La Javanaise

Serge Gainsbourg (1963)

Un soir de l’été 1962, Juliette Gréco et Serge Gainsbourg passent la soirée à écouter des disques en buvant du champagne dans l’immense salon de la chanteuse, au 33 rue de Verneuil à Paris. Le lendemain, Serge Gainsbourg lui offre “La Javanaise”.
(cf. Wikipedia)

J’avoue j’en ai bavé pas vous
Mon amour
Avant d’avoir eu vent de vous
Mon amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d’une chanson

À votre avis qu’avons nous vus
De l’amour
De vous à moi vous m’avez eu
Mon amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d’une chanson

Hélas avril en vain me voue
À l’amour
J’avais envie de voir en vous
Cet amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la javanaise

Nous nous aimions
Le temps d’une chanson

La vie ne vaut d’être vécue
Sans amour
Mais c’est vous qui l’avez voulu
Mon amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d’une chanson

Sinnerman

Nina Simone (1965)

Oh, Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Where you gonna run to?
All on that day

Well I run to the rock, please hide me
I run to the Rock, please hide me
I run to the Rock, please hide me, Lord
All on that day

But the rock cried out, I can’t hide you
The Rock cried out, I can’t hide you
The Rock cried out, I ain’t gonna hide you guy
All on that day

I said, “Rock, what’s a matter with you, Rock?”
“Don’t you see I need you, Rock?”
Lord, Lord, Lord
All on that day

So I run to the river, it was bleedin’
I run to the sea, it was bleedin’
I run to the sea, it was bleedin’
All on that day

So I run to the river, it was boilin’
I run to the sea, it was boilin’
I run to the sea, it was boilin’
All on that day

So I run to the Lord, please hide me Lord
Don’t you see me prayin’?
Don’t you see me down here prayin’?

But the Lord said, “Go to the devil”
The Lord said, “Go to the devil”
He said, “Go to the devil”
All on that day

So I ran to the devil, he was waitin’
I ran to the devil, he was waitin’
Ran to the devil, he was waitin’
All on that day

I cried, power
(Power to da Lord)
Power
(Power to da Lord)
Power
(Power to da Lord)
Power

Bring down
(Power to the Lord)
Bring down
(Power to the Lord)
Bring down
(Power to the Lord)
Bring down
(Power to the Lord)

Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Well I run to the river, it was boilin’
I run to the sea, it was boilin’
I run to the sea, it was boilin’
All on that day

So I ran to the Lord
I said, “Lord hide me, please hide me”
“Please help me”
All on that day

He said, “Child, where were you
When you ought a been prayin’?”
I said,”Lord, Lord, hear me prayin'”
Lord, Lord, hear me prayin’
Lord, Lord, hear me prayin'”
All on that day

Sinnerman you ought a be prayin’
Ought a be prayin’, Sinnerman
Ought a be prayin’
All on that day

I cried, power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)

Go down
(Power to the Lord)
Go down
(Power to the Lord)
Go down
(Power to the Lord)

Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)
Power
(Power to the Lord)

Oh woh, power, power, Lord
Don’t you knew
Don’t you know, I need you Lord?
Don’t you know that, I need you?
Don’t you know that, I need you?
Power, power, power Lord

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Heroes

David Bowie et Brian Eno (1977)

songfacts.com : Heroes

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be Heroes, just for one day

And you, you can be mean
And I, I’ll drink all the time
Cause we’re lovers, and that is a fact
Yes we’re lovers, and that is that
Though nothing will keep us together
We could steal time, just for one day
We can be Heroes, for ever and ever
What d’you say?

I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, for ever and ever
Oh we can be Heroes, just for one day

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be Heroes, just for one day
We can be us, just for one day

I, I can remember (I remember)
Standing by the wall (by the wall)
And the guns shot above our heads (over our heads)
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)
And the shame was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
Then we could be Heroes, just for one day

We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
Just for one day
We can be Heroes

We’re nothing, and nothing will help us
Maybe we’re lying, then you better not stay
But we could be safer, just for one day

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That’s Entertainment

Paul Weller / The Jam (1980)

A police car and a screaming siren
A pneumatic drill and ripped up concrete
A baby wailing and stray dog howling
The screech of brakes and lamp light blinking

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

A smash of glass and a rumble of boots
An electric train and a ripped up ‘phone booth
Paint splattered walls and the cry of a tomcat
Lights going out and a kick in the balls

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Days of speed and slow time Mondays
Pissing down with rain on a boring Wednesday
Watching the news and not eating your tea
A freezing cold flat and damp on the walls

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Waking up at six am on a cool warm morning
Opening the windows and breathing in petrol
An amateur band rehearsing in a nearby yard
Watching the tele and thinking about your holidays

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Waking up from bad dreams and smoking cigarettes
Cuddling a warm girl and smelling stale perfume
A hot summer’s day and sticky black tarmac
Feeding ducks in the park and wishing you were far away

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Two lovers kissing amongst the scream of midnight
Two lovers missing the tranquillity of solitude
Getting a cab and travelling on buses
Reading the graffiti about slashed seat affairs

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

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Sensations

Arthur Rimbaud (1870)

Par les soirs bleus d’été, j’irai dans les sentiers,
Picoté par les blés, fouler l’herbe menue,
Rêveur, j’en sentirai la fraîcheur à mes pieds.
Je laisserai le vent baigner ma tête nue.

Je ne parlerai pas, je ne penserai rien :
Mais l’amour infini me montera dans l’âme,
Et j’irais loin, bien loin, comme un bohémien,
Par la nature, heureux comme avec une femme.