26 Oct 2013

Una Donna Cosi’ by Gianluca Grignani

Hello weekend, so I thought about sharing one of my favourite Italian tunes. One of my teenage years.

Gianluca grignani - il giorno perfetto - front

Una donna così by Gianluca Grignani on Grooveshark

Gianluca Grignani's first album came out in 1995, he was just 23 years. It was the summer I met my sister after nearly ten years living in two different continents. She came with her R&B inspired Canadian flair, while I looked out of place in my mid 90s Italian Kurt Cobain inspired fashion.

Few days after her arrival we started to click because though her dressing style was so different from mine, we both share a passion for music. And to my biggest surprise she fell in love with Gianluca Grignani, one of the popular young Italian singer of the time. Grignani came to popular attention with his husky voice during Sarenmo Music festival. 

The moment my sister bought his number one CD we had it on repeat every afternoon of summer 1995. My favourite tune is Falco A Meta’ but I was desperately in love with a guy and my romantic self wished my secret love wrote it for me. 

Thinking about it, the character of my novel was inspired by this song. I dedicate this song to all the girls and women that are so beautiful but don’t even know it and they spend precious time despairing to achieve an ideal beauty that the mainstream deem true.

You can listen to the whole album here, in the meantime what do you think of this song?

Italian

Una Donna Cosi`

Senza tutto quel trucco
che ti sporca la faccia
che ti fa un po' distratta
ti preferisco sai
e con quel vestito
mi fai impazzire
e non venirmi vicino
se no mi giro di scatto
quasi fossi un bambino
con la paura che
tu possa leggermi in faccia
innamorato di te.

E poi sei bella,
Dio se sei bella
sei tanto bella che neanche tu lo sai
una donna senza inibizioni
senza fili di padroni
gli occhi un poco lucidi sei bella

persa dietro a quegli occhiali
grandi e grossi come due fanali
gli occhi sempre lucidi sei bella

perchè una donna
una donna una donna così
forse ingenua ma bella
mi piace la voglio la voglio così
perchè sei bella sei bella
si sei bella così
una donna e che donna
la voglio così

guarda come cammini
senti quello che dici
sembri proprio un attrice
e tu nemmeno lo sai
che sei protagonista
di tutti i gesti tuoi

io che non so mai che fare
io che non so cosa dire
io che non sono un attore
ma che ci provo semmai
di stare nel tuo film
io non mi stancherei mai

E poi sei bella,
Dio se sei bella
sei tanto bella che neanche tu lo sai
una donna senza inibizioni
senza fili di padroni
gli occhi un poco lucidi sei bella

persa dietro a quegli occhiali
grandi e grossi come due fanali
gli occhi sempre lucidi sei bella

perchè una donna
una donna una donna così
forse ingenua ma bella
mi piace la voglio la voglio così
perchè sei bella sei bella
si tu sei bella così
una donna e che donna
ti voglio così.

English

A woman like this

Without all that makeup
that is dirtying your face
that makes you a little distracted
I prefer you this way,you know
And with that dress
You make me go insane
and don't come close to me
else I'll turn away in a hurry
like I am a child
fearing that
you can read on my face
that I'm in love with you.

And you are beautiful
God,if you are beautiful
You're so beautiful that you don't even know
A woman without inhibitions
without attachements
the eyes a little clear,you're beautiful

lost behind those glasses
big and thick as two headlights
the eyes always clear, you're beautiful

because a woman
a woman, a woman like this
maybe simple but beautiful
I like her,I want her, I want her like this
because you're beautiful,you're beautiful
yes, you are so beautiful
a woman, and what a woman
I want her like this.

Look how you walk
Hear what you say
You're like an actress
and you don't even know
that you're the star
of all your gestures.

Me, that I never know what to do
Me, that I never know what to say,
Me, not being an actor.
but if I'll ever try
to be in your movie
I'll never get tired of it.

And you are beautiful
God,if you are beautiful
You're so beautiful that you don't even know
A woman without inhibitions
without attachements
the eyes a little clear,you're beautiful

lost behind those glasses
big and thick as two headlights
the eyes always clear, you're beautiful

because a woman
a woman, a woman like this
maybe simple but beautiful
I like her,I want her, I want her like this
because you're beautiful,you're beautiful
yes, you are so beautiful
a woman, and what a woman
I want you like this

Read more at http://lyricstranslate.com/en/una-donna-cosi-woman.html#JKrzJvweFzlC3E3p.99

1 comment:

  1. First time hearing this song. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving such a nice comment!

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