a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

I Joined The Foreign Legion (To Forget)

Original version (3:41)

Voices: (Applause)
Shhhh
(Caugh)
Do be quiet!
So sorry
Sorry
Excuse me
[…] Shhhh

I joined the Foreign Legion
One Thursday cold and wet.
I think it was December
But you must remember :
I joined the Foreign Legion Joined the Foreign Legion,
To forget. Joined the Foreign Legion,
Joined the Foreign Legion,
I joined the Foreign Legion.

I joined the Foreign Legion
– La Légion Étrangère –
One sultry day in July,
Back when I still knew why
I joined the Foreign Legion Joined the Foreign Legion,
Anyway. Joined the Foreign Legion,
Joined the Foreign Legion,
I joined the Foreign Legion.

I joined the Foreign Legion
Became a Legionnaire,
We’d march to far off regions
To forts we’d be besieged in,
Then one day I forgot why I was there.

I joined the Foreign Legion,
Somebody to forget.
She said I’d find it easier
If I had amnesia.
Who she was I do not recollect :
I joined the Foreign Legion
To forget. Joined the Foreign Legion,
Joined the Foreign Legion,
To forget. Joined the Foreign Legion,
I joined the Foreign Legion,
Joined the Foreign Legion,
Joined the Foreign Legion.