Nella mia ora di libertà (English translation)

  • Artist: Fabrizio De André
  • Song: Nella mia ora di libertà 4 translations
  • Translations: English, French, Polish, Turkish

In my out-of-cell time

Breathing the same air
a prison guard breathes, I don't like it,
therefore I decided to renounce
my out-of-cell time.
If something must be shared
between a prisoner and his guard,
I don't want it to be the air of the courtyard
The only thing I want to share is jail time.
I don't want it to be the air of the courtyard
The only thing I want to share is jail time
 
It started and was over
in just an hour.
I saw people walking out alone
and then walking back together.
I didn't expect a mistake from you,
men and women of the courthouse.
Had I been in your place...
but I'm not able to be in your place.
Had I been in your place...
but I'm not able to be in your place.
 
Out of the courtroom, on the road
in general outside, also out of there
I asked my face to put on its best
argumentative dignity.
So much grit, snigger, frowning
how can you explain them it's spring?
They do know that, but they prefer
to see spring taken away from those who are sent to prison.
They do know that, but they prefer
to see spring taken away from those who are sent to prison.
 
So much grit, snigger, frowning
so few faces and she is one of them.
She's asking herself so many questions at the same time.
I'm certain she's rehearsing
what she's going to tell people about me.
I can tell you what she's going to say:
"There was something different about him,
but not the way he told me he loved me.
There was something different about him,
but not the way he told me he loved me."
 
Surely, it's a big change of mindset
between obedience training
and actions worth of a human being
that show what violence truly is,
but an equally big change of mindset is needed
to become such a moron
that you can't see anymore
that no power is ever good
that you can't see anymore
that no power is ever good.
 
Now I'm learning a lot of things
from people dressed like me
but I haven't learned what crime you can commit
without being considered a criminal.
They taught us to be astonished
when people steal bread
now we know that the true crime is
not stealing when you're hungry,
now we know that the true crime is
not stealing when you're hungry.
 
Breathing the same air
prison guards breathe, we don't like it.
So we put them in prison
during the out-of-cell time.
Come to the prison, now,
stand at the door and listen to
our latest song
that tells you you one more time:
"No matter if you feel you have been absolved
you were implicated, and you always will be.
No matter if you feel you have been absolved
you were implicated, and you always will be."
 
Submitted by Gyps FulvusGyps Fulvus on Thu, 23/07/2015 - 16:13
Last edited by Gyps FulvusGyps Fulvus on Thu, 05/10/2017 - 08:50
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Nella mia ora di libertà

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