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The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde [Gainsbourg]

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Lyrics

You've read the story of Jesse James,
How he lived, how he died?
You liked it, huh! You want more
Well then, listen to the story of BONNIE AND CLYDE

Well then Clyde has a girlfriend,
She's beautiful and her name is Bonnie
The two of them make the Barrow Gang;
Their names: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

"When I knew Clyde back then,
He was a loyal guy, honest and straight."
"It must have been Society
That corrupted me for good."

The things they've written about she and I!
They say that we kill in cold-blood.
It's not fun, but we have to
Shut up whoever starts yelling

Everytime a police man gets knocked off,
Or a garage or bank gets held up,
It's no mystery for the police,
It's signed Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker

Now, everytime we try to settle down
To set up calmly in a house,
Withen three days there's the ack ack ack
Of the machine guns coming to attack

One of these days, we'll go down together,
Me, I don't care at all, it's for Bonnie that I tremble
"What difference does it make if they get me
Me, Bonnie, I tremble for Clyde Barrow.

In the end there was no way out
The only solution was to die
But more than one followed them to Hell
When Barrow and Bonnie Parker died.

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Notes

  • Performed as a duet: James Iha and Kazu Makino
  • The original version of this song by Serge Gainsbourg is in French. The James Iha version is in English.



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