Domenico Modugno - Piange… il telefono (English translation)

English translation

The Telephone's Crying

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(Hello?)
Listen
Is your mom there?
You have to tell mommy
There is someone who –
(Are you the guy who called last time?)
(I’ll call her)
(But she’s in the bath)
(I don’t know if she can come to the phone!)
Tell her
I am here
Tell her it’s important
That I’ll wait
(Did you do something)
(to my mom?)
(When you call)
(She always says)
(“Tell him I’m not here”)
Tell me
Did you learn how to write?
Do you live in a nice home?
Are your grades good?
(Yes… but since mom is always at work)
(A neighbor drives me to school)
(I only have one signature on my diary)
(Everyone else has their dad’s, too)
(But I don’t!)
Tell her
I’m right here
That I’ve been suffering for six years
Honey, isn’t that your age, too
(Oh, no… I’m five!!)
(Do you know my mom?)
(She never told me about you!)
(Hold on…)
The telephone is crying
She won’t be
Coming
Even if I scream: I love you
I know
She won’t listen to me
The telephone’s crying
Won’t you show some mercy?
No one
Will answer.
In the summertime
Will you be staying
At the Riviera Hotel?
Do you like the beach?
(Oh, yes, I love it!)
(You know, I can swim! But wait a minute,)
(How do you know about the Riviera Hotel?)
(Have you been there, too?)
Tell her
About my suffering
Tell her how much
I love you both
(You love us?)
(But I’ve never seen you before!)
(What’s wrong?)
(Why did your voice change?)
(Why are you crying?)
The telephone is crying.
She won’t be
Coming
Even if I scream: I love you
I know
She won’t listen to me
The telephone’s crying
Won’t you show some mercy?
No one
Will answer.
But remember
It’s the last time
I’m crying over the phone,
And tomorrow
You'll know why.
Tell her to wait
(She’s going out!)
Tell her to stop
(She already left!)
She left.
Then…
Goodbye…
(Goodbye, Sir.)
Goodbye, honey!
 
Submitted by Emily84 on Thu, 01/07/2010 - 19:02
Added in reply to request by qreus
Author's comments:

A more accurate version of the song. My translations are usually less literal, but more faithful to the meaning of the original. Enjoy! =)

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Piange… il telefono

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