a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe

Live video (3:40)

Twilight turns from amethyst
To deep and deeper blue.
We’ve got an hour or two
Before it’s time to go.
Let’s go see a movie show.

Jeanne can’t choose between the two
‘Cause Jules is hip and Jim is cool
And so they live together
With the trees and birds
And little girls
Who play upon poor Jean-Claude’s nerves
Till finally
He strokes Claire’s knee
And when she asks of his ambition
Jean-Pierre replies: “My mission
Is to become eternal and to die” -
Heaven knows the reason why.

When the lights go out all over Europe, When the lights go out all over Europe
I forget about old Hollywood, I forget about old Hollywood
‘Cause Doris Day couldn’t make me cheer up
Quite the way those French girls always could.

Neil: bla bla bla (pretending to recreate the sample with alternate feminine and masculine voices). Sorry, I don’t like samples. And I can’t afford French actors. I think they’re saying something like : “but, I did[...] like that” [..] song for you, oh no, you can dis[...]

When the lights go out all over Europe, When the lights go out all over Europe
I forget about old MGM, I forget about old MGM
‘Cause Paramount was never Universal
And Warners went out way back.
When those lights go out all over Europe, When those lights go out all over Europe
I forget about old Hollywood, I forget about old Hollywood
‘Cause Doris Day could never make me cheer up
Quite the way those French girls always could.

Neil: Thank you! Thank you very much.