Some members have mentioned that there are no printed lyrics accompanying the NZ release of Paradiso, so I thought we should start a lyrics thread.
Please feel free to discuss, post and agree the lyrics for all Paradiso tracks, in any order and in whatever language. When we are happy with the posted lyrics for each track, forum moderators will be able to add them to this or the next post in the thread, for future reference.
As several of the tracks are not in English, we will depend very much on help from members who can speak Italian, French and Portuguese (or whatever languages are on there!).
The lyrics websites always seem to get access to her lyrics somehow, so I'm sure they'll appear on those sites at some point. Most likely when the UK and/or US versions are out. Sometimes they're slightly inaccurate, though. Never Saw Blue in particular. But even when they're wrong, it's easy to correct by what you hear. I'll post the lyrics on Hayley Online when possible. In the meantime, you can go there for accurate lyrics on [nearly] all her other songs.
We can't havce agreed lyrics unless we also have some means to arrive at an agreement.Martin D
Thank you Martin D. Which is precisely why I've started this thread, anyone who wishes to is welcome to contribute, who will be first?
It can't be me, as I haven't received my copy of the CD yet!
Is it a good idea to try and limit any posted lyrics to say one song per person per day, so that everyone including those who haven't yet received the CD will have a chance to contribute, if they wish?
But thinking about what Dave said, if this is for agreed lyrics, where can we post attempted interpreations? That's what I thought she sang, but could be wrong attempts.
We can't havce agreed lyrics unless we also have some means to arrive at an agreement.
good luck, i once tried to take a quote from a tv show... it took 20 attempts even with help from subtitles... your brain hears what it thinks you do, not necessarily what is... thats how rumors get started songs have alternative lyrics
its a foriegn language, to get accurate lyrics you need a native speaker to help
"i didnt see nothing, but the nothing i did see was worse than anything i've ever seen" from tremors 4
Hey, I just remembered that Japanese releases have lyrics inside, more often than not. At least in my experience. Winter Magic did, and that's an international release. Of course they won't have translations, but it's a start, at least.
Will one of our members invite him to join HWI! Hayley?
OK, lets start with an easy one. Track 4 - Once Upon A Time In The West.
There are no actual lyrics, it is all "vocalese". But it includes the lowest notes I think I have ever heard Hayley sing. At the start you think you are listening to some sort of low pitched woodwind instrument, perhaps a bassoon. Then you realise is it Hayley's voice as the pitch gets higher.
That one is easy, but on this album everything is absolutely gorgeous. There are many other vocal sounds and techniques we have never heard from Hayley, actually I suspect never heard from any singer before.
OK another one, Track 9 Lezione Di Musica is easy to deal with too. The shortest track on the album, supposedly in Italian, but I think "Doh ray me far so la te doh" is international. The rest is vocalese. Nonetheless, it is a very clever bit of singing, with very fast sequences of notes.
There is so much here, so much to savour, so much to understand, so much to ponder. I wonder if it will be too much for the casual listener, but I think it is perhaps relaxing enough to work on that level too.
Thank you Hayley and thank you Ennio. I think you have created a masterpiece! I just need to get my brain round it.