It’s been way too long since I shared a French song (with French lyrics + English translation) with you, so I’m going to fix this today! And I know I’ve already said it so many times but I’ll keep repeating it because it’s true and because it works.

 

Find some French songs you love (I have several on my blog) and sing along until you know it by heart and can do so without looking at the lyrics. Believe me it is such a good and rewarding feeling! You’ll feel super fancy!!

 

To properly learn a foreign language (trust me I’ve done it several times) you must use many different avenues. You can’t just go to school, or just have a private teacher, or just have one great app, or just join an immersion course, you need to do it all. And more. And all has to please your tastes otherwise you won’t do it.

 

I have shared so many songs with you over the years, yet, somehow, I never shared Yelle!

 

 

Pourquoi? Je ne sais pas mais je dois maintenant réparer cette erreur! Voyons voir ce que Wikipédia nous en dit:

 

Yelle est un groupe français de musique électro-pop  fondé par la chanteuse homonyme Yelle (Julie Budet) et

GrandMarnier (Jean-François Perrier). Ils sont découverts sur Internet en 2005 via le réseau social MySpace.

Yelle compte 3 albums:

2007: Pop Up

2011: Safari Disco Club

2014: Complètement Fou

Yelle est très populaire aux États-Unis and in fact I met her and saw her in concert in Seattle in 2011. She was

absolutely incredible on stage, so much love, joy, and energy, and when I told her afterwards, she said she felt

she had given a poor performance! Crazy girl! Love her!

 

And now here’s your song Que veux-tu? by Yelle – You’ll love the video and you’ll find the French lyrics along with

the English translation below. Enjoy!

 

 

Ils se croisent tous les jours comme un couple en amour – They cross each other every day like a couple in love

Elle lui sourit légèrement avec un tas d’arrières pensées – She faintly smiles at him with a lot of ulterior motives

Regarde toujours où il va, ce qu’il fait – Always looking where he’s going, what he’s doing

Dans son rétroviseur, mais elle n’a jamais tentée – In her rear-view mirror, but she’s never tried

Quand elle ne le voit pas un matin elle s’inquiète – She worries when she doesn’t see him in the morning

Comme si il lui appartenait un peu dans sa tête – As if he belonged to her a little bit in her mind

Elle n’a jamais ne serait-ce que baissé sa fenêtre – She’s never even lowered her window

Il ne s’en rend même pas compte à croire qu’il est bête – He doesn’t even realize you’d think he’s stupid

 

Que veux-tu, je suis folle de toi – What can I say, I’m crazy about you
(Que veux-tu? can mean What do you want? or What can I say?)

Mon coeur ne bat plus quand je te vois – My heart no longer beats when I see you

Tu es beau, tu es grand, tu es fascinant – You are handsome, you are tall, you are fascinating

T’as des chevaux, des poneys, faisons des enfants – You have horses, ponies, let’s have children

Quelle issue y a-t-il pour moi? – What is the way for me?

Mon corps ne bouge plus quand j’entends ta voix – My body no longer moves when I hear your voice

Tu es chaud comme un gant autour de mes doigts – You are hot like a glove around my fingers

Mais ton regard de braise est tellement froid – But your sultry look is so cold

 

Jamais un simple hochement de tête – Never a simple nod

Comme un adolescent timide dans une fête – Like a shy teenager at a party

J’adore vraiment ton style, comment tu t’habilles – I really love your style, how to dress

Je ne suis pas sure que cette première phrase serait habile – I’m not sure this sentence would be clever

 

J’aimerais déjà te dire « Je t’aime » sans consonne ni voyelle – I’d already like to tell you “I love you” without consonants nor vowels

Les choses se feraient d’elles-même, j’ai la flamme et la flemme – Things would just happen by themselves, I have the flame and I’m lazy

Dis-moi qu’il n’y a personne d’autre, que c’est de ma faute – Tell me there is no one else, that it is my fault

Tu attends que je vienne – You’re waiting for me to come

J’aimerais déjà te dire « Je t’aime » sans consonne ni voyelle – I’d already like to tell you “I love you” without consonants nor vowels

Les choses se feraient d’elles-même, j’ai la flamme et la flemme – Things would just happen by themselves, I have the flame and I’m lazy

Dis-moi que tu es fort comme cet étalon noir à côté de ce chêne – Tell me you are as strong as this black stallion next to this oak tree

 

Que veux-tu, je suis folle de toi – What can I say, I’m crazy about you
(Que veux-tu? can mean What do you want? or What can I say?)

Mon coeur ne bat plus quand je te vois – My heart no longer beats when I see you

Tu es beau, tu es grand, tu es fascinant – You are handsome, you are tall, you are fascinating

T’as des chevaux, des poneys, faisons des enfants – You have horses, ponies, let’s have children

Quelle issue y a-t-il pour moi? – What is the way for me?

Mon corps ne bouge plus quand j’entends ta voix – My body no longer moves when I hear your voice

Tu es chaud comme un gant autour de mes doigts – You are hot like a glove around my fingers

Mais ton regard de braise est tellement froid – But your sultry look is so cold

 

Charismatique, jean magnifique – Charismatic, magnificent jeans

Trèfles à quatre feuilles sous les chevaux au galop – Four-leaf clover under galloping horses

Cet homme qui pique, sa force hippique – This man who stings, his equestrian strength

A touché mon coeur dans sa chemise à carreaux – Has touched my heart in his plaid shirt

 

Que veux-tu, je suis folle de toi – What can I say, I’m crazy about you
(Que veux-tu? can mean What do you want? or What can I say?)

Mon coeur ne bat plus quand je te vois – My heart no longer beats when I see you

Tu es beau, tu es grand, tu es fascinant – You are handsome, you are tall, you are fascinating

T’as des chevaux, des poneys, faisons des enfants – You have horses, ponies, let’s have children

Quelle issue y a-t-il pour moi? – What is the way for me?

Mon corps ne bouge plus quand j’entends ta voix – My body no longer moves when I hear your voice

Tu es chaud comme un gant autour de mes doigts – You are hot like a glove around my fingers

Mais ton regard de braise est tellement froid – But your sultry look is so cold

 

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