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Old 09-10-2005, 10:16 AM   #1
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Miss Sarajevo - Dici che il fiume trova la via al mare

Is there anybody here at this forum who wants to translate/explain me these lyrics? (Maybe some Italian?).

It's from Miss sarajevo.
Thanks in advance!
Pascal.

Dici che il fiume trova la via al mare
Che come il fiume giungerai a me
Oltre i confini e le terre assetate
L'amore giungerà, l'amore
E non so più pregare
E nell'amore non so più sperare
E quell'amore non so più aspettare.
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Old 09-10-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
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Here you are:

English translation of the Italian lyrics:

You say that as a river finds its way to the sea
And as the river you'll find your way back to me
Beyond the borders and the thirsty lands
You say that as the river
As the river, you say that love will find a way
But love, I'm not a praying man
And in love I can't believe anymore
And for love I can't wait anymore

I think it's both a prayer and a lament, which emotionally and metaphorically portrays the despairing situation in Sarajevo beautifully.
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Old 09-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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that's lovely

thanks for posting it
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:14 AM   #4
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Thanks biff !!!
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it's really beautifull

I'm wondering who wrote those lyrics??
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Originally posted by phommel
it's really beautifull

I'm wondering who wrote those lyrics??

I'm thinking it must have been Bono/U2/Eno as it's not credited as anyone else in the CD sleeve.. it says "Italian translation on 'Miss Sarajevo' by Anna Mazzarotto" so I guess it was written in English first.
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Old 09-11-2005, 11:13 AM   #7
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that explains it

I could have looked in the booklet myself...to lazy

but thanks!
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Old 09-12-2005, 08:09 AM   #8
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little correction -- even if I know that the English of the person who translates the verses is better than mine.. --

e quell'amore non so più aspettare

means

and I can't wait THAT love anymore


It's gorgeous hearing Bono singin in Italian!!
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That's one of my favourite U2 songs and I was so glad they did it in Toronto last night.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:23 PM   #11
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That's one of my favourite U2 songs and I was so glad they did it in Toronto last night.
Wasn't that perfect? Bono's voice was remarkable.
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I was almost expecting Pavarotti to pop up during the opera part. Now THAT would have been mind blowing! But Bono definitely hit the high notes in that part of the song and deserved the loud applause that the crowd gave him.
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Wow. I've never read the translation before. Wow.
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Amazing...
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Old 09-16-2005, 09:35 AM   #15
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I love these lyrics!
Italian part is certainly one of the best lyrics ever, I remember hearing it for the first time back in 1995, from Modena concert broadcast...
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I've been wondering about this song live...does he skip the Pavarotti part, or is Bono singing it?
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I've been wondering about this song live...does he skip the Pavarotti part, or is Bono singing it?
Bono sings the Pavarotti part, beautifully. He did a magnificent job when I saw them in Toronto on Saturday night.
You will be able to get this when the next single comes out in the UK. A live version (from Milan, I think) will be on the B side to All Because of You.
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