Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Time to say goodbye



Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere, its just the title of today's song!

'Time to Say Goodbye' or 'Con te Partiro' is an Italian song most famously sung by Andre Bocelli (and later with Sarah Brightman). It was first released in 1995 and was not originally a hit in Italy. It  became one of the best selling songs in France and the best selling song ever in Belgium and Germany.

Wikipedia says that the lyrics of the song are in the first person, and the singer is speaking to a lover, saying:

There is no light if you are not here with me. Lands that I never shared with you, I shall experience with you on ships across seas that exist no more. With you, I will go. I know you are with me, my bini, my suomi


How beautiful is that?

I adore this song, it is so moving. I had an acoustic version playing as one of our wedding songs and I want it played at my funeral too (morbid - sorry!).

You can listen to the Italian version of this song, sung by Andre Bocelli here

It featured heavily in one of my favourite shows 'The Sopranos' and is also one of the songs used for the Bellagio fountains. I went to Vegas a few years ago and watched the fountains to this song, it made me cry! I could stand all day watching those fountains.

Watch the Bellagio fountain show with the music here

I am going to Vegas again in November and cannot wait, I am so excited. We are going to drive there and I get to stay at the Bellagio again. I'm going to see Michael Buble!


Have you seen the Bellagio fountains or been to Vegas?


9 comments:

  1. Sung in Italian is the best. But check out the song by Cole Porter -- "Every time we say good-by, I die a little."

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    1. i agree, i prefer the italian version too. i think i might know that cole porter song...let me double check.

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  2. I can't hear either on my tablet. I will check again, tomorrow!

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    1. oh dear, the links are youtube? x

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  3. I love all of these posts, it's nice to hear some music I've never heard before. I have never been to Vegas, maybe one of these days I'll take a roadtrip.

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    1. You should do. I think it's one of those love it or hate it places. I don't really gamble but I love it for the atmosphere x

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  4. You are going to see Michael Buble! So lucky, I would luuurve to see him perform. :)

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    1. It's my first time, I've been waiting for him to go to Vegas and its paid off! X

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  5. I love that song so much!

    Hope you have a great time seeing good old Bubbles!

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