Con Te Partiro Comments

  • teacher

    It made me think about how one left a loved one behind to go to the US for economic opportunity for a while until he had earned enough to support a family. He went across seas and faraway but later they would go away together, when he went back to Europe to bring his bride to the new world.

    I can see the multiple ways to get meaning out of this, even thinking about Christs resurrection and the eternal life.

    Kathy D 2020-04-20


  • Double Entandre

    I believe this song can take on different meanings based on where you are in your relationship...

    I chose this song for my wedding song. At the time I felt this was a romantic song, where a groom and bride were saying goodbye to their old lives, deciding to leave together on a new journey together.

    As my marriage has evolved and has started to fail, I feel a much darker interpretation. One of suicide. When the light of your heart no longer loves you, and the “relationship” is dead, the loss of that love/light to another on the street, is too difficult to bear. The person decides to take their own life, deciding to leave with the memory of the love they once had, because the seas are no longer there.

    I believe this explains the sadness in the tone, and makes me realize this song is one of loss and grief, not happiness.

    I do find it amazing that the same song, can evoke so many different feelings, for people in different situations. Such a brilliant piece of work.

    G I 2019-04-03


  • 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


  • It means whatever you want it to

    The beauty of the song's lyrics is they can be whatever you want them to be. There is no right or wrong interpretation- they are all right! I can see it being a man yearning for a love lost or mourning a soulmate's death and dreaming of going on ships and seas that no longer exist except in his mind. It gives him comfort to dream of such things that never were.
    I can also see if someone wants to believe it is about a new love realized and the wondrous places they may go together.
    I just wonder why the last two refrains repeat the phrases of 'ships and seas he knows no, no longer exist.' I think
    it is more of a man mourning a loss but again I say it is whatever you want it to mean is the correct answer. To quote another oft-fused idiom, "Whatever floats your boat".

    Til Man 2017-07-31


  • Con Te Partiro

    It is a song where a partner loses their soulmate to death - they're unable to do the things they planned to do together; however, while he says goodbye to her, he's also saying he will be with her again, and will do those things with her in Heaven...

    Bill 2016-08-24


  • another view...

    She dies, and he is waiting to follow her into eternity

    Ritt 2016-04-07


  • Still confused!

    Why all the guessing? Has anyone thought of asking the songwriter himself, Mr Lucio Quarantotto?

    Robert 2015-06-04


  • Meaning

    Somebody just lost their soul mate "i know there is no light,in a room where the sun is absent"and not being able to live without her/him (dies of a broken heart) is going to sail on seas that no longer exist to countries they never saw. "With you I shall experience them again" across the seas of time. One can't live without the other, their souls will be reunited

    Noodles 2012-06-27


  • Con Te Partiro

    It's time to say good-bye to a deceased loved one. You will go on to places you never went with him, but you carry him with you in your soul.

    Princess 2010-06-02


  • good for a wedding

    This song is good for a wedding, yes its about saying goodbye, about saying goodbye to your old life and hello to your new life.
    thats how i see it anyway

    sam 2009-01-22


  • Love it

    I plan on using this for my bridal entry. I know that it is about saying goodbye, but in my opinion it is saying goodbye and closing a chapter of your life, a chapter of being single and what not. Because to me, marriage is the beginning of a new chapter!

    Love 2009-01-14


  • No No No

    Sinens its a song about saying goodbye to things on your own, because now you are doing them together.

    MeToo 2008-08-19


  • con ti partiro

    in spanish its por ti volare which means for you i will fly and just to end this, its a WEDDING SONG! for couples and parents or who ever you want to dance with.

    duke 2008-07-08


  • Actual meaning

    Con Te Partiro actually means in Italian "with you I will leave" or "I Will Go with You" which is why it is quite beautiful for a wedding. It was only redone by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli and given new lyrics as Time to Say Goodbye.

    Bubby 2008-06-13


  • actually yes it is appropriate

    if you read the italian translation she is talking about saying goodbye but now its time to follow him

    Jenny 2008-06-12


  • love the music.

    It actually means with you I will leave. I love the music and am looking for it without the vocals.

    soontobewed 2008-06-09


  • My Wedding Song

    With the only english lyrics being Time to say goodbye, I can see how people would view it as a sad song, but if you translate the next line, To counties I never (knew), It's more of a goodbye to the past, not the subject. It's letting go of the past and everything they never got to do and moving on to the future to their lives together. I plan on sing this piece as I walk down the aisle with my father.

    Chelsey 2008-05-30


  • Bocelli interview

    I heard in an interview this song is about finding your true love. That once you find that person, you are at peace to 'say goodbye' to life experiences and things you haven't seen with this person...because you are so satisfied with them. You are saying goodbye to the world you experienced before them.

    kalebmax33 2008-03-14


  • Great song, but not suitable for wedding

    This is actually a great song, but it isn't suitable for wedding coz it's about saying goodbye

    Tiesa 2008-03-11


  • why

    love that song but not exactly suitsble for a weddind.. its about saying goobye for gods sake

    sineas 2007-06-24


  • Grappy ontario kuarro

    Love comes quickly, whatever you do

    Ashley Ku 2007-01-30


  • Funeral sing

    this is more appropriate at a funeral not a wedding... time to say good bye!!!!!

    kate 2007-01-07


  • It is NOT goodbye

    Ok... seriously, read the words in translation.. they make hardly any sense if you say "time to say goodbye."
    It is NOT time to say goodbye. I don't know WHY there was a version done saying otherwise, but I ASSURE you... it means "I will go with you" and NOT "Time to say goodbye."
    "With you I go" is basically what it means. So, YES, it is a wedding song. OK???

    Cassie 2006-11-06


  • Translation

    Great translation Tina, but I'd make a few minor changes:

    When I'm alone
    I dream on the horizon
    And words fail me,
    Yes, I know there is no light
    In a room where the sun is absent
    If you are not with me
    On the windows
    I'll show everone my heart
    Which you set alight
    Enclose within me
    The light you
    Encountered on the street

    I'll go with you
    To countries I newer
    Saw and shared with you
    Now, yes, I shall experience them
    I'll go with you
    On ships, across seas
    Which, I know,
    Do not exist anymore
    With you I shall experience them

    When you are far away
    I dream on the horizon
    And words fail
    And yes, I know
    That you are with me, with me,
    You, my moon, are here with me
    My sun, you are here with me

    I'll go with you
    To countries I never
    Saw and shared with you
    Now, yes, I shall experience them
    I'll go with you
    On ships across seas
    Which, I know,
    Do not exist anymore
    With you I shall experience them again
    I'll go with you
    On ships across seas
    Which, I know,
    Do not exist anymore
    With you I shall experience them again
    I'll go with you
    I with you

    Patrick 2006-08-28


  • Wedding Song

    I think it is Beautiful!!
    It actually tells You don't want to part, it is very touchy,

    Just me 2006-08-17


  • Wed Me

    ilove i will Have it At my wedding for sure

    Charlotte 2006-08-10


  • Goodbye still makes sense

    Agreeing with the comments made to this point about whether it should be "I'll leave with you" and why is the Bocelli/Brightman version sung with the words "Time to say goodbye"--well, it still makes sense. The person is indeed saying goodbye to the past and looking forward into the future with his/her partner.

    Brad 2006-08-03


  • Title

    I know that "Con Te Partirò" means "I go with you." However, I think the English works too. See, when I hear "Time to Say Goodbye," I think that the singer(s) are saying "It's time to say goodbye, because you and I are going together." Kind of like they're saying goodbye to their old life so they can start a new one together. That's what I think of when I hear time to say goodbye. So, it works for a wedding. People think it's sad when they don't understand the entire context of the song, and I think that the english phrase "Time to Say Goodbye" needs to be put in context for it to be properly understood.

    StephyJ 2006-08-02


  • translated...

    When I'm alone
    I dream on the horizon
    And words fail
    Yes, I know there is no light
    In a room where the sun is absent
    If you are not with me
    At the windows
    Show everone my heart
    Which you set alight
    Enclose within me
    The light you
    Encountered on the street

    I'll go with you
    To countries I newer
    Saw and shared with you
    Now, yes, I shall experience them
    I'll go with you
    On ships across seas
    Which, I know,
    No, no, exist no longer
    With you I shall experience them

    When you are far away
    I dream on the horizon
    And words fail
    And yes, I know
    That you are with me
    You, my moon, are here with me
    My sun, you are here with me

    I'll go with you
    To countries I never
    Saw and shared with you
    Now, yes, I shall experience them
    I'll go with you
    On ships across seas
    Which, I know,
    No, no, exist no longer
    With you I shall experience them again
    I'll go with you
    On ships across seas
    Which, I know,
    No, no, exist no longer
    With you I shall experience them again
    I'll go with you
    I with you

    Tina 2006-07-02


  • song meaning

    this song has a beatuiful meaning!!

    Lil R 2006-06-02


  • romantic

    this is a romantic song

    wahyu 2006-04-29


  • real meaning

    That is correct... Con Te Partiro means "I'll Go With You"...maybe you heard the other version which he usually sings whenever he ends his concerts or records. He puts a twist to that version by singing the line "Time to Say Goodbye" instead of "Con Te Partiro".

    andre fan 2006-04-17


  • i like to sing this song

    anyone who knows what album i have to buy that has this song in MINUS ONE (Daniel Rodriguez Italian version). I like the song now that i've known what it meant. Thank you.

    brylle 2006-04-12


  • wedding song

    last song - wedding couple say goodbye to their families...???

    vee 2006-04-08


  • there is a straight translation

    Con te partiro means "i'll go with you" con te means with "with you" and Partire means "to leave" so when it's conjugated to partiro it literally means "with you i'll leave" a.k.a. "I'll go with you"
    the lyrics can be found at www.abmusica.com
    you can check the translation at www.freetranslation.com
    and just to be safe I called my cugina (cousin) in Italy to verify
    It's "I'll go with you" and it's not a sad song, it's a love song about 2 people's journey through life together

    Altalian 2006-03-18


  • Which is it

    So, which is it? Any Italian speakers care to enlighten us? Is it "if you leave me" or "i'll go with you"?

    My cousin is getting married on Sunday.

    Thanks...

    Mark 2006-03-17


  • Can be a beautiful wedding song

    The first time I ever heard this song I was in techno club! I thought it was so beautiful if only i could find the orig. arrangement. When I finally heard the full song I knew this was what I was walking down the isle to! People can take the message a million different ways, I choose to look at it as if to say, I am leaving my parents to go with my husband, and together we will walk the road of life until we reach the gate to eternal paradise. That we will trust and serve the Lord together and never leave the path that he has choosen for us. Plus, if you use it without the words nobody will know the diffrence until they do their research!

    Gretta 2006-03-01


  • a simple google search gives the answer

    "Time to say Goodbye" was written specifically to commemorate the last fight of a German boxer. The lyrics were changed for this purpose and are not a literal translation of "Con Te Partirò" which is a song of unity and appropriate for a wedding (as many people have stated).

    whit 2006-02-27


  • One more

    He's talking about what happens to him if she leaves him... basiclly he'ssaying that he'll be very sad and empty.
    Defenetly NOT a WEDDING song, this is a very sad song...

    rafaello 2006-02-05


  • All Of you are wrong

    It means something like "ïf you leave", there is not an straight translation.

    Rafaello 2006-02-05


  • Beautiful Song

    I agree in the fact that the song is meant to be about going together with the one you love. It's not about leaving someone...the two are embarking on a journey together. I think that they shouldn't have changed the name to "Time to Say Goodbye". This is one of my favorite songs, and I would love to play it at my wedding.

    Vita, I think that it is a wonderful song to dance with your dad at your wedding.

    Allison 2006-01-14


  • Thank you

    all of the comments has helped me decide I am going to use this music to walk down the aisle on 17th Dec. I was so confused with the different titles before I read all of the above. Thank you so much.

    Dawn Folkard 2005-11-18


  • can i dance with my dad at my wedding to this song

    Hi

    I love this song and wanted to dance with my dad to it at my wedding. What do you all think??
    Thanks so much Vita:)

    vita 2005-09-08


  • song name

    it would be a good song as if 'from the parents'... saying goodbye to their son/daughter as in giving away their hand in marriage

    Tasha 2005-08-21


  • Enough words to sign a love...

    Too many words to sign a love...
    con..te...sole...luce...insieme...orizzonte...lontano...navi...mari...

    pelin 2005-08-13


  • Meaning of Title

    "I Will Go With You"...the other title "Time to Say Goodbye" came later when Bocelli did it as a duet with Sarah Brightman with English lyrics.

    Christine 2005-08-12


  • and altered -- for weddings

    With You I shall go through the years of my life
    On the highways which span the world.
    With You I shall go through the years of my life
    To my brothers all over the world.

    As Your hand gently draws all my steps over Yours
    With You, Lord, I will go on the road that You'll show

    I will go where You lead me, to those who may need me;
    And, O Lord, I will sing of the joy that you'll bring.

    Anil Siqueira 2005-07-26


  • a different one. french

    from the French
    With You Avec Toi
    With You I shall go all the days of my life
    On the roads of all the world
    With You I shall go all the days of my life
    With my brothers throughout the world
    You reached out Your hand
    And my footsteps are in Your steps
    I'll follow You, Oh Lord
    What ever the road may be
    With You I shall go all the days of my life
    On the roads of all the world
    With You I'll serve all the days of my life
    All my brothers in all the world
    With You I'll serve all the days of my life
    All my brothers in all the world
    And I'll go to those
    Toward whom You lead me
    To sing, oh Lord
    Of Your love and Your joy
    With you I'll serve all the days of my life
    On the roads of the all the world
    With I shall go until the end of my life
    With my brothers throughout the world
    Just like You I want to give myself
    To lose and use myself
    for the greatness of my God
    Of Your kingdom of friendship
    With You I shall go till the end of my life
    On the roads of all the world
    With you I'll go all the days of my life
    On the roads of all the world
    With You I shall go all the days of my life
    On the roads of Eternity
    At the gate of Paradise
    You'll be expecting my life
    In Your hands oh my God
    I shall give up my soul
    With You I shall go all the days of my life
    On the roads of Eternity.

    Anil Siqueira 2005-07-26


  • Misinterpretation

    As with any piece of translation, words are not always 100% accurately translated. In English the song is called "Time to Say Goodbye" but in Italian it is quite the opposite. I would like to retranslate this song accurately. What the song is actually saying, is that the couple is embarking on a life-long journey together towards "forever". I am listening to this song at this very instant and I will listen to it again and again and also on my wedding day next year.

    Anna Reisel 2005-07-19


  • A very good song

    This song is very beautiful; and when we hear it, we are than birds.

    Lorenza 2005-06-30


  • Con Te Partiro

    I'm a poetess and this song caught me off guard when I was with my boyfriend in Venice. Since then I was playing this in piano. This song means, "with you, I shall go" for me the message of this song is as both couples embark on the sea of challenges in life together, he or she would prefer that they would go together.. united.. that with him or her he or she is willing to go, live and face those tomorrows. So it's not really a good bye song but whoever translated it to Time To Say Goodbye (so literal translation) is far off from the real deep message of the song. If I were to marry, I'd choose this as my wedding song as I shall play it myself in piano!

    Angelica Hopes 2005-06-25


  • song name

    "with you, i will go" ... but "partiro" can also mean go as in goodbye or left.

    kathy marques 2005-05-26


  • song name

    con te partiro="i will go with you"

    broken 2005-03-24


  • WEDDING SONG

    Con te partiro .... time to say goodbye

    Johnny 2005-03-09


  • Why this song

    Isn't this song about saying goodbye - why a wedding

    Jade 2005-02-25

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