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Song Vault 6

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SONG 1 - Listen

 

Links to the website of Gilda Giuliani

where an audio fragment is available

in the tracklist of "Oggi Un Anno"

SONG 2 - Listen

 

Links to the website of Francis Lai

where an audio fragment is available

in the section "Chansons" (B)

SONG 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song information

Song information

Song information

 

 

 

Title: Parigi A Volte Cosa Fa

Title: Bonsoir Tristesse

Title: Haifa Blue

Performer: Gilda Giuliani

Performer: Nicole Martin

Performer: Nadieh

Music: Vito Pallavicini

Music: Francis Lai

Music: Nadieh

Lyrics: Alfredo Ferrari &
Gino Mescoli

Lyrics: Magali Déa

Lyrics: Nadieh & Karin Reyhani

Record label: Ariston

Record label: Disques Martin
(Elektra - Warner)

Record label: Polydor

Single release: -

(track on various albums)

Single release: Canada & Japan

Single release: - (track on

the album "Company Of Fools")

Other language versions:

Japanese version by Akira Inaba

Other language versions: -

Other language versions: -

 

 

 

WPSF information

WPSF information

WPSF information

 

 

 

Year: 1973

Year: 1977

Year: 1987

Country: Italy

Country: Canada

Country: Netherlands

Ranking: 1st

Ranking: 5th

Ranking: 2nd

Award(s): Grand Prix & Most

Outstanding Performance Award

Award(s):
Outstanding Song Award

Award(s):

Best Singer Award

 

 

 

Lyrics

 

Si

Mi vien da ridere

A pensare che ero là

Seduta su un gradino

Dell’Arco di Trionfo con lui

Riflettori su una bandiera

Che respira i sospiri del vento

I fantasmi di tanti soldati

Che marciavano verso chi sa

Napoleone De Gaulle una storia

Tanti anni intristiti di gloria

Ed io invece su quel gradino

A parlare d’amore con lui

 

(chorus)

Ah ... Parigi a volte cosa fa

Ti prende il cuore e se ne va

E poi indietro non lo da

Ah ... ah ...ah ...

Parigi a volte cosa fa

C’è  posto illogico ed è la

Che vai a dir la verità

Ad amare

 

Si

Mi vien da piangere

A pensare che son qua

Davanti ad un mare azzurro

Senza lui senza lui

Non mi serve neanche la luna

Tanto intorno emozioni nessuna

I fantasmi di tanti ricordi

Due violini che suonano Bach

Quel momento che tu sei scomparso

Un momento e morivo di già

Poi quegli occhi

Il sorriso di sempre

Ritornavi abbracciato con me

 

(chorus)

Ah ... Parigi a volte cosa fa

Che bene e male che ti da

Se l’hai vissuta e non sei là

Ah ... ah ... ah ...
Parigi a volte cosa fa

Ti prende il cuore e se ne va

E poi indietro non lo da

Questa è Parigi

 

(instrumental)

 

Ah ... ah ... ah ...

Parigi a volte cosa fa

Ti prende il cuore e se ne va

E poi indietro non lo da

Questa è Parigi

 

(instrumental fade out)

 

 

Lyrics

 

Bonsoir Tristesse
Si je te fausse compagnie
Ce soir,

Si je trahis les gris
C'est parce que

Je repeins ma vie

Bonsoir Tristesse
Tout comme
Une toile de fond
Qui servirait d'inspiration
Tu m'as donné

Le premier ton

Bonsoir Tristesse
Ne m'en veux pas

Si je le prends
Pour un artiste de talent
Qui veut croquer

Sa vie en grand

(Refrain)
La roue tourne côté soleil
Laisse-moi

La suivre un moment
Le temps de peindre

Mes réveils
Des couleurs de l'astre levant

La roue tourne côté soleil
J'aimerais en brosser ma vie
de ces eaux qui n'ont de pareil
Que les teintes du paradis

Bonsoir Tristesse
Ce soir,

Nos chemins se séparent
Et je m'en remets au hasard
Dans l'espoir

D'un nouveau départ

Bonsoir Tristesse
Bien sûr,

Je ne t'oublierai pas
Je sais bien que tu sera là
Lorsque je ferai un faux pas

Bonsoir Tristesse
En attendant,

Je vais tenter
De colorer le monde entier
D'éclats de rire et de gaieté

(Refrain)
La roue tourne côté lumière
J'ai besoin

De m'y aveugler
Le soleil brûle mes paupières
Incendie annonçant l'été

La roue tourne côté lumière
Et mon cœur

Vient de voir le jour
Du premier matin sur la terre
Aux couleurs

D'un nouvel amour

La roue tourne côté lumière
Et mon cœur

Vient de voir le jour
Du premier matin sur la terre
Aux couleurs

D'un nouvel amour

La la la la la
La
la la la la la la la

Et
mon cœur

Vient de voir le jour
Aux couleurs

D'un nouvel amour

 

Lyrics

 

A funny frame of mind
I never was so blindfolded
I won't tell
You've been down that road

A dream I must have had
Beyond the reach of good or bad
Something was calling me
And I woke up that night …

Haifa Blue,
Haifa Blue

See how summer
Must turn its face to fall
These signs of distress
You know them all
Dripped up by every stone
Of all the memories I had
This one I still recall
It's the shivering sight
When you light up at night

(chorus)
I can't bear it
To slip away from you
Out of your windows painted
Haifa Blue
And when I'm turning
Turning my back on you
My heart will still be drowned in Haifa Blue

How can a sound
Give back to me
The waves of an endless
Deep blue sea
I can't resist you
Why should a dream
Come on so strong
With lines
From a half forgotten song
That I wake up, crying
For the things that are in me

(chorus)
I can't bear it
To slip away from you
Out of your windows painted
Haifa Blue
And when I'm turning
Turning my back on you
My heart will still be drowned in Haifa Blue

Haifa Blue,
Haifa Blue

I'm slowly coming close to you
I saw the blood
Run through the heart
The pulse of Haifa Blue …

Haifa Blue

(chorus)
I can't bear it
To slip away from you
Out of your windows painted
Haifa blue
And when I'm turning
Turning my back on you
My heart will still be drowned in Haifa Blue

(instrumental fade out)

 
 
 
 

 

 

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