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MINITEL

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lyrics
Early morning she's going out
From his nice flat in town
She takes the bus, she doesn't hear a sound
But she doesn't care
No she doesn't care

Well he's much older
And she knows it well
He's got memories and sad stories to tell
But she doesn't care
No she doesn't care

Minitel Minitel, dis-moi qui est la plus belle…
Minitel Minitel, dis-moi qui est la

Now she's in her small room
She thinks she's a fool
She combs her hair
She picks up the books to go to school
But she doesn't care
No she doesn't care

She thinks of him
She thinks he thinks of her
That he can't forget that she will always be the third
But she doesn't care
No she doesn't care

Minitel Minitel, dis-moi qui est la plus belle…
Minitel Minitel, dis-moi qui est la

He thinks of them
What is wrong, what is right?
But there's only one who's gonna be back tonight
She doesn't care
No she doesn't care

She's going in his nice flat in town
The elevator seems to be turning around
She doesn't care
No she doesn't care

Minitel Minitel, dis-moi qui est la plus belle ...

english translation
(pianosantamaria.com)
of the refrain only

Minitel Minitel, tell me, who is the most beautiful …
Minitel Minitel, tell me, who is there

annotations
Minitel is a pre-Internet text communication service that is based on and comparable with systems like Prestel (English) and BTX (German). France seems to be about the only country where it became a success. Meant as a yellow pages-like info system, it soon became dominated by lonely hearts & erotic content and anonymous contacts - kw

In the refrain, 4th repeat, Sebastián doesn't sing the 'plus belle' part, thus remaining with 'dis-moi qui est là' which has a double meaning: it also means 'who is there' - thus emphasizing the anonymous character of electronic communication in our modern world? - kw

musicians
double bass: Marcello Giuliani
keyboards and vocals: Sebastián Santa María

written by
music: Sebastián Santa María
lyrics: Sebastián Santa María, John W. Lopez
 
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