Johnny Hallyday - Les cheveux longs, les idées courtes (English translation)

English translation

Long hairs, short ideas

If Mr Kennedy
would return today
or if Mr Ghandi
would suddenly resurrect
they would be amazed
when they would be told
that to change the world
singing is enough
 
Da-da-da-da-dam
Da-da-da-da-dam
and before anything else
having long hairs
 
crying in a mike:
"I want freedom"
sitting on his bottom
with folded arms
our fathers and grand fathers
never had tought of it
 
if then, how much tears
and blood would have been spared
 
Da-da-da-da-dam
Da-da-da-da-dam
but of course, their hairs
weren't long enough
 
Writing on his jacket:
"war must stop"
sitting on his bottom
with folded arms
the vietnam's bronzed
never have tought of it
all they could have done
is to go up in smoke
 
Da-da-da-da-dam
Da-da-da-da-dam
but of course, their hairs
aren't long enough
 
crying: "It's a shame
man dies from hunger"
sitting on his bottom
with folded arms
is this the answer?
Is it the right way of doing?
anyway, the Hindus
will have to content themselves with it
 
Da-da-da-da-dam
Da-da-da-da-dam
before they could find a better way
their hairs will be long
 
If words were enough
to make everything possible
while sitting on its bottom
with folded arms
I know that in a cage,
i will be penned
but this will be a performance
to make me fit into
 
Da-da-da-da-dam
Da-da-da-da-dam
Because having long hairs
is not enough
 
Do we grow wheat
by adressing speeches?
do we need a uniform
to hate the war?
Do we need to be a man
not singing love?
Do we have to beg our bread
and lose our dignity?
 
Da-da-da-da-dam
Da-da-da-da-dam
Do we have to be free
having long hairs, hairs, hairs, hairs?
 
Da-da-da-da-dam
Da-da-da-da-dam
 
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