“Paris ransacked”: Pierre Perret curbs the dirt and the works of the capital in his new song

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Pierre Perret publishes a new song inspired by the lack of cleanliness of the sidewalks of Paris and by the redevelopment of the streets decided by Anne Hidalgo and the municipal team. Pierre Perret takes a critical look at the state of Paris.

At the first notes, to the sound of the accordion, it seems to be a playful song. Then comes the recognizable voice of Pierre Perret. Then finally the lyrics. In “Paris saccagée”, the singer takes an uncompromising look at the cleanliness of the streets of Paris.

Selected pieces. “In Paris, disgusting Paris, only the ras are happy, they know that vegans here are not stupid, feed them only with organic”, “the droppings that bloom on the sidewalks decorate this big dump”, “in Paris, winter like summer, we don’t touch the dirt”. Words that describe more than ever the reality of Parisians with the garbage collectors’ strike and the 10,000 tonnes of garbage cans strewn on the sidewalks.

Works, cycle paths, drugs…

In his verses, the singer from Castelsarrasin in the Tarn-et-Garonne also attacks the changes implemented in recent years: “To cross the trenches, the works, it’s worse than the Roncesvalles pass”. He attacks the “rue de Rivoli become riderivélo”. He describes “a patched Paris” where “it’s the ugliness that has passed” or even “squares where the more a child plays, there are syringes and more nannies”.

Pierre Perret makes a sad observation: “Poor Paris, Paris ugly, in what state they put you, they had promised Nirvana and it’s the berezina” and its variant “Poor Paris, Paris ugly, you who were paradise , here you are dressed in Waterloo, by our kind ecologists”.

Anne Hidalgo in the viewfinder

Without ever naming her, he directly targets Anne Hidalgo in part of the song: “Poor Paris, which has become so cra-cra, We know very well who did this to you, It’s the smart piaf skulls, Which eat seeds at the town hall”. Anne Hidalgo will appreciate.

A video shot in the streets of Paris, where Pierre Perret appears encrusted on a bicycle thanks to a green background, illustrates in images what he describes in his song.