We’re Back, Fly with Us!

(Video link here.) A friend sent us this video of Domenico Modugno singing Volare – Nel blu dipinto di blu, a song we’ve heard (and disliked) a million times; we just couldn’t get with Dean Martin. But Modugno’s 1958 version of the song HE wrote is pure joy. It made us look up translations of the lyrics: Slightly surreal, dreamy, perfect for our leap into Fall.

In the Blue Painted Blue

I think, such a dream
Will never return.
I painted hands and face in the blue
And then suddenly the wind kidnapped me
And I began to fly in an infinite sky.

To fly,
To sing
In the blue, painted in the blue,
I am happy to be above.

And I flew, flew happy
Higher the sun and even higher
While the world disappeared slowly
Far away down.
A sweet music played only for me.

But all my dreams disappeared at the daybreak because
When the moon sets, it brings them with itself.
But I continue dreaming about your beautiful eyes
Which are blue as the sky embroidered with stars…

To fly,
To sing
In the blue, painted in the blue,
I am happy to be above.

And I flew, flew happy
Higher the sun and even higher
While the world disappeared slowly
In your blue eyes.
Your voice is a sweet music
Which plays for me.

To fly,
To sing
In the blue of your blue eyes,
I am happy to be down here.


Feel like a little more of Modugno’s heartfelt, very Italian groove while you get ready for the day?  (Video link here.)

 

With thanks to Chris Eldredge!

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