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Burger Queen Français (French), Without You I'm Nothing (Placebo lyrics, explanations and press quotes)

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Burger Queen (Français - French)
(Without You I'm Nothing)
Lyrics and explanation


Burger Queen français - Placebo

Lyrics : Placebo, Adaptation Nicholas ELLIOT
Burger Queen

  Toujours stupéfié
Par ce manque de direction
Hey you, hey you
Né à la césarienne
Sa première opération
Hey you, hey you
Ses habits avantagent
Sa pâle complexion
Hey you, hey you
Et maintenant tant d'efforts
Pour une si simple érection

Hey you
Méfiez-vous des apparences
Ça n'a aucun sens
Méfiez-vous des apparences
Ça n'a aucun sens

Il drague en boîte
Et il cherche sa connexion
Hey you, hey you
Pas trop de jouissance
Mais pas mal d'affection
Hey you, hey you
Il rêve d'un endroit
À la plus belle sélection
Hey you, hey you
Mais toujours tant d'efforts
Pour une si simple érection
Hey you

Méfiez-vous des apparences
Ça n'a aucun sens
Méfiez-vous des apparences
Ça n'a aucun sens
Méfiez-vous des apparences
Ça n'a aucun sens
Things aren't what they seem
Luxemburger Queen
He's a Burger Queen

Toujours stupéfié
Par ce manque de direction
Hey you, hey you
Né à la césarienne
Sa première opération
Hey you, hey you
Rêve d'un endroit
À la plus belle sélection
Hey you, hey you
Rêve d'un visage
À la pure perfection
Hey you

Things aren't what they seem
Luxemburger Queen
Luxemburger Queen
Luxemburger Queen
He's a Burger Queen.
Press Quotes

"It's really the worst you could ever be. A goth, gay and on smack in the worst place, Luxembourg. It's so sad."

Brian Molko, Select, April 1997



"SS: Maybe your European upbringing allows you to get away with lyrics that you wouldn't have dared use if you'd been brought up speaking English in the UK or America. I'm thinking especially of those rhymes in 'Burger Queen'...
Brian: That's the whole point of a song like 'Burger Queen' sort of like structurally or if you're talking about it from a musical standpoint. The whole point of that song is to use a cheesy rhyme but to use words like infection, you know, connection, erection, you know. So it's subverting the cheesiness. It's like putting fuck and baby in the same verse.

SS: I bet it's also the first time caesarean section's been used in a pop song!
Brian: I know, I'm so, so proud of that. I'm so proud of that one. (laughs)

SS: Is that song based on a real person?
Brian: No, that one's kind of more of a story really. It's kind of about being in the wrong place at the wrong time you know and I guess you just finally... since we kind of grew up in Luxembourg - finally since we've written a song about it we can kind of forget about it now. But you know I think it's just... the play on Burger King, Burger Queen, Luxemburger, just kind of you know amused me when I first came up with it and along with '
My Sweet Prince' I think it's one of the saddest songs, but really beautiful, that we've written. I think there's a real beauty in our sadness you know when it goes down there there's something in it that really pulls at your heart, you know, and I don't know how we really achieve it but it's there. There always seems to be a tiny bit of hope at the end of it as well which is important."

Brian Molko, In conversation with Sally Stratton, August 1998



(Translation, quote in French
here)

"I've always been a loner. That's the case of the three of us, we spent adolescence locked in our rooms, playing music. And like many boys that age, I dreamed of becoming a star. A city like Luxembourg can be stifling when you are seeking to create an identity. I couldn't be myself. I felt isolated, far from the places I wanted to be. There was no place where I could express myself, find an echo. From this shelved, I made songs, Teenage Angst or Burger Queen, as it has inevitably turned me into a voyeur. This is not the most enviable position to observe the world."

Brian Molko, Les Inrockuptibles N°169, October 14th 1998




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