Friday evening

Qui dove il mare luccica e tira forte il vento
Su una vecchia terrazza davanti al golfo de surriento
Un uomo abbraccia una ragazza dopo che aveva pianto
Poi si schiarisce la voce e ricomincia il canto
Te voglio bene assaie

Ma tanto, tanto bene sai
E una catena ormai
Che scioglie il sangue dint’ e vene sai

Vide le luci in mezzo al mare pensò alle notti là in america
Ma erano solo le lampare e la vianca scia di un elica
Senti il dolore nella musica e si alzò dal pianforte
Ma quando vide uscire
La luna da una nuvola
Gli sembro più dolce anche la morte
Guardò negli occhi la ragazza quegli occhi verdi come il mare
Poi all’improvviso uscì una lacrima e lui credette di affogare

Te voglio bene assaie
Ma tanto, tanto bene assaie
E una catena ormai
Che scioglie il sandue dint’ e vene sai

Potenza della lirica dove ogni dramma é un falso
Che con un po’di trucco e con la mimica puoi diventare un altro
Ma due occhi che ti guardano cosi vicini e veri
Ti fan scordare le parole confondono i pensieri
Cosi diventa tutto piccolo anche le notti là in america
Ti volti e vedi la tua vita come la scia di un’elica
Ma si é la vita che finisce ma lui non ci pensò poi tanto
Anzi si sentiva gia felice e ricominciò suo canto

Te voglio bene assaie
Ma tanto, tanto bene assaie
E una catena ormai
Che scioglie il sangue dint’ e vene sai


  1. Emilinha says:

    Dear Paulo, you have no idea of the synchronicity.
    You posting this song, me sending two books of yours to the other side of the world to a soul-mate I met on that terrazza.

  2. Clara Z says:

    Chiudo gli occhi e la melodia piano piano mi trasporta nel paese dei tempi passati.
    Mi rivedo ballare e cantare le bellissime canzoni di Lucio Dalla, quanti anni sono passati….
    Grazie per aver risvegliato questi ricordi.

  3. Steph says:

    A des kilomètres de vous je suis touchée par cette chanson. De la Martinique je vous dis merci.

  4. pablo says:

    please listen the lara fabian version.she wrenches her soul out in that one.

  5. vicky says:

    FA:bulous! and an amazing hat…

    Lots of love… color and magic to All!


  6. Varah Katims says:

    Thanks Annie for the translation..

    “A man embraces a girl…”
    Wow! touching…

  7. Maria says:

    Where you have shared special moments with some one, they stay in that time forever and when ever you go back to that same place, you arrive to that moment but then you are all alone, and it might be unbearable feeling. This is the time. Time flows forward but love stays.

    I received this song from a lover whose love wanted me so much and whose love was possessing and tough, to whom I could not give mine. But still he stays in me in this particular way, even that times change and we go our own paths. This is the beauty of life, nothing lasts and everything lasts.

    It is a very beautiful song.

  8. heart says:

    A love song… I have green eyes and live in America..
    Your beautiful serenade takes my heart to the
    sounds and smells and sensations of being by the
    sea together with the love of my life.. Who is he? I’m
    spending awhile listening to your voice and what the
    Voice of the Universe is whispering in my ear..

  9. kwnstantina says:

    A strong artist with a such touching song that makes you feel a sweet nostalgia

  10. Alexandra says:

    It is a beautiful song, many times different artist sing it. With Azzuro o Marina Marina…maybe the best known songs that come in mind to a person about the Italians. I think I heard it too often sometimes…Anyway, big hug

  11. Frases que Curam says:

    Vou guardar nos meus favoritos.Obrigado.
    Juahrez Alves

  12. Giorgio says:

    Esta semana llore, por la muerte de una persona que jamas conocí, por un líder, por un idolo, por alguien que cambio nuestras vidas. También fue un tirano y un multimillonario. Pero llore por el. Llore desconsoladamente, porque adoro sus creaciones y sobretodo amaba el saber que era el hacedor del mañana. Pero lloro por que no hay nadie como el, y la incognita de lo que podia habernos ofrecido se plantea como una nube gris en el horizonte.

    RIP Steve Jobs. Think Different ;)

    Soy un fan tuyo en Facebook

  13. yasemin says:

    thank you for this great song…when i listened it i fall so quite and calm…

  14. Olta Canka says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhh Paulo!!!!!!…. So romantic…
    Italian music is just perfect for me when I wake up in the morning, esp with singers like Lucio Dalla.
    Lucky I didn’t listen to this last night, bad time to be more melancholic. :P

    Lucio Dalla is so pleasing to the ear to hear. :)

    Hugs :)

  15. eleonora says:


  16. Leandro says:

    Life without music is boring. Music where there are the countless human feelings.
    Feel a song like that is wonderful. Of 2 minutes to 3 minutes even if I do not understand anything of what he spoke, I felt the music. What it expressed.
    I’ll even take a wine before bed. songs like this is a great remedy for our feelings.

  17. Sonia says:


  18. Elaine Paiva says:

    Lindo! adoro essa música me lembra uma época incrível!
    Beijos e fique com Deus!

  19. Eric Lucian Apolinário says:

    Obrigado pelo ótimo link!

  20. Dunya Shamel says:

    Dear Paolo, i really felt sad this friday night, been thinking alot about life…exactly as the rythm of this beatiful song. Thank u

  21. Annie says:

    Thank you …

    here are the Lyrics in English – though music speaks for herself…

    Here, where the sea shines
    and the wind howls,
    on the old terrace beside the gulf of Sorrento,
    a man embraces a girl
    he wept after,
    then clears his throat and continues the song:

    I love you very much,
    very, very much, you know;
    it is a chain by now
    that melts the blood inside the veins, you know…

    He saw the lights out on the sea,
    thought of the nights there in America,
    but they were only the fishermen’s lamps
    and the white wash astern.
    He felt the pain in the music
    and stood up from the piano,
    but when he saw the moon emerging from a cloud
    death also seemed sweeter to him.
    He looked the girl in the eyes,
    those eyes as green as the sea.
    Then suddenly a tear fell
    and he believed he was drowning.

    I love you very much,
    very, very much, you know,
    it is a chain by now
    that melts the blood inside the vein you know…

    The power of opera,
    where every drama is a hoax;
    with a little make-up and with mime
    you can become someone else.
    But two eyes that look at you,
    so close and real,
    make you forget the words,
    confuse your thoughts,
    So everything became small,
    also the nights there in America.
    You turn and see your life
    through the white wash astern.

    But, yes, it is life that ends
    and he did not think so much about it
    on the contrary, he already felt happy
    and continued his song:

    I love you very much,
    very, very much, you know,
    it is a chain by now
    that melts the blood inside the veins, you know…

    I love you very much,
    very, very much, you know,
    it is a chain by now
    that melts the blood inside the veins, you know…

    Love and Gratitude

  22. Savita Vega says:

    Questa canzone mi ricorda qualcuno che ho incontrato su una spiaggia molto tempo fa. Quelli anni, molto tempo fa… Che sembra un’altra vita ora. E’ triste.

  23. Preciosa solo puedo decir, me he emocionado. Gracias Paulo por compartir

  24. Heimo Kruschinski says:

    Beautiful flowers bloom at night. At least in your blog. Thank you for that. A really beautiful song.

    I wish you and everyone a wonderful and blessed weekend

  25. Adda says:

    love it, one of my favourites; when I listen this song I wanna learn it on piano

  26. geninuita says:

    One of my fav :) …on top of that in Verona!
    Grazie per la evocazione.

  27. Ann marie kennedy says:

    Thanks for sharing don’t understand the language but can feel the passion, and sentiments he is talking about.

  28. Maria bonkferrer says:

    maravilhosa… lindissima!

  29. Nuray Bartoschek says:

    Yes.. beautiful and sad. Now I feel more miserable! :)

  30. Pasquale says:

    …esta canción aun que no lo paresca es un hinno a la vida, al amor y a la muerte, esta ultima la mejor amiga que un ser vivo tendria que conocer para seguir a vivir i a soñar mirando a la luna ….

  31. Questa musica è troppo forte! Belissima.

  32. Cristina says:

    Obrigada rs, vou ali cortar os pulsos ou me tacar da janela, já volto rsrsrs

    Lindaaaa musica, pra acabar mesmo rs

    Saudades lindo, perdi a twitcam hoje, espero ver a proxima!

    Deus te ilumine

  33. Janna says:

    Linda canção,gosto tanto que nem sei…Lindaaa!

  34. Katja says:

    Perfect song for a Friday night…always leaves me a bit sad, but happy inside…spending my time imagining the scenes he’s singing about, drinking coffee and looking out for a late night rain. Ahh…gotta feel blessed for this life :)

  35. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful song. A great way to start the weekend.

    Have a fabulous one.