Downer French Ballads from Je suis le petit chevalier

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Barbara, “Dis Quand Reviendras-tu?

This song is about a woman waiting for her love. Barbara's songs are always very sad; she seems so fragile and strong at the same time, with her hair cut, black eyeliner and her black clothes.

Boris Vian, “Le deserteur”

This song by the writer Boris Vian is a letter to the president where he explains why he won't enroll for war. I used to listen to this song when I was a kid on Sunday mornings.

Francoise Hardy, “Mon amie La rose”

Francois Hardy was so pretty and desperate. I love how her sadness is naive and sexy.

Georges Brassens, “Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux”

This is a song from a poem by the communist poet Louis Aragon, about the death of love.

Brigitte Fontaine, “J'ai 26 ans”

Classic song of Brigitte Fontaine about her birthday and the fact that life passes, and how she just began to slowly see the meaning of life and the explanations of her fears.

Serge Gainsbourg et Anna Karina, “Ne dis rien”

Super duo of those two icons from the movie Anna.

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