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Amadou & Mariam — Camions Sauvages
Album: Dimanche à Bamako
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Released: 2005
Length: 3:58
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Le long des longs camions sauvages
Le monde est mon camion sauvage

La route est longue, mes pieds sont lourds et mes paupières lourdes
Comme du plomb s'écrasent sur la route.

Le long des longs camions sauvages
Le monde est mon camion sauvage

Mon dos cassé fatigué, le long du serpent blanc éblouissant
Tombent les, tombent les kilomètres

Le long des longs camions sauvages
Le monde est mon camion sauvage

Dans les poulets, dans les poulets
Dans les enfants, dans les enfants
Dans les éléphants, dans les éléphants
Dans les giraffe, dans les giraffe

Le long des longs camions sauvages
Le monde est mon camion sauvage

Le jour se lève comme tous le jour
Sur mon camion et mes paupières lourdes
Comme du plomb s'écrasent sur la route.

Le long des longs camions sauvages
Le monde est mon camion sauvage

C'est la panique, panique, panique
Sur le périphérique
Panique, panique, panique économique
C'est la panique, panique, panique
Sur le périphérique
Panique, panique, panique trop de traffic

C'est la panique en Afrique, panique en Amérique
Panique aux fanatiques tac tic tac tic

C'est la panique, panique, panique
Sur le périphérique
Panique, panique, panique, trop de traffic.
Comments (119)add comment
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Not that it matters, but both Mariam and Amadou are both blind from an early age. 

Makes me appreciate them more. I have had this album for years after hearing it here on RP and enjoy hearing them occasionally. . . although the original CD was borrowed by my daughter and is now part of her collection!



I saw them twice on "Later With Jools Holland" and didn't realize that until a few years ago.  
Amadou is one of those distinctive "African Sound" guitar players. I like it.
Good music is good music. No matter which side of this tiny blue dot it comes from.
 R_P wrote:

Wild trucks...



When they played in Amsterdam, the roof almost came down! They know how to sweep up the party. Waiting eagerly for them to play again in my town. 
 haroldfromfrance wrote:

Great song. Unexpected in an American based radio, but great. Thanks for making us listen to around-the-world musics... !!! I'm French by the way ;-) 




Would have never have thought that "haroldfromfrance". Must be your accent.
¡Me gustan Amadou & Mariam!
Love this tune, always cheers me up. Such an interesting fusion of cultures.
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Manu Chao, Moby... which one I hate the most??
 
You should undertake a pilgrimage to the deepest of forests and contemplate that question. Don't bother getting back to us.
Everything I've heard from this album has been excellent.
Mau Chao in tha house! Nice cameo
Stop the hate
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Fast forward meets french guiana (spelling?)OK with me.
 
You're only off by about 5,000 km (wait, let me guess - 3,000 miles).
Truly an epitome of music.
El Watusi !!   Ray Barretto would follow this nicely....for me .
it is not a piece of music,  it is just some noise.
Not that it matters, but both Mariam and Amadou are both blind from an early age. 

Makes me appreciate them more. I have had this album for years after hearing it here on RP and enjoy hearing them occasionally. . . although the original CD was borrowed by my daughter and is now part of her collection!
Manu Chao, Moby... which one I hate the most??
I wasn’t listening closely to the lyrics and heard “Le Willy Wonka, ton sauvage...”
 Elvis78 wrote:
the whole album was produced by Manu Chao, btw
 
I didn't realize this, but hearing Amadou & Mariam made me think of Manu Chao, so I guess I can hear the influence. 
Great song. Unexpected in an American based radio, but great. Thanks for making us listen to around-the-world musics... !!! I'm French by the way ;-) 
 sfyi2001 wrote:

                                     I have lost the will to live ~

                                      

 
Poulets morts!
{#Stop}
This guy became a billionaire crapping this kind of... can't name this SONG.
Well, if people agree to give him their money, I'm OK with it... but their tastes are awful. {#Sick}
Great song.
Astoundingly tedious.
more like this!
{#Bananajam},i think...
MANU CHAO = PSD
Automatic, as simple as 2 + 2 = 4
(and I got Yes - Starship Trooper)  {#Notworthy}

For a perhaps more accurate version of the lyrics with English translation, see here.



                                     I have lost the will to live ~

                                      
 Elvis78 wrote:
the whole album was produced by Manu Chao, btw

 

I thought it was Manu Chao until I checked.  I think that is unfortunate.
the whole album was produced by Manu Chao, btw
so now we know the chicken was actually panicking.

I always wondered about that.
Awful.  Just Awful.
A nice 1 sucko barfo
Many things give me shame to be French but MANU CHAO is the FIRST DAMN ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be OK if I never hear this repetitive thing again in my life.

 Excuse moi French tac-tic, while it reminds me atria.


Hi Bill, Hi Rebecca, Hi fellow listeners,
Here are the French lyrics with English translation :
https://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Amadou_%26_Mariam:Camions_Sauvages/en
I think it's a very nice song and the lyrics are deep and echoes sadly after the recent event in France..."Panique aux fanatiques tac tic tac tic" = "Panic among fanatics tock tick tock tick".
Let's keep on going forward alongside the long wild trucks and acting and hoping...and listening to RP.
Thanks you for...broadcasting :o)
P.S. : more about Amadou & Mariam : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadou_%26_Mariam
Yes.  :)
Fun! {#Bananajam}Love it! Never a dull moment at RP {#Bananajumprope}
hey.
 forestcowboy wrote:
Sounds like Manu Chao, but not as good as him
 
It is Manu Chao {#Wink}
It does sound like Manu Chao, and not only this one song... weird. I don't like it much.. 4. for the entire album.
Sounds like Manu Chao, but not as good as him
 1wolfy wrote:
QUITE nice on my senses

 
Tout à fait d'accord.
QUITE nice on my senses
There is nowhere else on Earth for me to hear this kind of stuff. I'm "not into" World Music so I'm never going to stumble across this by myself. Thanks Radio Paradise.
 iMacomania wrote:
Oh, Goodness!
There are so many really good songs on the list, are never played till now.
But all the s..t of these both ever smirking Amadou & Mariam is played all the time, again and again and again and again...... What a bummer! Are there really so many people who like this?
Boot it out! Boot it out! Boot it out NOW!

 
Yes...there really are people who like this.  Fantastique!
 
A very welcome change from all that anglo-centric music shit. 😊
 iMacomania wrote:
Oh, Goodness!
There are so many really good songs on the list, are never played till now.
But all the s..t of these both ever smirking Amadou & Mariam is played all the time, again and again and again and again...... What a bummer! Are there really so many people who like this?
Boot it out! Boot it out! Boot it out NOW!

 
You seem tense. Have you tried yoga? A warm bath, perhaps?

 

 


Oh, Goodness! There are so many really good songs on the list, are never played till now. But all the s..t of these both ever smirking Amadou & Mariam is played all the time, again and again and again and again...... What a bummer! Are there really so many people who like this? Boot it out! Boot it out! Boot it out NOW!
Fast forward meets french guiana (spelling?)OK with me.
What language/country/style of music is this from? Are these human beings? Aliens?
O.K. I consider myself to be culturally sensitive... but I swear it sounds like they are talking about f*ers & threesomes?? I'm sure they aren't but damn that's what it sounds like. Can live without!
OK, this is f'g horrible and there is no need to impose it on us ever again. We promise to be good. Unless someone out there actually likes it, in which case there is nothing I can say against it.
MAKE IT STOP! MAKE IT STOP! I WOULD RATHER LISTEN TO DIXIE LAND JAZZ
rah wrote:
can anyone say what Miriam or the little boy are saying? i'm dying to know what the "yalla yalla" and rest mean.
I'm pretty sure "Yalla Yalla" means "Let's go" (From Arabic "Ya Allah"). There's a fun Swedish movie called "Jalla Jalla" (click here)
I like it a lot. One can hear the influence Manu Chao have had on the music, though. Not a bad thing, mind.
Amadou & Mariam are certainly exceptional artists when taking into account their personal situation and socio-cultural context, but please don't play this song so often, it seems to me it keeps coming again and again every few days. It's fairly monotounous...
Wild trucks...
Sexy
Nice groove and nice segue from Namaste.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I beg for mercy - Do not play this s..t again! Neeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin! Bitte, bitte nicht mehr diesen Mist spielen!
This makes me feel a bit woozy, like smoking a clove cigarette.
valtouf wrote:
Same here. Look at the cover: Guest star Manu Chao Le fumier, il revend son style a d'autres maintenant... Is he starting a franchise or what?
tg3k wrote:
Whew! Glad that's over. I don't care what language it is, but monotonous in monotonous in any tongue.
Yeah. I'm glad they don't play Britney Spears here.
Whew! Glad that's over. I don't care what language it is, but monotonous in monotonous in any tongue.
BKardon wrote:
I can't figure out if I like this. Will someone assist me?
It's gotta be driving (office boy who shall not be named) crazy - what more reason do you need to like it?
BKardon wrote:
I can't figure out if I like this. Will someone assist me?
Yeah, you like it.
De la merde en pack de douze ce truc ^^
I can't figure out if I like this. Will someone assist me?
robovm wrote:
Sounds just like Manu Chao to me, not quite as catchy though.
Same here. Look at the cover: Guest star Manu Chao Le fumier, il revend son style a d'autres maintenant... Is he starting a franchise or what?
robovm wrote:
Sounds just like Manu Chao to me, not quite as catchy though.
I was thinking the same thing before I clicked to see who it was.
Sounds just like Manu Chao to me, not quite as catchy though.
jah_blessed wrote:
Oh wait, the guy is actually blind, like Stevie Wonder. Didn't mean to offend blind people.
No worries, they're not reading this anyway.
jah_blessed wrote:
Oh wait, the guy is actually blind, like Stevie Wonder. Didn't mean to offend blind people.
Oh, I see.
Slowly creeping up with me, started as a 4, now upto 7
rosedraws wrote:
I like this song... but it totally reminds me of another song I hear on RP... but I don't think it's this artist. Anyone know what I mean?
Nope. But pass over that doobie, OK? And thank god someone found that interview with Amadou, so we know what the heck he means by "wild trucks"...
I love it... 10
rah wrote:
can anyone say what Miriam or the little boy are saying? i'm dying to know what the "yalla yalla" and rest mean.
At the end, the boy is saying "Cigarettes, matches..."
i usually like these guys, but this particular cut has the quite prominent presence of The Most Boring Person in Popdom, Mr One-Chord himself, Manu Chao. In one word:aaaaaaaaaaargh!
That was nice to listen to. Thanx
C'est plus terrible!!
can anyone say what Miriam or the little boy are saying? i'm dying to know what the "yalla yalla" and rest mean.
Can we request this be removed from the rotation? Horrible...and the ratings back it up!
me gusta marijuana, me gustas tu kaupmees wrote:
Manu Chao produced the CD. Hence the resemblances both to him and to Mano Negra... Interview with Amadou here They're denouncing the strength of poorly-wielded economic power and its dramatic consequences for African people. You, the driver of this bad truck Can't you brake a little? Your bad car kills giraffes, Hippopotamuses, and children. ...speeding truck drivers slaughtering Mali's wildlife...
Elle va à la fac.
Whoa. That was awful.
STOP THIS MADNESS!!!
Jacksonstat wrote:
Reminds me of Manu Chao's "Bongo Bong". I like both songs. Manu is a guest on this album.
Ah, yes. Thanks. Now I can stop trying to figure that out ( which is tough when you only have the tune in your head and none of the words or names.) It's cool to know a little about the lyrics too.
Manu Chao produced the CD. Hence the resemblances both to him and to Mano Negra... Interview with Amadou here Amadou wrote:
Camions sauvages talks about the bush trucks in Africa. They're not in good condition. And the roads are not good. The brakes are not good. People get killed, and animals.
They're denouncing the strength of poorly-wielded economic power and its dramatic consequences for African people. You, the driver of this bad truck Can't you brake a little? Your bad car kills giraffes, Hippopotamuses, and children. ...speeding truck drivers slaughtering Mali's wildlife...
rosedraws wrote:
I like this song... but it totally reminds me of another song I hear on RP... but I don't think it's this artist. Anyone know what I mean?
Reminds me of Manu Chao's "Bongo Bong". I like both songs. Manu is a guest on this album.
I like this song... but it totally reminds me of another song I hear on RP... but I don't think it's this artist. Anyone know what I mean?
kazuma wrote:
That is one crazy looking album cover. It looks like a box of cereal or something ... "Amadou & Mariam Flakes - now with Manu Chao berries!" Fun track. Savage trucks? Okay. And here I was thinkin' maybe it was a song about sausages.
Wild/savage trucks? I don't get it. Perhaps it's an idiomatic French expression like Sisqo's use of "She had dumps like a truck, truck, truck" in his classic magnum opus "The Thong Song." And that, folks, is quite possibly the only reference to Sisqo on this website. So now we've met our quota.
Bill it's "wild trucks" not "savage trucks" It still doesn't make any sense though... "Le monde est beau, camion sauvage"
Oh wait, the guy is actually blind, like Stevie Wonder. Didn't mean to offend blind people.
MrSpaz wrote:
Am I reading the song title right? Any French speakers out there want to clarify? I don't want to post what I think it says 'cause I think it says something pretty weird. PS: By weird I mean odd, not profane or anything.
"Sauvage" is more like "wild" than "savage" -- I'd translate it "Wild trucks"
Most def a WTF song...
MrSpaz wrote:
Am I reading the song title right? Any French speakers out there want to clarify? I don't want to post what I think it says 'cause I think it says something pretty weird. PS: By weird I mean odd, not profane or anything.
"Wild Trucks". Wild as in wild animals. Not as in wild-n-crazy guy.
MrSpaz wrote:
Am I reading the song title right? Any French speakers out there want to clarify? I don't want to post what I think it says 'cause I think it says something pretty weird. PS: By weird I mean odd, not profane or anything.
Well, my French ain't what it used to be, but as far as I can tell, that literally translates to "wild trucks" . . .
The guy looks a bit like Stevie Wonder.
I'll have one of those "sausages" then.
kazuma wrote:
"Amadou & Mariam Flakes - now with Manu Chao berries!"
And Bill continues with my musical education. Snappy l'il tune. And great cover. M
That is one crazy looking album cover. It looks like a box of cereal or something ... "Amadou & Mariam Flakes - now with Manu Chao berries!" Fun track. Savage trucks? Okay. And here I was thinkin' maybe it was a song about sausages.
This is one really weird song. At first I hated it but by the end I enjoyed all the layering they had going on.
Am I reading the song title right? Any French speakers out there want to clarify? I don't want to post what I think it says 'cause I think it says something pretty weird. PS: By weird I mean odd, not profane or anything.
AliGator wrote:
I totally missed that. I was going on the sound.
That would explain the influence part.
meghan89 wrote:
well it says right on the CD cover "Guest Star Manu Chao"
I totally missed that. I was going on the sound.
well it says right on the CD cover "Guest Star Manu Chao"
Wow...I've liked a lot of the world music I've heard here, but that was repititioulicious.
TobalMoreno wrote:
manu chao meets not spanish?
I was actually thinking about it... the trumpets in the back, very familiar.
TobalMoreno wrote:
manu chao meets not spanish?
heheh - i can see that. although Manu Chao makes me want to tear my ears off and burn my speakers, while this... this is kind of fun.
Oh yeah. I can hear Manu Chao's influence here.
YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!!!!
manu chao meets not spanish?