Similar men – Des hommes pareils

 

You, you are and we, we are

Similar men

More or less naked under the sun

Same hearts between same shoulders

What do they teach you at school

If we forget the main part ?

We share the same kingdom

Where you, you are and we, we are …

 

Me, I have islands, I have lakes

Me, I have three fishes in a bag

Me, I wear a crucifix

Me, I pray on a carpet

 

Me, I reign and I decide

Me, I have four coins of cash

Me, I sleep on bamboo

Me, I’m a doctor-marabout

 

And, we are

Similar men

More or less far from the sun

Whites, blacks, reds, yellows, Creoles

What do they teach you at school

If the main part is missing?

Similar to the smallest atom

You, you are and we, we are…

 

Me, I dye myself and I wear make up

Me, my dogs stand guard

Me, I’ve trapped my house

Me, I live under cardboards

 

Me, I’m hundred years old in two days

Me, I’ve never made love

We, children nephews and nieces

We all sleep in the same room

 

Whatever the price we give to ourselves

We swim in the same tank

We share the same kingdom

Where you, you are and we, we are…

 

Where we are similar men
More or less naked under the sun

All aimed towards the hope to live

What do they teach you in books

If the main part is missing..?

If the main part is missing…?

I prefer this polychromatic world

Where you, you are and we, we are…

 

Similar men …

Similar men …