Song Of The Day: Alors On Danse- Stromae

Bonjour! My friends I am so excited to be attending this guys concert in just two days! Stromae is an extraordinary Belgium-French artist who I have previously written an introduction post about. I love that his music reflects on some of the social issues we face today and thats what really pulled me into doing more and more research on him. In honour of his upcoming show in Vancouver, I want to share the first song I ever heard from him with english translation, read through the lyrics if you can, I think his lyrical intelligence might just surprise you!

Alors On Danse- Stromae (English Lyrics)

So we just dance
So we just dance
So we just dance

When we say study, it means work,
When we say work, it means money,
When we say money, it means spending
When we say credit, it means debt,
When we say debt, it means bailiff,
We agree to being in deep sh*t
When we say love, it means kids,
When we say forever, it means divorce.

When we say family, we say grief, because misfortune never comes alone.
When we say crisis, we talk about the wold, famine and then third world.
When we say tiredness, we  talk about waking up still deaf from sleepless night
So we just go out to forget all our problems.

So we just dance… (X9)

So you say that it’s over because the only thing worse would be death.
When you finally think you’ll make it, there’s more and more!
Ecstasy means a problem, problems or just music.
It grabs you by the guts, it takes hold of your head and then you pray for it to end.
But your body is no heaven so you block your ears even more.
And then you yell even louder and it goes on…
So we just sing
Lalalalalala, Lalalalalala,
So we just sing
Lalalalalala, Lalalalalala,

So we just sing
So we just sing
And then only when it’s over, then we dance.
So we just dance (x7)
And well, there’s still more (x5)

Xx. ParParV

Lyrics taken from http://lyricstranslate.com/en/alors-danse-so-we-just-dance.html#ixzz3WHucfW8v

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