I have just begun to listen to this music. In France they call it Manouche, the gypsy swing guitar made famous by Django Reinhardt. This video is a fantastic showcase of some the best players of this genre and the track is "les yeux noirs".In a more current context, here are some other tracks in this style whose lyrics might be useable in classwork by Thomas Dutronc, son of Jacques Dutronc.
You could follow it up with work on other similes using
"Comme un / une ..... sans ..."
The language focus here is more to do with the topic as the song lists all the reasons he wants to escape city life.Lyrics : Jeune je ne savais rien Video
Language Focus: perfect , imperfect tenses