Gigi in paradisco (English translation)

Advertisements
English translation

Gigi in Paradise

She'll tell you what followed, she'll tell you what followed
She'll tell you what followed. . .
 
And Gigi will sing, and Gigi will stay
And as there is no return to America without having brought something back
There, Gigi had learned to dance
And our performance got better, got bigger
He even said to me that one day we would get married
But Gigi, Gigi knew nothing about refusing women
And when the colonel's widow asked him for a rendez-vous
Without hesitating, he was there
 
I'm going to tell you what followed, if the beginning is a little sad
Wait. . .before crying
One evening, the colonel's widow, in a double crime of passion
Drew*. . .Gigi fell
 
Mocking Gigi, joking Gigi
Gigi, I no longer hear your heart
 
We really cried, we really begged
We really cried, we really begged
The next day the whole town gave him a last tribute
By singing all his songs
Gigi the lover, Gigi the friend, Gigi goodbye, Gigi is finished
 
We really cried, we really begged
We really cried, we really begged
 
And since, nothing was the same
Not the weather, not the colours, not life
Sandro has started drinking, Giorgio left the country without saying anything
And me, me I spent my nights with the clairvoyants in the town
To try to communicate with him
But nothing, not a sign, not a message, not a word, not an omen, nothing!
 
We really cried,
"Are you proud of yourself Gigi, are you proud of yourself, huh?"
We really begged,
"But why did you have to go there that evening?"
We really cried,
"And we were going to get married and we would never leave each other again,
And I only love you, but you were. . .huh?"
We really begged,
"You couldn't stop yourself,
And so too bad, too bad for me and too bad for you,
And then, and then what do I have to say to you,
Like you were so high up, huh?
With everything that you did, you should be down there
On the way to burning in hell, in hell. . .
Oh! Oh Gigi, Gigi, forgive me!"
 
"Yolanda, Yolanda, Serafino wants to talk to you!"
"Serafino?"
"O solio de Gigi!"**
"You dreamed of Gigi?"
"Yes, of what he said when he arrived in front of St Peter!"
"Is that true?"
"Yes!"
 
"Name and surname?"
"Giuseppe Fabricio Luis Cassantini."
"Age?"
"Thirty three years minus one month"
"Born?"
"Poissoni, near Napoli"
"Ah! You're the one they nicknamed Gigi the lover
Velvet eye, good enough to eat"
"Oh St Peter, that's a little exaggerated!"
"Gigi, there are more prayers send to me for you from Pouzouli
Than from all of Italy
Gigi, there are more prayers send to me for you from Pouzouli
Than from all of Italy
My son, your sins are nothing compared to the weight of her prayers
Come in, I cannot refuse you entry to Paradise"
"Thank you, grazie, grazie"
 
Gigi in paradise, Gigi in paradise
Gigi in para. . .no, in paradisco!
Gigi in Paradisco, Gigi in Paradisco
Gigi, Gigi will enter paradise, disconcerted, unsure of himself
Does he just have to smile? All the angels were crazy about Gigi
He gave free galas, the Saints sang all night long
He spoke to them of his friends who, one day, would rejoin him
Gigi in Paradisco, Gigi in Paradisco
 
Go Gigi, make us a corner in Paradise
A little place that looks like Italy
Oh oh oh oh
Sing your songs of long ago
You can sing in English
Like you always dreamed of
It's now or never
Go Gigi, make us a corner in Paradise
A little place that looks like Italy
 
Gigi visited all the planets, made Venus his nightclub
Took the stars for projectors, every evening it was bad luck
Gigi, he sings, he dances until morning, disco to his old choruses
He finally became a star, he waits for us every evening
 
Go Gigi, make us a corner in Paradise
A little place that looks like Italy
Oh oh oh oh
Sing your songs of long ago
You can sing in English
Like you always dreamed of
It's now or never
Go Gigi, make us a corner in Paradise
A little place that looks like Italy
 
And look how Giorgio has come back and replaced his guitar with an electric guitar
Sandro no longer plays mandolin, he plays the synthesisers and the tuba
And me, me I learn to dance
 
Go Gigi, make us a corner in Paradise
A little place that looks like Italy
Oh oh oh oh
Sing your songs of long ago
You can sing in English
Like you always dreamed of
It's now or never
 
"And look, it was a beautiful story, but we want to believe it
You see the Napolitans like things that end well
For us Gigi is stil living and he waits for us"
 
O sole mio
Go Gigi, make us a corner in Paradise
A little place that looks like Italy
Gigi in Paradisco, Gigi in Paradisco, Gigi in Paradisco
 
i hope this translation was useful to you. use it wherever, i don't mind.
i write evocative translations rather than precise ones so this might not be "word for word" but at least it will be pretty
Submitted by mayasurya on Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:45
Added in reply to request by draumbók
Author's comments:

*ie: drew her gun

French

Gigi in paradisco

More translations of "Gigi in paradisco"
Englishmayasurya
Collections with "Gigi in paradisco"
See also
Comments
nicholas.ovaloff    Sun, 29/07/2018 - 15:30

Hi! I've modified the layout of the source lyrics and fixed some punctuation here and there. Could you please have a look and apply any changes needed? Sorry the inconvenience. Best regards!