Une Nuit a Paris: One Night in Paris, Pt. 1/The Same Night in Paris, Pt. 2
by 10cc

Album: The Original Soundtrack (1975)
  • Part One : One Night In Paris
    Sacre bleu!
    Bonjour, monsieur, Paris really welcomes you.
    It's the best room in the house.
    It's 40 francs a night, alright?
    It's crazy, it isn't worth a centime. I'll take it.
    Merci, monsieur
    Rouged lips in the gaslight
    A great view of the hall
    That's the way the croissant crumbles after all
    Paris is only one step away
    Les girls are out on bail
    Tres bien, there's love for sale
    Oh my cheri, wish you were mine
    And I'll show you a wonderful time
    For the price of a cheap champagne
    I'll show it you once again
    One night in Paris is like a year in any other place
    One night in Paris will wipe the smile off your pretty face
    One girl in Paris is like loving every woman
    One night in Paris, one night in Paris
    One night in Paris may be your last!


    Part Two : The Same Night In Paris

    Is he gonna buy? Hey, you wanna little culture?
    Is he gonna pay? Maybe Monsieur is into photographs, non?
    Or is he gonna fall in love the all American way?
    I got a watch wiz a beautiful Swiss movement
    Is he gonna buy? Oh forget ze watch, I'll show you a good time!
    Is he gonna pay? Le connoisseur, want something different?
    Or is he gonna fall in love the all American way?
    Oh you know you ain't no Casanova
    You can't even do the Bossa Nova
    Or the Tango or the Samba!
    Though you are so very charming, no you ain't no Casanova!
    Is he gonna buy, is he gonna buy?
    Is he gonna pay, is he gonna pay?
    Or is he gonna fall in love the all American way?
    Sometimes I think he will, but then again...
    One night in Paris is like a year in any other place
    One night in Paris will wipe the smile off your pretty face
    Try a girl in Paris, but try one of mine
    Each night in Paris, each night in Paris
    Each night in Paris may be your last!


    Part Three : Later The Same Night In Paris

    Forty two, quarante-deux, Rue de Saint Jacques
    All our girls are, how you say, good in the sack
    I was a stripper on the Champs-Elysees
    He was a Gendarme in the Gendarmerie
    Going ooh la la la ooh la la la la ahh
    He was a pimp in a black beret
    But he was an artiste in his own way
    Going ooh la la la ooh la la la la ahh
    When they raided my club that night, that night
    They ruined my act with the leather umbrella
    The Chief of Police got a fright, got a fright
    He was up in my boudoir with some other fella
    Ooh it's only routine
    But I got this feeling it ain't good for business
    Then the floor cleared, a woman screamed to herself
    Henri... though you're not the toast of Paris, I love you
    Although you bed and beat me, Henri
    Leave it alone for the Gendarme's just doing his job
    Paris is only one step away, murder is only one step away
    Notre Dame is ringing her bells
    Another gendarme has gone to Hell
    To Hell, to Hell to Hell, to Hell
    To Hell, to Hell to Hell
    One night in Paris is like a year in any other place
    One night in Paris will wipe the smile off your pretty face
    One girl in Paris is like loving every woman
    This night in Paris, this night in Paris
    This night in Paris may be your last!

Comments: 1

  • Riggsy from Bedford, UkA fantastic piece of music to listen to on mid to high end HiFi. It has a massive sound stage and a crystal clarity. The opening few seconds with the Milk bottle toppling over sounds like it's happening right in front of you.
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