LYRICS

Song for an Angel

(translated by Naif Hérin and Chiara Soldatini)

 

Se mai lo volessi

Tu puoi far si che vada via 

No non piangere

Lascialo scorrere 

 

E poi vidi un angelo

Credici, lei era li

Lei si nascondeva

Silenziosa e fragile 

 

L’hai mai detto a qualcuno?

Lo confessi dentro il buio delle notti tue? 

Non chiamarla mai 

Lasciala andare via

 

Lascia che ti tocchi 

Resta qui, parlami 

Solo che, gli angeli, volano via 

Volano

 

If you ever wanted

To let the past just fade away

Don’t call, don’t cry

Quietly just let it go

 

Once I saw an angel

You’d never think, you’d never know

She was hiding in the dark, quietly, patiently

 

Did you ever tell anyone?

Did you whisper in your sleep, when you’re all alone?

Don’t call, don’t cry. Quietly, just let it go

 

Just once, let me touch you

Stay close. Share a thought

Sometimes angels just fly away, fly away

By the Window

(Barnard/traditional)

 

Ngồi rằng ngồi tựa ơ song đàọ

Chu hỏi người tri kỷ ra vào

Ra vào có thấy vấn vương

 

Oh, in the night

The wind steals away my candle light

Closing my eyes. Where can you be?

 

Those shining eyes

The god of love and fools and lies

Took you away, far away from me

 

Turn to the sky

Let a star catch your longing eye

Let that star look down on me

 

Half this cold bed

Where once your restless head was finally free

Waits for you to come back to me

 

When words run dry

When heaven’s echoes finally die

And bridges all fall to the sea

 

This one cold night

And all my life

Wait for you to come back to me

God Save the King

(Barnard)

 

Another morning

In pieces in the rain

And everything you ever wanted

Somehow slipped away

 

They watched from a distance

And when the storm clouds came

They smiled kindly

And asked about your name

I tried

Yes, I tried and I tried to believe

In a world where dreams come true

And love lasts forever and ever

And God save the King

 

Another morning

Something in the air

For everyone who said nothing

And little ones who hid under the stairs

 

I tried

Yes, I tried and I tried to believe

In a world where dreams come true

The good guys win

With Christmas trees and I love you

And God save the King

 

I tried

Yes, I tried and I tried, I tried to believe

In a world where dreams come true

And love lasts forever and ever

And God save the King

 

Well, all right, I’ll try. I’ll try to believe

Somewhere in this world

Someone will make a dream come true forever

And God save the King

Louder than Words

(Barnard)

 

There’s a time in early hours

When we’re all just shades of gray

Walking alone with your demons in tow

And memories that won’t go away

 

And if I reached out my hand

And I found words I could say

And you, trembling and all

Could you understand

Or would you turn away?

 

I hear your heart beating

Your heart singing

Your heart, louder than words

Could ever be

Louder than words could ever be

 

There’s a time

Nearer the end

The colors are all

Too slow to fade

And yet I’ll hold you

Fast in my heart

No one will ever take you away

 

I hear your heart beating

Your heart singing

Your heart, louder than words

Could ever be

Louder than words could ever be

 

I hear your heart beating

Your heart singing

Your heart, louder than words

Could ever be

Louder than words could ever be

Samurai

(Barnard)

 

11 th of June. The war was over

In her pockets were clovers and bits of the moon

 

All too soon the wind blew colder

She buckled her armor where ribbons had been

 

The star came in view. She gave the order

Take up your sword, cut the chains through

Winged Victory

(Barnard)

 

Gently

Up from sweet and poison sleep

 

Beati pauperes spiritu

Beati pacifici

 

Blessed are the poor in spirit

Blessed are the peacemakers

West Pier

(Barnard)

 

After bells chime

After the night

Wraps around us in fading light

After the leaves and memories die

May your dreams hold you by my side

 

Softly, falling all around us

All falling free, rain shining through the trees

All in a world that could never be

And never was for you and me

 

Where do I end and you begin?

Both of us surrendered in cold wind

And if we’re gone by morning light

One kiss to say good night

To say good night