Former French first lady Carla Bruni apparently does not care much for France's current president, Francois Hollande, if running interpretations of her new song are to be believed.

In the lyrics for "The Penguin," released Friday, Bruni seems to take a swipe at Hollande, calling him a penguin. (French speakers often use the term "penguin" as an insult, similar to "buffoon" in English.) Her lyrics were first picked apart by French radio station RTL.

While Bruni does not explicitly reference Hollande by name, the lyrics seem to at least hint at references to the Socialist president.

"He takes on the air of a sovereign/ but I know, the penguin/ doesn't have the manners of a lord," she sings in French, according to a translation by The Huffington Post. "Hey penguin!/ If one day you cross my path again/ I will teach you, penguin/ I will teach you to kiss my hand."

Bruni might be denouncing Hollande on behalf of her husband, ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, who served as France's head of state from 2007 until he was unseated by Hollande in May 2012. As RTL notes, Hollande appeared to snub Sarkozy during the official transfer of power by refusing to escort his predecessor down the steps of the Élysée Palace to a waiting vehicle.

While Bruni has neither confirmed nor denied that "The Penguin" is a reference to Hollande, she recently made it clear who the song is not about.

"It's a song about the ill-mannered, disagreeable people, who remain a mystery to me" she told French-language Le Nouvel Observateur. "Some think that I'm talking about journalists: that's false."

Bruni has reignited her singing career after taking a break to serve as first lady. "The Penguin" is a track on Bruni's upcoming album "Little French Songs," slated for an April release.

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  • French President-elect Francois Hollande, right, shakes hands with outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy before the handover ceremony, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

  • French President-elect Francois Hollande arrives for the handover ceremony with outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

  • French President-elect Francois Hollande's companion Valerie Trierweiler, right, stands with outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy before the presidential handover ceremony, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

  • French President-elect Francois Hollande's companion Valerie Trierweiler arrives for the presidential handover ceremony, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

  • Martine Aubry, head of the Socialist Party, arrives at the Elysee Palace for the handover ceremony of President-elect Francois Hollande with outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

  • Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, shakes hansd with new President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace after the handover ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Paris. Behind right are Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Valerie Trierweiler, center, companion of Francois Hollande. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Supporters of outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy and new President Francois Hollande, seen on poster, gather outside the Elysee Palace, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Paris during the handover ceremony. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • New President Francois Hollande delivers his speech after the handover ceremony, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, Pool)

  • Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy leave the Elysee Palace after the handover ceremony while new President Francois Hollande, top right, and his companion Valerie Trierweiler look on, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy waves as he leaves the Elysee Palace after the handover ceremony with President Francois Hollande, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)

  • Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wave as he leaves the Elysee Palace after the handover ceremony with President Francois Hollande, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)

  • Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy shakes hands with new President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace after the handover ceremony, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Paris. Behind right is Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, left Valerie Trierweiler, behing left. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)