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YOU'VE LET YOURSELF GO (Tu t'Laisses Aller) (Charles Aznavour / Marcel Stellman) Charles Aznavour - 1965 Liza Minnelli - 1972 Freddy Cole - 1996 It's funny, when I look at you While not a single word is said I know, I had a drink or two But that's not what's gone to my head I laugh and I recall our youth Perhaps you'll say that I'm uncouth But it's high time you knew the truth About the way you make me feel And what the future holds in store For I can't stand it anymore Why should I even try and hide Whatever I may feel inside You lie, you curse and you provoke And then you treat it as a joke You know, at times you go too far Even in front of all my friends How could we hope to make amends You know that you've let yourself go You look a sight, sure you look great Your stocking seams, not even straight And that old faded dressing gown Your hair in curlers hanging down What could I have been thinking of Was it with you I fell in love Are you the girl that could inspire A heart with passion and desire I gaze at you in sheer despair And see your Mother standing there In front of strangers you're the same You don't mind putting me to shame You contradict each word I say Why, you would turn night into day You like to hurt me when you can I'm just a rug and not your man I hit the jackpot, yes, I know You've let yourself go At times you're cruel, beyond control Have you no heart, have you no soul And as I take a look at life I realise that you're my Wife A little effort, not much more And things could be just as before You know, you'ld lose a little weight If you would watch all that you ate A little style, a little grace And try to show a smiling face I couldn't hate you if I tried I really want you by my side So try, try and be the girl I knew Let's really start our love anew I want to hold you in my arms And then surrender to your charms Let there be fire, not just a glow Come close to me, let yourself go (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2003) ***** Another version recorded by CHARLES AZNAVOUR: It's funny, when I look at you And see that sour and solemn face `Cause you're a very special case Who's driven me to drink a few A couple more, and I feel strong Enough to have the guts to say That I can't stand your spiteful tongue Nor suffer all your nasty ways Your body, though somehow still young Throws all my dreams and hopes away It grabs me here, now hear me right I'm tired of being the underdog Tired of being pushed and shoved With all the love-lust in my heart I had it all, you know it now At times I'd like to wring your neck You've changed, you really look a wreck Let's face it, you've let yourself go You're such a let-down to your sex Your stockings twisted `round your legs That same old faded dressing gown Your hair in curlers, hanging down What could I have been thinking of Was it with you I fell in love Are you the girl that could inspire A heart with passion and desire I gaze at you in sheer despair And see your Mother standing there In front of strangers you're the same You don't mind putting me to shame You contradict each word I say Ah, you can turn night into day I hit the jackpot, what a blow The first time that I took you out If you had learned to shut your mouth But God knows, you've let yourself go At times you're cruel beyond control You have no heart, you have no soul But as I take a look at life I realise that, you're my Wife A little effort, not much more And things could be, just as before You know, you'd lose a little weight If you cut out the junk you ate A little style, a little grace And try to show a smiling face I couldn't hate you if I tried If I could just have by my side The little girl that once I knew To make me start our love anew I want to hold you in my arms And then surrender to your charms Let there be fire, not just a glow Come close to me, let yourself go Come close to me, let yourself go (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - February 2006) ****** Alternate version as recorded by LIZA MINNELLI: So we're alone again tonight I read a book, you watch the fight A stifled yawn, a can of beer What an enthralling atmosphere And yet the sight of us this way Helps me to say what I must say It helps me to think a thought or two And pass it right along to you And just for starters you should know I think you've let yourself go Down through the years each sage repeats Grass never grows on busy streets Which might explain that balding spot Where you would think, or wish, or not And where's that slender youth I knew I fear he's grown an inch or two Not up and down my joy and pride But more precisely side to side When at a party, now and then You tell the same old jokes again Or wear a lampshade for a hat Who could be wittier than that With one too many you just might Pick some unnecessary fight Though in the morning with the Sun You can't remember what you've done If there's regret, it doesn't show You know, you've let yourself go You never care the way you dress You stay unshaven, you look a mess The smallest thing is too much to do I even hold the door for you And every rose upon the shelf Is one that I've supplied myself It's not the same, I'm well aware Yet I need to see them there I don't know why I say it now Why I don't hold my tongue somehow But I've this need to tell it all No matter where the chips may fall For as I sit and reminisce There are so many things I miss The reassurance of your touch The gentle smile that said so much You were my tender, thoughtful beau, and now I couldn't hate you if I tried And I still want you by my side We'll lay things on the line Perhaps the fault is really mine And if it is, please tell me so A seed replanted still can grow Maybe that's all we need to know Come close to me and let yourself go ***** TU TE LAISSES ALLER (Charles Aznavour / Ed. Raoul Breton) Charles Aznavour (France) Also recorded by: Enzo Enzo; Rodolphe Raffali. Drôle, ce que t'es drôle à regarder T'es là t'attends tu fais la tête Et moi j'ai envie de rigoler C'est l'alcool qui monte en ma tête Tout l'alcool que j'ai pris ce soir Afin de puiser le courage De t'avouer que j'en ai mare De toi et de tes commérages De ton corps qui me laisse sage Et qui m'enlève tout espoir J'en ai assez faut bien que je te le dise Tu m'exapères tu me tyrannises Je subis ton sale caractère Sans oser dire que t'exagères Oui t'exagères tu le sais maintemant Parfois je voudrais t'étrangler Dieu ce que t'as changé en 5 ans Tu te laisses aller, tu te laisses aller Tu es belle à regarder Tes bas tombant sur tes chaussures Et ton vieux peignoir mal fermé Et tes bigoudis quelle allure Je me demande chaque jour Comment as-tu fais pour me plaire Comment ai-je pu te faire l'amour Et t'alliéner ma vie entière Comme ça tu ressembles à ta mère Car rien pour inspirer l'amour Devant mes amis quelle catastrophe Tu me contredis, tu m'apostrophes Avec ton venin et ta hargne Tu ferais battre des montagnes Ah j'ai décroché le gros lot Le jour où je t'ai rencontré Si tu te taisais, ce serait trop beau non! Tu te laisses aller, tu te laisses aller Tu es une brute et un tyran Tu n'as pas de cœur et pas d'âme et pourtant Pourtant, je pense bien souvent que Malgré tout tu es ma femme Si tu voulais faire un effort Tout pourrait reprendre sa place Pour maigrir, fais un peu de sport Arrange toi devant ta glace Accroche un sourire à ta face Maquille ton cœur et ton corps Au lieu de penser que je te déteste De me fuir comme la peste Essaie de te montrer gentille Redeviens la petite fille qui m'a donné tant de bonheur Et parfois comme par le passé J'aimerais que tout contre mon coeur Tu te laisses aller, tu te laisser aller ***** DU LÄSST DICH GEH'N Charles Aznavour (France) Du bist so komisch anzuseh'n, denkst Du vielleicht, das find' ich schön? Wenn Du mich gar nicht mehr verstehst, und mir nur auf die Verven gehst. Ich trinke schon die halbe Nacht, und hab' mir dadurch Mut gemacht, um Dir heut' endlich zu gesteh'n, ich kann Dich einfach nicht mehr seh'n. Mit Deiner schlampigen Figur, gehst Du mir gegen die Natur. Mir fällt bei Dir nichts and'res ein, als Tag und Nacht nur brav zu sein. Seit Wochen leb' ich neben Dir, und fühle gar nichts neben mir. Nur Dein Geschwätz, so leer und dumm, ich habe Angst, das bringt mich um. Ja, früher warst Du lieb und schön, Du läßt Dich geh'n, Du läßt Dich geh'n. Du bildest Dir doch wohl nicht ein, Du könntest reizvoll für mich sein. Mit Deinen unbedeckten Knie'n, wenn Deine Strümpfe Wasser zieh'n. Du läufst im Morgenrock herum, ziehst Dich zu Essen nicht mal um. Dein Haar, da baumeln kreuz und quer, die Lockenwickler hin und her. Und schiefe Hacken obendrein, wie fiel ich nur auf sowas rein. Vor meinen Freunden gibst Du an, und stellst mich hin als Hampelmann. Das bringt mich nachts, sogar im Traum, im tiefen Schlaf noch auf den Baum. Ich hab' gedacht, Du hast mich lieb, als ich für immer bei Dir blieb. Wenn Du nur still wärst, das wär' schön. Du läßt Dich geh'n, Du läßt Dich geh'n. Bei Tag und Nacht denk' ich daran, ob das nicht anders werden kann? Du bist doch schließlich meine Frau, doch werd' ich nicht mehr aus Dir schlau. Zeig' mir doch, dass Du mich noch liebst, wenn Du Dir etwas Mühe gibst. Mit einem kleinen Lächeln nur, und tu auch was für die Figur! Dann hätt' ich wieder neuen Mut und alles würde wieder gut. Sei doch ein bißchen nett zu mir, damit ich Dich nicht ganz verlier'. Denk an die schöne Zeit zurück, die Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Wie ich am Abend zu Dir kam, und Dich in meine Arme nahm. An meinem Herzen, das wär' schön, da laß' Dich geh'n, da laß' Dich geh'n. ***** TI LASCI ANDARE (Charles Aznavour / Calabrese) Charles Aznavour (France) E tu sei buffa piu' che mai Con questa tua severita' Vuoi che stia zitto e invece no E' l'alcol che mi fa parlar Mi da il coraggio che non ho Di confessar la verita' Che sono stufo sia di te Che della tua malignita' E del tuo corpo che non sa Tentarmi nell'intimita' Ne ho gia' abbastanza ti diro' Di quel carattere che hai Esasperato finiro' Perche' tu esageri lo sai Si, si che lo sai e come no A volte ti strangolereri Dio, cinque anni adesso tu Ti lasci andare sempre piu' Ah, che spettacolo che sei Con quelle calze sempre giu' Mezza truccata e mezza no Coi bigodini ancora su Io mi domando come puo' Un uomo aver amato te Io l'ho potuto ed oltre a cio' La vita ho dedicato a te Sembri tua madre che non ha Nessuna femminilita' Quando c'e' gente salti su Mi contraddici, parli tu Con il veleno che c'e' in te Distruggeresti non so che Bella fortuna che trovai Il giorno che io ti incontrai Se tu tacessi ma ora tu Ti lasci andare sempre piu' Sei un tiranno che non ha nessuna sensibilita' Pero' malgrado cio' che so tu sei mia moglie Ed e' percio' che basta poco per tentare Adesso di ricominciare Per dimagrire un po' di sport Resta allo specchio un po' di piu' e poi Sorridi e finira' l'aria di gelo intorno a te Invece che tu mi detesti e fuggi come dalla peste Prova a tornare quella Che un giorno tanto tempo fa venne cantando incontro a me E come tanto tempo fa, ti terro' stretta finche' tu Ti lasci andare sempre piu' *****

    


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