Carmen, Stromae and Social Networks.

Hello EC Birds!

Trying to make this group alive (one more time), here I wanna share a song by Stromae. I usually don't listen to this kind of music genre (Electro-pop-music) but I admit Stromae is doing a great job and he already gave lot of classics to this genre. I like mostly because his music is not only dance music; he also writes lyrics with a message and talks about social topics such as feminism, racism or like, in this case, the alienation through social networks.

This is a french song but the video has english subtitles (I also write down the english translation below). No matter whether you are into this genre of music or not; I think it's one of these songs that worthwhile to be listen to --and the video is great too:

Lyrics --English translation:

Love is like the Twitter bird
We're blue for him, only for 48 hours
First we meet, then we follow each other
We fall apart, and we end up solo
Take good care of yourself
And of everyone you love
The plastic smiles are often hashtag-attacks
Take good care of yourself
Oh friends, pals or followers
You're making a mistake, you just have the numbers

Take good care of yourself
If you love yourself
Take good care of myself
If I love myself
Take care of us, take care of them, take care of yourself
And then it's all for themselves
This is how we love each other, love each other
Everyting is only being used, used, used
This is how we love each other, love each other
Everyting is only being used, used, used
This is how we love each other, love each other
Everyting is only being used, used, used

Love is born out of consumption
She always always always wants more choices
Supply and demand for one and the same low
Take good care of yourself
But I already know the dangers
I've given my ticket and I can trade it if I need to
Take good care of yourself
And if it must be I'll avenge myself
This bird of misfortune, I'll put it in a cage
I'll make him sing myself

Take good care of yourself
If you love yourself
Take good care of me
If you love me
Take care of us, take care of them, take care of yourself
And then it's all for themselves
This is how we love each other, love each other
Everyting is only being used, used, used
This is how we love each other, love each other
Everyting is only being used, used, used
This is how we love each other, love each other
Everyting is only being used, used, used

One day you're buying, the other day you're loving
One day you throw something away but the other day you're paying
You'll see that one day we all will love each other
But first we'll all perish like rats

Btw, the music of this song is an adaptation of "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" ("Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame"), an aria off the 1875 opera Carmen by Georges Bizet:

Thanks for reading and listening to!

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  • Hey Roman! Thanks for dropping by! This group is kind of... quiet :(((

    Nope, I don't speak French but I can understand some things. 

    Sure, I guess you can post instrumental songs as well, why not? Just add some explanation about why wanna share it or something --that it can be just 'cause you like :P 

    Thanks again for dropping by!

  • You are right, Mary!

    This is a song, that people from all around the world would like.

    And I like both songs, although I wouldn't be able to listen to them for a long time.

    I like the video from the first song! It's scary like a horror movie, based on real (as real as never before) events.

    I have a couple of questions :)

    Do you know speak French?

    Can I post a song (melody) without lyrics here?

    Thank you!

    P.S. After watching that video, I don't want to be a bird anymore :D

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