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Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg, born Lucien Ginsburg (French pronunciation: ​[sɛʁʒ ɡɛ̃sbuʁ]; 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French singer, songwriter, poet, composer, artist, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases, as well as his diverse artistic output, which embodied genres ranging from jazz, chanson, pop and yé-yé, to reggae, funk, rock, electronic and disco music. Gainsbourg's extremely varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize. His legacy has been firmly established, and he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential popular musicians. more »


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1997
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Je suis né dans les chantiers japonais
En vérité, j'appartiens aux Américains

Une filiale d'une compagnie navale
Dont j'ai oublié l'adresse à Los Angeles

Cent vingt mille tonnes de pétrole brut!
Cent vingt mille tonnes
Dans le Torrey Canyon
Le Torrey Canyon

Aux Bermudes
À trente degré d'latitude
Se tient la Barracuda
Tanker Corporation

Son patron m'a donné en location
À l'Union Oil Company de Californie

Cent vingt mille tonnes de pétrole brut!
Cent vingt mille tonnes
Dans le Torrey Canyon
Le Torrey Canyon

Si je bats pavillon du Liberia
Le captain et les marins sont tous italiens
Le mazout dont on m'a rempli les soutes
C'est celui du consortium British Petroleum

Cent vingt mille tonnes espèces de brutes!
Cent vingt mille tonnes
Dans le Torrey Canyon!
Le Torrey Canyon, le Torrey Canyon!
Le Torrey Canyon, le Torrey Canyon!
Le Torrey Canyon, le Torrey Canyon!

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Written by: Serge Gainsbourg

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