Time To Say Goodbye

Time To Say Goodbye

There are so many beautiful songs about farewells. I think I have picked one of the most beautiful as my song choice for Song Lyric Sunday today. Perhaps others will think of this same song.

“Time To Say Goodbye” is the very beautiful song, and I have chosen the Italian/English recording with Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. It is one of the best selling singles ever according to Wikipedia. I don’t find that hard to believe at all. I think it is stunning.

If you are wondering what the Italian verses mean, my tip is not to worry about it. Classic FM had an amusing article about how the meaning seems to be very much lost when they lyrics are translated into English. If you want to read the English translation, you can read them here:

https://www.classicfm.com/artists/andrea-bocelli/time-to-say-goodbye-translation/

Credits: Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto

[Sarah:]
Quando sono sola
sogno all'orizzonte
e mancan le parole,
si lo so che non c'è 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.

Time to say goodbye.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso si li vivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
it's time to say goodbye.

[Andrea:]
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.

Time to say goodbye.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso sì li vivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,

[Both:]
con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò.

Io con te

17 thoughts on “Time To Say Goodbye

  1. This is a very beautiful song Lady A. I read that Sarah Brightman was married to Andrew Lloyd Webber and she sang this song in The Phantom of The Opera with Antonio Banderas. This song topped the charts all over Europe and became the highest and sold a lot of records. I am certain that having the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli singing on this had a lot to do with that.

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    1. She was indeed married to Andrew Lloyd Webber – yes. I didn’t think this song made any appearance in Phantom Of The Opera though. I thought it was Michael Crawford she co-stared with in Phantom?
      I read the same thing about the incredible success of this song though Jim – I had no idea how much success it had in the charts. Yet it is strikingly beautiful, so well deserved.

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    1. It is a very beautiful song and has the same effect on me. But the English translation adds nothing to it. Best in Italian with that one English line that makes us so emotional.

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      1. Agreed. I was having goosebumps earlier when I played the video… some songs are made to make us feel all these feelings, this is one of them…

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