Emotion Too

Maybe, as some have detected, i am a bit of a mushy softy at times.

I prefer to think i can be in touch with my emotions at times. 😉

I said in the previous post that music ‘touches’ my spirit.

I wonder if it can yours?

So here is a test:

Watch and listen to the video below. Either watch it before reading the lyrics underneath  or as you read them.

If you don’t have tears in your eyes by the time the song ends after you read the english translation you and i are made of very different stuff.

M. Malavasi

Già la sento,
già la sento morire,
però è calma sembra voglia
poi con gli occhi
lei mi viene a cercare,
poi si toglie
anche l’ultimo velo,
anche l’ultimo cielo,
anche l’ultimo bacio.
Ah, forse colpa mia,
ah, forse colpa tua,
e così son rimasto a pensare.
Ma la vita,
ma la vita cos’è
tutto o niente,
forse neanche un perchè.
Con le mani
lei me viene a cercare,
poi mi stringe,
lentamente mi lascia,
lentamente mi stringe,
lentamente mi cerca.
Ah, forse colpa mia,
ah, forse colpa tua,
e così sono rimasto a guardare.
E lo chiamano amore,
e lo chiamano amore,
e lo chiamano amore
una spina nel cuore
che non fa dolore.
È un deserto
questa gente
con la sabbia
in fondo al cuore
e tu,
che non mi senti più,
che non mi vedi più,
avessi almeno il coraggio
e la forza di dirti
che sono con te.
(Ave Maria, ave Maria.)
Ah, forse colpa mia,
ah, forse colpa mia,
e così son rimasto così
son rimasto così.

Già la sento
che non può più sentire;
in silenzio
se n’è andata a dormire,
è già andata a dormire.© 1995 Insieme Srl /


I already hear,
I already hear her die,
but she is calm, as if she wants
to sleep;
then with her eyes
she comes to look for me,
then she surrenders,
also the last veil,
also the last sky,
also the last kiss.
Ah, perhaps it is my fault,
ah, perhaps it is your fault,
and so I remained thinking.
But life,
but life, what is it?
Everything or nothing,
perhaps not even a ‘why’.
With her hands
she comes to look for me,
then, she holds me tight.
Slowly she releases me,
slowly she holds me,
slowly she looks for me.
Ah, perhaps it is my fault,
ah , perhaps it is your fault,
and so I remained looking.
And they call it love,
and they call it love,
and they call it love,
a thorn in the heart
that gives no pain.
It is a desert,
these, people
with sand
at the bottom of their hearts,
and you,
who hear me no longer,
who see me no longer.
If at least I had the courage
and the strength to tell you
that I am with you.
(Ave Maria, ave Maria.)
Ah, perhaps it is my fault,
ah, perhaps it is your fault,
and so I remained so,
I remained so.

I already hear
that she can hear no longer;
in silence
she went to sleep,
she has already gone to sleep.


  1. Beautiful.

    He sings with such ease. In the previous video, I kept expecting him to “reach” for the notes, but he didn’t even move. His voice built with ease and smoothly graced each tone.


    Oh, and the translation…yes, crying here!

    Thanks for sharing, you old softy!


  2. Great piece. I am more a fan of the sound than the lyrics but then again I am not very mushy or a super softy by any means.

    I will say though, his voice is strong.


  3. I agree with Michelle, it is the ease with which Bocelli sings that brings out our emotions. Bocelli is not trying to impresses use with how powerful he can sing, he simply wants us to feel the emotion behind his voice.

    “If at least I had the courage
    and the strength to tell you
    that I am with you.”

    Those are some of the saddest lyrics I have read. The worse sin in love is not telling someone how much you care for them.

    “a thorn in the heart
    that gives no pain.
    It is a desert,
    these, people
    with sand
    at the bottom of their hearts,”

    That is the perfect description of someone with a dead heart, incapable to expressing love. I know because I have been that person.

    Very sad lyrics, but very well written because I can feel the words.


  4. Sis – you are welcome, always 🙂 i agree, Andrea has a seemingly effortless grace (perfected through long years of practice i’m sure) 😉 to his singing. Unlike some operatics you rearely see the veins standing out on his forehead or neck as you do when they strain to ‘reach’ for the notes.

    Joseph – the first times i heard this song from the Album Romanza i just thought it was a pleasant piece of music sung well in Italian – then one day i read the CD cover translation and realised this man was singing to his lover as she lay dying in her bed about to take her last breath, last sight of the world, and he is the only one by her side to care that a life, a love passes away. i can’t hear it the same way again, it is ‘special’.

    Rain – i agree. To continue what i have said for Joseph, at first i would enjoy trying to sing along with Andrea reading the words in Italian, my voice is nothing compared to his but i felt i could sort of harmonise somewhat and felt i was improving my singin because of his ‘lead’. Then i read the english translation after a few times and found i could not sing along without a massive ‘quivver’ as the emotion ‘Hit’ me.

    Ed – i’m very glad you are not (entirely) the same person these days. 🙂

    if you are given the chance, and it is true, then you should not miss the opportunity to let someone know your love is real – ever.


  5. I’m looking for info. seems like you might be able to help. The body looses body heat faster in water than air or I assume any substance denser than air. Assuming of course all substances are the same temp.

    Why then would the vacuum of space feel so cold? Wouldn’t our body heat disperse slowly? Don’t we need an atmosphere or matter to feel?

    I can think of a couple possibilities but I’ll wait to see what you think.



  6. Interesting q Pelagian.

    Are we assuming that only a portion of skin is exposed to the vacuum of space so that we remain alive long enough to not have to worry about the fact we can no longer breath and our internal air and blood and intercellular tissue water pressures are not trying to make us explode to even out the pressure differences?

    i’ll assume for the purpose of explanation we are in this case. 🙂

    The heat sensors contained within our skin and body that tell us if something is hotter or colder than we are would register very quickly the vast difference in ambient temperature ( -273C, 0K to 37C, 314K) and our skin temperature very quickly. Space ‘feels cold’ compared to our skin temp.

    Our ‘defence’ mechanism against losing body heat, the fine hairs that trap a layer of warm air close to the skin’s surface, would be of no assistance in this case as there would be no air to ‘trap’ as a thermal insulator (as is the case in cold water where the water makes direct contact with the skin and so allows almost instantaneous heat equalisation between our outer body temp and the water).

    The question of feeling cold though differs to that of losing body heat.

    In a space vacuum our body temperature would instantly begin to lower as it radiates heat energy from within it to the outer emptiness and cold. Although there is no other matter to transfer the heat energy of our body’s atomic vibration to in equilibrium (as in air molecules here on Earth) our bodies would, because of the law of conservation of energy and the laws of thermodynamics, have to give up their energy to the surrounds over time.

    The length of time would be dependent upon the length of time our body’s cellular chemical reactions could go on supplying a source of internal heat to the body while exposed to the vacuum dissipator and to the area of skin exposed to the cold.

    To get more to what i think is your intended question, the relative rate of heat loss of a (our) body in various densities of matter, gasous, liquid, (Solid?) or vacuum, it could be generally true to say that the greater the ‘density’ of matter that is in contact with the surface area of a body the easier it could be for heat to transfer from the hotter one to the colder one to the point of equilibrium, you would also need to consider the relative ease of movement of the non-body particles around the body.

    the denser the surrounding particles, the more particles there are to ‘accept’ the heat from the hotter one, however the less easy it is for a particle in contact with the body to move away from the body and radiate it’s energy – In a dense medium the material close to the body quickly becomes the same temp as the body and then losing heat from it becomes more difficult, while in a far less dense material there is a greater freedom of the atoms to disperse into ‘colder’ regions thus allowing for a steadier rate of heat loss/reaching equilibrium.

    The problem with a vacuum of course is that there are no particles to enable heat transfer and it is the coldest possible temperature of any ‘substance’ (state of matter).

    You can’t actually have any substance that is the same temp as a vacuum and you can’t ‘warm up’ a vacuum to the temperature of other substances since there are no particles to add heat into.

    As to your last point – we as humans of course need an atmosphere to ‘feel’ – or we would be dead 😉 But we can definitely feel the absence of heat next to our skin, by reason of our nerve sensors.

    Given the absence of any other particles with which our body would be able to interchange it’s temperature to that of our surrounds in Space it is likely that we would lose our body heat more slowly in a vacuum than in say a very thin density region of helium gas with a temperature higher than that of empty space.

    I hope i never personally have to put that to the test however.

    Have i answered your questions in any way satisfactorily? 🙂


  7. I think we agree, I’d like to see statistics if it has been examined.

    Your assumptions on details I left out were correct.

    Inspiring that contemplation: I live on the the northern part of the northern hemisphere at about 1000 ft. above sea level.

    In the winter, when high pressure builds, the humidity goes down, as does the temperature.

    What has happened often, when I don’t check the temperature, is I go outside and think it is warmer than it is.

    It can be twenty below zero fahrenheit and I don’t notice until I try to start my car.

    Another observation, that any who ice fish can attest; which in case you are unfamiliar, is fishing on a frozen lake through a hole drilled into it; is on frigid days when the sun is shining, minus wind, it can feel quite warm.

    Thanks Love, Pelagian


  8. Pelagian – My ONLY experience of ice fishing comes from the movie Grumpy Old Men with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matteau.

    I can think of a few photo’s i have seen of women wearing bikinis while skiing on high snow covered slopes which suggests in certain weather conditions we don’t lose heat in thin cold air as fast as we maight expect 🙂

    Hardly a statistic but i found it interesting none the less.

    As i remember my high school physics Boyle’s laws of gasses declare that pressure is supposed to be proportional to temperature.

    So if atmospheric pressure increases temp should increase, not lower.

    Problem is that a ‘high’ pressure means air is ‘pouring down from a cold and relatively ‘dry air ( low humidity) while a low pressure area means warmer moist air from oceans or melting snow rises up over us ( High Humidity)

    So is ‘wet’ warm air more or less dense than cold ‘dry’ air?

    Your feeling suggests it is more dense and so our ‘theory’ concurs with your experience.

    Still want ‘stats’?? 🙂


  9. Love- Stats if you have them. Correct again about air pressure however, since I live a few miles from where Grumpy Old Men was filmed, I can assure you that high pressure brings cold in the winter. Though high in pressure it lacks the moisture and without clouds for insulation at night, it gets frigid. Not very scientific but this cold air feels thin, not dense at all.
    Pelagian thanks


  10. Pelagian – stats on rate of body heat loss in the vacuum of space are remarkably ‘thin on the ground’ 😉

    i don’t have stats to hand but there is a table here that may offer some indication of what we were discussing.


    and here are two documents that explain body heat loss very thoroughly – hope they help? 🙂

    Click to access 493.pdf



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