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J'suis punk (English translation)

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English translation

I'm a punk

I live in a block of flats with my slightly too cool stuff.
They all pull a face at me since I had my bonce shaved.
Before, I was a beatnik and I smoked pot.
Now I get smashed on the cheapest sort of plonk.
It's both cheaper and more convenient.
I'm a punk, it's a blast.
 
We formed a band with a few buddies, none of them a musician.
We ain't churning out pap: when we play, dogs bawl all around.
I dumped all my jewelry, now I wear around my neck
a safety pin and a slice of beef1 liver.
It's both cheaper and more convenient.
I'm a punk, it's a blast.
 
Come on, louder!
 
Before, I was the good-looking type, I used to buy posh clothes.
Now I'm dreadful, people in the street mistake me for Coluche.
I found my gimmick, I'm a psychedelic punk.
I dress like a yokel to pose as a new-look guy2
It's both cheaper and more convenient.
I'm a punk, it's a blast.
 
I'm straight and yet gay hookers3 chat me up.
I wear a suspender belt to make love with my little sister.
I live in the present, I leave lectures to the old farts.
My only guideline is to experience it all with my head under the gas tap.
It's both cheaper and more convenient.
I'm a punk, it's a blast.
 
I'm a punk, it's a blast.
I'm a punk, it's a blast.
I'm a punk, it's a blast.
I'm a punk, it's a blast.
I'm a punk, it's a blast.
 
  • 1. technically: heifer
  • 2. a rather insignificant mode of the 80's
  • 3. he names two areas of Paris famous for gay prostitution
Submitted by Guest on Mon, 24/09/2018 - 14:51
Added in reply to request by Romaint
Author's comments:

Elle est marante, celle-là. Ça sent les années 80.

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Romaint    Tue, 25/09/2018 - 10:58

Merci, ça faisait longtemps :-)

petit élève    Tue, 25/09/2018 - 12:10

Tu l'as dit ! Ça me manquait, ces petites expéditions archéologiques Regular smile

Romaint    Thu, 27/09/2018 - 13:06

Je reviens aux affaires, je vais te demander plus de boulot dorénavant ;-)