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New song, yesterday in Paris: 

 

 

A animated lyric video for J’ai Pas Envie was posted on MIKA VEVO, but the video is not avaiable outside France =/

 

 

 

That's because it is the new French single from No Place in Heaven, but now you can watch it  :wink2:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byz74GhgJpv0QWRKSnQ4MnhiOFU/view

 

 

 

 

I don't understand all the lyrics... 

 

Tu m'as offert des roses, Je t'ai envoyé dessus

T'as voulu  faire une pause, J'ai dit on continu

T'as voulu la campagne, On habite à Paris

Tu dis non, Moi je dis oui

T'as voulu du Gaisbourg, Je t'ai mis Booba

T'as voulu faire l'amour, On a fait la zumba

T'as voulu un garçon, On l'a appelé Susie

Tu dis non, Je dis oui

 

Dire "je t'aime", c'est pas ça le problème 

Ecoute moi quand j'te dis, que j'ai pas envie

J'ai pas envie (non j'ai pas envie)

Comme les maris, qui disent oui

J'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie de te faire plaisir

J'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie, si tu m'aimes viens me le dire 

En chantant, Tu dis l'amour c'est pas ça mais tu vois

Je suis pas le con que tu crois, cette chanson elle est pour toi

 

T'as voulu le Pérou, t'as eu que le bonnet

T'as voulu la grande roue, t'as eu le tourniquet 

T'as voulu un amant, j'ai dis c'est ce qu'on va voir

Tu dis blanc, moi je dis noir

 

Dis je t'aime, c'est pas ça le problème 

Ecoute moi quand j'te dis, que j'ai pas envie

J'ai pas envie (non j'ai pas envie)

De faire comme ci, comme les maris qui disent oui

J'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie de te faire plaisir

J'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie, si tu m'aimes viens me le dire

En chantant, Tu dis l'amour c'est pas ça mais tu vois

Je suis pas le con que tu crois, cette chanson elle est pour toi

 

T'as voulu la passion, t'as eu les Mon chérie

T'as voulu l'évasion, je t'ai acheté des Kiwi

T'as voulu voir la mer, et on a vu la mienne

Tu dis Rome, je dis Vienne

 

Parce que j'ai pas envie... 

 

Edit: It's complete now :)

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Thank you for posting! I think I like it, but I can't hear it very well :naughty:

But it sounds fun! And the smile with which he sings it makes it impossible not to smile myself :teehee:

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It was on the song list yesterday at fabrique but i don't know if he sang it..if he did and it sounds more clear maybe we can try and understand the rest of the lyrics :)

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Can anyone tell me what he said in the beginning? It seems soo funny :)

New song, yesterday in Paris: 

 

I don't understand all the lyrics... 

 

Tu m'as offert des roses, Je t'ai envoyé dessus

T'as voulu  faire une pause, J'ai dit on continu

T'as voulu la campagne, On habite à Paris

Tu dis non, Moi je dis oui

T'as voulu du Gaisbourg, Je t'ai mis Booba

T'as voulu faire l'amour, On a fait la zumba

T'as voulu un garçon, On l'a appelé Susie

Tu dis non, Je dis oui

 

Dire "je t'aime", c'est pas ça le problème 

Ecoute moi quand j'te dis, que j'ai pas envie

J'ai pas envie (non j'ai pas envie)

Comme les maris, qui disent oui

J'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie de te faire plaisir

J'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie, si tu m'aimes viens me le dire 

En chantant, Tu dis l'amour c'est pas ça mais tu vois

Je suis pas le con que tu crois, cette chanson elle est pour toi

 

T'as voulu le Pérou, t'as eu que le bonnet

T'as voulu la grande roue, t'as eu le tourniquet 

T'as voulu un amant, j'ai dis c'est ce qu'on va voir

Tu dis blanc, moi je dis noir

 

Dis je t'aime, c'est pas ça le problème 

Ecoute moi quand j'te dis, que j'ai pas envie

J'ai pas envie (non j'ai pas envie)

De faire comme ci, comme les maris qui disent oui

J'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie de te faire plaisir

J'ai pas envie, j'ai pas envie, si tu m'aimes viens me le dire

En chantant, Tu dis l'amour c'est pas ça mais tu vois

Je suis pas le con que tu crois, cette chanson elle est pour toi

 

T'as voulu la passion, t'as eu les Mon chérie

T'as voulu l'évasion, je t'ai acheté des Kiwi

T'as voulu voir la mer, et on a vu la mienne

Tu dis Rome, je dis Vienne

 

Parce que j'ai pas envie... 

 

Edit: It's complete now :)

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Can anyone tell me what he said in the beginning? It seems soo funny :)[/quote

He's making fun of Doriand, who wrote the song with him... Saying he was sleeping instead of helping the choir rehearse because he drank too much :D

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Can anyone tell me what he said in the beginning? It seems soo funny :)[/quote

He's making fun of Doriand, who wrote the song with him... Saying he was sleeping instead of helping the choir rehearse because he drank too much :D

Thank you~ Is there more? e.g. the cukoo part..

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Thank you~ Is there more? e.g. the cukoo part..

He was just having fun looking at the public upside down. Coucou is the equivalent of peek-a-boo... It's a kids' game!

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This is a nice funny song. I like MIka's voice in it: you can hear him smiling while singing. The lyrics aren't so deep or even witty all the time, but it's ok.

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Very funny song, couldn't stop dancing while walking my dog! My new anthem at home when my boyfriend is around.

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Apparently this song appeals to almost nobody, as this thread got only 8 replies. 

Whatever, I like it. 

It makes me feel bitchy while singing it. :biggrin2:

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I don't  why, I really like it too  :wub:  I feel very powerfull when I sing it  :teehee:

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I love this song so much. I loooove the ukulele in it. It's so summery. It's on repeat here. The lyrics are funny too. 

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I also like this son a lot, it sounds mischievious to my ears, but I can't understand French, so I could have misread (or misheard?) it, could anybody translate it please?  :)

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Apparently this song appeals to almost nobody, as this thread got only 8 replies. 

Whatever, I like it. 

It makes me feel bitchy while singing it. :biggrin2:

 

Not that you needed a song to be bitchy   :fisch:  I like it too, by the way

 

I also like this son a lot, it sounds mischievious to my ears, but I can't understand French, so I could have misread (or misheard?) it, could anybody translate it please?  :)

 

I think the lyrics on the album are a bit different and I'm not a native French speaker (corrections are welcome) but I'll try to translate it anyway, so you can get an idea. Let's see...

 

 

You gave me roses, I sent you upstairs
You wanted to take a break, I said "let's go on"
You wanted the countryside, we live in Paris
You say no, I say yes
 
You wanted Gaisbourg, I put on Booba
You wanted to make love, we made Zumba
You wanted a boy, we called him Susie
You say no, I say yes
 
Saying "I love you", that's not the problem
Hear me when I tell you, I don't want to
I don't want to (no I don't want to)
As husbands who say yes
I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to please you
I don't want to, I don't want to, if you love me, just tell me
Singing, you say "this isn't love", but you see
I'm not the moron you think I am, this song's for you
 
You wanted Peru, you only got the hat
You wanted the Ferris wheel, you got the roundabout
You want a lover, I said "we'll see"
You say white, I say black
 
Saying "I love you", that's not the problem
Hear me when I tell you, I don't want to
I don't want to (no I don't want to)
Do like this, like husbands who say yes
I don't want to, I don't want to please you
I don't want to, I don't want to, if you love me, just tell me
Singing, You say "this isn't love", but you see 
I'm not the moron you think I am, this song's for you
 
You wanted passion, you got Mon Chérie
You wanted to escape, I bought some kiwis
You've wanted to see mum, we saw mine  [i'm not sure if he says 'mum 'or 'sea' here. I'm going for 'mum', since he then says 'mine'. Or maybe it's a pun and I have no idea how to translate that in English]
You say Rome, I say Vienna
 
Because I don't want to.
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Not that you needed a song to be bitchy   :fisch:  I like it too, by the way

 

 

I think the lyrics on the album are a bit different and I'm not a native French speaker (corrections are welcome) but I'll try to translate it anyway, so you can get an idea. Let's see...

 

 

You gave me roses, I sent you upstairs
You wanted to take a break, I said "let's go on"
You wanted the countryside, we live in Paris
You say no, I say yes
 
You wanted Gaisbourg, I put on Booba
You wanted to make love, we made Zumba
You wanted a boy, we called him Susie
You say no, I say yes
 
Saying "I love you", that's not the problem
Hear me when I tell you, I don't want to
I don't want to (no I don't want to)
As husbands who say yes
I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to please you
I don't want to, I don't want to, if you love me, just tell me
Singing, you say "this isn't love", but you see
I'm not the moron you think I am, this song's for you
 
You wanted Peru, you only got the hat
You wanted the Ferris wheel, you got the roundabout
You want a lover, I said "we'll see"
You say white, I say black
 
Saying "I love you", that's not the problem
Hear me when I tell you, I don't want to
I don't want to (no I don't want to)
Do like this, like husbands who say yes
I don't want to, I don't want to please you
I don't want to, I don't want to, if you love me, just tell me
Singing, You say "this isn't love", but you see 
I'm not the moron you think I am, this song's for you
 
You wanted passion, you got Mon Chérie
You wanted to escape, I bought some kiwis
You've wanted to see mum, we saw mine  [i'm not sure if he says 'mum 'or 'sea' here. I'm going for 'mum', since he then says 'mine'. Or maybe it's a pun and I have no idea how to translate that in English]
You say Rome, I say Vienna
 
Because I don't want to.

 

It is a pun, he's just playing with words. You wanted to see the sea (la mer), we saw (my) mother (la mère), since the two words sound the same in French. I find it clever and very funny  :)

This song is becoming my favorite, so sarcastic, I love it!  :devil:

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It is a pun, he's just playing with words. You wanted to see the sea (la mer), we saw (my) mother (la mère), since the two words sound the same in French. I find it clever and very funny  :)

This song is becoming my favorite, so sarcastic, I love it!  :devil:

Yes it occurred to me that it probably was a clever pun, but as I said, I didn't have the slightest idea about how to convey that in English. It's too bad that the best things often get lost in translation

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I watched on Youtube what he performed at Canada . It's so so lovely. I'm totally in love this song even can't understand lyrics directly. :teehee:

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Not that you needed a song to be bitchy   :fisch:  I like it too, by the way

 

 

I think the lyrics on the album are a bit different and I'm not a native French speaker (corrections are welcome) but I'll try to translate it anyway, so you can get an idea. Let's see...

 

 

You gave me roses, I sent you upstairs
You wanted to take a break, I said "let's go on"
You wanted the countryside, we live in Paris
You say no, I say yes
 
You wanted Gaisbourg, I put on Booba
You wanted to make love, we made Zumba
You wanted a boy, we called him Susie
You say no, I say yes
 
Saying "I love you", that's not the problem
Hear me when I tell you, I don't want to
I don't want to (no I don't want to)
As husbands who say yes
I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to please you
I don't want to, I don't want to, if you love me, just tell me
Singing, you say "this isn't love", but you see
I'm not the moron you think I am, this song's for you
 
You wanted Peru, you only got the hat
You wanted the Ferris wheel, you got the roundabout
You want a lover, I said "we'll see"
You say white, I say black
 
Saying "I love you", that's not the problem
Hear me when I tell you, I don't want to
I don't want to (no I don't want to)
Do like this, like husbands who say yes
I don't want to, I don't want to please you
I don't want to, I don't want to, if you love me, just tell me
Singing, You say "this isn't love", but you see 
I'm not the moron you think I am, this song's for you
 
You wanted passion, you got Mon Chérie
You wanted to escape, I bought some kiwis
You've wanted to see mum, we saw mine  [i'm not sure if he says 'mum 'or 'sea' here. I'm going for 'mum', since he then says 'mine'. Or maybe it's a pun and I have no idea how to translate that in English]
You say Rome, I say Vienna
 
Because I don't want to.

 

 

Thank you Alyara  :flowers2:

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"You wanted Gainsbourg, I put on Booba"

Is "booba" how it's spelled on the official lyrics?

 

Booba is the name of a French rapper, do you think Mika meant him? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booba

 

I immediately thought of this Boobah https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boohbah

 

Either would work :aah:

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Apparently this song appeals to almost nobody, as this thread got only 8 replies. 

Whatever, I like it. 

It makes me feel bitchy while singing it. :biggrin2:

 

I've only heard it when I'm here, so that may be the case with others?

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The song is only on the Francophone version of No Place in Heaven, I think this is the reason why not a lot of people know about it... ;)  

 

Booba is a French rapper  :)

 

Here the vidio of J'ai Pas Envie on canadian tv:

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"You wanted Gainsbourg, I put on Booba"

Is "booba" how it's spelled on the official lyrics?

 

Booba is the name of a French rapper, do you think Mika meant him? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booba

 

I immediately thought of this Boobah https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boohbah

 

Either would work :aah:

He meant the rapper :thumb_yello:

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Translation:

 

You offered me roses, I threw them on you

You wanted to stop, I said we go on
You wanted the country. We live in Paris
You say no, I say yes
You wanted Gainsbourg. I played Booba
You wanted to make love. We danced zumba.
You wanted a boy. We called her Susie.
You say no I say yes.
 
Saying "I love you' , that's not the problem
Listen to me when I tell you ,I don't want to
I don't want to (no  I don't want to)
As husbands who say yes
I don't want to, I don't want to , I don't want to please you  
I don't want to, I don't want to , if you love me , come and tell me
Singing, you say love that's not what it is, but you see
I'm not the twat you think I am, this song is for you 
 
You wanted Peru , you only  got the Peruvian hat
You wanted the big wheel, you only got the turnstile
You wanted a lover, I said are you kiding? 
 You say white , I say black
 
Hey, I love you, that's not the problem
Listen to me when I tell you ,I don't want to
I don't want to (no  I don't want to)
As husbands who say yes
I don't want to, I don't want to , I don't want to please you  
I don't want to, I don't want to , if you love me , come and tell me
Singing, you say love that's not what it is, but you see
I'm not the twat you think I am, this song is for you 
 
You wanted passion, you got Mon cheris (chocolates)
You wanted a far away trip , I bought you kiwis
You wanted to see the sea (mer) and we saw my mother (mère)
You say Rome , I say Vienna
Because I don't want to...

 

It's fabulous live as always with Mika :swoon:

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thanks a million for translating as always :wub:

It was really helpful!!  :thumb_yello:

 

It's really fabulous song :das: unfortunately I can't understand french directly so I looked up some words

I thought l'evasion is restaurant

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http://www.restaurant-levasion.com/

 

because he bought Kiwi but I still can't understand. has Kiwi  some nuance? like cheap or shabby? 

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