• The Cat

    Music & lyrics by Téléphone translated by Ey@el

    Original en français

    I would like to dedicate this jazzy Aristocats-like track — a true piece of anthology from our French Rolling Stones — to my reckless Tomcat who feared nothing but the flea powder and whom I miss so much especially today. Cat's really you!1

    Ey@el

    Le Chat

    Claws in
    The love robber
    Is a cat
    He enjoys night
    Lights

    Dancing along
    Easy, gentle
    He goes
    Where he pleases
    Leaves anyway he can

    In the midnight hour
    He's behind you
    All that glitters is his

    Around Place Pigalle2
    Or Place de l'Étoile3
    No passageway's too tiny
    For the little scoundrel

    Jumping from
    One chimney to the other
    Raffish, hot-eyed
    This intriguing animal
    With a vertical grin
    Doesn't know when he hurts

    In the midnight hour
    He's behind you
    At noon, he's away

    Claws in
    The love robber —
    The cat
    Is back

    Well, this is the end!4

    © Corine Marienneau, 1982

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

    Endnotes

    1. ^ Pun made out another songtitle by Téléphone called "Ça, c'est vraiment toi" (That's really you).
    2. ^ The Place Pigalle is a public square located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, between the Boulevard de Clichy and the Boulevard de Rochechouart, near Sacré-Cœur, at the foot of the Montmartre hill.
    3. ^ The Place de l'Étoile (Square of the Star) is a large road junction in Paris, the meeting point of twelve straight avenues including the Champs-Élysées. It was renamed Place Charles de Gaulle in 1970 following the death of General and President Charles de Gaulle but it is still often referred to by its original name.
    4. ^ Sung in English in the original lyrics.
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