[video] Mélanie Laurent: “En t’attendant” (or: the girl from Inglourious Basterds sings in french)

You’ll probably know Melanie Laurent better as Shosanna from Inglouious Basterds — I certainly do. But today I ran across this video for her song “En t’attendant” and fell in love again. It’s a beautiful song with a fantastic ending, but I seem to remember that half the time I post on non-English music native speakers leave comments explaining how vapid and dumb the lyrics actually are. Here’s hoping this one bucks that trend!

One thought on “[video] Mélanie Laurent: “En t’attendant” (or: the girl from Inglourious Basterds sings in french)”

  1. I speak fluent French, and I don’t think the lyrics are vapid.

    From the refrain, quickly translated:

    Time takes its own sweet time
    And I’m wasting mine
    I invent childish games
    I do little with nothing

    Time takes time
    I’m bored with mine
    I invent games worth nothing
    I don’t do much but I do it well
    Waiting for you
    Waiting for you

    YMMV.

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