Un matto (dietro ogni scemo c’è un villaggio) (English translation)

  • Artist: Fabrizio De André
  • Song: Un matto (dietro ogni scemo c’è un villaggio) 8 translations
  • Translations: English #1, #2, #3, #4, French, Japanese, Polish, Spanish

28. Frank Drummer

Versions: #1#2#3#4
Out of a cell into this darkened space—
The end at twenty-five!
My tongue could not speak what stirred within me,
And the village thought me a fool.
Yet at the start there was a clear vision,
A high and urgent purpose in my soul
Which drove me on trying to memorize
The Encyclopedia Britannica!
You can use my translations however you like.
“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
Submitted by Stefano8Stefano8 on Mon, 25/12/2017 - 08:11
Author's comments:

Non al denaro non all’amore né al cielo {Neither to money, nor to love, nor to heaven} is a concept album that was inspired by Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.
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Un matto (dietro ogni scemo c’è un villaggio)