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5:55
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song by Charlotte Gainsbourg
Released 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop
Length 4:52
Label Because Music, Atlantic, Vice
Writer(s) Jarvis Cocker, Jean-Benoît Dunckel
Producer Nigel Godrich
Duran Duran cover song

"5:55" is song by Charlotte Gainsbourg, released on 28 August 2006 and covered by Duran Duran in concert.

About the song[]

The song was originally released as the title track to the 5:55 album by Anglo-French actress, singer-songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg. Jarvis Cocker of the band Pulp wrote the song's lyrics with French musicians Nicolas Godwin and Jean-Benoît Duncke. Produced Radio Head's Nigel Godrich, the song was one of two single released from the 5:55 album, which was Charlotte's first for twenty years.

Duran Duran covered the song at the Smirnoff Experience Concert in Paris (France) on 2 July 2008, with a recording available on Experience Paris.

Personnel[]

Lyrics[]

A cinq heures cinquante-cinq
awake with open eyes
a drift upon the night
and miles away from land

five fifty five
five fifty five

a cinq heures cinquante-cinq
ante meridiem
too late to end it now
too early to start again

five fifty five
five fifty five

soon the morning will arrive
can i begin another day
whilst this old day is still alive
refusing to be put away

five fifty five
no sleep tonight
five fifty five

like a beast awaits its faith
laid here with time to kill
the very dead of night
where time and space stand still

five fifty five
five fifty five

a cinq heures cinquante-cinq
nothing will ever change
on the altar of my thought
i sacrifice myself again and again and again

five fifty five
five fifty five
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