Lucio Battisti

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TO FEEL IN LOVE

To feel in love

Is life and living

You meet someone

And you start breathing

A quietly stolen glance

Could be another chance

Don't listen if you fear

And go now that she's near

 

To feel in love

Is growing younger

You're not alone

No pain, no hunger

Don't hide what worries you

Be what you are and do

And for a time, you may

Keep loneliness away

 

But now, but now

To really love someone

To give, to take, to share

It's as hard you know

As flying in troubled air

Up, down, and blown around

The tears and pain that passed

That's how it had to be

To feel as one at last

 

Really one at last

One soul, I mean

To live and hold each day

So very near

But yet so far away

 

But now, but now

To really love someone

To give, to take, to share

It's as ahrd you know

As flying in troubled air

 

To feel as one at last

Really one at last

One soul, I mean

To live and hold each day

So very near

But yet so far away

 

 

 

A SONG TO FEEL ALIVE

 

In a world like this

Nothing more to do

I've got a song to feel alive

It's you

I see eternity

Shining in the skies

Far beyond the universe

Of your eyes

 

A feeling with no fears

Is born among the tears

And flying high above it all

It goes

Soaring over all the accusations

Over prejudice and affectations

Our need for love will grow and stay

Showing us the way

 

In a world like this

One day we'll find a home

Everyone's confined

Where wild roses have been sown

A song to feel alive and free

Blooms that fall

Is you and me

They'll seem to call

The image of the truth

The woods are all abandoned

Is naked there to see

Overgrown by neglect and misery

It speaks of a reality

But we will see

That will be

Treir mystery

All the new sensations

Are young and true emotions

They express their clarity

 

For us

The phantom shapes of a forgotten past

Will fall awayand we will see at last

Our need for love will grow and stay

Showing us the way

And I'll discover you

I'll discover you

 

Oh sweet companion

Who doesn't know where to go

or what to do

Or by whose side you'll be

Look and you'll see

 

One day we'll find a home

Where wild roses have been sown

Blooms that fall

They'll seem to call

 

The woods are all abandoned

Overgrown by neglect and misery

But we will see

Their mystery

 

In a world like this

Nothing more to do

I've got a song to feel alive

It's you

I see eternity

Shining in the skies

Far beyond the universe

Of your eyes

 

All the new sensations

Are young and true emotions

They express their clarity

For us

 

The phantom shapes of a forgotten past

Will fall away and we will see at last

 

 

 

THE ONLY THING I'VE LOST

 

Can you tell me what has changed

Since our lives were rearranged?

I don't think so

Can you tell me what we gained

Since we parted, what remained?

I don't think so

I'm older it's true

And the only thing I've lost is you

I'm older it's true

And the only thing I've lost is you

 

I played football on Sunday

And was sore all day MOnday

But I'm still playing

As a child I tried to be

So many things you see

I'm still trying

I'm older it's true

And the only thing I've lost is you

I'm older it's true

And the only thing I've lost is you

 

I said we would love forever

I guess I wasn't very clever

I wasn't thinking

It was a time in our lives

It's gone and we survived

 

I'm older it's true

And the only thing I've lost is you

I'm older it's true

And the only thing I've lost is you

I'm older it's true

And the only thing I've lost is you

 

Can you tell me what has changed

Since our lives were rearranged?

I don't think so

Can you tell me what we gained

Since we parted, what remained?

I don't think so

I'm older it's true

I'm older it's true

I'm older it's true

 

 

 

KEEP ON CRUISING

 

I've got a friend who's a genius

He'll know exactly what to do

He can make it all like new

Given half a chance he'll do

amazing things

It's all described in manuals

The logic's very sound

He'll adjust what's wrong with you

And make your motor pound

And again you can get moving

Though not exactly flying

At least cruising

 

Keep on cruising

Keep it light, keep it tight,

not confusing

And don't listen to fears

Or be blinded by tears

Very softly, very softly, so soothing

NOw just keep right on cruising

First with caution, then acceleration

With a pulsing beat, a good vibration

Pushing forward,

keep it sweetly moving

 

Now you know you are cruising

And at night your light's illuminating

Watch the signals and you'll know

positively where you're going

You can do it, it's so easy

You can do it, let it go

 

I've got a friend who's a genius

He'll know exactly, exactly what to do

He can make it all like nes

Giving you the right solution

Substitution

 

Everything will come together

And you know it's going to fit

You'll be a better judge of people

Those who stand from those who sit

 

And again you can get moving

Though not exactly flying

At least cruising

 

Keep on cruising

Keep it light, keep it tight,

not confusing

And don't listen to fears

Or be blinded by tears

Very softly, very softly, so soothing

Now just keep right on cruising

First with caution, then acceleration

With a pulsing beat, a good vibration

Pushing forward,

keep it sweetly moving

 

Now you know you are cruising

And at night your light's illuminating

Watch the signals and hyou'll know

positively where you're going

You can do it, it's so easy

You can do it, let it go

 

Now you know you are cruising

Cruising

 

 

 

THE SUN SONG

 

Your long blond hair and eyes of

baby blue

Bright colors never fading

The blush of childhood on your

downy cheek

The days of hide-and-seek

The secret places we arranged to be

The things you felt but couldn't see

The sandy footprints as you shyly fles

Oh no, now summer's gone away,

we are older

 

Where have you been, what have you

done, till now?

You're a woman, a woman, tell me

What do you mean

that you're a woman at last?

HOw many arms have been around you?

Did they change you in the past?

So what, don't tell me, you're moving

too fast

 

Do you remember tossed in waves

of white?

Green stones where water flows free?

What color are your eyes speckled

in light?

I'll never ask, you'll never tell me

 

Oh, sad old ocean, sad old ocean,

jaded sea

You were as pure as the innocence in me

Oh, sad old ocean, sad old ocean,

jaded sea

You were as pure as the innocence in me

 

The bicycles

We left abandoned on the top of the hill

Lying together under the trees

Flowers, the pages of your scrapbook fill

So happy in that summer breeze

An awkwar silence that you seem

to fear

A look I couldn't understand

The folowers falling as I draw near

Oh no, don't hold me back, don't raise

your hands

 

Where have you been, what have you

done, till now?

You're a woman, a woman, tell me

What do you mean that you're a woman

at last?

How many arms have been around you?

Did they change you in the past?

So what, don't tell me, you're moving

too fast

 

Can you recall the waves and

summer skies?

The spray form surfing in the sea?

What light flickers deep in your eyes?

Is the flame still burning? I can't see

 

Oh, sad old ocean, sad old ocean,

jaded sea

You were as pure as the innocence in me

Oh, sad old ocean, sad old ocean,

jaded sea

You were as pure as the innocence in me

 

When the bright rays of the morning sun

burst into the night

The early day breaks over us with clear

warm light

The shadows and the phantoms of the

dark turn into trees and blossoms

Truth once more rejects the lies

And love becomes the light that's

shining still in your eyes

 

 

 

THERE'S NEVER BEEN A MOMENT

 

Wheels on hissing asphalt

Driving down your way

On the telephone you told me

Half-past two would be okay

Something in the way you talked

The way you made me feel

I can't explain just what it is

You sounded so unreal

What is it that has happended?

Is there something on your mind?

NO, it just can't be this way

I couldn't be so blind

 

The traffic's moving slowly

My mind is moving fast

Recalling conversations

Reflecting on the past

The words we said together

The pauses in between

You said, «I think we need to talk»,

I wonder what it means

There's never been a moment

When we didn't care

I'll simply say I love you

When I see you there

 

And yet

I know there's something else

 

Very hard fo me to see

But it seems it's overtaken you

Does it have to do with me?

The crowds of faceless people

MOving everywhere

The lights are all against me

I wonder when I'll get there?

There's never been a moment

When we didn't care

I'll keep repeating thoughts of you

To bring you clearly into view

 

I see your eyes

And something inside me cries

What can be wrong?

 

There's never been a moment

When we didn't care

I'll simply say I love you

When I see you there

 

And yet

I know there's something else

Very hard for me to see

But it seems it's overtaken you

Does it have to do with me?

The crowds of faceless people

Moving everywhere

The lights are all against me

I wonder when I'll get there?

There's never been a moment

When we didn't care

I'll keep repeating thoughts of you

To bring you clearly into  view

 

There's never been a moment

When we didn't care

I'll simply say I love you

When I see kyou there

 

 

 

ONLY

 

Only

Only for a moment

Falling

In some other dream

Someone else beside me

Not you

Though we're not together now

I know I'll be

MOre in love with you

 

Like an airplane

Circling in the mist

Solitary spirals in the air

Seeking runways that we've missed

Nothing more to fear

We're there

Just below the clouds

The love we have is ours to share

 

Something in the spring

A few short years ago

Touched us, has grown and

overwhelamed us

That may be why we hide

Our memories deep inside

For in the winter winds

Such little things

Will warm and reassure us

 

Only

But only for a moment

When least expected

Confusion

Disilusion

And at times we're strangers

And you get lonely

like me

It really doesn't matter

I know it can only

Make me love you more

 

And you get lonely

Lonely like me

It really doesn't matter

I know it can only

Make me love you more