Giorgio Gaber - Far finta di essere sani (English translation)

English translation

Pretending to be sane

Live, I cannot live
But my mind allows me to believe
That a story of mine, be it positive or not,
is something that exists inside reality.
 
To be safe, I buy myself a motorbike
With chrome-plated frame and handlebars
And many pistons, buttons and most strange accessories
Pretending to be sane.
 
Pretending to be with a regular woman
Who can also be faithful
Buying petticoats, necklaces and hand creams
Pretending to be sane.
Pretending to be...
 
Free, to feel free:
Maybe it's possible for a moment.
But what's the point if inside of me
I'm conscious of how useless I am?
 
I'll postpone my suicide for now
And create a study group
The masses, class struggle, Gramsci's works
Pretending to be sane.
 
Pretending to be a man with so much energy
Who goes to India or Turkey to succeed
His rescue is a journey to far away lands
Pretending to be sane.
Pretending to be...
 
They go, all the couples they go
They go walking hand in hand
They go, things also go
They go, they slowly improve
The factories, the hospitals
The highways, the community nursery schools
And I see children sing
They are led to the sea in single file
Not knowing whether they should laugh or cry,
They clap their hands.
Pretending to be sane.
Pretending to be sane.
Pretending to be sane.
 
They go, all the couples they go
They go walking hand in hand
They go, things also go
They go, they slowly become larger and larger
The factories, the skyscrapers
The highways, the community stadiums
And I see children sing
They are led to the sea in single file
Not knowing whether they should laugh or cry,
They clap their hands.
Pretending to be sane.
Pretending to be sane.
Pretending to be sane.
Pretending to be sane.
Pretending to be...
 
Submitted by Change on Thu, 23/06/2016 - 12:46
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