Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Eros Ramazzotti-Per Me Per Sempre

Italian Lyrics Translation

Today I'll to try to make use of my first Italian language skills and translate one of my favorite songs of Eros Ramazzotti, "Per Me Per Sempre". Please send me a comment should you see any mistakes.

Per Me Per Sempre(For Me, For Ever)

Album: "Stile Libero"(2000). Sony International

Io vorrei che migliaia di farfalle
colorassero l'aria intorno a me
poi vorrei vederle tutte quante
come un vestito posarsi su di te
Così...vorrei cosi
Così...sognarti cosi
Quando la festa comincera
tu sarai regina
tutta la gente si fermera
a guardarti stupita
Per i miei occhi tu splenderai
bella come il sole
infiniti voli del cuore
infinita felicita
quando penso che tu sei per me
per sempre
Poi come fa il vento con le rose
vorrei spogliarti soffiando su di te
Cosi...vorrei cosi
cosi...amarti cosi
Quando la festa poi finira
torneremo a terra
tutta la gente si ricordera
d'aver visto una stella
Per i miei occi tu splenderai
bella come il sole
infiniti voli del cuore
infinita felicita
quando penso che tu sei per me
per sempre

I would like that thousands of butterflies
color the air around me
then I would like to see all of them
be worn like a dress on you
this way, I would like it this way
this way, I dream of you this way
when the celebration begins
you will be a queen
all people will halt
to look at you astonished
for my eyes you will shine
beautiful like the sun
infinite flights of the heart
inifinite happiness
when I consider that you are for me
for ever
then, like the wind does with the roses
I would like it to undress you while blowing on you
this way, I would like it this way
this way I love you like
when the celebration then ends
we will return to earth
all the people will remember
having seen a star
for my eyes you will shine
beautiful like the sun
infinite flights of the heart
infinite happiness
when I consider that you are for me
for ever

I believe this song is like a fairytale and so is its video. Here it is embedded for you so you can have a complete view of the song.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Un Attimo Di Pace by Eros Ramazzotti

I may overdo it with videos lately, but this video(or is it Ramazzotti himself?) is so-very-nice , that I couldn't resist!
Enjoy "Un Attimo Di Pace"(2003) by Eros Ramazzotti, talking about a moment of peace on earth.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

FIFA World Cup (Mundial) 2006-La Squadra Azzurra

The Italian World Champions of Mundial 2006("gli Azzurri"), singing their football hymn, "Cuore Azzurro"- a song originally sung by Pooh. All the earnings went to the victims of violence in Sierra Leone.
A very nice song it is, and the lyrics are so uplifting! Well yes, they may not be the best singers ever- but who cares? They are the world champions!!! (...and so gorgeous as well, aren't they?)


PS. I know I am really behind time for posting this, but I have found the video just today:(

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla is a singer (and great songwriter) with a lifetime career, an artist who is also very popular in Greece-and rightly so.

You probably know Lucio Dalla because of his tribute to Ayrton Sena (the F1 driver who was killed at Imola in 1995)-or probably you are familiar with his worldwide hit "Caruso", dedicated to the tenor of the 20th century Enrico Caruso who passed away too early.

When you listen to "Caruso", you almost feel like crying (out of joy) Click here for the lyrics of "Caruso" with a translation in english. There are also some further versions of this song, like the one of Lara Fabian- well, personally, I don't want to listen to any other than the original.

But one shouldn' t stick to "Caruso", there is much more to Lucio Dalla... listen to songs of him like "Tutta La Vita", "Stella di Mare" or "Felicita"- they are wonderful, I am sure you will enjoy! Especially his song "Felicita", I must have listened to for more than 100 times :-)

I think that if Lucio Dalla didn' t become a singer, he surely would become a comedian or something of that kind. His way of acting and expressing and his videoclips always have a funny note..what I find most enjoyable is, that he also makes a little fun of himself, especially of his small height. He must have a great personality.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Andrea Bocelli's Concert in New York!!

Andrea Bocelli will be performing today, September 9, in the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for the last time in this tour.

How lucky must one be to live in New York on moments like this! If you do, I envy you- nothing more to say here :)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli is a tenor from Tuscany and one of the greatest representatives in classical music! Well, actually not entirely classical, since Bocelli can sing everything from arias to pop ballads...

Andrea Bocelli is a tenor who "sings with his soul" and is also successful as a writer and music producer. He is known to be a very calm and sophisticated person and always has a heart for charitable events.

Andrea Bocelli was discovered in 1992 by Zucchero Fornaciari, when Zucchero was seeking for a tenor to record a demo of his song "Miserere". First, Zucchero was having Luciano Pavarotti in his mind, but then he came upon Andrea Bocelli and was enthused over him. When later on Pavarotti listened to the demo of Bocelli, he commended:"Who is this man? You don’t need me, I couldn’t do better!"

From then on, Bocelli has accomplished incredible things in music, despite his blindness.

His duet with the soprano Sarah Brightman "Con Te Partirò"("Time To Say Goodbye") has sold more than one million copies worldwide, his duet with Eros Ramazzotti, "Musica E" (Music Is)- a blend of pop and classical music- become a smash hit... Bocelli has even won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for the song "The Prayer"-a duet with Celine Dion!

My favorite song is "Sogno", I think it's just wonderful!

One of the greatest moment in Andrea Bocelli's career and life was when he was selected by Pope John Paul II to record the hymn for the Great Jubilee (Gloria a Te, Cristo Gesù), included in his album of 1999, "Sacred Arias".

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Sappi Amore Mio - Biagio Antonacci

..an acoustical and optical delight :)
Here are the lyrics from the beginning of the song:
"Questo sono io,
tutta una vita per cercare di capire
il finto inverno misto quasi a eterno sole
cercare di capire
se poi la fine è stata, è meglio rinunciare ..."
Biaggio Antonacci by Universal Music
Biagio Antonacci is one of the most remarkable singers Italy has to present.

Biagio Antonacci is, to me, the stereotype of the italian man; handsome, serious yet very expressive, and dark. He has built an image having rather long, dark hair, but now his hair is much shorter and I think it suits him very much- it makes him look more mature.

I love his voice and his songs are very poetic, most of them ballads. One of the most significant works in his career is the song "Tra Te e Il Mare", which he wrote for Laura Pausini. They perform one version of this song as a duet.

There is a song of him called "Non e Mai Stato Subito", which has drawn special attention several years ago. Rumour has it that the basic idea of Madonna's video of "Ray of Light" was taken from this song's video.

One of my favorite songs of Antonacci is "Iris Tra Le Tue Poesie", talking about the impact a girl's love for him has in his heart and soul. Very poetic as well is his new song and single, "Pazzo Di Lei" ("Crazy about her") - it's an earworm, I keep humming it :)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Laura Pausini

Grammy Award of Best Latin Pop Album 2006!

Laura Pausini is one of the most famous italian artists with worldwide recognition. She is both a songwriter and a singer, with a wonderful voice, very emotional and perfectly clear, full of tenderness.

Most of the songs of hers are italian but have been translated in the spanish language also, since she and her songs are extremely popular in Latin America. As for the United States, what to say... Laura Pausini has won the Grammy Award of best latin pop album 2006! No other italian female singer has achieved this before!

The song that landed a breakthrough in her singing career was "La Solitudine" ("the solitude"), which she first sang at the very young age of 19. The song is talking about a little boy and friend called Marco, who has left home and she is missing very much.

That was back in 1993. Since then, Laura Pausini has always been in the charts. Songs of hers like "Non c'e" ("There is nothing (like...)"), "E Ritorno Da Te"("And I am returning to you") and "Gente"("People") have become huge songs in many parts of the World. Another song of hers I particularly like is "Tra Te e il Mare" ("Between you and the sea"), which sounds best when she sings it in a duet with Biaggio Antonacci! Other duets of hers are with NEK, Gilberto Gil, and last but not least, Marc Anthony and Marco Antonio Solis. The three were performing this summer on a 20-city US-tour called "Juntos en Concierto" ("Together in Concert") (
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Listen to Laura Pausini, and its going to be a unique acoustical experience for you!