Song of the Day: Via Con Me (Away with me) by Paolo Conte

As the World Falls Down by AbigailLarson

This song is performed by Paolo Conte, an Italian singer, pianist, composer, and lawyer notable for his grainy, resonant voice, his colourful and dreamy compositions (evocative of Italian and Mediterranean sounds, as well as of jazz music, South American atmospheres, and of French-language singers likeJacques Brel and Georges Brassens) and his wistful, sometimes melancholic lyrics.

Lyrics:

Via via
Vieni via di qui.
Niente più ti lega a questi luoghi
Neanche questi fiori azzurri.

Via via
Neanche questo tempo grigio,
pieno di musiche
e di uomini che ti son piaciuti.

It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
Good luck my baby
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
I dream of you

Via via
Vieni via con me.
Entra in questo amore buio
Non perderti per niente al mondo
Via via
Non perderti per niente al mondo
Lo spettacolo d’arte varia
Di uno innamorato di te.

It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
Good luck my baby
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
I dream of you

Via via
Vieni via con me.
Entra in questo amore buio
Pieno di uomini.
Via via
Entra e fatti un bagno caldo
C’è un accappatoio azzurro
Fuori piove un mondo freddo.

It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
Good luck my baby
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
I dream of you

Translation:

Away, away,
Come away from here,
Nothing more ties you to these places,
Not even these blue flowers.

Away, away
Not even this grey weather
Full of music
And of men whom you have liked (who have pleased you).

It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
Good luck my baby
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
I dream of you

Away, away,
Come away with me,
Enter this dark love
Don’t get lost for anything in the world

Away, away,
Don’t get lost for anything in the world (don’t miss…)
The spectacle of varied art
Of one who is in love with you

It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
Good luck my baby
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
It’s wonderful
I dream of you

Away, away,
Come away with me,
Enter this dark love,
Full of men

Away, away
Come in and take a hot bath
There’s a blue bathrobe
Outside it’s raining a cold world

Some hits of Paolo Conte were used in many movies, for example “Come Di” in I Am David (2003), and Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), “Via con me” in French Kiss (1995), Mostly Martha (2001), Welcome to Collinwood(2002), and the “Fritz” Coca Cola commercial that was widely shown in US movie theaters in early 2006. As well as in No Reservations (2007), “Sparring Partner” in 5×2 (2004) (French humourist Pierre Desproges used both in his Chroniques de la haine ordinaire.) In the movie “Carnage”, directed by Roman Polanski, husband and wife -existing in reality- call each other “doodle”, (“toutou” in French) as a reference to Via Con Me from Paolo Conte “tu tu tu”, one of their most preferred song.

Paolo Conte

Born January 6, 1937 (age 77)
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Musician, singer-songwriter, lawyer
Years active 1962–present
Genres Jazz, Pop
Instruments Vocals, piano, vibraphone
Labels RCA Italiana, CGD
Website http://www.paoloconte.it/

image by AbigailLarson

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