Plafone (English translation)
Maybe not everyone knows how pleasant it is
to invent a melody in the shower
Going up in pitch, even higher! Piece of cake? No,
'Cause everyone can sing the easier tunes.
Under a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen,
I'm free to increase my pitch even more if I want to.
I see up there that there is no more that nice jet of water:
Maybe I'll call the plumber
Because I spotted that some faucet's holes are clogged
Due to some evil limestone:
Two thousand little crazy splashes diverge.
A trickle here [and]
An unexpected tidal wave [here],
It seems wise to quickly wipe down with the rag.
And here below, where I live,
There is already a stain on the plafond1
That I paid two million of the old2 Lire.
Beware3 - in the next condominium assembly -
I'm going to put forward all my millage rates4
We're gonna see then what
Your neighbour is capable of5:
He is well-behaved, nice, you name it!
But - when he gets angry -
You are in such troubles!
- 1. In particular, the Italian term "Plafone" is the italianized version of the French word "plafond" (plat fond), which corresponds to the English term "Ceiling".
- 2. Lira was the currency of Italy between 1861 and 2002.
- 3. lit. "but"
- 4. Each joint owner of a condiminium has a vote which weight is proportional to his/her millage rates.
- 5. lit. "who your neighbour is"
Idioms from "Plafone"
|1.||piece of cake|