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Subject: Meaning behind Where do you go to my lovely (1969)

Written By: Student on 11/07/07 at 4:31 am

This is the continuation of an old thread.

Isn't the song "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)" is a 1969 song by Peter Sarstedt really filled with a bunch of "inside jokes"?  I've looked everywhere on the net and can't find anyone who mentions this.

You talk like Marlene Dietrich
  (Heavily accented U.S. actress born in Berlin, came to U.S. when she was 29)
And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire
  (French ballerina)
Your clothes are all made by Balmain
  (Balmain's father was the owner of a wholesale drapery business)
And there's diamonds and pearls in your hair, yes there are
  (Diamonds and pearls caught in the hair would be impossible to recover)

You live in a fancy apartment off the Boulevard Saint-Michel
  (Mount Saint Michael is a rocky tidal island in Normandy)
Where you keep your Rolling Stones records
  (In 1969, Rolling Stones published under ABKO records. Under a cloud of lawsuits these
  records were being recalled or hard to obtain)
And a friend of Sacha Distel, yes you do
  (Sacha Distel was a french romancer who had numerous "friends")

I've seen all your qualifications you got from the Sorbonne
  (College for theological studies at the University of Paris)
And the painting you stole from Picasso
  (Picasso paintings have been stolen tens of times)
Your loveliness goes on and on, yes it does

When you go on your summer vacation you go to Juan-les-Pins
  (Very hot seaside resort on the coast of France between Cannes and Nice)
With your carefully designed topless swimsuit
  (topless swimsuit has nothing to design)
You get an even suntan on your back and on your legs

And when the snow falls you're found in Saint Moritz With the others of the jet-set
  (Oldest winter resort in the world. Hosts the "White Turf" horse race attended by the older
  generation of the international upper class)
And you sip your Napoleon brandy
  (English gentleman are known for sipping brandy, smoking cigars and talking about politics
  or women in chauvinist Brandy Rooms. Napolean brandy is X.O., aged at least four years)
But you never get your lips wet, no you don't
  (only pretending to drink)

Your name, it is heard in high places
  (High places usually means the government)
You know the Aga Khan, he sent you a racehorse for Christmas
  (Spiritual leader, or imam, of the Ismaili sect of Shiite Muslims. Aga Khan III had racehorses
  but died in 1958.  His son was known for working against world poverty.  Muslims don't give
  christmas gifts)
And you keep it just for fun, for a laugh a-ha-ha-ha
  (Race horses consume an incredible amount of food)

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