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Song Parodies -> "In France"

Original Song Title:

"Just Dance"

Original Performer:

Lady Gaga

Parody Song Title:

"In France"

Parody Written by:

Christie Marie M

The Lyrics

I’ve dreamed about visiting France ever since the 5th grade! It also takes me back to the time in school where this girl and I were competing about who got to do a geography report about France. Unfortunately, none of us got to report about it due my other classmate who picked it before us. Well, if I can’t do the report, at least I get to write a parody about it. Anyways, in regards to winning a grand prize on first class tickets, it’s not everyday that it happens. NOTE: This song’s hard to pace, so I might have messed up on the lyrics. Due to the fact that I haven’t written parodies in ages, I’m a bit rusty, as well as my French (I had to guide me). But, I tried the best that I could.

A Red Wine
Baked Brie
Foie Gras
Ooh, la, la!

This contest where I won a prize (oh, so, nice)
It’s great I can’t believe my eyes (a surprise, yeah!)
First class ticket to France
One-way trip to romance
A lot of thrills, a lot of fun

Arrived at place of l’amour
Paris, Bordeaux, Versailles, Lyon, Marseilles to see and much more!
Can’t wait to scale the Eiffel Tower
From below Paris lights shine so bright, a-all night!

In France
Croissant, s’il vous plaît!
Merci beaucoup!
In France
Le café au lait
A cup or two
In France
In those chic cafés
Fra-fra-fra-France, France, France
I-I-I-In France (France)

Wish I could sail the River Loire
Maybe I’ll drink some Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir, wine)
Sous chefs’ special gourmets
“Bon appetite!” they say
I’ll seek a fine hot beau tonight!

I’ll feast on sweet petit fours
I love this dessert, baby, they’re so good can’t ask for much more
Cruising around the Arc d’Triomphe
Those traffic headlights that shine so bright, a-all night!

In France
Where they dance ballet
The pas de deux
In France
Elegant portraits
Museé du Louvre
From France
Jean-Paul Gaultier
France, France

(Male Vocal)
When I come through, I’ll be learning techniques of art avant-garde
Can’t believe my eyes so Gothic is the Notre-Dame
But I ain’t gonna take my chances, feasting raw eggs on top of steak tartare
Ratatouille, cuisse grenouille*, tres classique le tout le monde, yeah!

If only I’m a vintner* at those French wineries
I’ll make a fortune selling wine at an ounce
Maybe next year I will travel onward to Rome, Italy
In the meantime, I’m gonna enjoy my stay down

In France
They have crème brûlée
And tea for two
In France
Go have cheese soufflé
Mushroom ragout
In France
Robust cassoulet
Chick cordon bleu
In France
Have mignon fillet
Covered in roux
From France
Chablis, chardonnay
France, France
Fra-fra-fra-from France

Mon Dieu!

Trés magnifique, trés majestique!
Coco Chanel trés fantastique!
Trés magnifique, trés fantastique!
Où est la plus proche la belle boutique?

Trés magnifique, tres prolifique!
Lancôme fait un beau cosmétique!
Trés magnifique, belle artistique!
Exécutent la musique classique!

Go, hit the runway, work it, pose, you’re a model!
(I got it, it is worth it to go flaunt it!)
Let’s go! Ride it, race it, chase it, board the
Paris Metro (I’m on it!)
Rock the château! (I love it!)

In France
Champs d’Elysses
Ville Toulouse
In France
Il Museé Orsay
Le Puy du Fou***
In France (baby)
All the people say
Oh, Sacre Bleu!
In France
Let’s call it a day
Farewell, Adieu!
In France
A great holiday (I enjoyed my stay)
France, France
I-I-I-In France
*Cuisse de grenouille- frogs' legs. * *Vintner- person engaged in making wine. ***Le Puy du Fou- theme park in Les Epesses, in the heart of the Vendée region of Western France.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 18

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 4   1
 5   17

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Jeff Reuben - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Good to see you here again! Nice job putting the France into Gaga. Worked well into the OS.
Mark Scotti - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Welcome back, Christie! Fine effort. cinq cinq cinq
TJC - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Frankly, you've very nearly managed to convert this, er, frankincense'd fellow into a full-fledged Frankophile with this one, Christie. And I think you've just invented the travelog-rhythmic to boot!
AFW - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Very Frenchy dressing..555
alvin - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
you've captured the essence of france well....not that i've ever been there...i HAVE eaten french fries though
Andria - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Quite a good job, Christie! I haven't eaten much in the way of French food (with the exception of french fries and French's mustard), and I have owned two Renaults (French cars with subpar reliability and poor quality) over the years. 5s.
Christie Marie M - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Monsieurs Jeff Reuben, Mark Scotti, TJC, AFW, Alvin Rhodes, and Mademoiselle Andria! :)...Jeff, I stayed up till 2:30 am last night just to work on this parody...Mark, merci a vous, I "cinq" into deep euphoria! Working on this parody explains my long-term absence from this site. Thought I'd surprise everyone, and thank someone for their comments for a change...TJC, (modestly) I didn't know I had that kind of talent. If you enjoyed my parody, you'll enjoy EmiLoca's "Japan" parody as well. She also invented the travelog-rhythm in her song! :)...AFW, French dressing is very robust and tangy! Glad you enjoyed!...Alvin, I never been to France, either. LOL on the french fries comment. ;) Took a lot of research to elaborate this parody!...Andria, the only French food I had are french fries, French's mustard, Madelaines, and Creme Brulee. I had another French mustard like Grey Poupon! That's too bad about those Renault's though. I can't say I owned one.
DJ Blaze - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Great parody, Christie. And having Ratatouille in it just makes it better! I might try some parodies like this.
Christie Marie M - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Monsieur DJ Blaze! :) Glad you enjoyed. Truth is, I haven't tried Ratatouille yet. I want to though. I also look forward to see your parodies like this as well...BTW, Andria, another French food I had is French Vanilla ice cream!
Andria - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Christie, I too have tried French vanilla ice cream as well as French vanilla coffee-mate, and I didn't think to add those. About the Renaults again, don't ever buy one, even a new one if and when they return to the US market. If you really want a French car, I'd say look for a Citroen DS or CX or a Peugeot 405 in good condition.
Thomas Tortue - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
A French kiss for your travelogue! And here's an Eiffel (eyeful) of Fives for you!
WUFPAKGRL - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
part french myself, never been though
Christie Marie M - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Merci again, Mademoiselle Andria! :) In regards to a Citroen or Peugeot, I'll keep that in mind. Maybe I'll tell my cousin about them since he's crazy about cars...Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Thomas Tortue (Tommy Turtle)! :) Glad you enjoyed. Enjoyed that French kiss for my travelogue and the "Eiffel" of 5's. Your v/c is very appreciated...Merci beaucoup, Mademoiselle WUFPAKGRL! :) You're very lucky to be part French. I'm not French, I'm actually Filipino-American. Nowhere near to being French! Thanks for v/c!
TT - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Christie, since I like your songs, do you mind if I Tag-alo(n)g?
Christie Marie M - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Merci again, Monsieur TT! :) Don't mind if you do! In the words of Kelly Clarkson: My life would suck without you! I can see you found out about my background origin! Nice to hear from an avant-garde parodist once again! I also noticed they way you write your parodies, you always added some numbered citation/footnotes for info like a term paper. I was going to do that with this parody, but I was in a rush that time. I also hope you like the beaches in France. I hear that it's nice at this time of season. Your v/c is always appreciated.
Mademoiselle Madeline Fogg - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Cinq cinq cinq for you, Madame Christie. Make some more parodies, I appreciate what you did to my home country... - Madeline
Below Average Dave - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Very Fun Christie Marie, Very cute parody, Wish I had paid better attention in French class though:)
Christie Marie M - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Mademoiselle Madeline! :) Never seen you around here before, oh well, pleased to meet you! I enjoyed reading your books as a child and watching your movie. I'll try to add some parodies when I have the time, depending on whether or not I have the idea on hand. I wished I added other French icons like Gerard Depardieu or Pepe Le Pew in my song. I also thought of adding Tour de France cuz it's a big event...Merci beaucoup, Monsieur B.A. Dave! :)...LOL on your comment. I took French in college, unfortunately my French it's rusty. I had to help me. FYI, the word "grenouille" in my song is pronounced "gre-new-yah". I was researching about France by going on tourist attraction sites, French phrase sites, and Wikipedia. Hope you can do a Lady Gaga parody someday and put your recording through Soundclick if you can't do it on your own website. Anyways, glad you enjoyed!
Gari J - June 01, 2009 - Report this comment
a very nice parody Christie, have to say that was well written especially the french that you paced in so well you should make . Je vous donne cinq ans pour une grande parodie
Christie Marie M - June 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Gari J! :), Welcome back! Am I ever so impressed with your French as well! I got to admit that Colby O'Donis' lines, and the "half-psychotic" rap line I was trying to parody is a little hard for me to pace, due to fast singing. I had to use to guide me in French since I haven't used that language for a long time since French class in college. Glad you enjoyed!....hey, maybe I should change my name to Lady Foie Gras. LOL!!! :)
LPG-Unit - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
And speaking of Tagalog, do you plan on making fun of them songs? Or at least an English-language OPM song or two?
Christie Marie M - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Monsieur LPG! :) Well, in regards of spoofing songs in Tagalog, it hasn't crossed my mind just yet. Since I am a Filipino born in America, I haven't used much of that language. Sometimes pacing songs in a foreign language is hard. Another idea came to mind is using 60's/70's rock ballads to spoof in Tagalog. Also about OPM's spoofed in an English language, that's an idea for you!
LPG-Unit - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I once tried my hand at spoofing a Rivermaya song entitled "214", although I haven't finished it.
Brother Chris - June 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Marie M, Have you ever been to Puy du Fou? Can you recommend it?
Christie Marie M - June 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Very late Merci a vous, Monsieurs LPG and Brother Chris! :) LPG, once you finished spoofing this Rivermaya song, is there a chance that you'll post it?...Brother Chris, though I haven't actually been to Puy du Fou, I highly recommend that theme park. I took a virtual tour on their site and had lots of medieval attractions where knights fight similar to those in Medieval Times restaurants, 18th Century Villages, The Hotel La Villa Gallo Romaine where you can stay overnight while visiting the park, and the like. If you want more info, the link to this website is
EmiLoca - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
LOVED this. Great job subbing the "da da doo doo" with creative French and such. I would love to hear this sung with an awful accent sometime. :)
Christie Marie M - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Mademoiselle EmiLoca! :) I still think that your Japan parody is a lot better than mine! Look at all those comments you got! This was the first parody I that have encountered with a travelog-rhythm. I got the idea when I first saw the subbing from Guy DiRito's Gaitano Man parody and yours. Oh, in regards to having it sung with an awful accent, I wished I could afford the equipment to do recordings on some of my parodies. I sang this parody on open mic night and had a bunch of guys sing Colby's part in the song.
Jakko Wakko - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Great thnx 4 commenting on porridge people
Christie Marie M - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Bienvenue, Monsieur Jakko Wakko! :) Still enjoyed that hot, steamy porridge from your parody! Merci beaucoup to your comment, Monsieur! Glad you enjoyed! :)
John Barry - February 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Just read this in researching the OS. Liberté, égalité, et parodie. Fantastique!!
Christie Marie M - February 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Jean Barry (John Barry)! )....L'expression est fantastique et magnifique! Anyways, I'm glad to have been writing this parody, though it took me a while for creativity! Glad you enjoyed! I'll comment on your other French based parody! Au revoir et a tout à l'heure!
The P.A.K's official song writer - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I am laughing so hard from this. It was fantastic! I could not have pulled something like this off as well as you did. Beautiful job! Oo lala and 555's!
Christie Marie M - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks to P.A.K's song writer! :)...Oh, I'm sure you could pull anything off, especially with your parody writing talents in handy, you could just spoof about anything! You also did a great job spoofing with this OS! Ooh la la of thanks to you! Glad you enjoyed!
Mark Scotti - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
ABC 'I see London, I see France," I still enjoyed the read on second glance!!!
Abbott Skelding - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
ABC: Excellent travail. J'ai vraiment aimé la façon dont vous avez fait des rimes avec le chœur d'origine. Emploi Nice!
Matthias - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Reminds me a lot of Emiloca's version of this song "Japan" I wonder what country this song is going to take over next... Perhaps "Flapjacks" about Canada.
Below - June 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Tres Bien. . .uh Matty, Flapjacks? Really? How about Down in Mexico to Alejandro. . .if doing Canada, why not cover their top sport--"Toothless Face" to "Poker Face", I don't think I need to name the sport do I? Back to this parody, I loved the way you worked French rhymes into this. Not terribly terribly funny, but very well written, and enjoyable.
Christie Marie M - June 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Monsieurs Mark Scotti, Abbott Skelding, Matthias, and B.A. Dave! :)

Monsieur Scotti - Nice to see you comment again! Lovely poem!

Monsieur Abbott Skelding - Très bon. Je suis très impressionné de votre langue française!

Monsieur Matthias - EmiLoca's 'Japan' satire is what inspired me to write this parody! Time will only tell what country this song's going to take over. LOL at 'Flapjacks' about Canada. Either me or anyone would think about that someday. Speaking of Canada, I wrote about an unknown Canadian actor Lochlyn Munro using Gaga's "Alejandro" one's heard of him, I know.

Monsieur B.A. Dave - Nice to see you comment again also! Very interesting ideas and subjects to use on spoofing Gaga's songs! Mexico and Alejandro, as well as Toothless Face and Poker Face go well together and make perfect fit. I also know you're talking about hockey! As for working the French rhymes, just thought that I would put my creativity into use!

Glad to impress all of you and glad to have written this parody, as I've said for the umpteenth time!
Agrimorfee - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
The nod to Emiloca was pretty obvious to me, since her "Japan" was hands down my fave parody of last year. Fantastique objet d'art, Mme. Christie!
Andria - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC I & J) Voted once before, even though it was from a different location, IP and ISP, it's still not fair IMHO to vote again. Great parodic cultural lesson about France and the French, and still no desire to buy another French car, or to gorge myself on frogs' legs, Brie, ratatouille and beaujolais, for that matter. Cinq, cinq, cinq. (French for five, five, five)
Andria - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
(See above on remarks about 5s and about voting, I didn't mean to contradict myself)
Christie Marie M - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Agrimorfee and Merci again 2x Mademoiselle Andria! :)

Monsieur Agri- Emi sure had a great influence towards me and has awesome taste in music, especially when it comes to Lady Gaga. I love her 'Japan' parody also and she did a very great job with it. I love her version better. Glad you enjoyed my piece of art as well!

Mademoiselle Andria- I understand. I love the French culture and enjoyed French class in college and high school as well. Oh, and don't worry about contradicting yourself. I can read your remarks at anytime and your comments are way past cool! Never got tired of them!
bobpiecheese - July 04, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC-IJ) Mental note: send this to my sister, she loves speaking in French. Great parody here, nice compliment to Emi's "Japan". We need to band together to create a 'Lady GaGa Travels The World" album! 555 and all that jazz.
Christie Marie M - July 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Merci beaucoup, Monsieur bobpiecheese (T-COP)! :)...What's your sis' email/Facebook so I could send it! LOL!! Nice to hear that your sis loves speaking in French. I love everything about the French culture and language as well as Thai, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Spanish, and so on, and so forth. I owned lots of lingustics book on almost every language and don't even use it all the time so it collects dust. But this album idea of yours sounds very exciting, how about it? I may convert 'Alejandro' to 'Filipino' someday, unless someone else wants to. Glad you enjoyed.

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