You may have seen Make The Girl Dance’s latest video, “Baby Baby Baby” hitting YouTube and blogs as it features three censored women walking around downtown Paris with a boombox.
If you are a fan of Yelle, you are used to this sort of music (and content) but for those of you who aren’t, any ideas as to what the song is talking about? I was kind of curious myself and found this (via Et Musique Por Tous):
The song is basically a play on French music/television culture – all the lyrics start with Je Veux or I want and the girl makes a huge list of all the silly but very amusing things she wants…
“I Want to be in Justice’s top playlist, have Gaspard’s hand on my thigh.”
“Je veux etre dans le top de Justice, la main de Gaspard sur ma cuisse.”
They go on to further translate the rest of the lyrics. An interesting concept, but it probably wouldn’t have reached as many listeners if it had not been accompanied with the music video.
“I want to have Sebastien Tellier on my Ipod ; I want your Mom’s credit card ; I want your dad’s car ; I want to go out with your friends ; I will wear my cutest panties ; I want a hot sex session ; You can look but you can’t touch.
I want to be in Justice top friend ; Gaspard’s hand on my thigh ; I want to be able to count without my fingers ; And I want yours in the right spot ; I don’t want to take the stairs ; Carry me in your arms then ; I want to be the only person on pictures ; And I want to model for Yves Saint Laurent ; I want geniuses as children ; And I want my dog to graduate ; I want your head on a tray ; I want mine on TV.
I dont want a piece of cake, I just want blow ; I dont want Kate, I want Ethan Hawke ; I want to jump off of big ladder ; do as you can for the rainbow ; i want chocolate and vanilla flavoured ice cream ; i want your balls to be blueberry flavoured ; I want to dance like Vanessa Paradis ; I want to see her boyfriend at Ibiza (ie Johnny Depp) ; I want to be asleep when you wake up ; and I want Yelle’s tshirt ; I want to fit in all my jeans ; and I want you to make me presents with your pay check ; I want ice cubes in my glass ; I want to make your grandma smoke weed ; I saw your stupid ex blah blah blah”
Some stupid things (I want to be in Justice’s top playlist), some noble things (I want my dog to graduate), and plenty of other things I’m not quite sure how to classify.