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Old 04-07-2014, 10:21
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The Last Time I Saw Paris

Love this song!!
But even though it makes me a terrible fan - who is the singer?!
Or is this where Cate Le Bon comes into things?
Excuse my stupidity - it's been a long night!
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:24
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It is a belter. I'm amazed at the quality of all 3 "bonus" tracks. We've essentially got a 16 song album without a stinker on it.

I've no idea who the singer is. I'm awaiting delivery of my deluxe edition. It's bound to be in the credit notes.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:30
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It is a belter. I'm amazed at the quality of all 3 "bonus" tracks. We've essentially got a 16 song album without a stinker on it.

I've no idea who the singer is. I'm awaiting delivery of my deluxe edition. It's bound to be in the credit notes.
I am not sure if it is actually Nina Hoss.
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It's definitely not a native speaker because I heard a very slight accent, so I thought maybe Mylene as she's half French but Nina Hoss could actually work!

Here are my shot at the lyrics and my very quick translation:

The Last Time I Saw Paris

Lors de mon dernier voyage à Paris
Comme d'habitude, la nausée me reprit
La puanteur de l'échec autour de moi
Envahie par le spectre de l'échec

La dernière fois que j'ai vu Paris
The last time I saw Paris

J'ai dansé le tango à Paris
Mais je me sentais imposteur et fataliste
Par mon exil inexprimé
Et mes promesses vouées à être rompues

La dernière fois que j'ai vu Paris
The last time I saw Paris

Je me suis promené dans Paris
Recherchant le boxeur et le gardien de but
J'aurais voulu leur poser des questions
Mais ils étaient trop pris ces coureurs de jupons

La dernière fois que j'ai vu Paris
The last time I saw Paris

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During my last journey to Paris
Nausea came back to me as usual
The stench of the failure around me
Overwhelmed by the spectre of failure

I danced the tango in Paris
But I felt like a fraud and a fatalist
By my unspoken exile
And my promises doomed to be broken

I had a walk in Paris
Looking for the boxer and the goalkeeper
I had wished to ask them questions
But these womanisers were too busy

(yeah references to Sartre's Nausea, and The Last Tango in Paris mixed with failure and football, typical Wire lyrics and I love it - haven't heard the rest of the album as I'm at work and had to hide in the loo to listen to the songs and write the lyrics lol)
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(yeah references to Sartre's Nausea, and The Last Tango in Paris mixed with failure and football, typical Wire lyrics and I love it - haven't heard the rest of the album as I'm at work and had to hide in the loo to listen to the songs and write the lyrics lol)
Thanks Anne-Sophie - sorry, you can blame it on me, it's all my fault
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Thanks Anne-Sophie - sorry, you can blame it on me, it's all my fault
How ironic seems the fact I couldn't work out "puanteur" ("stench") now
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How ironic seems the fact I couldn't work out "puanteur" ("stench") now
Surprised you didn't work that one out considering where you were when transcribing the lyrics
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Thanks for the lyrics and translation Goalkeeper is Camus?
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Thanks for the lyrics and translation Goalkeeper is Camus?
Holy shit, might be as Sartre is the boxer:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/201...-martin-review
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Those lyrics are superb
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This is the best song on the 2 discs, only spoilt a bit by JDB's cameo.

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Crazy it's not on the 'official' album. Fits the theme perfectly and offers a bit of musical difference with the mandolin and piano . It's being added into my Futurology tracklist regardless.
Has that sleazy jazzy wine bar feel of 'life in a glasshouse' even if it lacks the ambition a little.
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This is the best song on the 2 discs
..........................but it's not.

Hey it's cool to be controversial though.
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Controversial how?
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