Friday, November 30, 2007

Senza Fine – Gino Paoli

Gino Paolo - Senza Fine

Really, we don’t sit around just listening to music. We use it as a way to hear the sounds of the language in a very memorable way. With that, I must say one of the prettiest songs we’ve ever heard is Gino Paoli’s “Senza Fine”. The title has the loose translation of “without end or endless” (hello Italian friends, pipe in any time). The song is on a CD by Paoli we picked up a few weeks ago called Canzione da Ricordare. The version we bought is only 1 CD, an extract of the 3 CD box set. At least the version of “La Gatta” is different from the original, so if you are looking for the originals you might try I Grandi Successi Originali

I guess I like “Senza Fine” (1961) and others (from the 1960s) because they have the high soaring strings and tend to be in ¾ time (I'm a sucker for that sound). Here’s what the song sounds like. Here are the lyrics: 

Senza fine
Tu trascini la nostra vita
Senza un attimo di respiro 
Per sognare 
Per potere ricordare 
Ciò che abbiamo già vissuto 
Senza fine, tu sei un attimo senza fine 
Non hai ieri 
Non hai domani 
Tutto è ormai nelle tue mani 
Mani grandi 
Mani senza fine 
Non m'importa della luna 
Non m'importa delle stelle 
Tu per me sei luna e stelle 
Tu per me sei sole e cielo 
Tu per me sei tutto quanto 
Tutto quanto io voglio avere 
Senza fine

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