10 Questions for Carla Bruni

Musician, model and former French First Lady Carla Bruni on two-career marriages, pirates and her other dad

Peter Hapak for TIME

"Mon Raymond," a cut on your new album, Little French Songs , is about your husband Nicolas Sarkozy, the former President of France. Did you show it to him before you recorded it?
I don't really have to show it to him because, since we're living together, he's hearing it. My poor family has to hear my music the whole time. Believe me, he knew it step by step.

One of the lines translates as "Although he wears a tie, my Raymond is a pirate." What does this mean?
There's something very Establishment-ish about people wearing perfect suits and ties...

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