Song translation, A Classic!

Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991)

Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991)

You were a fan of the song (the house version that is) from the ‘Electronica’ album – ‘I love Serge’ by Serge Gainsbourg, 2001. The inspiration behind this post is a track that featured on [South African House DJ legends] DJ’s Glen Lewis & DJ Fresh’s 2001 double-disc compilation called “Gatecrasher meets Afrikha” The song I’m talmbout (talking about) is that all time classic! BONNIE & CLYDE, huh? YES! YES! That one!

Well folks this one goes out to my fellow HOUSE lovers…and for music lovers in general. Enjoy a lil read of the (english version) of the song.

LYRICS:
“You’ve read the story
Of Jesse James
How he lived
How he died
You liked that, didn’t you?
Yet you still ask for more
And well,
Listen to the story
Of Bonnie and Clyde

Then here it is,
Clyde has a girlfriend
She’s beautiful, her first name
Is Bonnie
And together they’re
The Barrow gang
Their names
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

When I knew Clyde
Before all that
He was a loyal guy
Honest and right
You’ve got to believe
That it’s society
Which definitely ruined him

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

All the things that they wrote
About her and me
They claim we kill
In cold blood
It’s not funny
But we really have
To silence
The one that starts to scream

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Every time a policeman
Gets killed
Or a garage or a bank
Is attacked
For the police
It’s not a mystery
Signed, Clyde Barrow
Bonnie Parker

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Now every time
We try to rest,
To get comfortable
In an apartment
Within three days
The tac tac tac’s back
The machine guns
Return to the attack

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

One of these days
We will fall together
And I don’t care for me
It’s Bonnie that I tremble for
It doesn’t matter
If they get my skin (kill me)
Me, Bonnie
I tremble for Clyde Barrow

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Anyway
They couldn’t have stayed longer
The only solution
Was to die
But more than one followed them
Into hell
When they died
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde”

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