Michel Sardou — Le France song lyrics and translation

The page contains the lyrics and English translation of the song "Le France" by Michel Sardou.

Lyrics

Quand je pense la vieille anglaise
Qu’on appelait le «Queen Mary»,
Echoue si loin de ses falaises
Sur un quai de Californie,
Quand je pense la vieille anglaise,
J’envie les paves englouties,
Longs courriers qui cherchaient un rve
Et n’ont pas revu leur pays.
Ne m’appelez plus jamais «France».
La France elle m’a laiss tomber.
Ne m’appelez plus jamais «France».
C’est ma dernire volont.
J’tais un bateau gigantesque
Capable de croiser mille ans.
J’tais un gant, j’tais presque
Presqu’aussi fort que l’ocan.
J’tais un bateau gigantesque.
J’emportais des milliers d’amants.
J’tais la France. Qu’est-ce qu’il en reste?
Un corps-mort pour des cormorans.
Ne m’appelez plus jamais «France «.
La France elle m’a laiss tomber.
Ne m’appelez plus jamais «France».
C’est ma dernire volont.
Quand je pense la vieille anglaise
Qu’on appelait le «Queen Mary»,
Je ne voudrais pas finir comme elle
Sur un quai de Californie.
Que le plus grand navire de guerre
Ait le courage de me couler,
Le cul tourn Saint-Nazaire,
Pays breton o je suis n.
Ne m’appelez plus jamais «France».
La France elle m’a laiss tomber.
Ne m’appelez plus jamais «France».
C’est ma dernire volont.

Lyrics translation

When I think of the old Englishwoman
That we called The "Queen Mary»,
Runs so far from its cliffs
On a California Wharf,
When I think of the old Englishwoman,
I envy the sunken paves,
Long couriers looking for an rve
And did not see their country again.
Don't ever Call Me "France" again.
France has made me fall.
Don't ever Call Me "France" again.
This is my last volont.
I shut up a gigantic boat
Able to cross a thousand years.
I shut a glove, I almost shut
Almost as strong as ocan.
I shut up a giant boat.
I carried thousands of lovers.
I shut up France. What's left?
A dead body for cormorants.
Don't ever Call Me "France" again.
France has made me fall.
Don't ever Call Me "France" again.
This is my last volont.
When I think of the old Englishwoman
That we called The "Queen Mary»,
I wouldn't want to end up like her
On a California pier.
Than the largest warship
Have the courage to sink me,
The ass turns Saint-Nazaire,
Breton country o I am n.
Don't ever Call Me "France" again.
France has made me fall.
Don't ever Call Me "France" again.
This is my last volont.