Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jacques Dutronc - It's five o'clock, Paris is waking up


Original Title: "Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille"
I am the Dauphin* of place Dauphine
And the Place Blanche looks unwell
The trucks are full of milk
The roadsweepers are full of brooms

It's five o'clock
Paris is waking up
Paris is waking up

The transvestites are going to shave
The stripers are dressed back up
The bolsters are crushed
The lovers are tired

It's five o'clock
Paris is waking up
Paris is waking up

Coffee is in the cups
Cafés clean their windows
And on the Montparnasse boulevard
The station is nothing much but a carcass

It's five o'clock
Paris is waking up
Paris is waking up

The commuters are in the stations
In La Vilette Bacon is sliced
Paris by night, is going back to the buses
The bakers are acting like bastards

It's five o'clock
Paris is waking up
Paris is waking up

The Eiffel toward has cold feet
The Arc de Triomphe is revived
And the Obelisk is put well up
Between night and day

It's five o'clock
Paris is waking up
Paris is waking up

The newspapers are being printer
The workers are depressed
People are waking up, they are being done down
It's the time when I go to sleep

It's five o'clock
Paris is getting up
It's five o'clock
I am not tired
*(nobility title) could also mean "dolphin" (animal)

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