30 years ago when I was taking introductory French in college, I had an instructor who was actually from France. I recall at one point he was teaching us a particular tense and he gave us the lyrics to a pop song which used that tense in almost every line.
I’m trying to recall what that song was. It was a male singer, and my instructor described him as a kind of serious singer-songwriter type (maybe like Francis Cabrel or someone like that?).
The song was something about watching sailboats at the shore or something like that. I think the grammatical tense we were learning was l’imparfait?
Any clue what song this might have been?