Fuck Them All, by Mylene Farmer

Mylene Farmer, a simple Farmer's daughterWhat is it about French female singers? Last time I got this verbose over a music video was Vanessa Paradis’ Coup Coup, which was indeed a sweet little video, even if her voice was never going to set the world on fire. This time it’s Mylene Farmer, an unspeakably beautiful and delicate (and, apparently, immortal) redhead with a voice that would charm, if not the birds out of the trees, at least all the slackers off the sofa and to the window, and whom I first ran across on MuchMusic, our godforsaken Canuckistani music channel, and then a couple of years later at my friend Alain‘s place. He wanted to show me this amazing CD he’d gotten, all in French, from a friend of his who was a flight attendant. He was rather shocked I knew the songs, but who could forget Comme J’ai Mal? Both the song and the video, with Mylene transforming into an exquisite butterfly/moth hybrid are absolutely unforgettable, and it doesn’t hurt that she followed that up with California, one of the best, and most brutal, synopses of the SoCal experience in music. It kicks Hotel California into the dust, particularly if you know what the words actually mean, which is always optional in Hollywood.

And she’s a Canuck, too. We all look like that, honest.

But this is her comeback song, from 2005, and it’s called Fuck Them All. She hasn’t aged a minute, although something about her face screams really expensive work done, the voice is as amazing as ever, and so is the sense of theatre. Enjoy this Goth romance/feminist emancipation/war protest song. It just may be the most beautiful protest song ever filmed. Translation coming TK; I don’t trust my own French. Volunteers?

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French lyrics and English translation over the jump, courtesy Mylene Farmer International Forum, which also has some interesting interpretations of the song. Follow the link for those.

La nature est changeante
L’on respire comme ils mentent
De façon ravageuse
La nature est tueuse

Au temps des favorites
Autant de réussites
Pour l’homme qui derrière a
Une belle qui s’affaire à

Faire de leur vie un empire
Blood and tear
Faire l’amour à Marie
Blood and tear
Et Marie est martyre
Blood and tear
Sur le mur nos soupirs

Fuck them all !
Faites l’amour, nous la guerre, nos vices à l’envers
Fuck them all !
Faites l’amour, nous la guerre, saignez notre enfer
Fuck them all !
Faites l’amour, nous la guerre, nos vices à l’envers
Blood and soul !
Faites le mou dans le texte
Le sang c’est le sexe !

De nature innocente
L’on manie élégance
Et d’une main experte
Un glaive nous transperce
Les discours trop prolixes
Que de la rhétorique !
Lâchetés familières
Qui nous rendent guerrières

Faire de leur vie un empire
Blood and tear
Faire l’amour à Marie
Blood and tear
Et Marie est martyre
Blood and tear
Sur le mur nos soupirs

Fuck them all !
Faites l’amour, nous la guerre, nos vices à l’envers
Fuck them all !
Faites l’amour, nous la guerre, saignez notre enfer
Fuck them all !
Faites l’amour, nous la guerre, nos vices à l’envers
Blood and soul !
Faites le mou dans le texte
Le sang c’est le sexe !

Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
You witch! You suck! You bitch!
They said
Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
You witch! You suck! You bitch!
They said
Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
What’s your name again ?

Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
You witch! You suck! You bitch!
Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
You bitch, you’re not on the list
You witch! You suck! You bitch!

Fuck them all !
Faites l’amour, nous la guerre, nos vices à l’envers
Fuck them all !
Faites l’amour, nous la guerre, saignez notre enfer
Fuck them all !
Faites l’amour, nous la guerre, nos vices à l’envers
Blood and soul !
Faites le mou dans le texte
Le sang c’est le sexe !

FUCK THEM ALL !
FUCK THEM ALL !
FUCK THEM ALL !
BLOOD AND SOUL !
FUCK THEM ALL !

Using those lyrics, we get the following interpretation in English:

Nature is changing
Breathing as they lie
In a destructive way
Nature is a killer

During the good times
So much success
For the man who has behind him
A mistress who’s busy

Making for themselves an empire
Blood and tear
Making love to Marie
Blood and tear
And Marie is a martyr
Blood and tear
On the wall our sighs

Fuck them all!
Make love, we’ll make war, our vices reversed
Fuck them all!
Make love, we’ll make war, bleed our hell
Fuck them all!
Blood and soul!
We’ll go soft on paper
Blood is sex!

With an innocent nature
They handle elegance
A double-edged sword pierces us
The words too verbose
nothing but rhetoric!
The usual cowardice
That makes us warriors

Make for themselves an empire
Blood and tear
Make love to Marie
Blood and tear
And Marie is a martyr
Blood and tear
On the wall our sighs

Fuck them all!
Make love, we’ll make war, our vices reversed
Fuck them all!
Make love, we’ll make war, bleed our hell
Fuck them all!
Blood and soul!
We’ll go soft on paper
Blood is sex!

Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
You witch! You suck! You bitch!
They said
Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
You witch! You suck! You bitch!
They said
Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
What’s your name again ?

Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
You witch! You suck! You bitch!
Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
Hey bitch, you’re not on the list
You bitch, you’re not on the list
You witch! You suck! You bitch!

Fuck them all!
Make love, we’ll make war, our vices reversed
Fuck them all!
Make love, we’ll make war, bleed our hell
Fuck them all!
Blood and soul!
We’ll go soft on paper
Blood is sex!

FUCK THEM ALL !
FUCK THEM ALL !
FUCK THEM ALL !
BLOOD AND SOUL !
FUCK THEM ALL !

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15 thoughts on “Fuck Them All, by Mylene Farmer

  1. It certainly got you going! That’s a double post, and the rule on the ol’ raincoaster blog when you double-post is that you have to post a link to a nekkid picture of Viggo Mortensen, although in the circumstances a nekkid Mylene Farmer would also be acceptable, and far easier to find. The woman can’t keep her clothes on!

  2. French women tend to have more of “problem” keeping their clothes on.
    But I would also like to know the lyrics, just to know she wants to “Fuck Them All”

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  5. There is a legacy of theft in this family. Mom used to steal supplies and had for DECADES!!! To maximize damage they likely told her why::::::To establish this legacy of theft so they can justify pushing me into stealing, ensuring indifference from society’s elite who will be positioned to be involved in this Situation.
    The proceeds from disposition went into their pockets instead of the estate.
    She clears the pantry and cases of wine without splitting with the resident, packs them in her car and drove it all home. As if she needs to pickle her brain any more.
    They say she went into my room and selected some CDs from my collection.
    Next time the boy shoplifts I hope he gets arrested.
    They offered dishonest soldier the temptation of maximizing the prices he commands by pushing people into buying at above market value. And I suspect his selling history will attest to this. Not to mention the two $20 Starbucks gift cards he stole out of my car.
    Think this will shut the tough guy up? Because I can go on about his schitzophrenia and how it makes him more likely to be a recidivist pediophile.
    His parents were both good but became corrupted. As a result, he is good as well. Unfortunately, he became corrupted and subscribed to evil. The result is this internal battle of good and evil that he experieces as schitzophrenia.
    And, like so many of you, he will do EVERYTHING he is told. The difference is they will ask him because of his morbid disfavor.
    Just like his mom::::She lit her own house on fire intentionally.
    Thank you, all of you, for stealing my jewelry. The proceeds from disposition went into their pockets instead of the estate. And they intend to do the same with the house.
    May I remind you they flew to the Far East and the SouthPacific during the 50s in the context of their employment. Access to nice jewelry dirt cheap was likely at their disposal.
    It was better than Mexico in the 70s!!!
    I wash my hands of you all. And it was very interesting how you corrupted your children to play a part, sitting them down to divy up the costume jewelry. Or how they scurried upstairs, as if by cue, when that lush was screaming in my face.
    Enjoy your “alcoholic haze”. Comes through LOUD AND CLEAR. Your employer thanked me for giving you this warning, so be prepared.
    I wish I threw it in its face when it was screaming at me. I wonder if it would have shut it up?

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