Learn Italian in Song: Maria Teresa

Another beautiful song by Pierangelo Bertoli.

Maria Teresa forse troppa fantasia, Maria Teresa, perhaps too much imagination
giornate uguali, poche notti di follia, days all the same, few nights of folly
fragili ricordi, fragile memories
sulla fronte qualche ruga in piu’ a few more lines on the forehead
volti appena scorti, faces barely seen
poco amore nella gioventu’ little love in youth
Giovanni ha gli occhi come un cielo a primavera Giovanni has eyes like a sky in spring
e i suoi vent’anni sono un varco alla frontiera, and his 20 years are a breach in the frontier
soffre d’innocenza, He suffers from innocence
prende dalla vita quel che c’e’ takes what there is from life
come in una danza As in a dance
lui si aspetta che con te He expects that with you
non resteranno giorni bui there will be no more dark days
se solo tu sarai con lui if only you will be with him
fin quando tu lo cercherai as long as you look for him
finche’ al suo amore crederai as long as you believe in his love
finche’ vincerai as long as you win
fino a quando sulle soglie del suo mondo as long as on the thresholds of his world
lui vorra’ sapere che ci sei he will want to know that you are (there)
Maria Teresa quanta gente non approva Maria Teresa, how many people don’t approve
quell’espressione, quella faccia quasi nuova that expression, that face almost new
frugano i tuoi sogni they rifle through your dreams
alzando le barriere dell’eta’ raising the barriers of age
contano i tuoi giorni, they count your days
pesano la tua diversita’ and weigh your diversity
Maria Teresa quanta voglia di poesia, Maria Teresa, how much desire for poetry
convalescente di un’eterna malattia convalescent of an eternal malady
la tua strada aperta your open road
mostra della vita quel che c’? demonstrates what there is of life
fuori dalla porta outside the door
lui si aspetta che con te He expects that with you
non resteranno giorni bui there will be no more dark days
se solo tu sarai con lui if only you will be with him
fin quando tu lo cercherai as long as you look for him
finche’ al suo amore crederai as long as you believe in his love
finche’ vincerai as long as you win
fino a quando sulle soglie del suo mondo as long as on the thresholds of his world
lui vorra’ sapere che ci sei he will want to know that you are (there)

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