Spanish Pop Lyrics

Translations of the best Spanish, French and German pop and rock songs

LA MACHINE by DANI November 15, 2015

Filed under: 1960s,Dani,French Pop Lyrics,Yé-Yé Girls — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:43 am

FRENCH POP LYRICS

With her short dark hair Dani had an image that looks much more contemporary than that of most of her yé-yé rivals. The brutal futurism of this track (from her ‘Scopitone’ EP released in 1967) also sounds strikingly modern.

Dani went on to have a much bigger hit in 1968 with the rather MOR ‘Papa vient d’épouser la bonne’. After that she concentrated on acting, and in 1973 she appeared in Truffaut’s ‘Night for Day’. In 1974 she was due to represent France at Eurovision, but her country withdrew from the contest when President Pompidou died.

LA MACHINE

Je me suis achetée une machine
Une machine qui ne fabrique rien
Chaque fois que j'y mets 20 centimes
Elle me repond: "merci bien"

Il y a des boutons partout
Moi les boutons ça me rend dingue
Je les appuie tous d'un coup
ça fait plus de bruit qu'un flingue

Je me suis achetée une machine
Une machine à tuer l'ennuie
Mais la seule chose qui m'ennuie
C'est qu'elle me pique mes centimes

Je me suis achetée une machine
Une machine à reculer le temps
Je la mets dans ma cuisine
Pour les oeufs c'est epatant

Il y a des lumieres partout
Le néon moi ça me rend dingue
Je les allume tous d'un coup
Elle se reflete sur le zingue

Je me suis achetée une machine
Une machine un hydro-plexiglas 
Elle prevoit tout ce qu'on devine
Y'a un cerveau à rebus

Je me suis achetée une machine
Je ne peux plus m'en separer
Je me prends pour ma machine
Et je ne peux plus rever

Mais je sais qu'un jour viendra
C'est sûr je prendrais le zingue
Je la jetterai loin de moi
Pour ne plus voir ce bastringue

Je me suis achetée une machine
Une machine qui ne fabrique rien
Un gadget à 10 centimes 
Sans doute j'en avais besoin
THE MACHINE

I bought myself a machine
A machine that doesn't make anything
Every time I put in 20 cents
It replies: "Thank you very much"

There are buttons everywhere
The buttons drive me crazy
I press all of them at the same time
It makes more noise than a gun

I bought myself a machine
A machine that kills boredom
But the only thing that bothers me
Is that it pinches my pennies

I bought myself a machine
A machine to go back in time
I put it in my kitchen
It's super for (boiling) eggs (?!) 

There are lights everywhere
Neon drives me crazy
I switch them all on at the same time
They reflect on its zinc (console)

I bought myself a machine
A hydro-plexiglas machine (?)
It anticipates your every need
With a rebus brain

I bought myself a machine
I can't be apart from it anymore
I take myself away from my machine
And I can't dream anymore

But I know the day will come
For sure I will take the zinc (console)
I will throw it far away from myself
So I don't see this junk anymore

I bought myself a machine
A machine that produces nothing
A 10 cent gadget
There's no doubt that I needed it
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