Sunny

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“Sunny”


Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain
Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain
Now the dark days are done, and the bright days are here
My Sunny one shines so sincere
Sunny one so true, I love you

Sunny, thank you for the sunshine bouquet
Sunny, thank you for the love you’ve brought my way
You gave to me your all and all
Now I feel ten feet tall
Sunny one so true, I love you

Sunny, thank you for the truth you let me see
Sunny, thank you for the facts from A to Z
My life was torn like a wind-blown sand
And a rock was formed when we held hands
Sunny one so true, I love you
Sunny, thank you for that smile upon your face
Sunny, thank you, thank you for the gleam that flows its grace
You’re my spark of nature’s fire
You’re my sweet complete desire
Sunny one so true, yes, I love you

Sunny, yesterday, oh, my life was filled with rain
Sunny, you smiled at me and really, really eased the pain
Now the dark days are done, and the bright days are here
My Sunny one shines so sincere
Sunny one so true, I love you…I love You…

– Bobby Hebb –

Wonderful World

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“Wonderful World”

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about a science book
Don’t know much about the French I took

But I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me, too
What a wonderful world this would be

Don’t know much about geography
Don’t know much trigonometry
Don’t know much about algebra
Don’t know what a slide rule is for

But I do know one and one is two
And if this one could be with you
What a wonderful world this would be

Now, I don’t claim to be an A student
But I’m trying to be
For maybe by being an A student, baby
I can win your love for me

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about a science book
Don’t know much about the French I took

But I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me, too
What a wonderful world this would be

La ta ta ta ta ta ta (History)
Hmm-mm-mm (Biology)
La ta ta ta ta ta ta (Science book)
Hmm-mm-mm (French I took)

Yeah, but I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me, too
What a wonderful world this would be

– Sam Cooke –

Endless sacrifice

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“Endless sacrifice”

Cold
Lying in my bed
Staring into darkness

Lost
I hear footsteps overhead
And my thoughts return
Again

Like a child who’s run away
And won’t be coming back
Time keeps passing by
As night turns into day

I’m so far away
And so alone
I need to see your face
To keep me sane
To make we whole

Try to stay alive
Until I hear your voice
I’m gonna lose my mind
Someone tell me why
I chose this life
This superficial lie
Constant compromise
Endless sacrifice

Pain
It saddens me to know
The helplessness you feel
Your light
Shines on my soul
While a thousand candles
Burn

Outside this barren room
The rain is pouring down
The emptiness inside
Is growing deeper still

You’re so far away
And so alone
You long for love’s embrace
To keep you sane
To make you whole

Try to stay alive
Until I hear your voice
I’m gonna lose my mind

Someone tell me why
I chose this life
This superficial lie
Constant compromise
Endless sacrifice

Moments wasted
Isolated
Time escaping
Endless sacrifice

Moments wasted
Isolated
Time escaping
Endless sacrifice

Over the distance
We try to make sense
Of surviving together
While living apart

Striving for balance
We rise to the challenge
Of staying connected
In spite of circumstance

All you’ve forsaken
And all that you’ve done
So that I could live out
This undying dream

Won’t be forgotten
Or taken for granted
I’ll always remember
Your endless sacrifice

Moments wasted
Isolated
Time escaping
Endless sacrifice

Moments wasted
Isolated
Time escaping
Endless sacrifice

– Dream Theater –

Regalami il tuo sogno

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“Regalami il tuo sogno”

Se ti vuoi
Fidare davvero di me
Fallo fino in fondo
Oh, fino in fondo
Fatti più’ vicina
Regalami il tuo sogno
Regalami il tuo sogno
Te lo custodirò
Te lo conserverò
Finché ne avrai bisogno
Regalami il tuo sogno
Guardami negli occhi
Deciderai poi
Se aver paura
Regalami il tuo sogno
Regalami il tuo sogno
Te lo conserverò
Te lo custodirò
Finché ne avrai bisogno.

– Ligabue –

Your Latest Trick

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“Your Latest Trick”

All the late night bargains have been struck
Between the satin beaus and their belles
Prehistoric garbage trucks
Have the city to themselves

Echoes and roars dinosaurs
They’re all doing the monster mash
And most of the taxis, most of the whores
Are only taking calls for cash

I don’t know how it happened
It all took place so quick
But all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick

Well, now my door was standing open
Security was laid back and lax
But it was only my heart got a broken
You must have had a pass key made out of wax

You played robbery with insolence
And I played the blues in twelve bars down in Lover’s Lane
And you never did have the intelligence to use
The twelve keys hanging off from my chain

I don’t know how it happened
It all took place so quick
But all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick

Well, now it’s past last call for alcohol
Past recall has been here and gone
The landlord he finally paid us all
The satin jazzmen have put away their horns

And we’re standing outside of this wonderland
Looking so bereaved and so bereft
Like a Bowery bum when he finally understands
The bottle’s empty and there’s nothing left

I don’t know how it happened
It was faster than the eye could flick
But all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick

– Dire Straits –

Correre di notte

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“Correre di notte”

Correre di notte per la strada
è un modo come un altro
per pensare a un’altra cosa
e il mondo a luci spente
mi nasconde dalla gente per stare un po’ con me
correre più forte verso casa
fermarsi a prender fiato
sotto a una finestra accesa
e dietro i vetri l’eco
di una festa che mi chiama ma non mi fermerò pero’, pero’…

non passa neanche un minuto
che non penso a noi
a tutto ciò che eravamo
ti ricordi quante volte
ti ho rincorsa per la strada
quanti pomeriggi persi per amarti
persi per salvarci
e adesso no non c’è più amore
e invece no c’è ancora il sole dentro di noi
tu che non mi credi mai
rimani con me

passo dopo passo arrivò il giorno
che non cercavo niente
e ti ho incontrata all’improvviso
la scusa più banale
per strapparti quel sorriso
per capire come sei, dove sei
non passa neanche un minuto
che non penso a noi
tu invece hai dimenticato
le mie mani la tua pelle
e tutto il bene che c’è stato
quante notti ancora perse per amarti
perse per salvarci
e adesso no non c’è più amore
e invece no c’è ancora il sole dentro di noi
tu che non mi credi mai
e se non mi credi vai
quante volte ci ho sperato
e adesso guarda quanta luce hai…
correre di notte…

– Stefano Zarfati –

Hallelujah Man

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“Hallelujah Man”

On the blind side and down the back ways
The roots of sadness crawl
When you can’t get what you need
You feel like taking a torch to it all

All the sweet talk makes a bitter man
You can feel the darkness rise
Sometimes you don’t know what you’re fighting for
You don’t know who it is you despise

I am the Halleluiah Man
Break all the rules I’m the King of fools
I’m the renegade in this greytown
And I’ll do anything to bring a government down
I am the Halleluiah Man
Yes my friends I’ve been born again
I’m the black sheep who while shepherds sleep
Will do anything to bring a government down

In a coat of a thousand colours
And a star spangled Cadillac
He picked up a rodeo queen
With whiplash marks all over his back

When dreams don’t become their people
People become their dreams
He didn’t understand at the time
But now he knows exactly what it means

I am the Halleluiah Man
Break all the rules I’m the King of fools
I’m the renegade in this greytown
And I’ll do anything to bring a government down
I am the Halleluiah Man
Yes my friends I’ve been born again
I’m the black sheep who while shepherds sleep
Will do anything to bring a government down

They said watch out boy be careful where you tread
You’re throwing away all that beautiful bread
He slept outside until the world opened up
They’ve got to understand he’s a Halleluiah Man

He says I am the Halleluiah Man
And I’ll do anything to bring a government down

He built himself a prison
He knew he had to escape
Some worlds are held together by steel
Some worlds are held together by sellotape
He was drifting through the sharks teeth
He always paid his dues
When something told him he had nothing
That’s when he knew he had nothing to lose

He says

I am the Halleluiah Man
Break all the rules I’m the King of fools
I’m the renegade in this greytown
And I’ll do anything to bring a government down
I am the Halleluiah Man
Yes my friends I’ve been born again
I’m the black sheep who while shepherds sleep
Will do anything to bring a government down

When dreams don’t become their people
People become their dreams

– Love & Money –

Addio a Vangelis. 😢

Ho appena letto (qui) la notizia della morte di Vangelis e mi è venuto il magone. Ho scoperto la sua musica grazie a Nick the Nightfly, che allora trasmetteva da Radio Montecarlo. In quel periodo (se non ricordo male, era il 1994) promuoveva l’album “Voices” e io ne ero rimasta incantata. Ricordo che me lo regalai dopo aver superato bene l’esame di Pedagogia. Quando uscì “Portraits” risuscii a regalarmi anche quello.

La musica di Vangelis ha fatto da colonna sonora a parecchi periodi della mia vita. Sapere che non comporrà più mi rattrista ma ci ha lasciato un repertorio vastissimo di emozioni in musica e quelle non moriranno mai.

R.I. P. 🥺

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