Écoutez et répétez (part deux)

Écoutez et répétez (part deux)

Several of you requested a translation of Plastic Bertrand’s “Ça plane pour moi” (is that cedilla right?) after I posted the lyrics a few months back. Being a helpful sort of chap I said ‘sure’ but as is so often the case ended up never finishing the damn thing.

So up to the plate steps the fabulous Gail Armstrong freelance translator extraordinaire and generally nice person…

Thank you Gail :-)

(Disclaimer from Gail) Howdy,
I’m afraid I’m swamped these days, so I can’t give you a masterpiece, just a quickie.
Here she be.
Gail

Wham! Bam! My cat Splash
Flaked out on the bed, yacked on
Drinking down all my scotch while I
Dog tired, feeling ragged, pissed off
Had to sleep in the gutter
Where I had flash
Woo woo woo woo
In Technicolor.

Off you go! One morning
This fine babe came on by
Perfect doll in cellophane
Hair done all Chinese a plaster
Hung over drank my brew
In a great big rubber cup
Woo woo woo woo
Like an Indian in his igloo.

It’s going fine, it’s going fine
It’s going fine fine fine fine fine
It’s going fine
Woo woo woo woo
It’s going fine

Off you go! That babe what a piece!
What a rush! Getting laid
On the doormat
Whacked, gone, emptied, slaked
You are the King of the sofa!
Said she as she went by
Woo woo woo woo
I am the King of the sofa

It’s going fine, it’s going fine
It’s going fine fine fine fine fine
It’s going fine
Woo woo woo woo
It’s going fine

Off you go! Butt out mind it keep your paws off my planet
It’s not today
That the sky is going to fall on my head
And that the booze will run out
Woo woo woo woo
It’s going fine

Off you go! My girl cut out
Took a hike, pissed off smashed up
The sink the bar I’m left alone
Like a raving asshole
Woo woo woo woo
A total loser

It’s going fine, it’s going fine
It’s going fine fine fine fine fine
It’s going fine
Woo woo woo woo
It’s going fine
It’s going fine, it’s going fine
It’s going fine fine fine fine fine

Made my morning that did :-)