‘Living In Your Light’ – Celebrating Youri Djorkaeff’s Oft-Overlooked Urban Pop Banger, Released In 2000 (Video)

Chris Wright

29th, August 2017

Youri Djorkaeff will undoubtedly be chiefly remembered as, a) one of the most gifted players in one of the most gilded generations of French football history, and, b) a bona fide Bolton Wanderers club legend.

However, you may not be aware that the midfielder was also, c) responsible for one of the most sensual and erotically-charged pop hits of the early 21st century.

‘Vivre Dans Ta Lumière’ (‘Living in Your Light’) was recorded and released in 2000, right in the middle of Djorkaeff’s three-year stint at Kaiserslautern, and it still sounds as fresh and exciting as it ever did to this very day…

No wonder they called him ‘The Snake’ – look at those hips go!

The lyrics, once translated, are of course utterly incredible…

“Living clandestinely, I want to live in your eyes under your light. “

“I tattooed on my arms, tagged in my memory, a drawing of your two eyes.
Fragile as blotting paper, wet by your tears that fall in my heart like a sacred rose.”

“The story of my silences, the colour of absence, the thrill forbids erotic sighs.”

“My god, you’re beautiful. Like a watercolor, baby
Draw my dreams, draw my dreams.”

It’s like Rimbaud, re-imagined by Hallmark then vomited out by a professional footballer.

More crooning footballers on Pies…

‘Not The Dancing Kind’ – Feel Irie With Ruud Gullit’s Reggae Stonker, 1984
‘It’s Goodbye’ – Hoddle & Waddle’s Equally Powerful Follow-Up To ‘Diamond Lights’, 1987
‘Did You Ever?’ – Mick McCarthy Duets On Version Of Lee Hazelwood Classic, 1990