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Come back Sarkozy song is online hit

Teen sings for ex-president to return to save us - and racks up one million views on YouTube

A TEENAGER's song pleading for Nicolas Sarkozy to return to politics in France has passed one million views on YouTube in a month.

Josh Stanley, 16, from Monaco, has recorded a song begging Sarkozy to return and save France from François Hollande.

The lyrics include:

Nicolas Sarkozy, reviens je t’en prie, viens nous sauver la vie.
M. le Président, les français sont pas contents,
faut changer de gouvernement.
Tout ce que t’as juré, tu n’y arriveras jamais,
il est temps de dégager”

“Nicolas Sarkozy, please come back, come save our lives.
Mr President, the French are not happy,
it’s time to change governments.
All that you promised, you will never deliver,
it's time to get out”

The song also refers to "taxes that are sinking us", Peugeot and Renault which have "broken", and (big business boss Bernard) Arnaud who has "cleared off".

Josh who was born in Monaco to a British father and German mother, has made previous songs from his bedroom, including one called The Good Life, and won “Idées jeunes 2012” - a competition held by the Monegasque education authorities for people aged 15-25. However his "Sarko" song is his first international success - his song is now being sold on iTunes and played on radio.

He told Nice-Matin he did not know a lot about politics, but had listened to radio news about the French elections and the new government "and I thought it was an opportunity for a song".

However he may be disappointed – former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy recently told French Elle magazine it was unlikely Sarkozy would return to frontline politics.

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