• The Arm Puncher

    Music & lyrics by Marie Reno translated by Ey@el

    Original en français

    Le Vaccinateur des Lilas1

    I am the arm puncher
    You visit for your AstraZeneca.
    Or if not mandatory,
    It would be barbaric,
    But if you don't take the jab,
    You fall under home arrest.

    Yet we were told
    We would never allow such things in our country.
    I'm not suggesting they're pulling our leg
    On this planet.
    And don't you mention about side effects
    Or I'm gonna give you another shot of Pfizer!

    Punching holes, tiny holes
    Again and again.
    In your arms, I'm punching holes,
    Tiny holes again and again.
    One hole for a pass
    And a drink outdoors.

    Punching holes, tiny holes
    Again and again.
    Tiny holes, tiny holes,
    Tiny holes, tiny holes, tiny holes...

    I am the arm puncher
    Come and see me if you wanna go to the movies again.
    All day long, I give shots to
    Weird junkies.
    But if you bully me,
    I'm gonna give you a shot of Moderna!

    So that you can travel
    And enjoy crowded beaches.
    And if you stop by the hospital,
    Quite an odd outrage,
    But don't go imagining you're being blackmailed,
    It's only the jab or your job.

    Punching holes, tiny holes
    Again and again.
    Tiny holes, again and again.
    One hole for a code,
    There's apparently no other way.

    So come on and get your tiny hole.
    Punching holes, tiny holes
    Again and again.
    Tiny holes, tiny holes, tiny holes...

    I am the arm puncher,
    Which do your prefer, left or right?
    I'm looking forward
    To take a holiday,
    But to fly off to the Carribean,
    There's a helluva queue on Doctolib2.

    But  one day I guarantee
    I will take off with the money.
    When I've had enough and am sick
    Of this scam,
    I'll be able to vanish into thin air
    And leave that job behind.

    But for now, I'm punching holes
    Again and again.
    Tiny holes again and again.
    Come on, don't be foolish
    If you wanna party.

    Come on, just one tiny hole.
    One tiny, tiny hole
    To leave your hole.

    No more after this one.
    I promise, you won't hear about holes anymore!
    Well, there's this one hole, then a second
    And maybe a third
    Every six months.
    Tiny holes, tiny holes, tiny holes...

    © Marie Reno, 2021
    D'après "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas" de Serge Gainsbourg.

    Translated from French by Ey@el
    © lapensinemutine.eklablog.com

    Endnotes

    1. ^ Original title would translate literally as "The Vaccinator of Les Lilas" which is a spoof of Serge Gainsbourg's famours "Ticket Puncher of Les Lilas". Les Lilas is a town bordering north-east Paris.
    2. ^ Doctorlib is an online website where you can book medical appointments.
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