"L'Anamour" is a song originally by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. Beck's a huge fan of Serge's, and has often spoken about him (see "Paper Tiger"; his influence has mostly shown up on Sea Change, though the video for "The New Pollution" has some references too).
Anyway, while appearing on French TV, on April 1 2000, Beck got to play Serge's part on the song! I'm sure it was something he enjoyed doing. He does a good job, considering there's little evidence that he actually knows French. It's a light, poppy tune.
A kind Belgian reader edited my original translation to English, it makes a little more sense now in some of the parts. Translating lyrics usually loses meaning, and rarely does the original justice...
No Boeing on my transit
No boat on my deck
In vain, I seek the right door
In vain, I seek the word 'exit'
I sing for the transistors
The story of a strange history
Of your lovers transitory (?)
Of Sleeping Beauty who sleeps
I like you and I fear getting lost
I'm sowing the seeds of poppy
On the pavement
Of the lovers
You know these photographs of Asia
That I have taken with two hundred ASA
Now that you are not here anymore
Their lively colors have faded
I believed I heard the propellers
Of a four-engined plane but alas
It is a ventilator which passes
To the sky of the police station