In France (Third Person Version) by Gavin Sinclair & The Mysterious Beings published on 2018-10-05T17:04:37Z The past is a foreign country… Several people expressed the opinion that this song would be better in the first person, so I redid it, replacing he with I. That version is posted elsewhere On SoundCloud under a private link. This is the original third person version. Our saxophonist, Aldo Sachs, like all Frenchmen is an accomplished accordion player and a gifted mime artist. We were able to include a wee bit of accordion in this one. At other points in the song, he was miming energetically in a way that beautifully conveyed the bittersweet pathos of the song, but it doesn’t really come through clearly on the recording.