The Scientist – Coldplay- Musica in Classe

Musica in Classe: Tuesday 9th October 2012
2130-2200 Italian time | 2030-2100 UK time | 1230-1300 SL time|
Italian Mood, Second Life (IM me for a TP if you get lost!)

Our resident omnimath (- but above all a scientist -) Loris has chosen this wonderful Coldplay song for this week’s forensic analysis of English pronunciation.  Come as you are or as a scientist!  [A bargain lab coat here for 4 lindens!]

We will start punctually, but please feel free to join in whenever you arrive until whenever you have to leave!..  it’s nice to see you even for a short time!  WARNING: I will be attempting to play this on the clavinova (it is a song which HAS to be played on the keyboard …..) … there may be even more wrong notes than usual and I may have to log off/on again at the point where I peform .. please be patient!

Here’s the Youtube video which has already had 33,584,716 views as I write!

It has not been a straightforward exercise to translate this one, and there are several websites where ordinary people try to explain the meaning e.g. Lyric interpretations  and songmeanings.  What do you think?

Come up to meet you,
tell you I’m sorry
You don’t know how lovely you are
Sono salito per vederti
per dirti che mi dispiace
Non sai quanto bella sei

I had to find you,
tell you I need you
and tell you I’ll set you apart
Dovevo trovarti
dirti che ho bisogno di te
e dirti che ti metterò davanti a tutto

Tell me your secrets
and ask me your questions
Oh, let’s go back to the start
Dimmi i tuoi segreti
e fammi le tue domande
Oh, torniamo all’inizio

Running in circles,
coming in tails
Heads are a science apart
Correndo in cerchio,
venendo croce
La testa è una scienza a parte

Nobody said it was easy
It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Nessuno diceva che sarebbe stato facile
È un vero peccato lasciarci
Nessuno diceva che sarebbe stato facile
Nessuno mai aveva detto che sarebbe stato così difficile

Oh, take me back to the start
Oh, riportami indietro all’inizio

(8 bars instrumental)

I was just guessing
at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart
Stavo appunto congetturando
su numeri e dati
Analizzando i pezzi del puzzle

Questions of science,
science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart
Le questioni di scienza,
scienza e progresso
Non parlano così forte come il mio cuore

Tell me you love me,
and come back and haunt me
Oh when I rush to the start
Dimmi che mi ami
e ritorna a frequentarmi
Oh, quando mi precipiterò all’inizio

Running in circles,
chasing tails
Coming a-back as we are
Correndo in cerchio
Inseguendo le code
Ritornando a come eravamo

Nobody said it was easy
Oh, it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
Nessuno diceva che sarebbe stato facile
Oh, è un vero peccato lasciarci
Nessuno diceva che sarebbe stato facile
Nessuno mai aveva detto che sarebbe stato così difficile

I’m going back to the start
Sto tornando all’inizio

(8 bars instrumental)

Oh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Oh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Oh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh

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