Iris…

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This song, sung by Biagio Antonacci, touches me somehow.  The lyrics, the gravelly voice of the singer, the melody…it’s haunting and romantic, and interpreted with so much emotion.  Biagio’s voice is not for everybody, as my relatives and friends in Italy tell me.  But he was voted 2005’s “Best Male Selling Italian Artist”, therefore he must be doing something right!!

In Italian:

Iris tra le tue poesie,
ho trovato qualcosa che parla di me.
Le hai scritte tutte con blu
su pezzi di carta trovati qua’ e la’
dimmi dove, dimmi come….
e con che cosa ascoltavi la mia vita,
quando non stavo con te…..
e che sapori e che umori che dolori e che profumi respiravi,
quando non stavi con me…

Iris mi viene da dirti…
ti amo e lo sai
non l’ho detto mai

Quanta vita c’è.. quanta vita insieme a te
Tu che ami e… tu che non lo rinfacci mai
e non smetti mai di mostrarti come sei
quanta vita c’è in questa vita insieme a te

Il mio nome….dillo piano…
lo vorrei sentire sussurrare adesso…
che ti sono vicino
la tua voce, mi arriva,
suona come un’onda che mi porta il mare,
ma che cosa di più….
Iris ti ho detto ti amo…
e se questo ti piace rimani con me

Quanta vita c’è.. quanta vita insieme a te
Tu che ami e… tu che non lo rinfacci mai
e non smetti mai di mostrarti come sei
quanta vita c’è in questa vita insieme a te

dimmi dove, dimmi come….
e con che cosa ascoltavi la mia vita,
quando non stavo con te…..
e i sapori e gli umori che dolori
e che profumi respiravi
quando non stavi con me…
Irisi ti Amo davvero
e se questo ti piace, rimani con me

In English:

Iris among your poems
I’ve found something about me
you’ve written all of them with blue ink
on pieces of paper found here and there
tell me where, tell me how
and with what you listened to my life
when I wasn’t with you
and what flavors and what moods, what pains and what perfumes you breathed
when you weren’t with me

Iris I have to tell you
I love you and you know
I’ve never said it

how much life there is…how much life with you
you who love and…you who never reproach it
and you never stop to show yourself as you are
how much life there is in this life with you

my name…say it softly…
I’d like to hear it whispered now
that I’m close to you
your voice, I hear it
it sounds like a wave that brings me the sea
but what more
Iris I told you I love you
and if you’ve liked this stay with me

how much life there is…how much life with you
you who love and…you who never reproach it
and you never stop to show yourself as you are
how much life there is in this life with you

tell me where tell me how
and with what you listened to my life
when I wasn’t with you
the flavors and the moods, what pains
what perfumes you breathed
when you weren’t with me
Iris I truly love you
and if you like this stay with me

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