Charlotte Gainsbourg I’m A Lie

J’entretiens l’inconfort

À l’allure qui dort

Grace à lui contractant

Chaque muscle de mon corps

Je tiens encore un peu

Ce cul entre deux sorts

Mon embarras, c’est moi

J’ai les tempes aux abois

A l’appetit frustré

Faussement effarouchée

Mon incommodité

Fidele intimidé

Plus facile de subir

Je m’installe sans pudeur

Face à mes repentirs

Vieux tracas, tendres peurs

Why do you say you’re a lie?

You’re a lie?

Why can’t you say who you are?

Who you are?

Balance mon désarroi

Mes indigestes toutes

Je bois mon embarras

Dans la cuvette des chiottes

Je consume le malaise

Au bord de la syncope

Incertitude cruelle

Faiblesse intellectuelle

A jamais reservé

A toute heure timorée

Mon incommodité

Ma dessert et pourtant

Je revais bien d’excés

De fantasmes indécents

Sous mon air retenu

Discret et bienséant

Why do you say you’re a lie?

You’re a lie?

Why can’t you say who you are?

Who you are?

When do you play if I may?

If I may?

Is there a way to defy?

To defy?

Charlotte Gainsbourg 5:55

A cinq heures cinquante-cinq

Awake with open eyes

A drift upon the night

And miles away from land

Five fifty five

Five fifty five

A cinq heures cinquante-cinq

Ante meridiem

Too late to end it now

Too early to start again

Five fifty five

Five fifty five

Soon the morning will arrive

Can I begin another day

Whilst this old day is still alive

Refusing to be put away

Five fifty five

No sleep tonight

Five fifty five

Like a beast awaits its faith

Laid here with time to kill

The very dead of night

Where time and space stand still

Five fifty five

Five fifty five

A cinq heures cinquante-cinq

Nothing will ever change

On the altar of my thought

I sacrifice myself again and again and again

Five fifty five

Five fifty five

Charlotte Gainsbourg Set Yourself On Fire

Now come and stand

See the sights and warm your hands

And fan the flame inside of me

Been burning all my life

So come and set my house alight

Yeah, come and set my spirit free

Now all is ashes

This moribund parade of asses

So shake it one more time for me

So take these matches off of me

And set yourself on fire

Fire

Coffee at the floor

It seemed just like the day before

The waiter winked and smiled at me

The couple at the bar

He burned his britches, she burned her bra

Now somebody has burned the car

Sulphur in the air

And cracks appearing everywhere

Don’t try to stop it, don’t you dare

Now see,

That everything must fall that we may live again

So take these matches off of me

And set yourself on fire

Fire

Fire

Fire

Now it’s so clear to me

This bonfire of the vanities

So come on everybody, scream

A purifying flame

And you and I can take the blame

A spirit that cannot be tamed

Now see,

That everything must fall that we may live again

So take these matches off of me

And set yourself on fire

Fire [x7]

Charlotte Gainsbourg Deadly Valentine

With this ring I thee wed, with all my worldly goods I thee endow

To love and to cherish according to God’s holy ordinance

With this ring I thee wed, with all my worldly goods I thee endow

To love and to cherish according to God’s holy ordinance

You have declared your consent, may the Lord fill you both with blessings

From this day forward, for better, for worse, until death do us part

You have declared your consent, may the Lord fill you both with blessings

From this day forward, for better, for worse, until death do us part

With this ring I thee wed with all my worldly goods I thee endow

To love and to cherish according to God’s holy ordinance

You have declared your consent, may the Lord fill you both with blessings

From this day forward, for better, for worse, until death do us part

To love and to cherish according to God’s holy ordinance

Hey! If a man can show just cause why they

May not lawfully be together

Let him now speak or hereafter

For ever let him hold his place

As it says I am my beloved

And my beloved is mine

With this ring I thee wed with all my worldly goods I thee endow

To love and to cherish according to God’s holy ordinance

You have declared your concern, may the Lord fill you both with blessings

From this day forward, for better, for worse, until death do us part

Damn! Can’t even remember my name

You are my thing, I’m my own shadow

You are my little hurricane

Pictures are gently left behind me

Somewhere a face that I can’t find

You are my deadly valentine

With this ring I thee wed with all my worldly goods I thee endow

To love and to cherish according to God’s holy ordinance

You have declared your concern, may the Lord fill you both with blessings

From this day forward, for better, for worse, until death do us part

Charlotte Gainsbourg Voyage

Voyage au bout de la nuit

Voyage au bout de la nuit

Voyage au bout de la nuit

Plumes sauvages

Le mirage

Kerozene

Au gris gris

Rattlesnake

Cadillac

Race humaine

Espace vie

Voyage au bout de la nuit

We could go au bout du monde

Till the end of the night

We could go au bout du monde

Till the end of the night

Voyage au bout de la nuit

We could go, oh

Journey till the end of the world

Guitare noire

Lame rasoire

Porte bonheur

Accroche coeur

Vagabond

Bottle blond

Cicatrice

Sacrifice

Voyage au bout de la nuit

We could go au bout du monde

Till the end of the night

We could go au bout du monde

Till the end of the night

Voyage au bout de la nuit

We could go, oh

Journey till the end of the world

Voyage au bout de la nuit

Charlotte Gainsbourg Kate

J’ai attendu qu’il pleuve

Les souvenirs m’émeuvent

Un temps sur arret

En chemin vers l’école

Tu chantais tes idoles

Insouciante je pensais

Tes cheveux de cendres

Une âme trop tendre

Que rien ne berçait

Un regarde par l’épaule

Les yeux cernés au khôl

Tu disparaissais

Dressée à l’alcool

Sans qu’il te censole

Perdue à jamais

Tu as nagé le fleuve

Forcée à l’épreuve

Tu montes au sommet

Si seule à t’attendre

Tiens mon coeur a fendre

Qu’est-ce que t’en as fait

Crois-tu qu’on se ressemble

On d’vait viellir ensemble

Notre monde imparfait

Charlotte Gainsbourg Little Monsters

In the playground

Children sing their songs and skin their knees

Play, little monsters, play

I remember doing just the same so many years ago

And the things they’d say

I could handle sticks and stones

But those words still break my bones

[Chorus]

Little monsters that rule the world

You don’t know what you’re really saying

Stop before someone ends up getting hurt

Can’t you see that we’re only playing

I remember I was just another monster without life

’til the day you came

Dirty creatures, tiny animals that crawl towards the light

Don’t you ever change

[Chorus]

Little monsters that rule the world

You don’t know what you’re really saying

Stop before someone ends up getting hurt

Can’t you see that we’re only playing

One day you will have to go

You’ll have to learn to live alone

[Chorus]

I can’t hold your hand anymore

I can’t always kiss you better

Time to stand on your own two feet

Time to see just where they get you

Deep inside I’m still the same

Just one more little monster

Making out that she knows the rules

A sincere impostor

Charlotte Gainsbourg Morning Song

Last night I saw a ghost

He seemed familiar to me

I welcomed him

With open arms

He said my name

And laid me down

Awoke the dreams still sleeping in my bones

You are my precious ghost

I close my eyes to see

I’ve touched you once again

You spent the night with me

Guilty were our pleasures

Nameless was our crime

Come back my forbidden ghost

One more time

You must leave I understand

So tell your lie to me

How in the morning everything will be alright

Yeah but to get to the morning first you have to get through the night

Charlotte Gainsbourg Le Chat Du Café Des Artistes

Quand on est mort, c’est qu’on est mort

Quand on ne rit plus, c’est qu’on ne vit plus

Quand j’aurai coupé la ficelle

Mettez-moi dans une poubelle

Laissez-moi faisander un mois

Et de là jetez-moi au chat

Qu’il refuse ma rate et mon foie

Mais choisissez l’heure pour qu’il me mange le coeur

Que je reste encore avec vous

Sur vos épaules et vos genoux

Que je sois puisqu’il faut qu’on existe

Le chat du café des artistes

Et si le pain vient à manquer

Je serai là et n’hésitez pas

Brisez-moi les pattes et le cou

Et puis mangez-moi à même le chat

Ce ne sera pas la première fois

Qu’on aura mangé un artiste

Quand on est mort, c’est qu’on est mort

Quand on ne rit plus, c’est qu’on ne vit plus

Quand il a coupé la ficelle

On l’a mis dans une poubelle

Et puis ils m’ont oublié là

Là là là là là là là là

Comme ils ont oublié le chat

Comme ils oublieront ma tête et mes chansons

Ce ne sera pas la dernière fois

Que l’on oubliera un artiste

Quand on est mort c’est qu’on est mort

Quand on ne rit plus, c’est qu’on ne vit plus

Quand j’aurai coupé la ficelle

Mettez-moi dans une poubelle

Et puis ils m’ont oublié là

Là là là là là là là là

Comme ils ont oublié le chat

Comme ils oublieront ma tête et mes chansons

Ce ne sera pas la dernière fois

Que l’on oubliera un artiste

Quand on est mort c’est qu’on est mort

Quand on ne rit plus, c’est qu’on ne vit plus

Quand j’aurai coupé la ficelle

Mettez-moi dans une poubelle

Et puis ils m’ont oublié là

Là là là là là là là là

Là là là là là là là là

Là là là là là là là là