PAS DE DOUTE


Pas de doute (No Doubt) is a song from the album L’autre … released on 9 April 1991

Lyrics of Mylène Farmer. Music composed by Laurent Boutonnat.



Only about 4% of you choose this song as your favorite from the album.

At first sight, the song seems to tell the story of a couple in which the woman accuses the man to shirk his responsibilities and to not get involved in the love relationship. However, the text allows a second meaning and seems to refer to premature ejaculation or perhaps just overall young unskillful lover who rushes in…

“No doubt, this is part of the Libertine cycle, and Pourvu qu’elles soient douces. Again, I surely have some scores to settle with men. It’s a way of not taking yourself seriously for the song one little different from the rest of the album. ” (Mylène Farmer – ” Podium “- September 1991)

Pas de doute is therefore part of Mylène’s songs relating to sexuality. According to the interpretation of many, the topic covered is … premature ejaculation.

Way ahead of time (if it is in fact the real meaning) she speaks up on behalf of woman and men as statistically as high as 40% of men suffer from premature ejaculation. You do the math how many unsatisfied women out there because of that (and in some cases men). So it is, my friends, a bigger problem than we all wish to admit. Again Mylene is being brave and not only digs deeply under the sheets but also not ashamed to reveal what she finds there.

I can’t help but think of the Sex and the City episode “Shortcomings” with Justin Theroux .

Carrie and Justin Theroux burst into her apartment and start going at it, tearing off each other’s clothes until they’re both stripped down to their underwear. When Carrie pins Justin against the wall and canoodles him, he begins thrusting his pelvis and prematurely ejaculates in his boxers…and Carrie’s like, “Oh..? Eww..” and awkwardly hands him a tissue.

https://www.televisionofyore.com/recaps-of-sex-and-the-city/sex-and-the-city-season-2-episode-15

And just like Mylene, Carrie can’t date the “explosive penis” for too long:

Je suis stoïque
Mais plus pour longtemps

Bertrand Le Page, the former manager of Mylène (from whom she separated in 1989 following a scandal he created during the dinner organized for the presentation of the diamond disc of the album Ainsi soit je…) had a very different vision of the song.

“There is, in addition in the album L’autre … a song, Pas de doute, which, I believe, is intended for me. ” (Bertrand Le Page – “Platine” – 1994)

Hmm, there is a headscratcher…as you might already know Bertrand Le Page committed a suicide in 1999. He might have been mentally troubled man…so who knows what Mylene is truly trying to say…

I bet only very few know for sure…and my God, how much I wish to ask her (and not only about the No doubts)

It saddens me what happen…as I am sure Mylene as she has known him and some say even owns him her image of a “mystery woman”

The song is one of the very few which are truly “cheerful” in it’s melody. The production is of course quite primitive by the modern standards when any dinky tune sounds like a million bucks 😊 Surprisingly despite the flat 80s sound and it’s unimaginative (again by modern standards) arrangements, it doesn’t sound “old” even now…perhaps, sounds “aged” like a good cheddar. 😊 The base (or a simulation of such) sounds actually nice. I love Mylene’s little voice 30 years ago – like a little creek in the woods- it’s just flows higher and lower over the notes, creating a pure and innocent feeling no matter what type of sexual topics she chooses to plug in…

No doubts

Another thing of course comes to mind is a band “No doubts” with Gwen Stefani. It is formed in 1986 believe or not – yup that’s how far back they are going…pretty much to Mylene’s time (hahaha)

If you’re wondering where those covers are coming from, I reassure I am not creating them. In fact they came from the https://www.innamoramento.net/mylene-farmer/concours-creations/4 and its context for the hypothetical Pas de doute single. They like those games! Well… am along for a ride. Which one is your favorite?


REMIXES


More remixes below: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Pas%20de%20doute%20remixes%20mylene%20farmer


Here is an enchanting montage of the Becoming Jane film as a soundtrack



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lyrics with translation


Tout n'est qu'une vaine mise en scène
Tes faux départs sont toujours les mêmes
D'être tendu n'ajoute rien au problème
Tous tes ébats sont stériles et même
Après tout demain peut être différent
Quitte à faire vite
Je prends les devants
Ne dit-on pas qu'il vaut mieux tôt que jamais
Tu précipites
Moi je prends mon temps
Pas de doute ainsi c'est sans doute une fuite
Mais te décharger de tout c'est illicite
Pas de doute ami, là tu t'emballes
Quand tu n'as plus ta tête, tu fais tout trop vite
Pas de doute ainsi c'est sans doute une fuite
Mais te détacher de tout c'est illicite
Pas de doute ainsi c'est bien normal
Quand tu n'as plus ta tête, c'est toi qui précipites
Tout n'est qu'une vaine mise en scène
Tes va et vient sont toujours les mêmes
Ton point de vue tordu sur le sexe faible
S'effondre un rien dans un cas pareil
Après tout c'est bien là ton tempérament
Dès qu'on réplique
Toi tu fous le camp
Ne dit-on pas qui ne tente rien n'a rien
Je suis stoïque
Mais plus pour longtemps
Pas de doute ainsi c'est sans doute une fuite
Mais te décharger de tout c'est illicite
Pas de doute ami, là tu t'emballes
Quand tu n'as plus ta tête, tu fais tout trop vite
Pas de doute ainsi c'est sans doute une fuite
Mais te détacher de tout c'est illicite
Pas de doute ainsi c'est bien normal
Quand tu n'as plus ta tête, c'est toi qui précipites
Pas de doute ainsi c'est sans doute une fuite
Mais te décharger de tout c'est illicite
Pas de doute ami, là tu t'emballes
Quand tu n'as plus ta tête, tu fais tout trop vite
Pas de doute ainsi c'est sans doute une fuite
Mais te détacher de tout c'est illicite
Pas de doute ainsi c'est bien normal
Quand tu n'as plus ta tête, c'est toi qui précipites
Pas de doute ainsi c'est sans doute une fuite
Mais te décharger de tout c'est illicite
Pas de doute ami, là tu t'emballes
Quand tu n'as plus ta tête, tu fais tout trop vite
Pas de doute ainsi c'est sans doute une fuite
Mais te détacher de tout c'est illicite
Pas de doute ainsi c'est bien normal
Quand tu n'as plus ta tête, c'est toi qui précipites
It's all a vain show
Your false starts are always the same
Being tense adds nothing to the problem
All your romps are sterile and even
After all tomorrow can be different
If I have to be quick
I'll take the lead
Don't they say it's better sooner than never
You're rushing
I take my time
No doubt so it's probably an escape
But to unload you of all it is illicit
No doubt friend, now you're getting carried away
When you're out of your mind, you do everything too fast
No doubt so it's an escape
But to detach yourself from everything is unlawful
No doubt this is normal
When you're out of your mind, you're the one who's rushing
Everything is just a vain show
Your comings and goings are always the same
Your twisted view of the weaker sex
Collapses in a case like this
After all, that's your temperament
As soon as someone replies
You get the hell out
Don't they say that nothing ventured, nothing gained
I am stoic
But not for long
No doubt so it's probably an escape
But to unload you of all it is illicit
No doubt friend, now you're getting carried away
When you're out of your mind, you do everything too fast
No doubt so it's an escape
But to detach yourself from everything is unlawful
No doubt this is normal
When you're out of your mind, you're the one who's rushing
No doubt so it's an escape
But to unload you of all it is illicit
No doubt friend, you're getting carried away
When you're out of your mind, you do everything too fast
No doubt so it's an escape
But to detach yourself from everything is unlawful
No doubt this is normal
When you're out of your mind, you're the one who's rushing
No doubt so it's an escape
But to unload you of all it is illicit
No doubt friend, you're getting carried away
When you're out of your mind, you do everything too fast
No doubt so it's an escape
But to detach yourself from everything is unlawful
No doubt this is normal
When you're out of your mind, you're the one who's rushing

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