Monday, May 31, 2010

Motown, Sung in Italian

 A brilliant new album has just been released containing Motown classics sung by the original artists but in several different languages. The album is called Motown Around the World: The Classic Singles. Starting in the mid-1960s, Berry Gordy, the legendary founder of Motown Records, had his biggest stars re-record versions of their hit songs in Italian, German, French and Spanish for European markets. These songs are compiled into this album and includes gems such as The Temptations singing My Girl in German, The Velvelettes singing The Hokey Pokey in French, Smokey Robinson singing Being With You in Spanish, and my favorite The Supremes singing You Can't Hurry Love in what else?, Italian! If you listened to NPR over the weekend you might have caught the interview they did with the album's producer. If not catch it here. Also catch a sample of each song on the album here. But please follow along with the Italian lyrics I have posted below and take a listen to L'Amore Verra.
You Can't Hurry Love in Italian



Italian Lyrics:
The Supremes - L'amore verrà

Voglio amare,
però lo so,
non potrò mai mai
cambiare il mondo:
aspetto qui

L'amore verrà
l'amore verrà
ogni cosa a suo tempo
prima o poi mi toccherà
L'amore verrà
l'amore verrà
lo sentirò subito
lo capirò subito

E come d'incanto guarirò
e tutti i sogni miei
e tutti i giorni miei
e tutti i baci miei
io li regalerò
finalmente a lui
solamente a lui
e così l'aspetto qui

Sì, l'amore verrà
ogni cosa a suo tempo
prima o poi mi toccherà
Lo sento per te
so che un giorno verrà
lo sentirò subito
lo capirò subito

E come d'incanto guarirò
e tutti i sogni miei
e tutti i giorni miei
e tutti i baci miei
io li regalerò
finalmente a lui
solamente a lui
e così l'aspetto qui

Sì, l'amore verrà
ogni cosa a suo tempo
prima o poi mi toccherà
L'amore verrà
l'amore verrà
ogni cosa a suo tempo
ed anche lui lo troverà con me

E poi poi
finalmente
fra le braccia sue
potrò restare

L'amore verrà
l'amore verrà
ogni cosa a suo tempo
prima o poi mi toccherà
L'amore verrà
l'amore verrà
lo sentirò subito
lo capirò subito
L'amore verrà
uh, l'amore verrà

English:
I need love, love
To ease my mind
I need to find, find someone to call mine
But mama said

You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take

You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
You got to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

But how many heartaches
Must I stand before I find a love
To let me live again
Right now the only thing
That keeps me hangin' on
When I feel my strength, yeah
It's almost gone
I remember mama said:

You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take

How long must I wait
How much more can I take
Before loneliness will cause my heart
Heart to break?

No I can't bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can't go on
These precious words keeps me hangin' on
I remember mama said:

You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take

You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

Gotta wait!

No, love, love, don't come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
To hold me tight
I keep waiting
I keep on waiting
But it ain't easy
It ain't easy
But mama said:

You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take

2 comments:

奎峰 said...

人是受想像力所支配的。 ..................................................

valentina said...

that will be my next #musicmonday on twitter! Thanks for this!