A song going viral in France captures and throws at us the feelings the murders evoked – anger at the terrorists, stubborn devotion, anyway, to freedom of expression, and Solidarity with the traumatized country. Those feelings are strengthened by its melody, borrowed from a former angry French hit criticizing France the way we criticize something we love. The original song’s title, l’Hexagone (the shape of France and also a synonym the for country’s name), and its association with its singer, the ever-popular Renaud only strengthen that mix of feelings.
JB Bullet directs his words at the terrorists. They are hard-hitting, straight-forward, and written in slam style. A bonus to French students is that they’re close-captioned for those who might not understand otherwise.