SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA by Valeria Bosch

My friend Valeria Bosch wrote a beautiful parallel between the song de IL VOLO, “Si Me Falta Tu Mirada” and the poem of the famous Italian poet Eugenio Montale (Nobel Prize 1975) “LA CASA DEI DOGANIERI”, I translate it for you.

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As many Ilvolovers are doing in this period, waiting for IL VOLO to give us a new prodigious production for the celebrations of the tenth anniversary next year, I am also looking for their past interpretations  and just yesterday I was reminded of the poem “La casa dei doganieri” by Eugenio Montale. While reading the poem perhaps for the first time with real attention, the text of “Si me falta tu mirada”, the beautiful song, one of my favorites, of which there is also a video clip turned between the ancient walls of the Arena of Verona, my city. Of this song there are both the Spanish and Italian versions, and the authors are two composers and lyricists, Marco Marinangeli and Claudia Brant, well known in the musical world; the first even in 1996 had a nomination for a Grammy.

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The theme of the song is the emptiness that is created in a person still in love when it is left: the house suddenly becomes deserted, the coffee takes on a bitter taste, the rain falls and more than a rain, it seems a cry, of the sky. The abandoned lover feels that he no longer has tomorrow, he thought he was on his way to happiness, but as soon as they missed him, the look and the smile of his beloved, the world collapsed on him and now he can no longer  tighten nothing, there is nothing left in that hand that previously contained the whole world.

Likewise, Montale’s poem speaks of an abandoned house, since the woman, loved by the poet, beautiful and vivacious, has gone away. The poet has only been left holding the thread of memory that she has instead let fall. Love vanished and the poet can no longer overcome his loneliness.

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As is easy to understand, the common elements in the two texts are many: in addition to the underlying theme (abandonment in love and the pain of the person left), they are represented by the house, which becomes a symbol of abandonment, from the objective elements that express all the suffering and the disorientation of those who remain alone (in the text of the song, the coffee that tastes bitter, and the rain that has become crying), from the smile of the woman who in both cases represents the vivid and tormenting memory of herself that she has left, the inability to find the “passage”: “my heart has stopped, I have no more tomorrow if I miss your look”.

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Of course, far from the intent of comparing the lyrics of a song with the immortal verses of the poet of the pain of life: I just wanted to highlight a similar inspiration and a similar approach to a theme that affects us all closely, much to close.

~ Valeria Bosch ~

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SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA  (IF I MISS YOUR LOOK)

This house, now a foreigner
now nothing is as it was
and only the memory remains in place
and it happens every evening
your absence poisons me
like a drop it digs the rock.
and you broke in half
every day of happiness,
of us.
Leave it on pause,
the beat,
of my tired heart
of waiting for you in vain
but do not pass a moment
that your look is missing
in every street every city, everywhere
I go
oooh oohh oohh
in a hurry of a moment,
we did not have the time
to catch us,
to look like you,
and I do not know where I was wrong
if in the end it was enough for us to just turn around,
for, do not find ourselves again
and you broke in half every day of happiness
our
I leave on pause the beat
of my heart tired of waiting you in vain
but do not pass a moment
that your look is missing
in every street every city, wherever I go.

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Valeria was really good at making this beautiful parallel.

I do not know how many of you know the Italian poet E. Montale, but I believe that the depth of the reflections made by Valeria has intrigued and interested you.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

7 thoughts on “SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA by Valeria Bosch”

  1. The poem is so beautiful, but also so sad. Because some of us do not speak Italian,we love the music but do not understand the words.
    Now I shall listen to this song again and get the true meaning of its beauty.
    Thank you Valeria and Daniela

    1. Hi Jill, I understand the difficulties, Montale is a hermetic poet, difficult to understand. Happy you appreciate the song, thank you.

    2. Hi Jill, I’m glad you liked the topic.
      Now you will listen to the sad verses but full of love of this beautiful song.

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