Charlie Recksieck

Charlie Recksieck

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Rock - Alternative | San Diego, California, United States
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Member Since: 2010
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Song Description

Song starts with a French accordion instrumental introduction where you practically hear a mime or see a loaf of French bread sticking out of a shopping bag. Then it goes into the main song that's bouncy and a toe-tapper. The first half of the lyrics are French (ugly American French) and then into English - all of which make fun of American's weird reaction towards the French, especially in post-9/11 "freedom fries" era

Story Behind the Song

The main idea come from being pissed at fellow Americans for knee-jerk anti-French nonsense during the early post 9-11 days of "freedom fries" replacing "french fries". So it's making fun of Americans for not knowing French, written by an American who doesn't know French. The long accordion intro is an attempt to place us in 1920's France as a start.

Lyrics

Rappelez-vous avant
Avez commence une guerre
Votre sentiment (etait) Allez ? l'enfer
Vous nous devez - au moins: desole
Vous ne parlez francais

Sophistique, il vous rend fou
Le bruit de cette langue, je joue avec vous
Ne parlerez jamais - excepte l'anglais
Vous ne parlez francais

Changez notre nom en liberte
Mais mangerez des frites
Asseyez la et manger
Devenez tres gros tout-de-suite

Sophisticated, the sound of this tongue
I know you hate it; I'm just poking fun
But you should widen, your horizons
Vous Ne Parlez Francais

You can change our name to freedom
But you'll still be eating fries
You can sit right there and eat them
While you're getting Super-sized

You're not hearing a word that I say
Your profiteering, it gets in the way
Your FBI's starting a franchise
Vous Ne Parlez Francais

While you stay there in your echo chamber
You're only aware of what's on the air
It's all misleading, what you're not reading
Vous Ne Parlez Francais

Song Length
5:57
Genres
World - European, Pop - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Pleasant, Amiable

Subject Matter
World, Liberal, Progressive

Similar Artists
Randy Newman, Elvis Costello
Language
English
Era
1920 - 1929

Lyric Credits Charlie Recksieck
Music Credits Shay Bell, Charlie Recksieck
Producer Credits Shay Bell, Andy Machin, Charlie Recksieck
Publisher Credits Bigfellas Music
Performance Credits The Bigfellas
Label Credits self-published