—————————————————-

“I was Cleopatra
I was young and an actress
when you knelt by my mattress
and asked for my hand
but I was sad you asked it
as I laid in a black dress
with my father in a casket
I had no plans, yeah

And I left the footprints
the mud stained on the carpet
and it hardened like my heart
did when you left town
but I must admit it
that I would marry you in an instant
damn your wife, I’d be your mistress
just to have you around

But I was late for this
late for that, late for the love of my life
and when I die alone
when I die alone, when I die I’ll be on time

While the church discouraged
any lust that burned within me
yes my flesh, it was my currency, but I held true
so I drive a taxi, and the traffic distracts me
from the strangers in my backseat
they remind me of you

But I was late for this
late for that, late for the love of my life
and when I die alone
when I die alone, when I die I’ll be on time

And the only gifts from my Lord
were a birth and a divorce
but I’ve read this script
and the costume fits, so I’ll play my part

I was Cleopatra
I was taller than the rafters
but that’s all in the past love
gone with the wind
now a nurse in white shoes
leads me back to my guestroom
it’s a bed and a bathroom
and a place for the end

I won’t be late for this
late for that, late for the love of my life
and when I die alone
when I die alone, when I die I’ll be on time”.

—————————————————-

The Lumineers, Cleopatra – 3:21
(Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites, Simone Felice)
Album: Cleopatra (2016)
Singolo: “Cleopatra” (2016)

Brano inserito nella rassegna Canzoni dedicate alle donne di InfinitiTesti.

Per segnalare errori su testi o traduzioni, o semplicemente per suggerimenti, richieste d’aiuto e qualunque altra curiosità, potete scriverci all’indirizzo [email protected].

—————————————————-

Citazioni.

Cleopatra is a song recorded by American folk rock band The Lumineers. The song serves as the title track to their sophomore studio album of the same name. “Cleopatra” was released as the album’s second single on March 25, 2016. According to Wesley Schultz (lead vocalist of The Lumineers), the song was inspired by an encounter with a taxi driver that Schultz met in the Republic of Georgia. Recently, through a Facebook post, The Lumineers clarified upon that, and explained the full background of the song, and what it meant: “It’s inspired by a true story about a female taxi driver who, when was younger, was proposed to. But her father had just passed away, so she didn’t give her boyfriend an answer. So he left the village broken-hearted and rejected, and never returned again. He was her great love and she wouldn’t wash the footprints off the floor after he left” (The Lumineers). On March 24, 2016, Zane Lowe premiered the song on Beats 1 Radio.
The official music video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara, and uploaded to The Lumineers‘ Youtube and VEVO account on July 7, 2016. […] The Lumineers performed the song live at the iHeartRadio music theater in LA. The performance was officially aired on Audience Network at 9pm on April 8, 2016. Although, a video for the performance was uploaded to The Lumineers‘ Youtube and VEVO account beforehand. The song has been covered numerous times since its release, by many upcoming artists which include: Daniel Robinson, Ellysse Mason, Josh Brown, and Natalie Del Carmen“.

(Wikipedia, voce Cleopatra (The Lumineers song))

—————————————————-

InfinitiTesti è un sito amatoriale che propone traduzioni e revisioni di testi musicali da tutto il mondo. I nostri lavori sono disponibili nelle pagine Traduzioni e Discografie, o si può far riferimento anche all’Indice Generale, suddiviso in canzoni Italiane e Straniere. Per maggiori approfondimenti in merito ai nostri percorsi e alle nostre Rassegne, si può leggere la sezione dedicata agli Speciali. Per ricevere in tempo reale tutti gli ultimi post pubblicati, si possono sottoscrivere i Feed RSS di InfinitiTesti. Per collaborare in qualunque forma con la redazione, si può far riferimento alla pagina Contatti.

—————————————————-

—————————————————-

Brano proposto da: Arturo Bandini
Direttore: Arturo Bandini ([email protected])
Responsabile Quality: Alessandro Menegaz ([email protected])
Segretaria di Redazione: Arianna Russo ([email protected])

—————————————————-