ET TOURNOIE…


Collage curtesy of MYNA MORAMENTO RAFI

Et tournoie …( And Spin …) is a song from the album Anamorphosée  released on 17 October 1995

Lyrics of Mylène Farmer. Music composed, produced and arranged by Laurent Boutonnat.


“In a song, there is necessarily self. But let’s talk about the artist … ” (Mylène Farmer – L’Express – 11/02/1995)

Mylène herself explained in an interview with L’Express that the text of this song was inspired by the cone of light of the painter Hieronymus Bosch.

The Rise of the Blessed to the Empyrean is part of a quadriptych (Visions of the Beyond) devoted to the fall of the damned, as well as to the representation of Hell. Poor thing – here is her Catholic upbringing are talking (again!) But seriously, Bosch is very powerful – Dali of his time with very unique vision. No wonder, Mylene is impressed…

Mylène was also probably influenced by one of her favorite authors, Pierre Reverdy. In Toi ou moi from the collection Sources du vent (1929), the poet writes: “A barely indicated hope / Under the wind a bitter complaint” when Mylène sings on her side: “Under your soul the bitter complaint / Panse la, give it”.

In the poem Patience (Les Ardoises du toit, 1918), we can read the lines: “We spoke low in this tone / And a new star rises / Hope shines” when Mylène writes at the end of the first verse of his song: “But your life, makes you want / Your son you already love him / And the star rises”.



No television performance on Et tournoie …

“She is the Mylène Farmer we know, unsurprisingly in Eaunanism or Et tournoie .” (Le Soir – 10/18/1995)

“On the strength of its distortions in the mirror, the new Mylène wants to be more proactive, freed from the grip of her” spider “, the neurotic symbol of what once tapped her:” Depressive l ‘artist, exit, exit “she swears between two verses of spirituality Lao Tseu way of Supermarket (“Put your soul of light and whirls “).” (Idol – November 1995)

Carole Rowley (LEFT)
Yvan Cassar

“Under the sign of great flights megalomaniac on introductions, followed by verses and choruses played flawlessly, slow songs […] alternate with more incisive beaches, more rhythmic, faster […]. “After Et tournoie … , we find XXL , against a background of guitars by Jeff Dahlgren, to raise the mayonnaise and give it a more rock color …” (Temps Passion Magazine – December 1995)

To me personally, the song is very reminiscent of the Mylene s’en fout.

It is very Anamorphosée. It has very typical for that era arrangement, vocals and overall feel. It’s the Californian Mylene: being a transplant to the American soil and trying to regain her equilibrium after the big Giorgino fall. That’s why there is something definitely new to her after she came back and brought with her that echo of confusion and uncertainty with the touch of anger and desperation that shaped her spirit during those difficult LA months. Her body is worked out to perfection. That’s one way to channel one’s frustration. She looks like a million bucks and no doubts very proud of her accomplishment as she opens her concerts in 1996 in just a tiny bikini. And we are happy to see her empowered and owning herself. You go, girl!


TOUR 1996



Et tournoie … was sung on all the dates of the 1996 Tour. Arrangements for the stage: Laurent Boutonnat. Choreography: Jaime Ortega.


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lyrics with translation


J'perçois tes funérailles
Cerveau en bataille
Tu te veux liquide
Pantin translucide
Mais tu n'pourras rien changer
Côté sombre, c'est mon ombre
Dissout dans l'éternité
Et l'astre est de cendre
Ton fantôme intérieur
Affronte tes heures
Assassin blotti
Ton pire ennemi
Tu veux t'expulser de toi
Mais ta vie, fait envie
Ton fil tu l'aimes, déjà
Et l'astre s'élève oh...
Mets ton âme de lumière
Et tournoie et tournoie
Mets ton habit de mystère
Et tournoie et tournoie
Sous ton âme la plainte amère
Panse la, donne la
Mets ton âme de lumière
Dedans tout n'est que faille
Ton coeur de cristal
Se brise au moindre éclat
De rire et de larmes
Aux morts qu'importe les dés
Le soleil, ton emblème
Ne te sera dérobé
Que pour l'éternel oh...
Mets ton âme de lumière
Et tournoie et tournoie
Mets ton habit de mystère
Et tournoie et tournoie
Sous ton âme la plainte amère
Panse la, donne la
Mets ton âme de lumière
I can see your funeral
Brain in battle
You want liquid
Translucent puppet
But you can't change anything
Dark side is my shadow
Dissolved in eternity
And the star is ash
Your inner ghost
Face your hours
Snuggled Assassin
Your worst enemy
You want to kick yourself out of you
But your life makes you want
Your thread you love it already
And the star rises oh ...
Put your soul in light
And twirls and twirls
Put on your mystery outfit
And twirls and twirls
Under your soul the bitter complaint
Dress it up, give it away
Put your soul in light
Inside everything is only flaw
Your crystal heart
Shatters at the slightest glare
Of laughter and tears
To the dead, whatever the dice
The sun, your emblem
Will not be stolen from you
That for the eternal oh ...
Put your soul in light
And twirls and twirls
Put on your mystery outfit
And twirls and twirls
Under your soul the bitter complaint
Dress it up, give it away
Put your soul in light


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