Con Te Partiro

By Andrea Bocelli

Quando sono solo
Sogno all’orizzonte
E mancan le parole
Si lo so che non c’? luce
In una stanza quando manca il sole
Se non ci sei tu con me, con me
Su le finestre
Mostra a tutti il mio cuore
Che hai accesso
Chiudi dentro me
La luce
Che hai incontrato per strada.

Con te partiro
Paesi che non ho mai
Veduto e vissuto con te
Adesso si li vivr?
Con te partiro
Su navi per mari
Che io lo so
No no non esistono pi?
Con te io li rivivro.

Quando sei lontana
Sogno all’orizzonte
E mancan le parole
E io si lo so
Che sei con me con me
Tu mia luna tu sei qui con me
Mio sole tu sei qui con me,
Con me, con me, con me.

Con te partiro
Paesi che non ho mai
Veduto e vissuto con te
Adesso s? li vivr?
Con te partir?
Su navi per mari
Che io lo so
No no non esistono pi?
Con te io li rivivr?
Con te partir?
Su navi per mari
Che io lo so
No no non esistono pi?
Con te io li rivivr?
Con te partiro.
Io con te.

55 Comments

  • Mrs

    This was sang at my daughters wedding as she was leaving the reception and was explained to us this way
    This is a daughter saying goodbye to her parents as she embarked on her new life
    And we definitely agreed however sad it was

    Judith 2017-12-15


  • It's About Death

    further to what i wrote above...the french version has a completely different meaning from the original italian, and the revised titles to the song (like "time to say goodbye") cannot be reconciled with the original lyrics and the intended meaning of the writers. the lyrics in italian are somewhat opaque but dense enough that they are capable of giving rise to various interpretations, which is a common mark of good poetics. however, not all interpretations are equal. the words need to be closely examined.

    the 3 major clues to the song subject being a lover lost to death: the lover at the window, the light the woman encountered on the street, and the seas that no longer exist. i believe this song describes the situation of a man who has lost his woman to accidental death. the light she encountered on the street is the lights of the car that killed her. he shows his heart to everyone at the window, because as he mourns he looks out the window to the street below where she died. lastly, the seas that were to take hm and his lover to other countries no longer exist for him, because she cannot go any more. nonetheless, he says that he will go with her, that he will experience these countries with her, because she will always be with him, figuratively. he is shattered by her death, and pines bitterly for his lost love.

    there appears to have been some second guessing about the theme of death originally intended for this song. the french version does away with the idea of loss altogether, while the altered english title "time to say goodbye" and the subsequent revised recording with the female voice also attempts to mask the focus of the original lyrics. perhaps it was thought that, given its popularity, it should have a more popular or positive meaning that could be embraced by its many fans, rather than a deathly one. however, the intention of the original lyrics is difficult to deny...and the fact that the music itself projects a profound sadness is also hard to escape. the beauty here derives from human pathos, and it may prove impossible to reconcile the original lyrics in any other way.

    the sadness of the music itself reinforces the sad lyrical theme. the music, the lyrics, and the vocals of bocelli are all quite exceptional in this very beautiful and touching italian love song. i must admit, it brings tears to my eyes, and it is a song that i would like to remember...

    Leo 2017-08-18


  • It's About Death

    the song is truly beautiful, largely because the most beautiful songs are also the saddest. if you want to understand the meaning of these lyrics you must pay very close attention to EVERY word. nobody here has attempted to decipher the meaning of "the light you encountered in the street", nor has anyone tried to explain why the ships and the seas "no longer exist". i also find it hard to understand why most people do not recognize the sadness in the music itself, which to me is actually quite obvious.

    the woman has died, and this lover pines for her bitterly. i believe the song describes an accidental death, which explains the light that she "encountered on the street"...the lights of the car that killed her. her death also explains why the ships and the seas that would take them to other parts of the world (their plan for travel) no longer exist FOR HIM, because she cannot go anymore. but the lover insists, "i will go with you" in my mind, in my heart, and in my soul, you are my only love, and i will go with you, you are with me, with me, only you, me and you...

    it's a sad song of a lover lost, and only on the surface is it a goodbye song. the music, lyrics and vocals are really quite exceptional...but,one thing for sure, a song about death is NOT a good song for a wedding.

    Leo 2017-08-18


Read ALL comments (55)

Add a Comment