Mademoiselle Juliette in English
Lyrics reviewed and translated by John Elkhoury
COMPREHENSION DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

Mademoiselle Juliette a
Miss Juliet has
Son Romeo dans l’Alfa
Her Romeo in the Alfa (Alfa Romeo = an Italian Car)
De Verone à Rome elle court
From Verona to Rome she runs
Joli syndrome de l’amour
A lovely syndrome of love
Shakespeare s’amuse de sa muse
Shakespeare has fun with his muse
L’héroïne trouve qu’il abuse
The heroine finds he abuses (his power)
Elle monte vite dans les tours
She quickly climbs up the tower
Le grand écrivain aime lui jouer des tours
The famous writer loves to play tricks on her

Mademoiselle Juliette a pas vraiment la tête à
Miss Juliet isn’t really in the mood
Choisir entre Montégue ou Capulet
To choose between Montague or Capulet
Mademoiselle Juliette aimerait faire la fête
Miss Juliet would like to party
Champagne à sabrer coca à décapsuler
Crack open the champagne and Coca-cola

Mademoiselle prend des ailes
Miss takes some wings
Ne pas se faire mettre en pièces
She doesn’t want to be broken
Dans son rôle elle ne veut qu’elle
In her role, she only wants herself
Pas de réplique de toute pièce
No replicas from any ole’ text
Cette ‘Commedia dell’arte’
This “Commedia Dell’arte”
N’est pas assez déjantée
Isn’t crazy enough
Qu’enfin William rende l’âme
Finally let William pass away
Il n’y a plus que ça pour éviter le drame
There is no other way to avoid this tragedy

Mademoiselle Juliette a pas vraiment la tête à
Miss Juliet isn’t really in the mood
Choisir entre Montégue ou Capulet
To choose between Montague or Capulet
Mademoiselle Juliette aimerait faire la fête
Miss Juliet would like to party
Champagne à sabrer coke à décapsuler
Champagne bottles to open, Coca-Cola as well

Mademoiselle Juliette a pas vraiment la tête à
Miss Juliet isn’t really in the mood
Pleurer sur Montégue et Capulet
To mourn the Montagues and Capulets
Mademoiselle Juliette aimerait faire la fête
Miss Juliet would like to party
Champagne à sabrer coca à décapsuler
Crack open the champagne and Coca-cola

Mademoiselle Juliette a pas vraiment la tête à
Miss Juliet isn’t really in the mood
Choisir entre Montégue ou Capulet
To choose between Montague or Capulet
Mademoiselle Juliette aimerait faire la fête
Miss Juliet would like to party
Champagne à sabrer coca à décapsuler
Crack open the champagne and Coca-cola

Mademoiselle Juliette a plus vraiment la tête à
Miss Juliet isn’t really in the mood
Pleurer sur Montégue et Capulet
To mourn the Montagues and Capulets
Mademoiselle Juliette aimerait faire la fête
Miss Juliet would like to party
Champagne à sabrer coca à décapsuler
Crack open the champagne and Coca-cola

This is a story about Romeo and Juliet. It focuses on Juliet and how she doesn’t care about the family’s feud, she just wants to party with her lover! Alizée explains that Shakespeare is in control and plans on creating a tragedy, the only way he can be stopped is if he dies.

Alizée is a famous pop star who launched her career very early in her life (she was just 16 years old). Mademoiselle Juliette is the first song on Alizée’s featured 3rd album; it clearly displays a classic Alizée-style of pop-like synths and a slightly tuned voice.

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