I treni di Tozeur

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“I treni di Tozeur”

Nei villaggi di frontiera guardano passare i treni
Le strade deserte di Tozeur
Da una casa lontana tua madre mi vede
Si ricorda di me delle mie abitudini

E per un istante ritorna la voglia di vivere
A un’altra velocità

Passano ancora lenti i treni per Tozeur

Nelle chiese abbandonate si preparano rifugi
E nuove astronavi per viaggi interstellari

In una vecchia miniera distese di sale
E un ricordo di me come un incantesimo

E per un istante ritorna la voglia di vivere
A un’altra velocità

Passano ancora lenti i treni per Tozeur

Nei villaggi di frontiera guardano passare
I treni per Tozeur

– Franco Battiato & Alice –

Walk of Life

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“Walk Of Life”

Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay

He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication, devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin’ woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life
Yeah, he do the walk of life

Here comes Johnny and he’ll tell you the story
Hand me down my walkin’ shoes
Here comes Johnny with the power and the glory
Backbeat the talkin’ blues

He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication, devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin’ woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life
Yeah, he do the walk of life

Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay

He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication, devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

And after all the violence and double talk
There’s just a song in all the trouble and the strife
You do the walk, yeah, you do the walk of life
Mmm, you do the walk of life

– Dire Straits –

I can’t tell you why

Fonte: Youtube


“I Can’t Tell You Why”

Look at us baby, up all night
Tearing our love apart
Aren’t we the same two people
Who lived through years in the dark?

Every time I try to walk away
Something makes me turn around and stay
And I can’t tell you why

When we get crazy
It just ain’t right
(try to keep your head, little girl)
Girl, I get lonely, too
You don’t have to worry
Just hold on tight
(don’t get caught in your little world)
‘Cause I love you

Nothing’s wrong as far as I can see
We make it harder than it has to be
And I can’t tell you why
No, baby, I can’t tell you why
I can’t tell you why

Every time I try to walk away
Something makes me turn around and stay
And I can’t tell you why

No, no, baby, I can’t tell you why
I can’t tell you why
I can’t tell you why, no

– Eagles –

Lettera

Fonte: Youtube


Lettera”

In giardino il ciliegio è fiorito
agli scoppi del nuovo sole,
il quartiere si è presto riempito di neve di pioppi e di parole.
All’ una in punto si sente il suono
acciottolante che fanno i piatti,
le TV son un rombo di tuono per l’ indifferenza scostante dei gatti;
come vedi tutto è normale
in questa inutile sarabanda,

ma nell’ intreccio di vita uguale soffia il libeccio di una domanda,
punge il rovaio d’ un dubbio eterno,
un formicaio di cose andate,
di chi aspetta sempre l’ inverno per desiderare una nuova estate…

Son tornate a sbocciare le strade,
ideali ricami del mondo,
ci girano tronfie la figlia e la madre nel viso uguali e nel culo tondo,
in testa identiche, senza storia,
sfidando tutto, senza confini,
frantumano un attimo quella boria grida di rondini e ragazzini;
come vedi tutto è consueto
in questo ingorgo di vita e morte,
ma mi rattristo, io sono lieto di questa pista di voglia e sorte,
di questa rete troppo smagliata,di queste mete lì da sognare,
di questa sete mai appagata, di chi starnazza e non vuol volare…

Appassiscono piano le rose,
spuntano a grappi i frutti del melo,
le nuvole in alto van silenziose negli strappi cobalto del cielo.
Io sdraiato sull’ erba verde fantastico piano sul mio passato,
ma l’ età all’ improvviso disperde quel che credevo e non sono stato;come senti tutto va liscio
in questo mondo senza patemi,
in questa vista presa di striscio, di svolgimento corretto ai temi,
dei miei entusiasmi durati poco,
dei tanti chiasmi filosofanti,
di storie tragiche nate per gioco, troppo vicine o troppo distanti…

Ma il tempo, il tempo chi me lo rende? Chi mi dà indietro quelle stagioni
di vetro e sabbia, chi mi riprende la rabbia e il gesto, donne e canzoni,
gli amici persi, i libri mangiati, la gioia piana degli appetiti,
l’ arsura sana degli assetati,
la fede cieca in poveri miti?
Come vedi tutto è usuale, solo che il tempo stringe la borsa
e c’è il sospetto che sia triviale l’ affanno e l’ ansimo dopo una corsa,l’ ansia volgare del giorno dopo,
la fine triste della partita,
il lento scorrere senza uno scopo di questa cosa…
che chiami… vita…

– Francesco Guccini –

How You Remind Me

Fonte: Youtube


“How You Remind Me”

Never made it as a wise man
I couldn’t cut it as a poor man stealing
Tired of livin’ like a blind man
I’m sick of sight without a sense of feeling
And this is how you remind me

This is how you remind me of what I really am
This is how you remind me of what I really am

It’s not like you to say sorry
I was waitin’ on a different story
This time I’m mistaken
For handing you a heart worth breakin’
And I’ve been wrong, I’ve been down
Been to the bottom of every bottle
These five words in my head
Scream, “Are we havin’ fun yet?”

Yet, yet, yet, no, no
Yet, yet, yet, no, no

It’s not like you didn’t know that
I said, “I love you,” and I swear I still do
And it must have been so bad
‘Cause livin’ with me must have damn near killed you

And this is how you remind me of what I really am
This is how you remind me of what I really am

It’s not like you to say sorry
I was waitin’ on a different story
This time I’m mistaken
For handing you a heart worth breakin’
And I’ve been wrong, I’ve been down
Been to the bottom of every bottle
These five words in my head
Scream, “Are we havin’ fun yet?”

Yet, yet, yet, no, no
Yet, yet, yet, no, no
Yet, yet, yet, no, no
Yet, yet, yet, no, no

Never made it as a wise man
I couldn’t cut it as a poor man stealin’
And this is how you remind me
This is how you remind me

This is how you remind me of what I really am
This is how you remind me of what I really am

It’s not like you to say sorry
I was waitin’ on a different story
This time I’m mistaken
For handing you a heart worth breakin’
And I’ve been wrong, I’ve been down
Been to the bottom of every bottle
These five words in my head
Scream, “Are we havin’ fun yet?”

Yet, yet, are we havin’ fun yet?
Yet, yet, are we havin’ fun yet?
Yeah, yeah (These five words in my head scream)
Are we havin’ fun yet?
Yeah, yeah (These five words in my head)

No, no

– Nickelback –

Ninna nanna (di Tonino Puddu)

Questa è una delle canzoni sarde che preferisco. E’ stata composta da Tonino Puddu, che per anni è stato direttore del coro Su Nugoresu (trad. Il Nuorese), uno dei cori polifonici maschili più importanti della Sardegna.
Tonino Puddu aveva una capacità straordinaria di trasformare la musica in emozioni. Il brano “Ninna nanna” è un classico della tradizione corale sarda e moltissimi cori lo hanno inserito nel proprio repertorio.

Riporto qui sotto il testo e la relativa traduzione.



Ninna nanna

Ninna nanna, frore meu,

ninna, reposa, dormi chene afannos.

Ninna nanna, bae chin Deus,

prenda ‘e oro, fintzas a chent’annos.

Cras manzanu t’ischidet su sole

Cantàndeti, tesoro, una cantone.

Ch’an fattu totus sas istellas

Custa notte miràndeti in su sonnu.


Trad.:

Ninna nanna

Ninna nanna, mio fiore,

Ninna nanna, riposa, dormi senza affanni.

Ninna nanna, vai con Dio,

gioia d’oro, fino a cent’anni.

Ti svegli, domattina, il sole

cantandoti, tesoro, una canzone

che tutte le stelle hanno fatto

questa notte, guardandoti mentre dormi.


Buona nanna a tutti. 😊

Fonte: Youtube

Always On My Mind

Fonte: Youtube


“Always on my mind”

Maybe I didn’t treat you
quite as good as I should
Maybe I didn’t love you
quite as often as I could
Little things I should have said and done
I never took the time

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t hold you
all those lonely, lonely times
and I guess I never told you
I’m so happy that you’re mine
If I made you feel second-best
I’m so sorry I was blind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied
satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied
satisfied
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t treat you
quite as good as I should
Maybe I didn’t love you
quite as often as I could
Maybe I didn’t hold you
all those lonely, lonely times
and I guess I never told you
I’m so happy that you’re mine
Maybe I didn’t love you

– Pet Shop Boys –

Shape of my heart

Fonte: Youtube


“Shape Of My Heart”

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn’t play for the money he wins
He doesn’t play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
 The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that’s not the shape of my heart

He may play the Jack of diamonds
He may lay the Queen of spades
He may conceal a King in his hand
While the memory of it fades

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that’s not the shape of my heart
That’s not the shape, the shape of my heart

And if I told you that I loved you
You’d maybe think there’s something wrong
I’m not a man of too many faces
The mask I wear is one

But those who speak know nothing
And find out to their cost
Like those who curse their luck in too many places
And those who fear are lost

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that’s not the shape of my heart
That’s not the shape of my heart
That’s not the shape, the shape of my heart

– Sting –

Sunny

Fonte: Youtube


“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

Fonte: Youtube


“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 –