– simple thoughts & writings &c. by Elizabeth Heimbaugh –

Category: Music

Vienna

Passerà

I’ve been listening to this song on repeat. I find it very beautiful and emotional.
My favorite parts:

  • Every time he sings the phrases “A parlare degli amori che non hai” and “a cantare una canzone che non sai come fa”
  • 0:37 – “Le canzoni sono zingare e rubano poesie”
  • 1:16 – “Se un ragazzo e una chitarra sono lì…”
  • 2:45 – The “a-ah” sound at the end of “velocità” (because you can hear the yearning and pain in his voice)

Some songs I’ve been listening to:

  1. Blue Bayou” – Linda Ronstadt
  2. Praying” – Kesha
  3. Question” – Rhett Miller (see here for backstory)
  4. A Te” – Jovanotti
  5. Everybody’s Talkin’” – Harry Nilsson
  6. Sweet Dreams” – Jewel
  7. First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes

Ooh La La

Volver a los diecisiete

Discovered this song recently and couldn’t stop listening to it!

Faith

A slow, pretty cover of the George Michael song.

Una Lunga Storia d’Amore

One of the most beautiful little songs I’ve discovered in recent memory. I think it’s just perfect, and Gianluca Ginoble does a lovely job of interpreting it.

My translation of lyrics: 

When I saw you arriving,
Beautiful as you are,
It didn’t seem possible to me
That among so many people
You would notice me.

It was like flying
Here, inside my bedroom,
Like in the deepest dream (or slumber) within you,
I’ve always known you and I’ve loved you forever.

Pretend that you’ll never leave me
Even though it will have to end sooner or later,
This long love story.
It’s already late now but it’s early if you leave.

Pretend that the time will pass
Only for us,
But it won’t pass,
This long love story.
It’s already late now but it’s early if you leave.
It’s too late but it’s early if you leave.

Grande Amore

I’ve been walking around my neighborhood singing this song, using passionate gestures and animated facial expressions–I probably look like a complete nut case to the people driving by.

Anyway, I love the wink at the 2:14 mark. I have a weakness for winks. (Credo che ho anche un debole per i ragazzi italiani….)

Non Ho L’Età

Moon River

This may be a bit embarrassing, since I’m not an especially good singer, but oh well! It’s a lovely song anyway.