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In funn’o mare

 

M’assicuti e ‘un m’assicuti cchiù

Stai facennu tutti cosi tu

In menz’a via mi fermu un attimu

E chianciu ‘u mare ma ‘sti lacrimi ‘i cu su’?

 

M’assicuti, m’assicutate in due

A tia ti viu; l’avutru, chi sugnu ju?

In menz’a via m’ammucciu un attimu

E chianciu ‘u mare

Ma ‘sti lacrimi ‘un s’asciucanu mai

 

E m’insonnu di vulari

In menzu ai stiddi

I stiddi russi in funn’o mare

E m’insonnu di natari

‘Un fussi bellu

Rispirari in funn’o mare?

 

M’assicuti e ju assicutu a tia

N’o disertu r’a me’ lagnusìa

S’allaga ‘a via e t’allaghi puru tu

Ma ‘u chianciu ju ‘stu mare

‘Sti lacrimi su’ i mia

E chianciu p’anniari

Ca ‘sti lacrimi ‘un asciucanu mai

Annìu e m’addurmisciu ju

Scinnu a funnu

Scinnu a chiummu in funn’o mare

E cu’ l’occhi vuoti, chini ‘i sale

Viu ‘u cielu

Mi pare un mare in cap’o mare

 

Annìu e ‘un mi svegliare mai

Si mi curcu

A panz’all’aria in funn’o mare

E tutti l’armi fannu un carnevale

E mi invitanu a cantare

 

Vogghiu mo riri accussì…

In funn’o mare

 

You’re chasing me, you don’t chase me anymore

You’re doing everything yourself

In the middle of the street I stop for a moment

And I cry the sea but whose are these tears?

 

You’re chasing me, you’re chasing me, you two

I already know you, but him: is that me?

In the middle of the street I stop for a moment

And I cry the sea but

don’t these tears ever dry?

 

And I dream I fly

among the stars

The red stars deep under the sea

And I dream I swim

Wouldn’t it be nice to breathe

Deep under the sea?

 

You’re chasing me and I’m chasing you

In the desert of my indolence

The street is flooded and you are flooded too

But It’s me crying this sea,

these tears are mine

And I’m crying to drown

Because these tears never dry

I drown and fall asleep

I sink like lead

deep under the sea

And with my hollow eyes, filled with salt

I see the sky

and it’s like a sea over the sea

 

I drown and don’t you ever wake me up

If I lie down

face up deep under the sea

And all the souls make a carnival

And invite me to sing

 

That’s how I want to die[1]

[1] Sicilian language contains frequent references to death. Commons sayings like this are much lighter than they might appear when translated in other languages, because of their frequency in every kind of speech.