Afterhours – Pelle

Afterhours

Afterhours are an alternative rock band from a small town near Milan, they started singing in english at the end of  the ’80s and switched soon to italian (even though they recorded some more english tracks). The name comes from a Velvet Underground recording, as the leader Manuel Agnelli loved how rich and various that album is, featuring calm but also violent songs.

Pelle (from the 1997 album “Hai paura del buio?”) sounds simply like a song about missing someone, her/his skin, in the most passionate and painful way. The fleshly dimension adds up to the desire to know, to achieve a complete understanding in the lines “I was entering deep in you, you know, / only to understand who you are.”

“Pelle”

È facile sai, averti
se chiudo i miei begli occhietti spenti
e cerco su di me
la tua pelle che non c’è.
Poi ti entro in fondo dentro, lo sai
soltanto per capire chi sei.

Forse sei un congegno che
si spegne da sè.
Forse sei un congegno che
si spegne da sè.

E puoi maledire la tua bocca,
se sbagliando mi chiama
quando lui ti tocca.
Cercherò su di me
la tua pelle che non c’è.
Ti entravo in fondo dentro, lo sai
soltanto per capire chi sei.

Forse sei un congegno che
si spegne da sè.
Forse sei un congegno che
Si spegne da sè.

“Skin”

It’s easy you know, to have you
if i close my beautiful dull little eyes
and search on me
your skin that is not there.
Then i enter deep in you, you know,
only to understand who you are.

Maybe you are a device that
turns off by itself.
Maybe you are a device that
turns off by itself.

And you can damn your mouth,
if by mistake it calls me
when he touches you.
I will search on me
your skin that is not there.
I was entering deep in you, you know,
only to understand who you are.

Maybe you are a device that
turns off by itself.
Maybe you are a device that
turns off by itself..