giovedì 9 marzo 2017

The song of March: I've got a dream

Per la sua traduzione di marzo, Margherita ha scelto un'altra canzone tratta dal film Disney Rapunzel (Tangled in inglese). Dopo "I see the light", questo mese è stata la volta di "I've got a dream", il brano cantato nella locanda da Rapunzel ed Eugene/Flynn insieme a alcuni "malviventi" che poi rivelano un cuore tenero e sognatore. 
Come sempre, siamo partite dall'ascolto della canzone, con video e parole:
Poi siamo andate a tradurre il brano. Devo dire che non è stato semplicissimo, dato che è ricco di molte espressioni gergali e che on-line non abbiamo trovato alcuna traccia a cui eventualmente appoggiarci.

The song of March
I’ve got a dream
I'm malicious, mean and scary
My sneer could curdle dairy
And violence-wise, my hands are not the cleanest
But despite my evil look
And my temper, and my hook
I've always yearned to be a concert pianist
Can't you see me on the stage performin' Mozart?
Tickling the ivories 'til they gleam?
Yep, I'd rather be called deadly
For my killer show-tune medley
Thank you!
'Cause way down deep inside
I've got a dream
He's got a dream!
He's got a dream!
See, I ain't as cruel and vicious as I seem!
Though I do like breaking femurs
You can count me with the dreamers
Like everybody else
I've got a dream!
I've got scars and lumps and bruises
Plus something here that oozes
And let's not even mention my complexion
But despite my extra toes
And my goiter, and my nose
I really want to make a love connection
Can't you see me with a special little lady
Rowin' in a rowboat down the stream?
Though I'm one disgusting blighter
I'm a lover, not a fighter
'Cause way down deep inside
I've got a dream
I've got a dream!
He's got a dream!
I've got a dream!
He's got a dream!
And I know one day romance will reign supreme!
Though my face leaves people screaming
There's a child behind it, dreaming 
Like everybody else
I've got a dream
Tor would like to quit and be a florist
Gunther does interior design
Urf is into mime
Attila's cupcakes are sublime
Bruiser knits
Killer sews
Fang does little puppet shows
And Vladimir collects ceramic unicorns!
I have dreams, like you, no, really!
Just much less touchy-feely
They mainly happen somewhere
Warm and sunny
On an island that I own
Tanned and rested and alone
Surrounded by enormous piles of money
I've got a dream!
She's got a dream!
I've got a dream!
She's got a dream!
I just want to see the floating
Lanterns gleam!
Yeah!
And with every passing hour
I'm so glad I left my tower,
Like all you lovely folks
I've got a dream!
She's got a dream!
He's got a dream!
They've got a dream!
We've got a dream!
So our differences ain't
really that extreme!
We're one big team!
Call us brutal 
Sick, sadistic and grotesquely optimistic
'Cause way down deep inside
We've got a dream!
I've got a dream!
I've got a dream!
I've got a dream!
I've got a dream!
I've got a dream!
I've got a dream!
Yes way down deep
Inside, I've got a dream!
Yeah!


A questo punto abbiamo cercato in rete alcune informazioni sulla canzone, che abbiamo letto, un po' semplificato, arricchito con qualche immagine e tradotto oralmente. 

"I've Got a Dream" is a song written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater from Disney's 2010 animated feature film, Tangled.
It’s performed by Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Tambor,  Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore .

I've Got a Dream is performed by a bunch of pub-dwellers who initially intimidate Rapunzel and Flynn, but they eventually bond over their shared desire for more in their lives.
The song revolves around the notion that "'Thugs' means, 'criminals who are basically misunderstood'."
ComingSoon said the song was "memorable for the silly barbarians".[2] Purity and Precision says that in regard to the dreams of the thugs, "Note the traditionally feminine nature of most of those activities, just as an aside (masculine=bad, feminine=good). The message? Well, for one thing, you can escape from vicious thugs by telling them about your dream and appealing to their “humanity”… and criminals are victims of social prejudice who, despite their persistent interest in all things criminal, are really basically good people.". TheScoreCard wrote "I’ve got a dream” is the only song I will be able to remember. I appreciate it even if it’s grammatically incorrect. It’s fast and fun. It reminds me of “Gaston” from Beauty and the Beast". The site also said it was the best scene.[7] WeAreMovieGeeks wrote "Luckily “I’ve Got a Dream” is livened up by some great animation of the forest thugs. I found it distracting that these medieval folks were using modern phrases. Perhaps I’m nitpicking too much." WhatCulture said "Another very funny sequence sees a group of murderous ruffians burst into a brilliant song called “I’ve Got a Dream”, in which they all state that they’d rather become interior decorators or concert pianists than tough fighters. It is a song that recalls Howard Ashman’s lyrics for “Gaston” in Beauty and the Beast".

Questo brano non è presente su Lyricstraining, per cui il gioco con il testo, per questo mese, è saltato.
Infine, Margherita ha scelto di rappresentare Rapunzel piccina con la sua mamma, dopo aver visto questa dolcissima immagine in un libro illustrato che sta leggendo Camilla.

Essendo un acquerello di grandi dimensioni e dalle tinte molto tenui, purtroppo la foto risulta molto grigiastra...

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