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Thievery Corporation — Simple Histoire
Album: The Richest Man In Babylon
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:37
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Couleur de vie, couleur de joie
Où sont tes larmes, tous tes mots?
Et puisque t'en a marre de voir
Tous les gens souffrir
Cette notion trop simple et naïve
Parvenir à vaincre une loi
Loi invisible, si injuste
Si injuste, si sombre

Vis ta vie, elle est si belle
Vis ta vie, c'est la tienne
Vis ta vie, sans mensonge
Vis ta vie, comme tu veux

Couleur de vie, couleur de joie
Où est ce feu philosophique
Ton esprit condensé, pulverisé
Subtilé par toutes tes larmes

Vis ta vie, elle est si belle
Vis ta vie, c'est la tienne
Vis ta vie, sans mensonge
Vis ta vie, comme tu veux

Vis ta vie, elle est si belle
Vis ta vie, c'est la tienne
Vis ta vie, sans mensonge
Vis ta vie, comme tu veux
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Ahhhhh.....sublime. Thanks Bill.
 ElainaEast wrote:
I love RP... except for the unfortunate soft spot they have for lounge-y cheese... 

 
Mmmm...cheese
I love RP... except for the unfortunate soft spot they have for lounge-y cheese... 
google translation:
Loulou:

Color of life, color of joy
Where are your tears, all your words
And since you're sick of seeing
All people suffer
This notion is too simple and naive
Defeat a law
Invisible law, so unjust
So unjust, so dark

Live your life, it is so beautiful
Live your life is yours
Live your life, without a lie
Live your life, as you want

Color of life, color of joy
Where is this philosophical fire
Your condensed spirit, sprayed
Subtitled by all your tears

Live your life, it is so beautiful
Live your life is yours
Live your life, without a lie
Live your life, as you want
This pretty much sucks.
 fredriley wrote:

TF often use this same French singer ( anybody know her name?)

 
LouLou Ghelichkhani 
 fredriley wrote:
Couleur de vie, couleur de joie
Où sont tes larmes, tous tes mots
Et puisque t'en as marre de voir
Tous les gens souffrir
Cette notion trop simple et naïve
Parvenir à vaincre une loi
Loi invisible, si injuste
Si injuste, si sombre

Vis ta vie, elle est si belle
Vis ta vie, c'est la tienne
Vis ta vie, sans mensonge
Vis ta vie, comme tu veux

Couleur de vie, couleur de joie
Où est ce feu philosophique
Ton esprit condensé, pulverisé
Subtilé par toutes tes larmes

Vis ta vie, elle est si belle
Vis ta vie, c'est la tienne
Vis ta vie, sans mensonge
Vis ta vie, comme tu veux

 
Thank you
 jhorton wrote:
She could sing the french phonebook and I would still have to rearrange my pants afterwards.
 
For all I know she could be sining the phone. I didn't get French at school even though I've been visiting the country for decades I can only manage is Merci and Deux bières s'il vous plait! 
 jhorton wrote:
She could sing the french phonebook and I would still have to rearrange my pants afterwards.

 
lol....nice comment.
 
damn these people are boring
 fredriley wrote:

Profoundly superficial? That's a wee bit of an oxymoron...

TF often use this same French singer ( anybody know her name?) in their works, and as it's her native language I'd not have thought that the French lyrics were thrown in so as to add je ne sais quoi to the songs. I expect that she wrote them herself.. TF also use singers in other languages, and are very internationalist in their outlook, which fits in with their radical politics. This isn't one of their best songs - the reverb irritates a bit - but they're never less than interesting and eclectic. Which is why they find themselves played frequently on RP, I guess...

 
"Profoundly Superficial" does make a good band name though.  The singer's name is LouLou Ghelichkhani; she's American-born, but I believe she grew up in France.
Really boring..
She could sing the french phonebook and I would still have to rearrange my pants afterwards.
 CoYoT51 wrote:
"Let's put some French lyrics and it will sound great"... sorry but it sucks. Pédant, profondément superficiel.

 
Profoundly superficial? That's a wee bit of an oxymoron...

TF often use this same French singer ( anybody know her name?) in their works, and as it's her native language I'd not have thought that the French lyrics were thrown in so as to add je ne sais quoi to the songs. I expect that she wrote them herself.. TF also use singers in other languages, and are very internationalist in their outlook, which fits in with their radical politics. This isn't one of their best songs - the reverb irritates a bit - but they're never less than interesting and eclectic. Which is why they find themselves played frequently on RP, I guess...
 scraig wrote:
"I don't always drink beer, but when I do I prefer Dos Equis."

 
It's not really beer though, is it?
Great track from a great band.
"Let's put some French lyrics and it will sound great"... sorry but it sucks. Pédant, profondément superficiel.
 handyrae wrote:
Makes me wish I were under a palm tree, by the beach somewhere with a cold drink in my hand.
 
Naaaah, man!  Screaming down a double-black with no one in sight, just enough light to see the bumps, and this blasting in the earbuds.
French woman singing is wonderful in the first place.  Dreamy song is almost as wonderful in the second.
just keep this number going and going

I would have been disappointed if this band wasn't playing after the last one


YEah, I remember when I first used Garageband.
 Alpine wrote:

Thievery Corporation = same song over and over and over and over and over and over

 
Must not enjoy the sitar..
 Alpine wrote:

Thievery Corporation = same song over and over and over and over and over and over


 
sooooo, you're saying they caught Santana Disease?

 Alpine wrote:

Thievery Corporation = same song over and over and over and over and over and over


 

And it's so awesome!
"I don't always drink beer, but when I do I prefer Dos Equis."
 socalhol wrote:
Nice set Bill! 

Massive Attack - Protection
Black Box Recorder - Wonderful Life
Thievery Corp - Simple Histoire

 
 
and exactly same set this morning of Novembre 2010!
 Alpine wrote:

Thievery Corporation = same song over and over and over and over and over and over


 
I feel the same way about the whole genre of Cumbia.  But that's because I'm completely ignorant to it and have absolutely no interest in it.

Thievery Corporation = same song over and over and over and over and over and over


The echo-sitar is the best part. 9 thumbs up here. 
Typically of TC, smooth sound, political lyrics:

Couleur de vie, couleur de joie
Où sont tes larmes, tous tes mots
Et puisque t'en as marre de voir
Tous les gens souffrir
Cette notion trop simple et naïve
Parvenir à vaincre une loi
Loi invisible, si injuste
Si injuste, si sombre

Vis ta vie, elle est si belle
Vis ta vie, c'est la tienne
Vis ta vie, sans mensonge
Vis ta vie, comme tu veux

Couleur de vie, couleur de joie
Où est ce feu philosophique
Ton esprit condensé, pulverisé
Subtilé par toutes tes larmes

Vis ta vie, elle est si belle
Vis ta vie, c'est la tienne
Vis ta vie, sans mensonge
Vis ta vie, comme tu veux
love love love love love
 ValosAtreide wrote:
I'm not usually a big fan of this genre, but I found this song very soothing and enjoyable.. great track, here. How does the rest of Thievery Corporation's selection of tunes sound?
 
A little late, but if you haven't heard it, may I suggest "Mirror Conspiracy". A very solid album!
Nice set Bill! 

Massive Attack - Protection
Black Box Recorder - Wonderful Life
Thievery Corp - Simple Histoire

 
 handyrae wrote:
Makes me wish I were under a palm tree, by the beach somewhere with a cold drink in my hand.
 
Save a spot & a drink fer me.  {#Sunny}
Makes me wish I were under a palm tree, by the beach somewhere with a cold drink in my hand.
loungelicious
The bass line has the feel of a watered down "black magic woman", very sensual.
This whole album is amazing.
'A genre busting amalgam.'
pretentious?....moi?!
no really..no dud tracks. how rare is that!!
 ValosAtreide wrote:
I'm not usually a big fan of this genre, but I found this song very soothing and enjoyable.. great track, here. How does the rest of Thievery Corporation's selection of tunes sound?
 
I would suggest both "Richest Man in Babylon" and "The Cosmic Game".  Both are exceptional.  Cosmic game has several guest musicians including Wayne Coyne, Perry Ferrell, and RPs favorite whipping boy David Byrne.  Down-tempo world grooves that only TC can create.  Enjoy!

downbylaw wrote:
this reminds me, rp should play some sade.
Oh and this dude is right. How about some smooth operator ;)
I'm not usually a big fan of this genre, but I found this song very soothing and enjoyable.. great track, here. How does the rest of Thievery Corporation's selection of tunes sound?
Come to Butthead.....come a little closer.....
lophrequa wrote:
Caia, Zero 7, Future Sound of London, Gotan Project
and some Groove Armada, and some Land of the Loops
Wisercrowe wrote:
I like the Corp, massive attack,morecheeba, sneaker pimps, lamb and portishead... anyone suggest more trip hop for me?
Caia, Zero 7, Future Sound of London, Gotan Project
Wisercrowe wrote:
I like the Corp, massive attack,morecheeba, sneaker pimps, lamb and portishead... anyone suggest more trip hop for me?
Omid, The Grouch instrumentals, DJ Greyboy (Mastered the Art is a fine album), Spam Allstars (weird name but really good Cuban-American trip hop)
pass me the hookah
ScottishWillie wrote:
Mesmerizing
Uhhhhhhhhhh... yeahhhhhhh...
Hypnotic...enchanting...
nice tea drinking evening mood tune
Moak wrote:
That inane drum track again - who would claim it as their own?
I knew I left that damn thing somewhere!!!
Mesmerizing
Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
Not sure you are right : both permanent members Rob Garza and Eric Hilton grew up in Maryland, and TC was created in Wash. DC according to the biography of their own website. They are neither Icelandic nor French.
The message concerned actually referred to another band, Sigur Ros, not Thievery Corporation.
Soooo smooth. . . I can listen to this all day. I'll be a puddle of Zen by late afternoon.
Leatherpoker wrote:
I like these guys a lot, but don't all of their songs start to sound the same after a while?
well, it may be the case, Leatherpoker, that you may not like TC as much as you think you do
I like these guys a lot, but don't all of their songs start to sound the same after a while?
zaknafein wrote:
They're actually Icelandic, and yes, there are a number of their tracks in rotation.
Not sure you are right : both permanent members Rob Garza and Eric Hilton grew up in Maryland, and TC was created in Wash. DC according to the biography of their own website. They are neither Icelandic nor French.
See this band live. They stole the show at Lollapalloza last year in Chicago. The laid-back character of their studio stuff became this primal rhythmic party that had 1,500 people bouncing into the night!
ADD_IT_UP wrote:
Does RP ever play stuff by Sigur Ros or however you spell their name? They're a Norwegian band, however you spell Norwegian, and have been described as pink floyd mixed with radiohead. Their hit song was Starafleur I think...Theivery Corp reminds of me them, slightly.
They're actually Icelandic, and yes, there are a number of their tracks in rotation.
Does RP ever play stuff by Sigur Ros or however you spell their name? They're a Norwegian band, however you spell Norwegian, and have been described as pink floyd mixed with radiohead. Their hit song was Starafleur I think...Theivery Corp reminds of me them, slightly.
Moak wrote:
That inane drum track again - who would claim it as their own?
I sure wish they would come and take it home. It's lost and confused. It wandered into a song by mistake.
TC are fast becomin' one of my fav bands :dance: so beguilin' ... ?
Wisercrowe wrote:
I like the Corp, massive attack,morecheeba, sneaker pimps, lamb and portishead... anyone suggest more trip hop for me?
Tricky, used to be part of Massive Attack. Maxiquaye - it's a stunning album, of find "Ruff Guide" - it's kind of a best-off.. album. Quantic and Bonobo also get my vote, though they're not strictly Trip-hop, if you like Corp et al., you'll like them. If you want really chilled trip-hop/hip-hop check out "Carboot Soul" or "Smoker's Delight" by Nightmares on Wax
Me, ok? :beat: Moak wrote:
That inane drum track again - who would claim it as their own?
I like the Corp, massive attack,morecheeba, sneaker pimps, lamb and portishead... anyone suggest more trip hop for me?
MsJudi wrote:
I love the Corp. They put me in a mood that I can't even describe, but I groove on it.
I'm groovin' with ya MsJudi...... :bananasplit: :sunny:
Fantastic band! In my cd player are...Thievery Corp. "Mirror Conspiracy", Kruder & Dorfmeister "K&D Sessions", Boards of Canada "Music Has The Right to Children", Tosca "Suzuki" & Peace Orchestra!
rgrace wrote:
Always open for more techno/trip hop.
Me too. I don't want to hear it 24/7, but I could do with a bit more than we usually get on RP.
The essence of 7.
Cool indeed.
Like a cool tropical breeze...ahhhhhhh
jean-louis wrote:
charming! but is this french? The title seems to suggest so but sounds more idian to me...
French it is. But even for a native from France, it is mostly ununderstandable...
jean-louis wrote:
charming! but is this french? The title seems to suggest so but sounds more idian to me...
Who knows? This is music from D.C. It's not supposed to make sense! But it sounds good, whatever the language.
Nice. The title should be "une", not "un".
charming! but is this french? The title seems to suggest so but sounds more idian to me...
I love the Corp. They put me in a mood that I can't even describe, but I groove on it.
damien wrote:
I really like this band... they chill me right out. and I really need to chill out today! BUSH BLOWS
ha ha ha ha ha lol, Schmuck Moore needs a Bath!
I really like this band... they chill me right out. and I really need to chill out today! BUSH BLOWS
dissen wrote:
why isn't there any songs by kruder and dorfmeister...? I ask again...
the original bedroom rockers would compliment this track particularly.
Yes, I agree - Kruder & Dorfmeister would be a very nice addition. The Peace Orchestra, a K & D project, would also be nice. 8)
why isn't there any songs by kruder and dorfmeister...? I ask again...
Great Song Lets me practice my high school french. Which is apparently very rusty
very mellow
Thievery Corp is just one of a number of great artists associated with Eighteenth Street Lounge Music. Ursula 1000, Blue States, Thunderball, Arkestra One, Nicola Conte are all well worth checking out.
Peyote wrote:
Got this album on my wish list!! Cool....great vibe!!
Same here! Love this sound! (pimp)
Oh, most superlative and smooth...a great track for the early evening as the dark is drawing in. Well, thats in England anyway...
Got this album on my wish list!! Cool....great vibe!!
Good Stuff. I had never heard them. Thanks! :music:
plastic but likeable :bounce: :bounce:
What a perfect mix for my rather stressful day here at work. Reframes my perspective. Thanks RP. :nodhead:
Originally Posted by mikedill: YES!!! We need more Thievery Corp, Chicane, Hooverphonic, St. Germain on RP. Thanks for the smooth grooves!
Yeah! Loungy cool stuff going on-definitely more St. Germain! :cool: :cool: :cool:
:lol: :lol: :lol: I love everything these guys. It\'s the kind of music I can listen to anytime and be satisfied. I would love to hear more of them and some of their earlier stuff.
Wow, I really like this one. Goes very good with my coffee and morning workload. Thanks RP!! :wave:
I\'d like to hear this one less, please?
me likey! :bounce:
I like this alot. It reminds a little of Transglobal underground
Originally Posted by Skyhawk: (pimp)
:wave: hey Tallahassee, my old stomping grounds!
(pimp)
this reminds me, rp should play some sade.
I love that little \"sitar\" playing... kinda feels like they are plunking my spinal cord :lol:
BreezyLanguidAndNotDistinctive ;)
:clap: very smooth, i likie!
Thanks. Keep the newer music flowing.
YES!!! We need more Thievery Corp, Chicane, Hooverphonic, St. Germain on RP. Thanks for the smooth grooves!
Hey great stuff! Glad to see you\'re playing more and more of these guys. I\'ve heard them in town here at a couple of clubs and they\'re getting better all the time. Thanx again Bill. :wave:
Hmmm... I like this. Always open for more techno/trip hop. Gave it a 7.