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SAFE SOULS – FABRIZIO DE ANDRE’
Authors: Fabrizio De André, Ivano Fossati
The absolute masterpiece of the end of his career by the father of Italian songwriting, in this one
song, with the complicity of another sacred monster of Italian song, Ivano Fossati, De André embroiders the exegesis of solitude not giving it a negative meaning but a single probable instrument of salvation, a conscious escape from homologation.
FUTURA – LUCIO DALLA
The key piece of the album Dalla confirmed all the suggestions of rock and electronics to which the Bolognese singer-songwriter had gradually approached. Dalla declared that he had composed it in Berlin, where he was on a tour, a few days after having spotted his idol Phil Collins near the wall without being able to say a single word to him. The success achieved places it among the most important songs from the early 80s to today.
I’VE FINISHED THE SONGS – CRISTIANA VERARDO
Authors: Cristiana Verardo, Carolina Bubbico, Daniele Vitali
The story of when you realize that a relationship has broken, worn out, and you try to accelerate towards another then, a radical change. But it’s a matter of seconds, the nostalgia trap grabs your ankles and at that point you just have to give up following the frames of your story with your mind that seems to be reliving in your hands. You concern them all, up to the end credits, when usually, still in the dark, the others leave. Stay there, because you liked that film too much and the blackness that wipes out the scenes is an unbearable trauma. Stay there because after all nostalgia is not so wrong, the only proof we have to prove that we have really lived.
MY FREE SONG – LUCIO BATTISTI
Authors: Battisti, Mogol
Probably the piece that, together with Nel blu painted blue, best expresses the idea of
to fly. Where a voice cannot reach, a song can. The most beautiful example of antithesis between the emotion of the piece and that of its interpreter. After all, as very often happens, song and singer move away from each other and then find themselves ever closer.
THE CURE – FRANCO BATTIATO
Authors: Battiato, Sgalambro
Example of perfect connection between the ego and the beyond ego, between material and immaterial, between flesh and spirit. Love has declined in its most unconscious faces, as if it were a balm for all experiential wounds. It doesn’t matter if it is a man or a woman speaking, because lay prayer takes place on a spiritual level that does not allow itself to be soiled by clichés and awareness of a mere anthropological matrix.
THE FOOTBALL LEAVE OF ’68 – FRANCESCO DE GREGORI
Author: De Gregori
The best way to express an idea is to tell people about it through their comfort zone, the game of football, in fact, is the most apt metaphor to narrate a cross-section of profound psychological reflection. The football field becomes a theatre, its curtain brings it which this time however, at the end of the show it does not close but remains wide open to welcome the fear-soaked dream of each of us.
THE TRUTH – BRUNORI SAS
Author: Dario Brunori
From the very first verse, the passage is structured through the form of dialogue, a dialogue in the second person but which can also be interpreted as a dialogue not oneself. The truth deals with the theme of fear, a fear that should not be exorcised but welcomed. For this reason, according to Brunori, we shouldn’t be afraid of feeling bad, of suffering, of feeling unfit because “pain is needed, just like happiness is needed”.
THE LAST KISS – CARMEN CONSOLI
Author: Carmen Consoli
One last kiss to seal a goodbye, the only possible solution. The tears of pain mingle with the drops of water, hiding them, and the whistling of the wind resembles a
melancholic and solemn violin symphony. It all translates into a romantic ballad and
intimist. The text draws inspiration from “Piove” by Domenico Modugno, which Carmen Consoli reveals she reads as a greeting between a father and a daughter, rather than between two lovers.
WITHOUT A WHY – NADA
Author: Nada Malanima
It belongs to the 2004 album All the love I miss. If it wasn’t for
However, Sorrentino, who in November 2016 included it in the soundtrack of his television series The Young Pope, probably this pearl of a song would never have had the success it deserved.
I WOULD LIKE TO LIFT YOU – ELISA
Author: Elisa Toffoli
A text that leads from the private to the universal “I would like to travel on paper wings with you, know how to invent, feel the wind blowing and not hide us if it makes us move, when we are lost under so many stars, we wonder what we came to do, what is love, let’s hold each other even tighter, let’s hold each other close to the heart”. Song interpreted in duo with Giuliano Sangiorgi, the ingredients of the “bomb” are all there: the verses whispered by the female voice, the male voice that inserts itself only in the second section to increase as much as possible the wait and consequently the explosive effect.