Maria's red heart (Il cuore rosso di Maria)

English translation

Maria's red heart

She came to me yesterday evening
With those sky-blue eyes of hers
She wasn't talking, she was praying
When she told how she would deal with it 1 .
 
I'm bringing you Maria's red heart
That cannot beat without you
Take back Maria's love
Because love as great as this does not exist
 
I'll make you coffee, 'cause it's so cold
Last time everything was different
Your arms were full of sun
But this is the way it ended between us
 
I'm bringing you Maria's red heart
It's too heavy for my hands, so now you,
It's up to you to take it away
Otherwise no longer could it live without you
 
I couldn't ever make her cry again
With those sky-blue eyes of hers
How many times can you use up a love in just one hour
A love that is endless
 
I'm bringing you Maria's red heart
That cannot beat without you
Take back Maria's love
Because love as great as this does not exist
 
I'm bringing you Maria's red heart
That cannot beat without you
 
  • 1. An ambiguity rises: I choose to translate lui into 'it' and not 'him', even if in Italian a reference to a male person would sound more natural than to a thing just grammatically masculine (il cuore, the hert). Still I'm convinced that Maria is talking about how to deal with her heart, that is to say she plans on taking her life (note that her heart is described as red). I find it less convincing to infer that she would be talking about him, the man who dismissed her
Non verbum e verbo, sed sonum e sono.
If submitted as a rhythmical or rhyming translation, that means: a version that aims to retain the metric pattern of the original, so as to have a text to sing along to, in a karaoke fashion, or at least to preserve the rhyming scheme. The fun part is trying to mimic both the metrics and the rhyming structure of lyrics written in another language, while keeping the meaning (uhm, overall) the same. But the text will not be translated verbatim.
That I am not going to do when the song is yet to be translated in a literal way. I may be handling that part first, every now and then.
Submitted by subterlabentia on Mon, 20/03/2017 - 23:03
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Il cuore rosso di Maria

È venuta da me ieri sera
Con quegli occhi celesti che ha
Non parlava, era una preghiera
Quando ha detto di lui che ne fa
 
Ti porto il cuore rosso di Maria
Che battere non sa senza di te
Riprenditi l'amore di Maria
 

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