“Treize Envies de Toi” by Richard Gotainer

“Treize Envies de Toi” is by Richard Gotainer, a French singer I have posted on before.  This is a love song, but far from sappy or even particularly romantic.  It is  is fun and funky, full of plays on words.

I have inserted a clip of “Treize Envies de Toi” from youtube as well as the lyrics (courtesy of http://musique.ados.fr) and my translation of them.

“Treize Envies de Toi”

Si c’est neuf c’est pas neuf
ça fait 15 ou 69
si c’est 9 c’était toi
quand on aime on ne compte pas
mais les chiffres sont là
J’aime quand tu te fais nombreuse
en horde ravageuse
toi qu’es multiplie moi

REFRAIN
j’ai 13 envies de toi
voire 14 15 ou 16
13 envies de toi
13 envies de toi
13 envies de toi

toi et moi ça fait 2
plus deux fois nous qui font 8
est entre 16 et 28
plus toi et moi 32
un veinard une heureuse
l’addition est savoureuse
il était une fois 2
fois 2 fois 2 fois 2

REFRAIN

j’ai compté sur mes doigts
à toi toute seule tu es 12
toi et moi plus toi et moi
ça fait deux parts partout ze
deux pour des balais roses
on dira c’est pas grand chose
c’est pile poil ce qu’il faut
pour faire deux gros totos

REFRAIN

13 envies de toi
13 envies de toi

“I Want You So Badly”

If it’s 9 it’s not 9 ( a play on words:  6 + 9 isn’t 9)

That makes 15 or 69

If it’s 9 it was you

When people are in love they don’t keep tallies

But the numbers are there

I love when you make yourself more numerous

In a ravishing horde

You who are always multiplying yourself.

REFRAIN

I have 13 desires for you (a play on words:  I want you so badly)

Maybe even 14, 15 or 16

13 desires for you (I want you so badly)

13 desires for you (I want you so badly)

13 desires for you (I want you so badly)

You and I that makes 2

Plus two times us which makes 8

That’s between 16 and 28

Plus you and me is 32

A lucky man, a happy woman

This math is delightful

Once it was 2

Times 2, times 2, times 2.

REFRAIN

I counted on my fingers

You all by yourself are 12

You and me plus you and me

That makes two sums multiplied everywhere

Two to spend happy years together

People could say that’s not a big deal

But it’s exactly what is necessary

To make two happy people

REFRAIN

13 desires for you (I want you so badly)

13 desires for you (I want you so badly)

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