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Air France, A Rapist?!  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

For you Francophile types....

Here's something I've been wanting to ask for quite some time, and finally got around to doing:
what in the world is up with AF's [unofficial?] themesong?!

Are they speaking of rape?!

I first heard it in 2001 during Concorde testing, and have always wondered this.




Air France

Strange as it may seem, I still live a lie;
Caught up in your dream, take me far away, away, away!

Airrrr Franceeeee! Blossoms in my mind (in my mind)!
Airrrr Franceeeee! Leave the world behind (world behind)!

Smile me into bed, and take my innocence!  Wow!
Smash my little head, and drag me far away, away, away!  Wow!

Airrrr Franceeeee! Blossoms in my mind (in my mind)!
Airrrr Franceeeee! Leave the world behind (world behind)!



...um, anywho... someone who can explain what this is all about would be greatly appreciated for his/her trouble  Big grin


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Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre c'est impossible sans Concorde!
~ConcordeBoy


[Edited 2004-02-09 01:05:17]

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User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

I have never heard of that song, but maybe it is one of those situations where in the translation from French to English maybe the meaning of the song got a little mixed up.

God bless through Jesus,

Jeff



God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Granted I've never hear [of] a non-English version of this song---

This is French, not Mesopotamian hieroglyphics... the words/context dont translate that differently  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineWGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

Oh no, you misinterpreted it ConcordeBoy. That's what Air France is planning on doing to KLM and Alitalia, hence those lines in the song! Big grin

Seriously though I would like to know what connection that song has with AF and also why the heck they have those two DOWNRIGHT FRIGHTENING lines in the song... It's rather peculiar...I'm not a Francophobe and I don't particularly dislike AF the way some users here do... but those lines are downright strange. Perhaps an AF crew member or fan here could clear this up for us?


User currently offlineCX889 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 49 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

Rape is a very strong word. I'm sure AF did not intend it sound nor mean anything as you may think. I know the French are very passionate people... there is nothing wrong with that.

Just my 2 cents' worth... I hope I do not anger anyone.


User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

would you care to give us the actual French words?

User currently offlineAC345 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Sounds to me like a poor translation from French. What are the original lyrics?


User currently offlineWGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

If any of you have the original lyrics and can translate them for us...I would be very interested to know....

-WGW2707


User currently offlineHardkor From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

If anyone can post the lyrics, I can translate them, it seems to be a case of mistranslation
Hardkor


User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

wow...WAIT...an airline has a THEME SONG??? is this new?

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineTYSGoVols From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 634 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Actually translation can be difficult even with a modern language. i found this out asking my French treacher to translate something and what he told me was completely different from what I thought it sounded like. He told me that things don't always translate right. Sometimes there really are no English words for some stuff as well.

In Christ
Garen B.



Rocky Top You'll Always be home sweet home to me, Good ole' Rocky Top WOOOOO
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

 Laugh out loud ConcordeBoy, your interpretation of this song (have no idea whether it is right or wrong) is hilarious. Have not heard of this song before. Very interesting Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

your interpretation of this song

That's just it... I didnt self-translate the song at all. In fact, I cannot find any French references to it at all.

The first time I heard it, it was sang in English (and that was in Paris)

Also, just about any of the websites I've seen it on (such as THIS ONE in the middle of the page) only have lyrics in English.


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....I'll see if I can find the audio version.


User currently offlineLhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

The fact that you would post such rubbish is completely absurd! What are the grounds for having posted such a horrid and taudry lyric..... This is nothing that Air France would publish... If you recall Air France has used Edith Piaf, and Nana Mouskouri among others for their title themes... Please provide a writer or chanteuse for this song!


LHR001

Air France .... L'Arte du Voyage


User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

ConcordeBoy, if you took more than 30 seconds to check out the site you provided, you will see that what you provided (and have implied) is utter nonsense.

Also, it's quite funny you say you have seen this on other websites, yet a search of those lyrics on Google only bring up a single site -- the exact same site for some mediocre 'band' where it is clear these are lyrics from one of their albums.

So I would be most interested to hear about where you heard this song during Concorde tests?

Or is this thread simply another way to kick the boots into the French?


User currently offlineLhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Just returned from a search on Yahoo.Fr, Google, and MSN..... Nothing of this reported or speculated song and it rammerings have been realized... Please provide a source for the song....

It would appear that this topic is a "venting", or some other vendetta you might have against Air France and more so the French in general!


LHR001


User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1603 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1843 times:

I fly nearly every week AF to CDG and I have not the slightest f*cking idea of what this "theme song" is supposed to be!!!!!!!!!

never heard it, or heard about it by the way
the only "theme song" I know is a kind of slow new age music with the company motto "faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre"



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