friendly (or eco-freak, to be pejorative)
- Il faut bien que je me fasse une raison = I'm going to have to come to terms with it/resign myself to it
- J'avais un boulot, au début ils pensaient = I had a job, at the beginning they thought (the sentence continues onto to the next verse - also the spelling of the French lyrics is quite terrible)
- Que j'étais un fou de travail, tellement qu'ils me voyaient rester = That I was crazy for work, so often they saw me stay late
- ils m'ont viré = They fired me ("virer" means transfer when talking about money)
- À part = besides
- ou alors t'étonne pas mec = or else don't be surprised, my man
- tu m'écoutes même plus = you don't even listen to me anymore
- elle a fait ses bagages = she packed her bags
- c'est tellement bon une chanson qui s'termine mal = it's so great when a song ends badly