Charlotte Gainsbourg - Memoir Lyrics




The city lights are beckoning
Their sirens softly call
All the fantasists and fetishist
Are preparing the ball
When you’ve been stuck here on the doorstep
With nothing to forsake
But you might as well be anyone’s to take

So I give myself to strangers
Like I gave myself to you
But the tenderness I felt
Has been replaced by something new
And in the orgy I can vaguely hear
The outline of your call
But I might as well be anyone’s at all

Every memory is sailing
To the kingdom of your soul
As you patiently await
I lose all sense of self-control
You were the lighthouse to my broken boat
But I left you behind
Now I might as well be anyone’s to find

Take my body, take it from me
It is not worthy of your memory

I remember you undressing
As I set myself on fire
And the funeral was quick
As I lay lifeless on your pyre
Well it’s a kind of desperation
And it’s just something you can’t fake
Oh I might as well be anyone’s to take

So I give myself to strangers
Like I gave myself to you
But the unity I felt
has been replaced by something new
Now I am Helen and I am Mary Jane
I’m Robert and I am Paul
Oh I might as well be anyone at all
Yes I might as well be anyone at all
Oh I might as well be anyone at all
Oh I might as well be anyone at all





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Charlotte Gainsbourg Memoir Comments
  1. Lucja Grabowska

    sublime

  2. Chelsea Mdeathal

    This reminds me of a song used in the film Detachment, Empty

  3. Charles Howard

    A lovely song with meaning an emotions within. Thank You.

  4. Sergey Vavilov

    The city lights are beckoning
    Their sirens softly call
    All the fantasists and fetishist
    Are preparing the ball
    When you've been stuck here on the doorstep
    With nothing to forsake
    But you might as well be anyone's to take

    So I give myself to strangers
    Like I gave myself to you
    But the tenderness I felt
    Has been replaced by something new
    And in the orgy I can vaguely hear
    The outline of your call
    But I might as well be anyone's at all

    Every memory is sailing
    To the kingdom of your soul
    As you patiently await
    I lose all sense of self-control
    You were the lighthouse to my broken boat
    But I left you behind
    Now I might as well be anyone's to find

    Take my body, take it from me
    It is not worthy of your memory

    I remember you undressing
    As I set myself on fire
    And the funeral was quick
    As I lay lifeless on your pyre
    Well it's a kind of desperation
    And it's just something you can't fake
    Oh I might as well be anyone's to take

    So I give myself to strangers
    Like I gave myself to you
    But the unity I felt
    Has been replaced by something new
    Now I am Helen and I am Mary Jane
    I'm Robert and I am Paul
    Oh I might as well be anyone at all
    Yes I might as well be anyone at all
    Oh I might as well be anyone at all
    Oh I might as well be anyone at all

  5. Arif Can Uysal

    like mother, like daughter

  6. Ferry Mariginal

    Brillant lyrics,melancholic tunes...

  7. bnk57

    People who live in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones.

  8. Mark Whelan

    the villagers version of this song is even better. i think he origionally wrote it for her

    Dapper Dan

    Mark Whelan yes the villagers version has a sadness to it.

  9. Matheus Mafra

    Perfect.

    Helena Mafra

    Matheus Mafra concordo, xará

  10. dennizcasablancas

    <3 charlotte 

  11. DEEP SOAK

    belle et sebastian

  12. Burada Alexandru

    of course, you need to be deaf to dislike this

  13. Jim Cox

    Quite beautiful. Love the sad sentiment!

  14. xevissimo

    Charlotte, te amo con mi vida!

  15. Aimee Louise

    zero dislikes! :)

  16. TheSuzyjay

    shades of "chancon de Prevert" or what?

  17. Christine Sevigny

    Absolutely perfect.........

  18. romelovesdan

    Beautiful new song. Like the subtle Brazilian rhythm. Bravo Charlotte !

  19. Submankind

    I like very of their songs!

  20. diloalaluna

    Morceau parfait que je peux écouter en boucle!

  21. diloalaluna

    Morceau parfait que je peux écouter en boucle!

  22. Jesus Lopez

    LOVE ALL THINGS CHARLOTTE