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Jamais content (English translation)

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English translation

Hard to please

She tells me that I'm always whining,
that I'm like a little kid who would
no longer love his games, his life, his mom.
She says that I'm always whining,
 
that I'm really mean, too hard to please.
Really mean, too hard to please.
 
Back then already my parents
wanted me to act charming
among some friends of my granddad's,
some pharmacists, some lawyers
 
who found me really vulgar, very common.
Really vulgar, very common.
 
Then I was forcibly drafted
in the paratroopers at Pau1.
They wanted me to fall from planes
hanging from a mushroom.
 
I squarely told them "No, bad plane2!"
Squarely told them "No, bad plane!"
 
I ran away to England where
I acted the Frenchman super lover.
I died my hair and eyebrows
to darken my hue, to look manly.
 
Completely stupid, can't find my style.
Completely stupid, can't find my style.
 
I got the blues while
writing songs on my bed.
Ghostwriting for lousy singers.
I had to say "France", "American".
 
It really got at me, disgusted me.
Really got at me, disgusted me.
 
Them property developers crooks wanted me
to take tea money, playing the straw man
to build thier blue carboard community flats
for little boys to gamble on them3.
 
I simply set fire to them: serves them right!
Simply set fire to them: serves them right!
 
She tells me that I'm always whining,
that I'm like a little kid who would
no longer love his games, his life, his mom.
She says that I'm always whining,
 
that I'm really mean, too hard to please.
Really mean, too hard to please.
 
  • 1. some town in Southwestern France
  • 2. sounds like a little kid
  • 3. I don't really know what he's alluding to here
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Submitted by petit élève on Mon, 02/07/2018 - 08:34
Added in reply to request by kochenkova
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