martedì 14 febbraio 2017

The song of February: Million reasons

Dopo quasi due anni di "Monthly song", io e Margherita facciamo sempre più fatica a trovare ogni mese una nuova canzone da tradurre.
Ovviamente, ce ne sarebbero tantissime di "tradizionali", anni '60-'90... ma la mia ragazzina storce un po' il naso di fronte a sonorità non attuali, e vorrebbe sempre rimanere nel contemporaneo (eccezion fatta per i tanti Disney, sempre fuori dal tempo).
Guardandoci attorno, però, e andando a tradurre velocemente i testi delle hits del momento... in pochissime canzoni non compaiono parolacce, riferimenti spinti o proclami ateistici.
Siamo comunque contente di questa nostra ricerca, perchè ci permette di riflettere e soffermarci sul significato delle parole, sulla leggerezza con cui spesso vengono usate e cantate senza rendersene conto, e anche di parlare tanto e confrontarci fra noi.
Tra le poche canzoni attuali per noi selezionabili, Margherita, per Febbraio, ha scelto "Million reasons" di Lady Gaga. 
Una bella sonorità, molto coinvolgente, e un testo senza infamia e senza lode, ma comunque "pulito".

The song of February
Million reasons
You’re giving me a million reasons to let you go
You’re giving me a million reasons to quit the show
You’re givin’ me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin’ me a million reasons
About a million reasons
If I had a highway, I would run for the hills
If you could find a dry way, I’d forever be still
But you’re giving me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin’ me a million reasons
About a million reasons
I bow down to pray
I try to make the worst seem better
Lord, show me the way
To cut through all his worn out leather
I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one to stay
Head stuck in a cycle, I look off and I stare
It’s like that I’ve stopped breathing, but completely aware
‘Cause you’re giving me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin’ me a million reasons
About a million reasons
And if you say something that you might even mean
It’s hard to even fathom which parts I should believe
‘Cause you’re giving me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin’ me a million reasons
About a million reasons
I bow down to pray
I try to make the worst seem better
Lord, show me the way
To cut through all his worn out leather
I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one to stay
Baby I’m bleedin’, bleedin’ Stay
Can’t you give me what I’m needin’, needin’
Every heartbreak makes it hard to keep the faith
But baby, I just need one good one
Good one, good one, good one, good one, good one
When I bow down to pray
I try to make the worst seem better
Lord, show me the way
To cut through all his worn out leather
I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one, good one

Tell me that you’ll be the good one, good one
Baby, I just need one good one to stay

Alcune informazioni sul brano e la cantante, estrapolate da Wikipedia.en (Million reasons; Lady Gaga) e tradotte oralmente.

Singer: Lady Gaga 
Album: Joanne 

“Million Reasons" is a song recorded by American singer Lady Gaga for her fifth studio album, Joanne (2016). Initially released as a promotional single, it was released to radio stations on November 8, 2016, as the album's second single. The track was written by Gaga, Hillary Lindsey and Mark Ronson, and produced by Ronson, Gaga and BloodPop. A pop song with country influences, backed by guitar and piano, "Million Reasons" lyrically delves on "heartbreak and hope" during a relationship.
In order to promote "Million Reasons", the singer performed it on several concerts and in an additional promotional video.
"Million Reasons" entered several record charts.

Who is Lady Gaga?
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer.
Her debut album The Fame (2008) was a critical and commercial success that produced international chart-topping singles such as "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". A follow-up EP, The Fame Monster (2009), was met with a similar reception and "Bad Romance", "Telephone", and "Alejandro" were released, becoming successful singles. Her second full-length album Born This Way was released in 2011, topping the charts in more than 20 countries, including the United States. The album produced the number-one single "Born This Way". Her third album Artpop, released in 2013, topped the US charts and included the successful single "Applause". In 2014, Gaga released a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett titled Cheek to Cheek, which became her third consecutive number one in the United States. For her work in the television series American Horror Story: Hotel, Gaga won a Golden Globe Award in 2016. She became the first woman to have four US number one albums in the 2010s when her fifth studio album Joanne (2016) topped the nation's charts.
She is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Her achievements include twelve Guinness World Records, three Brit Awards, six Grammy Awards, a Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (2011) and a lot of other awards.
She is known for her philanthropic work and social activism and for  her own non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, which focuses on promoting youth empowerment and combating bullying.

Anche questo mese, Margherita è poi andata a giocare col testo della canzone su Lyricstraining.

Infine, una scritta colorata per rappresentare il titolo del brano.


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