The world is deaf – Le monde est sourd

 

While we walk,

The child for five dollars a week

Comes to embroider sweaters

For the white man golfing in golf cart.

Bad weather on the planet!

Oh! the funny, the funny weather…

Rescue is forbidden:

The world around is deaf, of course.

 

Researcher against nature,

Faker swearing on honor,

You don’t have to worry,

I knew well the dead animal in your plate.

Bad weather on the planet!

Oh! the funny, the funny weather…

Rescue is forbidden:

The world around is deaf, of course.

 

Cheater at the tribune,

Liar amassing fortune,

Climber in the storm,

Nothing but doses of clear water in the nosebag.

Bad weather on the planet!

Oh! the funny, the funny weather…

Once more no witnesses:

The world around is deaf, of course.

 

Cinderella fallen from somewhere in Sahel,

Lost…

On a piece of paper she sends a message to me,

On which

She says  » Where is it exactly?…

Where exactly is the Babel Tower?  »

 

 

Mister goes out of the church,

Happy that men fraternize,

His son who sulks at him

And he who runs to buy the rifle and the darts.

Bad weather on the planet!

Oh! the funny, the funny weather…

Rescue is forbidden:

The world around is deaf, of course.

 

While we walk,

The child for five dollars a week…

Researcher against nature,

Hidden well behind his shop window…

Cheater at the tribune…

And us, all to applaud them…

Like the moon…

Like the moon…