ICI BAS


Ici bas is #8 title on ninth studio album Monkey Me and (her 18th album overall).

The album was released on 3 December 2012. Despite mixed reviews from critics, it entered the French album chart at number one selling almost 150,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified 3× Platinum within its first month of release in France. The album was supported by the sold-out Timeless tour the following year.

In France, the album entered the charts at number one on 15 December 2012, with cumulative sales of 147,530 units (137,590 physical formats and 9,940 downloads), which was the best weekly sales of 2012 in France. Up to date it reached around 400 000 in France and a half -million worldwide but i am sure digital listening and downloads makes the numbers higher

Despite its strong sales, the album received mixed reviews from the press. On one hand, many critics welcomed the return of Laurent Boutonnat in the songwriting process; on the other hand, others, for example the magazine 7 sur 7, found the arrangements very dated.

The critics don’t bother me much and I love having my opinion on Mylene’s work as I hope you do as well

“Ici bas” didn’t have a video associated with it and never was performed live. So that alone makes it special. It is left behind the big-win songs, but it makes it in my eyes no less valuable.

Although wrapped into the a lovely upbeat dancing rhythm practically asking you to run on a treadmill or just dance around, It has a substantial spiritual and soul searching content so needed after the yesterday darkened topic of Optimistique-moi…

I want for a change illustrate this chapter with photos of Mylene which show her Human side… just being one of us. Lets see and love her like another woman amongst us and not as an unreachable and depersonalized mega-star. I hope you like this little collection. Find more complete photo collection HERE

The song is a conversation with the higher power and the higher realm. Mylene tells it very sincerely how hard it is to be in this world full of wars, pain and suffering and how much she misses Mary here (I am sure refers to the virgin Mary Jesus’ mother as an ultimate symbol of love). How much instead of the life celebration it turns her into a helpless “wooden puppet” (strong association with Sans Contrefacon and City of Love). Fame does it despite common belief that it brings you nothing but happiness.

I love seeing such a profoundly humility in Mylene.

The more I get to know her through the writing of this book, the more I see the woman, the person, the child, the daughter, the friend, the lover, the HUMAN. It is easier to love someone you think of as “perfect”. No such a thing as we know…for that I love seeing Mylene as just the one of us. And to me her humanness is so much more attractive than any star-like achievements (which I admire very much!)

Perhaps she just speaks (sings) on a behalf of all of us who can’t. She is the Voice, the Beauty, the Courage, the Sexiness, the Power, the Sacred Feminine. She is us. If you are on your spiritual journey as many are nowadays (nock nock! the age of Aquarius is here!) you are already well aware that we are ALL CONNECTED and we are ALL ONE. We share the same planetary energy, we get sick as a planet (learned that well recently) but we also HEAL as a planet.

Mylene does her job so well. I am sure the Universe praises her for that. Are we doing our job? Are we raising the vibrations of this world? Are we in touch with our feelings, are we ready to express them as beautifully in the form of inspiration and gentleness, in the form of LOVE…?

Many lightworkers believe that we are shifting as a humanity into the next dimension. From the 3D into the 5D through the awaking “tunnel” of the 4D energies…Here is a graph to refer to as some of you asked me what do i mean by saying “3D, 5D etc”

It is my personal feeling that Mylene is already in the 5D or very very close. There are few basic reasons I believe that:

  1. Blue ray energy (see the chart) is where the New Humanity Consciousness immerges. It corresponds primarily with 5th chakra (throat) as we allow ourselves to become an instrument of expression through the voice / singing/ speaking/ writing. It is a much higher frequency wave as you can see – 440 to about 639
  2. Once the specific frequency achieved, the influence over others increases exponentially. No-one would deny Mylene’s influence over the thousands and thousands of people. That’s how the Universe operates. The initial spark of the Infinite Creator (you can call it God, Universe or by any other names you are comfortable with) needs to be spread as wide and as fast as possible to create The Change.
  3. Then the change takes place and keeps expanding to the global scale! And we are ALL are the co-creators on this stage of life. Mylene has communicated the change to us in the manner we can successfully perceive: through the emotions and the open heart channeling. All you need to do is not block or resist the LOVE you feel by being in her energy…Take it in, share it (as so many of you do!), multiply it!

On the flip side of such a spiritual evolution, It gets much-much lonelier as you shift and miss the One-ness even more. For those of you who are experiencing an intensified loneliness – that is why. And you are NOT alone! You have us. We are a Soul Family united around the Love that our Mylene projects into the world.

I know you can feel it. In the addition, you might know that each region of the planet communicate to the specific energy frequency. France is presently aligned with the heart chakra and resonates with the level of 639 Hz or so. It appears is it not by accident Mylene has been destined to be here in France to be able to carry on her mission

I hope we’ll see a better world during our lives. I hope to see the Love as the only government and the Compassion as the only Power.

For the first time in her career, Farmer invited her fans to design the official cover of the single “Monkey Me” and post their creations on Twitter or Instagram so that she can choose her favorite one.

I wish she would do something like that again!! We miss interacting, Mylene!



This is such an adorable instrumental – thank you Gaël Aufsatz

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lyrics with translations


C'est bien ici-bas
Que j'ai voulu la guerre
Je rentre chez moi
Tu n'es pas là
Que suis-je sans toi?

C'est bien ici-bas
Que j'ai voulu la liesse
Drôle de vie
Qui fait, pauvre de moi
Un pantin de bois

C'est comme un long chapelet
Qui porte ton nom
Que j'égrène en vain
Je compte mes prières

Balader mon spleen
Et m’étourdir est bon
Je pense à la fuite
De tous mes rêves

Toi Marie qui voit
Du haut de ton donjon
Colonie de pantins
De pauvres hères

L'âme éperdue
Plongée dans la confusion
Je t'en prie, sois là
Exauce mes prières

C'est bien ici-bas
Que j'ai voulu la guerre
Je rentre chez moi
Tu n'es pas là
Que suis-je sans toi?

C'est bien ici-bas
Que j'ai voulu la liesse
Drôle de vie
Qui fait, pauvre de moi
Un pantin de bois

C'est comme un doux vent qui
Gémit et je plonge
Un à un mes yeux dans l'onde
Et la lumière

Partager mon spleen
Et m'étourdir est bon
Je pense à nos âmes
Qui s'élèvent

Toi Marie qui voit
Du haut de ton donjon
Combien je vacille
Combien je peine

Je fais vœux de vie
Vœux de contemplation
Exauce-moi oh j'existe
Pour qu'on m'aime

C'est bien ici-bas
Que j'ai voulu la guerre
Je rentre chez moi
Tu n'es pas là
Que suis-je sans toi?

C'est bien ici-bas
Que j'ai voulu la liesse
Drôle de vie
Qui fait, pauvre de moi
Un pantin de bois

It is here below
That I wanted the war
I’m going home
You are not here
What am I without you?

It is here below
That I wanted the joy
Strange life
Which makes, poor me
A wooden puppet

It’s like a long rosary
That bears your name
That I pray in vain
I count my prayers

To walk my spleen
And to be dizzy is good
I think of the escape
Of all my dreams

You Mary who sees
From the top of your dungeon
A colony of puppets
Of poor men

The distraught soul
Plunged in confusion
I beg you, be there
Answer my prayers

It is well here below
That I wanted the war
I’m going home
You are not here
What am I without you?

It is well here below
That I wanted the joy
Strange life
Which makes, poor me
A wooden puppet

It is like a soft wind that
Moaning and I plunge
One by one my eyes in the wave
And the light

To share my spleen
And to be dizzy is good
I think of our souls
That rise up

You Mary who sees
From the top of your dungeon
How I waver
How much I struggle

I make a vow of life
Vows of contemplation
Grant me oh I exist
For someone to love me

It is well here below
That I wanted the war
I’m going home
You are not here
What am I without you?

It is well here below
That I wanted the joy
Strange life
Which makes, poor me
A wooden puppet


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