Song Lyric Sunday – I’ve seen that face before by Grace Jones.

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On this easy Sunday, I wanted to try my very first participation for Song Lyric Sunday from newepicauthor (A Unique Title for Me). The keywords were Chin/Ears/Eyes/Face/Mouth/Nose. I opted for I’ve seen that face before by Grace Jones. It has such a good groove to it and I hope you enjoy!


Lyrics: “I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)”

Strange, I’ve seen that face before,
Seen him hanging ’round my door,
Like a hawk stealing for the prey,
Like the night waiting for the day,Strange, he shadows me back home,
Footsteps echo on the stones,
Rainy nights, on Hausmann Boulevard,
Parisian music drifting from the bars,Tu cherches quoi, rencontrer la mort?
Tu te prends pour qui
Toi aussi tu detestes la vieDance in bars and restaurants,
Home with anyone who wants,
Strange he’s standing there alone,
Staring eyes chill me to the bone.Dans sa chambre, Joel et sa valise,
Un regard sur ses fringues,
Sur les murs, des photos,
Sans regret, sans mélo,
La porte est claquée, Joel est barré.
Source of the lyrics click here.



Strange I’ve this face before‘ by Grace Jones (1981) a Jamaican singer. The song is a remake of Astor Piazolla’s ‘Libertango‘. Jones wrote the lyrics with Barry Reynolds who is mostly known for his long lasting collaboration with Marianne Faithful.

The song describes the darker side of Parisian nightlife. Grace recorded a Spanish version of the song ‘Esta cara es me conocita‘. You can find the song on ‘Nightclubbing’ and is now regarded as one of Jones’ signature tunes. I hope you enjoy!



22 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – I’ve seen that face before by Grace Jones.

  1. Kacha thanks for joining in on Song Lyric Sunday. I enjoyed this song and I knew that Grace Jones was or is a singer, but I will always remember her for her movies A View to a Kill and Conan the Destroyer.

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    1. Movies are so not my strong side, I just can’t concentrate long enough. But music I can concentrate on, so when I know a fun or good song I’ll surely participate again. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. First time hearing the song. It’s a classy little tune, love the organ and sound effects that go with her voice. I like the minimalist lyrics and the haunting tale they tell. Welcome to Song Lyric Sunday, Kachaiweb!

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