Emma - La mia città (English translation)

English translation

My City

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I hate being in a rush, the noise, the fog, the hanging nature of time, in this city.
I hate high heels, that distractedly get stuck in the intrusive manholes of this city.
I hate myself when I look in the mirror, not for my defects, but for my stupidity.
I love staying around, knowing that I'll always return to this city
 
And tell me if there is a rhyme or reason, to my useless wandering
And tell me if there's really a destination, or if I've got to run just for the fun of it.
 
And so I run and run to spots ahead of me, and then run back.
I run away and I desire, I take, and I tremble.
I resist your breath.
And I think about how I have no brakes to stop me
I resist; I'm not afraid of you.
I want it all, I want you.
I want you...I want you..I want you!
 
I love the traffic in the city center, the careless parking, your smile, and my instability.
I love pretending I'm hurt without any excuses and then making peace with the situation in the evening, turning off the city.
And I love myself, for my deluded egocentricity.
I love taking you around, knowing that I'll always return in my city.
 
And tell me if there is a rhyme or reason, to my useless wandering
And tell me if there's really a destination, or if I've got to run just for the fun of it.
 
And so I run and run to spots ahead of me, and then run back.
I run away and I desire, I take, and I tremble.
I resist your breath.
And I think about how I have no brakes to stop me
I resist; I'm not afraid of you.
I want it all, I want you.
I want you...I want you..I want you!
 
And tell me if you want it
And tell me that you don't
It's only a confused reflection that I see at the base of us
 
And so I run and run to spots ahead of me, and then run back.
I run away and I desire, I take, and I tremble.
I resist your breath.
And I think about how I have no brakes to stop me
I resist; I'm not afraid of you.
I want it all, I want you.
I want you...I want you..I want you!
 
I want you, I want you, I want you.
 
Submitted by callirae on Tue, 13/02/2018 - 18:32
Last edited by callirae on Thu, 15/02/2018 - 05:03
Italian

La mia città

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Icey    Wed, 14/02/2018 - 23:35

The source lyrics have been updated. Please review your translation.
The division of stanzas has been modified.