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Caterpillar (English translation)

  • Artist: Alain Souchon
  • Song: Caterpillar Album: Au ras des pâquerettes
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Caterpillar

The girls in our hearts
Do landscaping work
Often with a jackhammer
And without mercy
If you could see the construction site in my chest
Maybe, out of depression, like me, you'd sing:
 
Caterpillar, in the finest lingerie
Perfumed with Shalimar, with crowbars
To demolish everything left from our old braseros
To erase the memories and start again from ground zero
 
The girls in our hearts
Do heavy construction
So that we become innocent again
Like newbies
So, bulldozers, big machines, shovels
Look at the hole they're digging in my chest!
 
Caterpillar, in the finest lingerie
Perfumed with Shalimar, with crowbars
To demolish everything left from our old braseros
To erase the memories and start again from ground zero
 
Girls don't scare us
Because they are so small
But they clean our hearts
With dynamite
To remove the old sweetness of some close friends1
Who had asked us what time it was one evening in the kitchen
 
Caterpillar
 
The girls in our hearts
Do landscaping work
Often with a jackhammer
And without mercy
If you could see the construction site in my chest
Maybe, out of depression, like me, you'd sing:
 
Caterpillar, in the finest lingerie
Perfumed with Shalimar, with crowbars
To demolish everything left from our old braseros
To erase the memories and start again from ground zero
 
  • 1. The word used here is "cousines" (cousins) but in a figurative sense, as in "some girls I know well".
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