Read the lyrics: Twin Twin’s Moustache Is Not A Joke

If you think “Moustache” is a load of nonsense, then the joke is on you. Whoa, even as I typed that last sentence, I could feel the sharp intake of breath as over sensitive Euro-fans harrumphed at their screens. But before y’all head straight to the comments, take a moment to compose yourselves and listen to the song in question.

So? What do you think? I bet loads of you didn’t understand any of it bar “I wanna have a moustache”. And in an automatic knee jerk reaction many will have decided that it is a joke unworthy of the Eurovision stage. Yet another song naysayers can use to bash our beloved contest. ENOUGH!!!

I appreciate that Eurovision is precious to y’all. But seriously, there comes a point where you need to get out of the power ballad and dance pop safety net. Zlata Ognevich rattles on about butterflies and swords for 3 minutes and no one bats an eyelid. She’s a lovely lady in a beige dress. Who cares if she’s singing gibberish? Twin Twin arrive with a chart ready pop belter and there’s hullabaloo because they mention facial hair. The horror!

Well folks, it’s time to calm down. I can assure you that Twin Twin are not spouting rubbish. “Moustache” is in fact a critique of the materiality of modern society. The song’s protagonist sings about his fancy car, his penthouse flat and expensive cologne. His body is a temple and his wardrobe is crammed full of clothes. Yet despite all of this he wants a moustache. Now clearly, this is a satire. Any post pubescent man should be well capable of cultivating one. But that’s not the point. Moustache could be substituted for any number of things – friends, love, happiness. The message is simple, no matter how much you have, you’ll always want something more. Are you still doubtful? Take a look at what the band themselves have said on the matter.

They’ve even convinced Amandine Bourgeois, the most serious and moody singer ever, to support them. Judging from her performance of “L’enfer et Moi” she’s not a woman who would tolerate jokers.

Amandine Supports Twin Twin France 2014

So next time you feel the urge to slam “Moustache” pause for a moment. If you simply don’t like their style of music fire away, it’s a free world. But don’t say they’re a joke act, because that’s just gonna make you look silly.

Keep scrolling and read the lyrics for yourselves.  And as always share your thoughts below.

Photo: Twin Twin

French Lyrics

Quelque chose me manques, mais quoi?
Je veux ci, je veux ça
Quand j’dors, j’fait des rêves en dollars
Tout les jours, j’ai un nouveau costard
.
Chez moi tout est neuf, tout est beau
Le monde pleure derrière mes rideaux
J’m’en fous j’habite au dernier étage
J’connais même pas ma femme de ménage
.
Il y a du cuir, dans ma voiture
L’odeur de mon parfum me rassure
Je n’aime pas montrer mes émotions
à la salle de musculation
.
Je soulève quelques poids et haltères
Mon corps est une machine de guerre
J’ai tout ce qu’on rêverait d’avoir
J’ai peut-être tout c’est vrai mais
.
Moi j’voulais une moustache
Moustache x6
I wanna have a moustache, a moustache,
a moustache, quiera un bigote
.
Refrain:
Je veux ci je veux ça
Il y en a jamais assez pour moi
C’est comme ci c’est comme ça
Il y a toujours un truc que j’ai pas
[x2]
.
Je veux ci je veux ça
C’est comme ci c’est comme ça
Je veux ci je veux ça
C’est comme ci c’est comme ça
Il y a toujours un truc que j’ai pas
.
Alors j’en rajoute encore
Des tonnes de choses derrière mes placards
J’ai des amis quand même
Et même j’ai des amis qui m’aiment
.
J’me dis j’ai tout pour plaire
J’ai tout pour, j’ai le monde à mes pieds
C’est fou
J’ai tout ce qu’on rêverait d’avoir
J’ai peut-être tout c’est vrai mais
.
Moi j’voulais une moustache
Moustache x6
I wanna have a moustache, a moustache,
a moustache, quiera un bigote
.
Refrain:
Je veux ci je veux ça
Il y en a jamais assez pour moi
C’est comme ci c’est comme ça
Il y a toujours un truc que j’ai pas
[x2]
.
J’donnerais tout ce que j’ai
Contre une moustache
Maintenant je sais
C’que j’veux c’est
Une moustache
.
J’pourrais tout laisser
Tout donner
Pour une moustache
J’ai peut-être tout c’est vrai
Mais pas ce que je voulais
.
Refrain:
Je veux ci je veux ça
Il y en a jamais assez pour moi
C’est comme ci c’est comme ça
Il y a toujours un truc que j’ai pas
[x2]
.
Mais moi j’voulais une moustache

English Translation

I miss something, but what?
I want this, I want that
When I sleep, I dream of dollars
Everyday I have a new suit
.
With me everything is new, everything is beautiful
The world weeps behind my curtains
I do not care I live on the top floor
I do not even know my housekeeper
.
There’s leather in my car
The smell of my fragrance reassures me
I don’t like showing my emotions
At the gym
.
I lift some weights
My body is a war machine
I have everything you dream to have
I may be all that is true but
.
I want a moustache
Moustache x6
I wanna have a moustache, a moustache,
a moustache, want a moustache
.
Chorus:
I want this, I want that
There’s never enough for me
It’s like this, it’s like that
There is always something I don’t have
[x2]
.
I want this, I want that
It’s like this, it’s like that
I want this, I want that
It’s like this, it’s like that
There is always something I don’t have
.
So I still add
Tonnes of things behind my closet
I have friends still
And I even have friends who love me
.
I tell myself I have it all
I have everything, I have the world at my feet
This is crazy
I have everything you dream you have
I may be all that is true but
.
I want a moustache
Moustache x6
I wanna have a moustache, a moustache,
a moustache, want a moustache
.
Chorus:
I want this, I want that
There’s never enough for me
It’s like this, it’s like that
There is always something I don’t have
[x2]
.
I’d give everything I have
for a moustache
Now I know
What I want is
a moustache
.
I’d leave everything
Give it all
For a moustache
I may be all that is true
But this is not what I wanted
.
Chorus:
I want this, I want that
There’s never enough for me
It’s like this, it’s like that
There is always something I don’t have
[x2]
.
But I wanted a moustache