“Poisson rouge” is a beautiful song by Saint Privat, a group formed in 2002 by singer Valérie Sajdik and electronica musician Klaus Waldeck, named after the village of Saint-Privat in France, where Valérie decided to live. From the band’s 2006 album named “Superflu”. Paintings by Christian Asuh, the Korean artist.

Saint Privat – Poisson Rouge
Music: Klaus Waldeck
Lyrics: Valerie Sajdik

Saint Privat – Poisson Rouge lyrics

French

Quand j’étais petite
J’étais comme une fleur
J’adorais limites
Mais tous ces moment me faisaient peur
J’adore mon poisson rouge
Il m’appelle jour et nuit
Il tourne en rond pour moi
Et je mettais rien pour lui
J’aime mon jardin de roses,
L’odeur me rend heueuse.
C’est le silence qui me parle,
Comme si c’était Charles

Quand on fait l’amour
Il n’y a pas de discours.
Quand on fait l’amour
Il n’y a pas de discours.
Quand on fait l’amour…

Hélas la vie passe vite,
Sans qu’on s’aperçoit.
Je dépasse les limites,
Mais je n’en parle toujours pas.

Je préfère les rites,
Qui contiennent peu de gestes.
Les matiques m’excitent,
Tout ce qui est en rythme.

Tout ce qui se passe vite,
Sans q’on le comprenne.
Tout ce qui se passe vite,
Sans q’on le comprenne.
Sans q’on le comprenne…

English translation

When I was little
I was like a flower
I loved limits
But all these moments scared me
I love my goldfish
He calls me day and night
He goes around in circles for me
And I put nothing for him
I love my rose garden,
The smell makes me happy.
It’s the silence that speaks to me,
As if it were Charles

When we make love
There is no speech.
When we make love
There is no speech.
When we make love …

Alas, life passes quickly,
Without anyone noticing.
I exceed the limits,
But I still don’t talk about it.

I prefer the rites which contain few gestures.
The topics excite me,
All that is in rhythm.

Everything that happens quickly,
Without our understanding.
Everything that happens quickly,
Without our understanding.
Without our understanding …

Saint Privat

Saint Privat is a group formed in 2002 by singer Valérie Sajdik and electronica musician Klaus Waldeck, named after the village of Saint-Privat in Southern France, where Valérie Sajdik decided to live. The group was very successful in the mid-2000s.

Valérie Sajdik is an Austrian pop singer, lyricist, host, and actress.

Klaus Waldeck, usually known by his stage name of Waldeck, is a Viennese former copyright lawyer and downtempo musician.

The group’s first album Riviera, released in 2004, led to the band being awarded the Amadeus Austrian Music Award for newcomer of the year in 2005. This success was followed up in 2006 by Superflu, which shifted the balance from the electronica towards the musicians.

Poisson Rouge musicians - Saint Privat (Valérie Sajdik, Klaus Waldeck)
Saint Privat (Valérie Sajdik, Klaus Waldeck)

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