Almost Like the Blues – Leonard Cohen – traduzione in italiano

Almost Like the Blues – Leonard Cohen – traduzione con testo inglese a fronte

I saw some people starving
Ho visto la gente morire di fame
There was murder, there was rape
c’era l’omicidio, c’era lo stupro
Their villages were burning
i loro villaggi stavano bruciando
They were trying to escape
stavano provando a scappare
I couldn’t meet their glances
non potevo incrociare i loro sguardi
I was staring at my shoes
stavo fissando le mie scarpe
It was acid, it was tragic
fu acido, fu tragico
It was almost like the blues
era più o meno come il blues*
It was almost like the blues
era più o meno come il blues*

I have to die a little
Devo morire un poco
Between each murderous thought
tra ogni pensiero omicida
And when I’m finished thinking
e quando ho finito di pensare
I have to die a lot
devo morire parecchio
There’s torture and there’s killing
c’è la tortura e ci sono gli assassini
And there’s all my bad reviews
e ci sono tutte le mie cattive recensioni
The war, the children missing
la guerra, i bambini scomparsi
Lord, it’s almost like the blues
signore, è più o meno come il blues
It’s almost like the blues
è più o meno come il blues

So I let my heart get frozen
Così lasciai il mio cuore congelare
To keep away the rot
per tener lontano il marciume
My father said I’m chosen
mio padre ha detto che sono eletto
My mother said I’m not
mia madre ha detto no
I listened to their story
ho ascoltato la loro storia
Of the Gypsies and the Jews
sugli zingari e sugli ebrei
It was good, it wasn’t boring
è stato bello, non era noiosa

It was almost like the blues
era più o meno come il blues*
It was almost like the blues
era più o meno come il blues*

There is no God in Heaven
Non c’è Dio in paradiso
And there is no Hell below
non c’è nessun inferno sotto di noi
So says the great professor
così disse il grande professore
Of all there is to know
di tutto quello che c’è da sapere
But I’ve had the invitation
ma io ho avuto l’invito
That a sinner can’t refuse
che un peccatore non può rifiutare
And it’s almost like salvation
ed è più o meno come la salvezza

It was almost like the blues
era più o meno come il blues*
It was almost like the blues
era più o meno come il blues*
Almost like the blues
più o meno come il blues

*Il blues è un tipo di musica ma può essere anche depressione; ho preferito lasciare blues perchè significa entrambe le cose.

leonard-cohen
Leonard Norman Cohen

Almost Like the Blues – Leonard Cohen – solo testo inglese

I saw some people starving
There was murder, there was rape
Their villages were burning
They were trying to escape
I couldn’t meet their glances
I was staring at my shoes
It was acid, it was tragic
It was almost like the blues
It was almost like the blues.

I have to die a little
Between each murderous thought
And when I’m finished thinking
I have to die a lot
There’s torture and there’s killing
And there’s all my bad reviews
The war, the children missing
Lord, it’s almost like the blues
It’s almost like the blues.

So I let my heart get frozen
To keep away the rot
My father said I’m chosen
My mother said I’m not
I listened to their story
Of the Gypsies and the Jews
It was good, it wasn’t boring
It was almost like the blues
It was almost like the blues.

There is no God in Heaven
And there is no Hell below
So says the great professor
Of all there is to know
But I’ve had the invitation
That a sinner can’t refuse
And it’s almost like salvation
It’s almost like the blues
It’s almost like the blues
Almost like the blues

 

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