Young Parisians by Adam and the Ants

Artist: Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants were a rock band active during the late 1970s and early 1880s. The group lasted from 1977 to 1982 and existed in two incarnations both fronted by Adam Ant. The first incarnation, May 1977 to November 1977, achieved a cult following during the transition from punk rock to new wave. Dave Barbarossa, Matthew Ashman and Leigh Gorman at the suggestion of Malcolm McLaren went on to form the controversial Bow Wow Wow. The second incarnation of the Ants included Marco Pirroni on guitar and drummer-producer Chris Hughes. The band went on to achieve commercial success in the UK and abroad which continued into Adam Ant’s solo career.

Title: Young Parisians
Date: 1978
Album: Antbox
Genre: Punk Rock

Young Parisians is the debut single from Adam and the Ants. Released in 1978 it was a cabaret-style number. It reflected the band’ experimental ethos which would also characterize their debut album, Dirk Wears White Sox, in 1979.

Lyrics by Adam Ant

Young Parisians are so French
They love Patti Smith
Young Parisians are so French
At the Champs Elysee
I want to go to Paris with you
Just to see what the French boys do
Why don't you come to Paris with me?
And see the young Parisians
Young Parisians are so French
They sit on the Metro
Young Parisians are so French
Not like me and you
I want to go to Paris with you
Just to see what the French boys do
Why don't you come to Paris with me?
And see the young Parisians
Alors… et maintenant:
I want to go to Paris with you
Just to see what the French boys do to you
Why don't you come to Paris with me?
And see the young Parisians
Young Parisians are so French
They're always called Dubois
Young Parisians are so French
Talk nothing but French
I want to go to Paris with you
Just to see what the French boys do
Why don't you come to Paris with me?
And see the young Parisians
They're so French
They're so French
They're so French
Ah-ooh

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