“Born Somewhere” by Maxime Le Forestier

This song by Maxime Le Forestier is well written. Good lyrics, good tunes. If you like the genre and you speak french that is. If you’ve been travelling to worlds you deem alien to your own then the words make more sense. Er, I should point out that the song is relatively old, easily more than a decade old.

A few months ago I stumbled upon a blog called Entre Le Monde et l’Ecran (Between The World and The screen), some good narration i thought. I like to read about the Third World, especially how First and Second World people perceive the Third World. I checked back in several times on Entre Le Monde et L’Ecran. What was fascinating is that this person had been travelling in mainly Thirld World countries and she was telling her story, her thoughts and her experiences. She’s been lately in Mali, West Africa, where I’m from in case you haven’t guessed. It’s interesting sometimes to see things through somebody else’s lenses.
Born somewhere, Maxime Le Forestier, i wonder what he was really on about. He must have been travelling at the time he wrote the song, or wished he did? Who knows…

Back to Björk :–

“…here come the earth intruders,
we are the paratroopers,
stampede of sharpshooters,
voodoo…”

I actually imagined correctly how the video would be like before seeing it on YouTube!. I did expect it to close with a large ship taking the “intruders” towards further worlds, just like Frodo after defeating the Dark Lord of Mordor. That was a little disappointing. I can’t get it out my head at the moment.

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