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San Francisco (Blue Flash)

Dream of Maxime (uh no! Bruno) ...

By Francis LPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
"San Francisco", "Maxime Le Forestier" (real firstname Bruno), 1971 or 1972

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A walk to the top

naked feet, light haze lifting

at five - blue dwelling.


Maxime (I should say Bruno) Le Forestier is said having been inspired by his visit at San Francisco (California, USA) in 1971, after his half-successful military service. It was released in 1972.

The song is very popular in France, mostly sung when in small group of teenagers around dusk time. It could be compared in fame with the Leonard Norman Cohen's version of "Hallelujah".

The first words are "C'est une maison bleue adossée à la colline (...)", meaning "There is a blue house on top of the hill (...)".

This house seems to exist in real life. It was repainted in blue (from green) and a memorial was set on 21 June 2011, for the 40th career's anniversary of (and by) the singer. Down a picture of the house.


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