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Museca: Totò (Antonio De Curtis),

Vierse: Totò (Antonio De Curtis).

Anno: 1953

Two paths


Music: Totò (Antonio De Curtis),

Lyrics: Totò (Antonio De Curtis).

Year: 1953

Tutt' 'e ssere dint'a ll'ombra
Io t'aspetto puntualmente,
Tutt' 'e ssere inutilmente
C' 'a speranza 'e te vedè.
Tu cammine, e chest' 'o saccio,
Pe' 'na via longa e stramana
Ca te porta cchiù luntana,
Ca t'ha fatto scurdà 'e me.

Io nun me scordo, no, io tengo a mmente
'O bbene e 'o mmale 'e 'sta passiona amara
E amara comme sì... tu mme sì cara,
Cchiù cara 'e tutt' 'a vita sì pe' mme.
Ma che te 'mporta a te si stò suffrenno
Pe' 'stu cammino ca me da dulore.
Cchiù alluong' 'o passo
E cchiù scarpise 'o core:
'Stu passo tujo ca s'alluntan' 'a me.

Nun piglià 'sta strada nova
Ca nun saje addò te porta.
Rispunnive: "Che mme 'mporta!
Songo stanca, aggi' 'a cagnà".
Ma si 'mmiez'a chesta strada
Tu sperdennote te piente
Io vulasse comm'ô viento
E venisse a te salvà.

Io nun me scordo, no, io tengo a mmente
'O bbene e 'o mmale 'e 'sta passiona amara
E amara comme sì... tu mme sì cara,
Cchiù cara 'e tutt' 'a vita sì pe' mme.
Ma che te 'mporta a te si stò suffrenno
Pe' 'stu cammino ca me da dulore.
Cchiù alluong' 'o passo
E cchiù scarpise 'o core:
'Stu passo tujo ca s'alluntan' 'a me.

Every evening under the shadow
I wait for you punctually,
Every evening I wait in vain
With a hope to see you.
But you go, and I know it,
You go by a long path that is unknown,
That gets you far from me,
That makes you forget me.

No, I don't forget it, I remember
The good and evil of this passion,
But how cruel you are... you are dear to me,
You are dearer to me than my life.
But you don't care that I suffer
For this path that hurts me,
The faster you go
The stronger you trample my heart:
Your steps that go far away from me.

Don't go by this new path,
Because you don't know where it leads you.
You have answered: "I don't care about it!
I'm tired, I have to change it".
But if in the middle of this path,
Getting lost, you regret it,
I will fly like the wind,
I will come to save you.

No, I don't forget it, I remember
The good and evil of this passion,
But how cruel you are... you are dear to me,
You are dearer to me than my life.
But you don't care that I suffer
For this path that hurts me,
The faster you go
The stronger you trample my heart:
Your steps that go far away from me.

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translated by Natalia Chernega