Another life


Certe notti per dormire mi metto a leggere,
e invece avrei bisogno di attimi di silenzio.
Certe volte anche con te, e sai che ti voglio bene,
mi arrabbio inutilmente senza una vera ragione.
Sulle strade al mattino
il troppo traffico mi sfianca;
mi innervosiscono i semafori e gli stop,
e la sera ritorno con malesseri speciali.
Non servono tranquillanti o terapie
ci vuole un’altra vita.
Su divani, abbandonati a telecomandi in mano
storie di sottofondo Dallas e i Ricchi Piangono.
Sulle strade la terza linea del metrò che avanza,
e macchine parcheggiate in tripla fila,
e la sera ritorno con la noia e la stanchezza.
Non servono più eccitanti o ideologie
ci vuole un’altra vita.
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Some nights to sleep I read,
and instead I need instants of silence.
Sometimes even with you, and you know that I love you,
I get angry unnecessarily without any real reason.
On the roads in the morning
too much traffic exhausts me;
I get nervous for traffic lights and stops,
and I return in the evening with special pains.
You do not need tranquilizers or therapies
it takes another life.
On a sofa, left to the remotes in hand
background stories of “Dallas” and “The Rich weep”.
On the streets the third metro line that advances
and cars parked in triple row,
and I return in the evening with boredom and fatigue.
I do not need any more exciting or ideologies
it takes another life.
_Franco Battiato (Un’altra vita)_

Image info:
“Another life”
Milano, Italy, Jan. 2012
© Max S. Volonté

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