Learn French With Song “Je ne veux pas travailler”

When was the last time you wanted to enjoy a present moment, be lazy, do not think about tomorrow and do no work? I am sure anyone has such thoughts from time to time, but Pink Martini sings about it as well! Listen to this lovely French song that creates nice lazy mood and has easy lyrics to remember!


Sympathetic (I Do not Want to Work)
Nice (Je ne veux pas travailler)

Ma chambre a la forme d’une cage
My room is in the form of a cage
Le soleil passe son bras par la fenêtre
The sunlight passes though the windoweiffel-tower-303545
Les chasseurs à ma porte
The bellhops at my door
Comme des petits soldats
Like little soldiers
Qui veulent me prendre
That want to take me

Je ne veux pas travailler
I don’t want to work
Je ne veux pas déjeuner
I don’t want to have lunch
Je veux seulement oublier
I only want to forget it
Et puis je fume
And then I smoke

Déjà j’ai connu le parfum de l’amour
Already, I understood the perfume of love
Un millions de roses n’embaumeraient pas autant
A million roses wouldn’t smell so sweet
Maintenant une seule fleur
Now a single flower
Dans mes entourages
In my enclosures
Me rend malade
Drives me crazy


Je ne suis pas fière de ça
I am not proud of this life
Vie qui veut me tuer
That wants to kill me
C’est magnifique être sympathique
It’s magnificent to be nice
Mais je ne le connais jamais
But I have never understood it

The interesting fact about Pink Martini, that it is actually an American music band. It consists of 12 people and plays music of many different styles and makes songs in a big variety of  languges, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and even Arabic, Neapolitan, Croatian, Mandarin, Romanian, Modern Greek and German.

Watch the original video about Parisian life!

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