Ettore Petrolini - Tanto pe' canta' (English translation)

English translation

Just to sing

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It's a song that has no title,
Just to sing, to do something,
It's nothing special,
Something from our town,
That you can sing even when you have no voice...
You just need health,
When there's health, there's everything,
You just need health and a pair of new shoes,
And you can travel the world...
...and I don't need no backing!
 
To make life less bitter,
I bought myself this guitar,
And when the sun goes down, dying,
My heart feels like singing.
My voice is weak but on key,
It's useless for serenading someone,
But it just has to make sure
That I can dream in the evenings...
 
Just to sing,
'Cause I can feel my heart itching,
Just to dream,
So that a flower can grow in my chest,
A lilac flower,
To bring me back to my first love,
Who'd sigh as she listened to my songs,
And then drive me mad with her lies!
 
Beautiful and passionate songs,
That remind me of my dear Rome,
Sung with a spiteful spirit,
But with a racing heart!
I don't sing in my full voice,
But my soul is peaceful,
And when the sky loses its colors,
No one falls in love with me...
 
Just to sing,
'Cause I can feel my heart itching,
Just to dream,
So that a flower can grow in my chest,
A lilac flower,
To bring me back to my first love,
Who'd sigh as she listened to my songs,
And then drive me mad with her lies!
 
Submitted by Change on Sat, 23/04/2016 - 18:28
Rome dialect

Tanto pe' canta'

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