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Stromae: Papaoutai Meaning

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Song Released: 2013


Papaoutai Lyrics


Tell me where he’s from
Finally I know where I’m going
Mother says when we search good
We’ll be done looking forever

She says he’s never very far
He goes to work every day
Mother says working is good
Better than being in bad...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 7th, 7:08pm report


    It's about him knowing that when he grows up he may be like his dad and not being there for his child but at the same time knowing he can't stay young forever and will have to become a man



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    anonymous
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    Mar 23rd, 2016 3:28pm report


    I think it means that the father is dead in a war or something and the son has to learn to get on without him. At the end, he gives up trying to get his father back and just joins him.

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    anonymous
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    Oct 19th, 2014 10:54am report


    Stromae wrote this about his own experience of not having his dad. His dad died when he was young. (Wikipedia)



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    anonymous
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    Sep 16th, 2014 9:46pm report


    Papaoetai just means dead where you at. It's all about growing up without a dad and seeing other kids have a great time with their dad




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