Chanson: Revolver – Get around town

An appallingly bad song, but hugely popular in France. Revolver only have to look at themselves to understand why French pop music has hadn’t a fraction of the success of anglo-saxon pop and rock.

My learners are often shocked to learn that no-one in the UK or the States has heard of Johnny Halliday! The only French stars to have had any success in the Uk in the last fifty years are Charles Aznavor, Sacha Distel, Vanessa Paradis (with Joe le Taxi only) and Plastic Bertrand (ça plane pour moi) – but I think he might be Belgian.

One exception to this rule is the group Air, with its sophisticated electronic music. That said, “Sing sang sung” has to be one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard in my entire life. Could make a good lesson on irregular verbs, so I’ll try to find a version to put on the site…

Get around town gentlemen
It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down.
Get around town gentlemen
It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down.

We need someone, we need someone
To go to jail for us, to go to jail for us.
We need someone, we need someone
To go to jail for us, to go to jail for us.

Get around town gentlemen
It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down
Get around town gentlemen
It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down.

You won’t go home, you won’t come back,
You’ll go to jail for us, you’ll go to jail for us.
You won’t go home, you won’t come back,
You’ll go to jail for us, you’ll go to jail for us.

Get around town gentlemen
It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down.
Get around town gentlemen It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down.

Such a drama, such a war,
A tv jail for us, a tv jail for us.
Such a drama, such a war,
A tv jail for us, a tv jail for us.

Get around town gentlemen
It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down.
Get around town gentlemen
It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down.

Police on the old place and camera lense,
You’ll go to jail for us, tv jail for us.
Police on the old place and camera lense,
You’ll go to jail for us, tv jail for us.

Get around town gentlemen
It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down.
Get around town gentlemen
It’s the bodies count down, the body counts down.

1 comment

  1. Mon coup de gueule .

    Tous les gouts sont la nature.
    Je suis plutôt du genre : j’aime ou je n’aime pas et non du genre comme vous, c’est de la merde ou c’est magnifique il faut absolument écouter ça.

    Ce type de pensée a laissé des traces en Allemagne, au Chili en Argentine, en … (malheureusement, il y en a trop)

    Alors, laissez moi écouter cette chanson, prendre mon pied car j’aime cette chanson.
    Les chansons que je n’aime pas, c’est très simple, je ne les écoute pas ou si elle passe à la radio je change de station.

    Pourquoi avoir passé du temps à écrire un article sur ce groupe.

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