Croque Madame

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International novelty act Croque Madame consists of Dave Perlis [WFMU's Night People, Hexa, Traiteurs Asiatiques], Post-Splunk DIY icon Rob Storey [Resonance FM, Orchestre Murphy] and newcomer, French vocalist Florence Raynaud.

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released December 1, 2016

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Track Name: Eboueurs
Lyrics / English Translation

Garbage truck, Early morning
Out of luck
Beat the alarm again
You're asleep, I'll let you sleep
You need your rest

What's below me?
Who lives there?
Who knows?
An Indian Market...
Sacks of rice
Gray smoke
And the nothing of dark

There was a time
When he loved me so much
Now we have nothing to say

What time is it?
What's the day?
He turns
On a bed of nails

I get up
I'm leaving him
I'm turning Hindu
Track Name: Roman
Lyrics / English Translation

Familiar with the novel on which the film is based
I play guitar for some women at a party

Returning home I stumble across a news item:
My sister and I are both back in the country.

Taking a convertible to another party
A woman asks me if I want to be with her friend
A daughter of the East, she criticizes my style

In a large dry room there are six kinds of people
Satan's on the carpet, there are six kinds of peope

Everyone applauds
It is not Catholic
Track Name: Etoile
Lyrics / English Translation

Now I must keep my head
As she sweeps you into her bed
Her ear, she will lend to you
Your flexible friend, she will bend for you

You are too good to be true
Too good to be true to me

My love lies with another

[Interlude]

Something is as clear as day
Your love is what is dear to me
Like a shooting star
You scintillate even in absence
Track Name: Jeep
Lyrics / English Translation

He and I are in a car, a jeep overlooking the sea
We've been going out together for two months
We talk about sex causing conflict between us

His parents are in the front seat
Mine are around my ankles

The animosity is waning when we notice the cop's thigh
All of blue and white

If Elvis were alive would he still be alive
And would he be molesting me?

Every singer is an actress
But every writer is not Molière!

His parents are in the front seat
Mine are around my ankles

The uncertainy decreases
When we notice the policeman's thigh
All of blue and white

Or perhaps it was another thigh
In another car
Track Name: Natation
Lyrics / English Translation

Returning home from a swimming vacation
Climbing a hill with my ex-boyfriend
I have lost all ability to be happy
So I just read poetry on a goatskin couch
I'll move on from music to movies
It's a mess in my purse
My ex-boyfriend is beginning to piss me off

He and I go to eat at Chez Maxime
My hairstyle is very very classsy
A girl orders pineapples with whipped cream
Instead of changing tables
We exchange lives
Track Name: Fête
Lyrics / English Translation

In the apartment where last night's party was
Last night's party was, Last night's party was
In the apartment where last night's party was
Girls forget something that I can't find

In a parking lot the cars keep backing up
Just keep backing up, just keep backing up
In a parking lot the cars keep backing up
Just keep backing up, into other cars

On the way to the airport there's a song on the radio
Song on the radio, song on the radio
Way to the airport there's a song on the radio
Featuring Claude Debussy

At the buffet bar of of the train station in Bamako
train station in Bamako, train station in Bamako
At the buffet bar of of the train station in Bamako
I cannot find a pen to write back to you

Everyone's life says perfection
Says perfection, Says perfection
Everyone's life says perfection
Eventually this will prove untrue

On the way to the airport there's a song on the radio
Song on the radio, song on the radio
Way to the airport there's a song on the radio
Featuring Claude Debussy

On the way to the airport there's a song on the radio
Song on the radio, song on the radio
Way to the airport there's a song on the radio
Featuring Claude Debussy
Track Name: Incertitude
Lyrics / English Translation

Violent storm, Flooded house
An illumination enchanted me

And your kisses
Like whisky on the battle field
I'll miss
It's the end of the affair

Disperse the mirage
We actors exit the stage
The curtain falls
The theater darkens

Some poor sap
Will have to rewrite it all

I give up
I am a charlatan
Track Name: Gars
Lyrics / English Translation

Dedicated to the boys
Who will never understand my life
The rain keeps falling
The roof keeps leaking
But that isn't the problem
The problem is my drinking

Dedicated to the boys
Who will never undertsand the rain
The electricity is out
And I heard a strange noise
But that isn't the problem
The problem is my bangs

Thanks a lot for your contribution
But I found a new solution
Uncork a bottle and drink to my health

And you know that it's true
I could be lucky in love
I could be lucky in love
I could be lucky in love

I could be lucky in love with

And you know that it's true
I could be lucky in love
I could be lucky in love with you

Dedicated to the boys...
Dedicated to the boys...
Track Name: Fraise
Lyrics / English Translation

My dogs eat better than I do
My family is often strange
I burned all my cash in the fireplace
And my dogs have no more champagne

My sister smells like a flea market
My childhood was like Mardi Gras
It's hard to pay the price for mistakes you didn't make
But a dog doesn't know what I mean,
Yes Ma'am!
A dog doesn't know what I mean.

[Interlude]

I feel we could get drunk and nothing would happen
And we would remain platonic

But a dog knows nothing about Plato
And I don't know an asshole from a friend
That's right!
I don't know an asshole from a friend
Track Name: Funérailles
Lyrics / English Translation:

Of course, Late for your funeral
The inevitable coffin
Incense and pipe organ
And me
Not kneeling
Beneath the painted glass

[Interlude]

The limousine conversation
Red flowers, gravediggers
Leaning on their spades
Track Name: Réveille
Lyrics / English Translation

When I awoke
I cried to dream again
I was demented
It was a fleeting day
Track Name: Paname
Lyrics / English Translation

I live, I smoke, I believe
I do the things you read
I feel, I breathe, I quit
I burn like an umbrella

In my box above the city
I feel like an old gargoyle
But I am not made of stone
Sometimes I forget that

Paris the whore
Paris the rabbit

Liberty, Egality, Puberty

My foolish friend
You believe nothing I say
But I'm telling you the truth
For me that's often complicated

Paris the whore
Paris this morning

Liberty, Legality, Puberty and
Insecurity, Fragility, Duplicity,
Mortality