Language – French
Translation – The house where I grew up
I love Françoise Hardy. I am instantly transported to 1960s Paris when listening to her music, and her seemingly effortless cool is totally transfixing. This song, ‘La maison ou j’ai grandi’, is a rather melancholic look at memory and the possible error in returning to a place you once felt happy. There is a translation here: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/la-maison-o%C3%B9-j039ai-grandi-house-where-i-grew.html
I remember going to Paris in the 1990s and spending a disproportionate amount of time looking at CDs in FNAC, a chain store that was a big help in my discovery of French musical artists. I have since bought Françoise Hardy albums elsewhere, and this track is a personal favourite.