Friday, October 3, 2014

La Bordelle

To listen to La Bordelle, click here

For some utterly inexplicable reason, I wrote this song to the tune of "Land of Hope and Glory", and if you try really hard, you can make it work. But the song is in French, so why would you set it to an English nationalist anthem? I tried re-setting it to the tune of the "Marseillaise", but the only thing that works with that tune is a guillotine, and so I abandoned the idea. I have presented the lyric in French, and leave you to work out your own translation; it may be difficult, because the plays-on-words are very specifically French, and a direct English translation would probably be obscene without also being either clever or funny.

Le monde est une bordelle
Partout il y a des cons
Et toutes les demoiselles
Elles t'invitent dedans

Le monde est une chiotte
Un trou si vide si grand
Ou tous les mecs s'enmerdent
Jusqu'a ce qu'ils fichent le camp

Le monde est une grande blague
Et s'il y a un Dieu
Il pisse comme les vagues
Et il s'en fou du tout

Il pisse sur tes fleurs
Il pisse sur tes espoirs
Et jusqu'a ce que tu meures
Il pisse sur tes devoirs

Il se moque de tes reves
Pour lui c'est juste une jeste
Pour toi la vie est breve
Mais lui il rit sans cesse

Il rit de tous tes larmes
Il rit de mal ou bien
Son rire si plein de charme
Que tu puisse faire rien

Tu prie et prie prieres
Il est un tel salaud
Son point de vue est claire
Il repond pas un mot

Le monde est une bordelle
Si plein si plein des cons
Ecoutes aux demoiselles
Quand elles t'invitent dedans

(Vive la republique!)

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Words and music by David Prashker

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