Composers' Forum

Music Composers Unite!

Just an old song of mine in a home recording from last summer. Me and a friend on guitars and him also singing it as my voice was quite out of order. Since it has Greekk lyrics I give a rough translation

VENEZIA

22/7/1996

SUNSET IN RIALTO

 

Sunset descents to Rialto,

I sat somewhere thoughtful to eat something,

I say to myself, "let's order as a first dish

risotto and peas, which I love!"

 

And the waiter says,

"this dish is served only for two".

 

Damn! What choice does he give me,

is it a diner for laughs or for grieving?

Should I say to strike out the risotto

and bring only just the peas?

 

Venice is a city for two,

in my loneliness an unlooked for fasting.

 

I say, "for a first bring me some ravioli,

for main dish a roasted steak",

so he goes and I'm left watching the naughty babes,

then Venice seems to have everything.

 

The only thing it does not have is risotto,

for a lunatic joker (Pierrot Lunaire).

 

I will eat my diner alone,

I will have my wine in small slow sips,

I will remember you and I will love you,

but when I will possess again my seeing ability,

 

I will make a lip for different clear skies,

and night will finally descent in Rialto

Views: 38

Comment

You need to be a member of Composers' Forum to add comments!

Join Composers' Forum

© 2017   Created by Chris Merritt.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service