A version sung last summer by the victorious Azzurri (Italian national football team), apparently as a fundraiser for charity. The guy in the blue shirt is Gianni Morandi (not a football player).
by Paolo Conte, made famous by Adriano Celentano
|Cerco l’estate tutto l’anno
|I look for summer all year long
|e all’improvviso eccola qua.
|And all of a sudden, here it is.
|Lei é partita per le spiagge
|She has left for the beaches,
|e sono solo quassu’ in citta’ ,
|And I’m alone up here in the city.
|sento fischiare sopra i tetti
|I hear whistling above the roofs
|un aeroplano che se ne va.
|a plane that’s leaving.
|Azzurro,il pomeriggio é troppo azzurro
|Blue, the afternoon is too blue
|e lungo per me.
|And long for me.
|di non avere piu’ risorse,
|That I have no more resources
|io quasi quasi prendo il treno
|I could almost take the train
|e vengo, vengo da te,
|And come, come to you
|ma il treno dei desideri
|But the train of our desires
|nei miei pensieri all’incontrario va.
|In my thoughts runs backwards.
|Sembra quand’ero all’oratorio,
|It’s like when I was at the oratorio*
|con tanto sole, tanti anni fa.
|With so much sun, so many years ago.
|Quelle domeniche da solo
|Those Sundays alone
|in un cortile, a passeggiar…
|Walking around in a courtyard
|ora mi annoio piu’ di allora,
|Nowadays I get more bored than I did then
|neanche un prete per chiacchierar…
|Not even a priest to chat with.
|Cerco un po’ d’Africa in giardino,
|I look for a bit of Africa in the garden
|tra l’oleandro e il baobab,
|Between the oleander and the baobab
|come facevo da bambino,
|As I did when I was a kid
|ma qui c’é gente, non si puo’ piu’,
|But there are people here, I can’t do that anymore
|stanno innaffiando le tue rose,
|They’re watering your roses
|non c’é il leone,
|But there’s no lion
|who knows where it is.
|*Oratorio in this context means a youth center, run by and physically attached to a Catholic church. They offer after school and summer programs to keep neighborhood kids out of trouble if their parents have to work.
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