Wednesday, 28 June 2017

ENGLISH LYRICS FROM "2017. aborigeni italiani"

ENGLISH LYRICS FROM "2017. aborigeni italiani"

"2017. Italian aborigines" 

 

1) IN THE MOUNTAINS
I want to go up there in the mountains
With my darling to make love
Because I want to go
Because I want it so I have to so I want it so I have to go
And if you don’t want to come with me
If you don’t want to come, my love
I will go alone and I will make love to a gypsy
I will pick flowers with my gypsy girl and you will not be there
Because you will remain here with the mortals and maybe you’ll go crazy
And we will always be free
While down below the people are slaughtering, stressing and worrying themselves
we will build a hut
Outside of the swarm
We will be the colors in an inkpot
And we will dip into our hearts to create the future
I want to go up there in the mountains
With my darling to make love
Because I want to go
Because I want it so I have to so I want it so I have to go
And if nobody wants to come with me
not even you, I will set out alone
And I will find some company in my own soul
And if you don’t want to come with me
If you don’t want to come, my love
I will go alone and I will make love to the witches
 We will all sit around the fire and you will not be there
And you will depart to search for yourself
And who knows? If God wills it, we will meet again
Traveling with love along the same path
Outside of the swarm
We will be the colors in an inkpot
And we will dip into our hearts, to create the future


2) THE MIDDLE WAY
Too much downtime damages the brain
Just like too much working does
I should find a middle way in order to not get really mad
Because my job, although it’s fun, becomes demanding
It makes me unconscious, I cannot grasp the present
And I don’t understand anything
 Collecting wood in the forest in the morning
Makes me a sweaty cute child
And when the evening comes
I return home and make love to her
And I feel like an Adonis

[refrain]
I work to live and not the contrary
My name is Gianmario, I am beautiful and statuary
Who cares about having a decent salary?

I don’t know if I can make it until the end of the month
But for the moment I’m alive and I’m not bored at all
So no expectations
I will be able to be active intermittently
Death is a certainty
Life is a caress that lasts just a moment
And maybe there are many
But the present one is the most important - it’s what we feel
Going very fast with the bicycle, touching a tit, stopping to pay bills
Providence will do it
[refrain]
I work just a little, I am crazy and I play with emotions
Sometimes I write songs; life is quite hard
But I’m not afraid of this adventure
Too much downtime damages the brain
Just like too much working does
I should find a middle way
Halfway between delirium and decorum


3) ITALIAN ABORIGINES
It’s absurd to complain about politicians
When we created them in our own image
There must be another way to progress
That’s not an interlacement of pylons and cements
Or saying goodbye to forests and meadows that have nourished us for millenniums
As they continue on in spite of captivity; in spite of ruin
But luckily, there are freaks with their own way to be more or less idiotic

[refrain]
I’m looking for a more poetic existence
That can shield me from this overly-cosmetic reality
I need some exciting anesthetic
To make this world seem a bit more erotic and fun

I’m happy even if I’ll never win a trip to Metanopoli
In a hotel overlooking highway-swimmingpools
And macro-organistically-edible kitchens
Where it’s possible to spend an October holiday without paying the impossible
But maybe one day I will escape to Korea
North or south, it doesn’t matter
I just care that it’s nearly as tasty and abundant as Samantha is
 [refrain]

But if we feel new and still alive
Let’s forget about apartment complexes, workshops, and the crying of our picky and dishonest baboon girls
And let’s go together to bathe in the river
Let’s forget about hate
That even if it’s the devil’s fountain,
Water is a daughter of God
Even if I bought it, even if I polluted it
(refrain]

Thanks to the economic crisis, and to the abundance of psychedelic materials
Maybe one day we will be the new Italian aborigines
Maybe one day, but in the meantime...
 [refrain]



4) VALLE*
In Valle everything was always more beautiful
In Valle there were stables and tender maidens
In Valle I often remained alone with the stars
In Valle primordial love, candies and chamomile
Surrounded by the peaks, my heart expanded over the border of my pupils
In Valle I often remained alone with thorns and pins
And the resin of the trees to excite my tastebuds and tonsils

[refrain]
Valle is inside my blood, and even if I escape far away
Valle willy nilly, I bring it with me to every continent

Valle, Valle, Valle, how distant you are
Valle, how important you are
In this increasingly arrogant world

In Valle we are all a bit related
We are saints and delinquents
A gypsy tribe hanging on a mountain gorge
The icy cold of winter makes us vampires, what hell!
The pretty summer vacationers let us dream of another world - one that’s closer to today
[refrain]

In Valle the morning fog, the sunrise, the dew melts into my heart
In Valle the after-lunch storm, then playing at the river, running around
In Valle the Liberty Bar at evening between boredom and a glass and a bottle of Barbera
In Valle the black, star-spangled sky; we will travel around the planets in a frozen bed
In Valle the butterflies, the maidens; between forests of fy amanitas, firs and birches
In Valle my tall stories, my failures, my good escapades
* Valle is a village of the Italian Alps. Kamal family's homevillage.


 5) ANIMATED CARTOONS
Life, death, love, fortune
What do I care if you’re knocking on my door now begging for sunsets
My love, you are annoying me
I search for forests, for faces with the plague
And it seems to me that the moon is pretty, fat and round
And it will bring me fortune although it’s hiding itself
But alas! If I never would have eaten these animated cartoons
But alas! If I never would have trampled upon the green meadows of the Himalayas
Life changes, it whirls beneath our hands
It amuses the ground and then it eats its brain
Spitting utopia on shy armour
I will become a nudist while the world is still becoming angry
And I foretaste her mouth if only it would stop chatting
Meanwhile a worm inside an apricot could also astonish me
Because worms inside apricots often have many things to say
But alas! If I never would have eaten these animated cartoons
But alas! If I never would have betrayed those old and mouldy heroes
But once the apple has been picked, we must eat it all
With the necessary calm of one who is going senselessly and without hurry
It seems like life is a flux of conscience
The limiting coffins of science are waiting for us
Oh God of the infinite! If only I had never betrayed you
Maybe I wouldn’t love you as I dare to now
Sweet God of the infinite! If only I had never betrayed you
Maybe I wouldn’t sing without going crazy for her again
But alas! If I never would have eaten these animated cartoons
But alas! If I never would have kissed those depraved fairies
But alas! If I never would have used my tortured heart
But alas! My reborn soul could have committed suicide
But alas! I never could have lived this so-desired life



6) PSYCHOTARANTADARK
I fell in love with a vampire
That crept inside of my anger
I fell in love with a demon
That drives crazy all that she dreams
And perhaps she has dreamed me
I’m a sick devil
And perhaps I’ve died hallucinating
And perhaps I’m healthy but I fell asleep
And perhaps I’m only a little in love
My poor fallen angel
My poor chained heart
The wolves are howling down in the moonlit meadow
A great love is started, what luck!
But how fearful it is to surrender to love
So scary! It’s a bit like dying!
There is nothing safe in this life
I might as well risk going mad
And perhaps she has dreamed me
I’m a sick devil
And perhaps I’ve died hallucinating
And perhaps I’m healthy but I fell asleep
And perhaps I’m only a little in love with a vampire
With a demon
With a vampire
That changes the shape of everything she dreams
 [refrain]

A new love is blossoming today, what luck!

Luckily the night has arrived
Into my ungrateful heart
Prepared for another vampire
An aged wine cellar heart
Your touch in the darkness is the night’s braille
You will have me a thousand more times
To suck the poison that flows through my blood, deadly sky
I want to know if devils cry
If you want me to lose my agitation
I pay the price with words that cut
It can be eternal damnation
I run to your thighs of calm winter sea
Of a white mantle
I run to you as the vines run through the field
As the lifeline runs through the palm and I sing
[refrain]



7) DISTANCES
The kilometric distances between me and hypothetical women are immense,
I don’t give up but I bite and I often escape
Inside of my heart I have a demon that doesn’t stop roaring
He wants to come out
Only she can understand, I’m sure
But who is she? I need to know
I’m tired of escaping
I want to rest and maybe make love by the seaside
And if not the sea,
On a meadow rolling about
Into the abyss of my heart breathing your flavor

Refrain:
If the body does what it has to do the soul is free to fly

If the heart beats hard, who is afraid of death?

The metaphysical distances between God and scientific truths…
I don’t want to know them anymore
I want to live and enjoy!
Pain is everywhere in everyone’s life
Let’s not wait for it, let’s get to the point
And if not the sun,
Navigating in the darkness
I don’t know where I’m going, but it’s worth it to try
Refrain

The distance between your mouth and mine
Is still too far, baby, please don’t go away
I don’t know who you are
But I like you
I would like to cover you with kisses
Let’s refall to the earth and then depart to a star
Let’s roll on the earth and then depart again to a star
Refrain



8) WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Following success and discovering yourself on the toilet
Aspiring to fame and reaching hunger
Pursuing love and meeting the bitter flavor of mere pain
Wanting to know God and not knowing who I am anymore

Refrain:
What does it mean?

Life goes on as it wants to
We stay and listen to the sound that it will make
What does it mean?
The world goes where it wants to
But you can choose to play or wait a bit more
What do you think?

Following and following what maybe doesn’t exist
Leaving out all the rest that sashays near us
Wanting holiness and still being here
Without a rag of a rag of an afterlife
Saying, “Tomorrow it will be,” but who knows if you’ll be here tomorrow?
In case you are, call me because you never know
Declaring, declaring war
And find yourself with your ass in the ground
What does it mean?
Refrain

And running away from here because you cannot stand it anymore
Finding yourself in a wetland of Scotland
With the anguish that spoils you
While the soul harrasses itself even more
Wanting to understand eternity
And finding yourself in hell
In order to understand more
Going further and further down
 Refrain

Pursuing a purpose and doing away with yourself



9) BOREDOM
Oh, but how deadly boring normal people are!
They never invent anything original
There’s the rebel already tamed, there’s the tested asshole
And the model who asks the slightly gay singer for an encore
Who then sings a song of The Police
Oh, but what a bad boredom this alternative
That smells of 1968, it’s a bit late
There is the sedate revolution that has given Herself a stressful life
And she breaks your balls because she’s very frustrated

Refrain:
But I want a plump life that doesn’t taste like overcooked pasta
I want to make love to her, go up in the mountains to touch the gods
To be quiet on my earth, to not need to make war
To have a party, but a party that is not the usual soup

Oh, but what a boring tedium the lifeless people are
How boring! How dull! How overly envious!
Fantasies smashed under feet have become an infinite sadness
How disgusting! How gray! How ugly! What sadness!
They are the worst of all
I preferred the ones at primary who used to talk by burping
Oh, but what boredom this world of infantrymen
Always fighting over bullshit, they are so dull
You cannot draw an “O” with a glass
So they spy on you, they film you
Obsessed with safety, they leave us only sadness
Refrain

Oh, but what a big fiction all of these people
Raised and instructed only by the television
There is the air conditioned room
With the super tanned DJ that plays trendy music after snorting
There is the fake tit that explodes (boom)
And there is somebody whose way to enjoy life is shopping for that mania of following fashion
 Refrain



10) LIFE IS JUST A TRIP
REF:
I laugh in the face of death, I laugh
I cry in the face of life, I cry
I laugh in the face of death, I laugh
and I cry in the face of life, I cry
but I like to live like this because life is just a trip

One afternoon while I was doing nothing
I saw the lute maker, the street cleaner and a baby in the cradle
Concerned about the crisis and the future of the country,
We will not be able to keep guzzling and spending like crazy!
But Mario Sigaretta is lunching on a beer
And as usual he praises the slightly syphilitic uterus
Maybe even this world will end one day,
but we will win the league even if we are in series C
 REF.

This love is a room, a hyperbaric chamber!
Too many disseminated pubs!
It's too easy to get lost in soothing artificial and colorful paradises,
Without ever coming to the fore altogether rejuvenated.
It's love that shakes my skirt,” she says
as he is runs away with a whore, and maybe he is gay
They transformed their love into a prison without poetry,
He is an escapee; she is mad
While I fled with Juanita,
Which is basically my favorite guitar: freak, genuine, legendary and bedouin.
I'm just a bit scared to go over this fire,
what happens before or after... who cares? Now I play!
REF.

I laugh, I cry
I cry and I laugh,
I play, I sing, sometimes I write
If I don't see I don't believe,
but if I drink I share.
So many strange things happen; almost better than in dreams,
it would be enough to stay still for a while with nothing to do.
I have to go away or I'll hurt myself
or maybe it's just a question of going to the toilet!
We already know that living and dying are synonymous, but who cares?
The sun will warm us up.
These stupid animals will sharpen gorgeous weapons,
we will go to rest in unconventional places.
You have to be a little crazy to avoid going crazy,
better to be a bit dead in order to learn how to live.
REF.



11) A SMILE
It’s such a black night tonight that I can hardly see where I'm going
I don't even see where I am; am I maybe in paradise? 

REF:
I've never seen such a beautiful smile,
I could stay thousand of light years with my tongue in such a beautiful smile that never satiates me. 

This world is magical but often we forget where we are
This life is unique and every day has many moments that run wild
And so we need drugs to think that we’re normal,
To think that we’re a bit stoned and not just that we’re crazy. 

REF. 

But in reality we need little,
Indeed, life is a game
In fact, we don’t need anything
I'm thinking about jumping out of the cradle!
But understanding is complicated,
Somebody lost several lives doing that
Without having an answer he fell.
Let's treasure it, let's be siblings on earth,
Let's share all the gold and let’s stop making war!
REF.

She is the one, she is the one,
she is the one who runs on those lawns and I’ll catch her
She is the one, she is the one,
she is the one that runs barefoot on those meadows and I'll chase her. 
REF.



12) BALLAD OF KNOWLEDGE
I've met women without bags, men without pockets
Only endowed with infinite smiles
Life, death, and infinite smiles.
I’ve met women who smelled of the Indies, so real as to nearly hurt,
Bare feet, hard ground and a rich God to pray to, and then a lot of love
And I’ve seen men, women and dogs boxed into hate castles
Soft gold but without a smile; spitting into a rice dish.
I’ve known homeless and jobless men surviving with hunger
and I’ve known abandoned women with a little future to feed.
I’ve met women who were the most beautiful I’ve ever seen,
they had never combed or sold themselves
and boys of maybe the lowest caste, patiently waiting for a great love.
And I’ve seen women with bags full of hate, stress and silicone
I’ve seen men with swollen pockets full of emptiness, boredom, anxiety and tension.
Then I peeked into my own pockets and I found superfluous manias to work on,
diminish, transform and improve, leaving room for smiles and love.
I’ve met people who believed in the future,
Even though they did not have one
And I’ve also known those who enjoyed the present even when it was grey, sad and depressing
I’ve met stray, sick dogs talking to me about their glorious past of drug addiction
and mutilated beggars on the path to dementia destroying everyone’s appearance
They dug into my conscience.
I had something to do with women who often smiled,
Just to have the world at their feet and a little bit of sex
I also saw some of them looking like spaceships,
Flying so high and dancing mildly, but when the time tells us that it’s passing
I saw them falling to the ground
I saw them collapsing in a deserted abyss
Seeing this sad misfortune I could not hold back,
noticing this sad crime, by laughing discreetly.
And now that I'm also starting to know a little bit about myself,
I'm gonna dig into my soul, maybe I'll find some love
I'll dig into my soul, maybe a little love is there.



13) THE END OF THE WORLD
But how haven't I thought about it before?
You appear to me unexpectedly from behind the top
Only bottles of fragile moods
They separate the world from its creditors.
But you that dance with the four elements
are looking at me defying my lovers
"He left his armor, stepped down from his horse
With total sweetness he caressed her neck "

And we will not be afraid of the end of the world, no
We know it's already over, for us it has finished a long time ago

You are beautiful every night that vibrates with life
Death can wait another century
I should prepare something for dinner
I would add a place if you were there
And I would give you a kiss so strong
That a tsunami would seem like a silly song
I will entrust my good fortune to the wind,
Open my heart and throw away the knife
(He opened his heart and threw away the knife)

And we will not be afraid of the end of the world, no
We know it's already over, for us it has finished a long time ago
So love me, sweet creature, splendid black-haired cure
It will be like an immense drunkenness of soul-saving mad wine.

I flew out and then I fell
Maybe I understood everything and I survived
I am ready to plow through the heavens and the seas of emotions
I'm ready to go around the world to sing my songs.

I am the sacred muse of Art, ready to challenge fate
I am no longer afraid of anything, not even death
I am ready to flood the whole world with emotions
I am ready to inspire poetry, artworks and songs.
I will continue to inspire poetry, artworks and songs
 

And we will not be afraid of the end of the world, no
We know it's already over, for us it has finished a long time ago
So love me, sweet creature, splendid black-haired cure
It will be like an immense drunkenness of soul-saving mad wine
And we will never be afraid of the end of the world
We know it's already over, for us it has finished a long time ago, you know
Then let our souls rest in peace; we can do whatever we like
Tonight I would like to dance and I do not care what will be
Tonight we are partying and who cares about the afterlife?



14) THE GODDESS WITH THE DIAMOND EYES
You are a goddess, I am sure
I don't praise you, but I warn you
I'm a vampire and you're so close
I cannot control myself - I bite your neck!

And if I love you, what can I do?
I don't know you, I want to travel
We'll meet again some other time
I will go to pray in your temple.

I see diamonds, they are your eyes, they’re gazing at me, they're mirrors
I'd like you naked in my life, please give me at least one way out.

You're an amazing woman
I dream about you often in my devastating life
You make me run into your mouth
You will be mine when midnight encloses us.

And if tomorrow we are nothing
The fire will burn of sweet birch wood
If last night you were content
Now here's someone tempting you.

I see diamonds, they are your eyes, they’re gazing at me, they're mirrors
I'd like you naked in my life, please give me at least one way out.

And what I would like from you is equal to nothing
But not today; today I want everything
I love you because you are both a woman and a girl
Queen of orgasm and sweet goddess of weeping.

What I will give you tonight is all of that
What you'll give me tonight is all of that
Queen of orgasm and sweet goddess of weeping
What I feel for you is sacrosanct love.

I see diamonds, they are your eyes, they’re gazing at me, they're mirrors
I'd like you naked in my life, please give me at least one way out.

You are a goddess, I am sure
I don't praise you, but I warn you
I'm a vampire and you're so close
Would you like to hang out with me tonight?


15) LOVE AND WAR
I don't want to make war, I want to make love
But if to make love we need to to make war ... let's make war!

We will all run for our armaments, for a noble cause we'll form regiments
Because desperate times call for desperate measures
let's hug our rifles and guns to be able to make love.

Long live love! Long live war!
Let's blow up all the earth's evils
Long live love! Let's fight!
So that love can spread all over Italy.

Blood spills in order to help
Seed spill for our future
If you meet your enemy you have to shoot him
Because your dear at home will be waiting for you

I don't want to make war, I want to have a fiesta
But if  we need to make war in order to have a party
... let's make war!

We will all attack by sacrificing even the month of May
Because desperate times call for desperate measures
let's hug sticks and arquebuses to be able to make love

Long live love! Long live war!
Let's blow up all the earth's evils
Long live love! Let's fight!
So that love can spread all over Europe.

But tired and lousy I returned home
No party for the military! There is no love anymore.
My dear found another man, rightly
Maybe even more than one, I'm just irresponsible!

They covered me with illusion, I fought to make love
But I already had love, I was just stupid
Indeed, they forced me, they said, "You are just right
to defend the nation from cannon balls."
While they are home with their beautiful ones in bed
I am here with my rifle, dreaming of a brassiere
Full of illusions, better times will come
but in the meantime we are advancing amongst enemies, mourning and weeping.

Long live love! Long live war!
Let's blow up all the earth's evils
Long live love! Let's fight!
Because love can spread all over ...
Long live love! Long live war!
Let's blow up all the earth's evils

Long live death! Let's touch the depths!
Because love can spread all over the world!

I don't want to make war, I want to make love
But if to make love we need to to make war
Who cares about love? I’m going to sea!



16) SWITZERLAND
We are all worried about our futures
About our decorum, about our flower pots
About our daughters who need to marry without a dowry
And in the meantime, Switzerland, quietly quietly puts it in…

We are here losing time, discussing,
Why were all the French kings called Louis?
Was Columbus Italian, Spanish, black, a Jew or Napoletano?”
And in the meantime, Switzerland, bit by bit puts it in…

And who knows why in the 60s the Americans had the Doors,
The English had the Beatles,
And who did we have?
Bobby Solo, super punk, anarchist-insurrectionist and damned poet
But Switzerland had Hofmann and quietly, quietly puts it in our brain.
Yahoo!

When we were still Austro-Hungarian
Switzerland was a republic of cowboys, just like it is now
But they could only dream about the Roman Empire.
Their holey cheese tastes like plastic,
Chocolate comes from Negria
And who cares about clocks and watches?
We have mobile phone, and what can you do?
With its banks, Switzerland quietly, quietly, bit by bit puts it in…

For once, let’s attack those cowards enclosed in the mountains
Who never participated in any war
Let’s bombard them
But maybe it’s better not to
Because then they will obligate us to clean up the bombs and grenades
And then they will penalize us
So it’s better not to do it.

In the end, they are not so bad, even if quietly, quietly, bit by bit, step by step
they put it in our ass.


17) THE ANTI CRISIS PILL 2017
The young people no longer have a future
The elderly no longer have a past
We’ve only got the nonreassuring present
That at least we’ve all remained ... in underwear! "

Crisis is in our hearts
We should just make more love
We just want to work
But there are no more jobs

So let's move to Australia
let's go there to pick apples
otherwise let's make pears*
and tomorrow we will see

I'll invent a new religion
to produce more money
we will create new job opportunities
for the apostles of gold

We'll bless people on strike
we'll make it rain cash
then we will celebrate for many centuries
Because this crisis must end sooner or later!

I died of an overdose
of portentous pills
no more crisis, never more suspended lives
they wrote on the tombstone
He was just a derelict, please don’t be like him, move on!”
But I’m the one who has the anti-crisis pill
(We all have the pill inside our hearts)




All lyrics by Carlo "Kamal" Bonomelli, except for the italicized verses in "Psychotarantadark," which are by Diego "Drama" Ghenzi. English translations by Carlo Bonomelli and Claire Stephens.