Franco Battiato – L’animale


Franco Battiato

A legendary songwriter and musician, Franco Battiato went through experimental and pop music, reaching even classical and opera. Nicknamed Maestro (“Master”), as Wiki says he “is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato’s songs contain esoteric, philosophical and religious themes.”

L’animale talks about a recurring topic in Battiato discography, the struggle to be free from passions and desires. In the end there is no clear outcome, the “animal inside” doesn’t allow him to live a serene life, but that’s passion, the reason why he wants her..

“L’animale”

Vivere non è difficile potendo poi rinascere
cambierei molte cose un po’ di leggerezza e di stupidità.
Fingere tu riesci a fingere quando ti trovi accanto a me
mi dai sempre ragione e avrei voglia di dirti
ch’ è meglio se sto solo…

Ma l’ animale che mi porto dentro
non mi fa vivere felice mai
si prende tutto anche il caffè
mi rende schiavo delle mie passioni
e non si arrende mai e non sa attendere
è l’ animale che mi porto dentro vuole te.

Dentro me segni di fuoco, è l’acqua che li spegne
se vuoi farli bruciare tu lasciali nell’ aria
oppure sulla terra.

Ma l’ animale che mi porto dentro
non mi fa vivere felice mai
si prende tutto anche il caffè
mi rende schiavo delle mie passioni
e non si arrende mai e non sa attendere
è l’ animale che mi porto dentro vuole te…

“The animal”

To live isn’t difficult, being able to rebirth
i’d change a lot of things, a bit of levity and foolishness
Pretend, you are able to pretend when you are next to me
You always agree with me and i’d like to tell you
that’s better if i stay on my own…

But the animal i carry inside me
never lets me live happily
he takes everything, even the coffee
makes me slave of my passions
and never gives up and isn’t able to wait
It’s the animal i carry inside and it wants you.

Inside me signs of fire, it’s water that extinguish them
if you want to let them burn, leave them in the air
or on the ground.

But the animal i carry inside me
never lets me live happily
he takes everything, even the coffee
makes me slave of my passions
and never gives up and isn’t able to wait
It’s the animal i carry inside and it wants you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.