Monsieur (Les Cowboys Fringants) English subtitles


Uploaded by umanwizard on 15.11.2010

Transcript:
Monsieur hasn't been sleeping well for a while
A doctor friend even gave him sleeping pills
When he goes out there, soon, he'll have to pretend
That everything is under control, and say so with a smile.
Even though the polls put him squarely in last place
And all the scandals will end up sinking him.
The people are on strike, and it's getting worse
None of the unions want to cooperate
And as if he wasn't in deep enough already,
His health minister has just resigned.
This asshole has just betrayed him like Judas
He'll have to remain calm in front of the media
When Monsieur puts on his suit, he puts on his shell.
Once the tie is tied, everything looks good on the surface.
Under the lights, he'll give a big smile
Still wearing his mask of confidence
Monsieur now sported graying hair
During his term, he had aged by twenty years.
He thought about all the work that he had done
And all the people he stepped on to make it to the top.
There are so many promises that he never kept
He lied so well that sometimes he believed himself.
Alone in his office, he thought about power
He who had wanted to change the course of history
But decisions are often made by dollars
There's always someone somewhere pulling your strings
Tonight he has to go make a speech
For a powerful friend fromt the Chamber of Commerce
When Monsieur puts on his suit, he puts on his shell.
Once the tie is tied, everything looks good on the surface.
Under the lights, he'll give a big smile
Still wearing his charming mask.
Now Monsieur has his back against the wall
A few names are already making the rounds
The media's saying that he'll probably resign
There's no way they can win the election with him.
There's funny business going on in the back rooms of Parliament
The heirs are closely watching the dying king.
But Monsieur isn't bitter; he knows what he deserves
He too has been hypocritical so often.
Slaps on the back that feel like daggers
And the concert of praise from his vulture friends
Okay, that's enough, it's time for this to finish.
Everything is ready for the press conference.
When Monsieur puts on his suit, he puts on his shell.
Once the tie is tied, everything looks good on the surface.
Under the lights, he'll give a big smile
Still wearing his mask of confidence.
When Monsieur puts on his suit, he puts on his shell.
Once the tie is tied, everything looks good on the surface.
Under the lights, he'll give a big smile
Still wearing his charming mask.