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C'est normal (English translation)

  • Artist: Brigitte Fontaine Featuring artist: Areski
  • Song: C'est normal
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C'est normal (It's normal)

La la la ...
 
- Areski !
- What ?
- Haven't you heard something strange ?
- Yes, I did
- What is it ?
- It's the gas. It's the gas in the apartment below. Sometimes there's leaks, so it accumulate, then if there's a spark it explodes. It's normal !
- Ah
- And if there's an explosion, there's a boom. That's the noise you heard earlier.
- Ah
 
La la la ...
 
- Hey ?
- What ?
- Is there a smell of burning ?
- Yeah, it's normal, I told you. There was an explosion.
- Yes
- And the molecular agitation caused by this explosion
- The ... what ?
- The molecular agitation.
- Ah yes
- Cause a temperature rise, sufficient to ignite the surrounding materials
- Yeah, yeah
- It's called combustion. It's normal !
- Ah
- Do you understand ?
- Yeah, yes
 
La la la
 
- But then ... but ...
 
- What do you wanted ? La la la ...
- I wanted to know ... The whole building, it's burning, right ?
- Yes it is, look. The materials used to build the building are very fragile. You understand ?
- Yes.
- It's normal cause there is only working-class families, foreigners and a few unproductive people.
- Yes
- So the fire easily seize the materials
- Yeah
- It spreads. So we have a fire here.
- Aaaah. A fire.
- It's normal.
- Yes, yes, yes
- Yes ?
- Ok.
 
La la la ...
 
- Areski !
- What is it again ?
- Don't you think that we are starting to fall, a little ... ?
- Listen, listen ...
- Yes.
- Try to understand, it's very simple.
- Yes.
- Do you remember combustion ?
- Yes.
- The destruction of the building, by the flames ?
- Yes.
- So, it means that below, the walls and the floors have disappeared.
- Hum.
- And that we are not supported by anything.
- Yes.
- Now, something that is not held up by anything, fall. It's called gravity. It's normal !
- Aaaah, ok.
 
La la la ...
 
- But then ... we'll fall ...
- Yes !
- From the 15th floor ?
- It's totally normal.
- It's the earth attraction.
- Ok.
 
La la la ...
 
- Ares, excuse me
- What ? What ?
- Excuse me but I'm thinking about something.
 
- We're not going to die in a minute ?
- Brigitte, you're annoying !
- Excuse me.
- So, we're falling ?
- Yes.
- But, all body fall with a precise speed.
- Yes.
- And when it touches the ground, it suffers a brutal deceleration that induces the splitting of its various components. For example, the limbs split up from the trunk.
- Yes.
- The brain spurt out of the cranium, etc.
- Yeah.
- In such conditions, it's obvious that the phenomenon of life cannot remain, it's NORMAL, do you understand ?
- Yeah ...
 
Thanks!
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Submitted by MimyTurnerMimyTurner on Tue, 29/07/2014 - 19:24
Added in reply to request by RomaintRomaint
Last edited by MimyTurnerMimyTurner on Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:09
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What a strange song ! But here you are, please excuse the possible mistakes Regular smile

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RomaintRomaint    Tue, 29/07/2014 - 20:08
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Thanks a lot, and, for what I see, I found the translation good. It's one of my favorites by Brigitte Fontaine.

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