La Fôret de Mimosas

Written by Kirsty MacColl

Chords

Chords for La Fôret de Mimosas, transcribed by John Meranda.

Lyrics

Chaque journee dans la Fôret de Mimosas
Dans le parking tous les amoureux
Ecoutez bien dans la Fôret de Mimosas
L’air deborde de cris du couer

Elle ne pensait pas quand il se sont recontres
Qu’elle commencait la une danse tres dangereuse
Elle a cru qu’ca s’rait bon pour un couer sensible
D’avoir un reve un amour pas facile

Il a concocte tout seul son idee
Elle est la plus belle qui’il connait
Mais il redoute que des mains etrangers
Touchant la femme qu’il a decidee sienne

Et chaque journee dans la Fôret de Mimosas
Il l’attend avec une tete explosive
Elle va bientot dans la Foret de Mimosas
Une fete tragique attend la femme naive
Elle n’adore sa famille que trop
Elle n’est pas devouee comme il voudrant

Et chaque journee dans la Fôret de Mimosas
Il arrive avec le coeur desepere
Il a attendu son mari chez lui
Mais il n’est jamais revenu
Alors il a pris la route pour le rendez-vous
Il faut qu’il tue quelqu’un, il a pris sa vie
Dans la Fôret de Mimosas
Et les enfants demandent quand est-ce qu’elle revient
Encore novices des films noirs et des passions d’hommes

Maman a disparu, il ne savent pas ou
Mais elle demeure maintenant dessous
Toujours, dans la Foret de Mimosas
Plus d’aventure, rien n’s’y passera
Tout est tranquille dans la Fôret de Mimosas
Mistral est parti mais sa vie s’arrete la

Translation

Every day in the Forest of Mimosas
In the car park all the lovers
Listen closely in the Forest of Mimosas
The air is filled with the cries of love

She never thought that when she met him
It would be so very dangerous
She believed it would be good for a sensitive heart
To have a dream of secret love

He came up with an idea
She is the most beatiful woman he knows
But he dreads that a stranger’s hands
Touch the woman who he calls his own

And every day in the Forest of Mimosas
He waits, his head filled with rage
She will soon go to the Forest of Mimosas
A tragic fate awaits the naive woman
She loves her family too much
She’s not as devoted as he wants

And every day in the Forest of Mimosas
He comes with a despairing heart
He waited for her husband at home
But he never returned

So he set off for their meeting
He had to kill someone, so he took her life
In the Forest of Mimosas
And the children ask what happened
Still innocent of "noir" and the passions of men

Mama disappeared, he didn’t know where
But she still lives below,
Always, in the Forest of Mimosas
No more adventures, nothing more will happen
All is peaceful in the Forest of Mimosas
Mistral is gone but her life ended there

Notes

Thanks to Kate for helping with the translation. As she summarises, a married woman is having an affair because she thinks it’s the right sort of dramatic thing to do – she meets her lover in the foret, but she won’t leave her family. He can’t stand the idea that someone else (her husband) is touching her because he’s claimed her as his (and because he’s a nutter) so he sets off to kill the husband. When the husband doesn’t appear at the right moment he kills her instead. The kids are sad because mummy’s gone and nobody knows she’s lying dead in the forest. Sigh.

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