martedì 19 dicembre 2017

The songs of December

Anche per l'English song, Margherita e Mariangela, questo mese, hanno tradotto due famose canzoni natalizie: Margherita ha scelto "Last Christmas" e Mariangela "Santa Claus is coming to town".
Come sempre, siamo partite dall'ascolto e dalla visione dei video, poi siamo passate alla traduzione, alla lettura di alcune note e curiosità sul brano.
Mariangela ha poi fatto un disegno. Infine, tutte a giocare con i testi in Lyricstraining!




The songs of December

LAST CHRISTMAS
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Tell me baby do you recognise me?
Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

(Happy Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I Love You" I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

(Oooh. Oooh Baby)

A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
I'm hiding from you and your soul of ice
My God I thought you were someone to rely on
Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on
A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man undercover but you tore me apart
Oooh Oooh
Now I've found a real love you'll never fool me again

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, You gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
(Gave you my heart)
A man undercover but you tore me apart
Next year
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone special special

I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone special
who'll give me something in return
I'll give it to someone
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone special
I've got you here to stay
I can love you for a day
I thought you were someone special
gave you my heart
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone
last christmas I gave you my heart
you gave it away
I'll give it to someone, I'll give it to someone


Last Christmas" is a song by English pop duo Wham!, released on Epic Records in 1984. Originally written and produced by George Michael, it has been covered by many artists since its original release.
The song was released the 15 dicember 1984.
At first the single had to be released at 1985 Easter and the original title was Last Easter, but Epic Records unexpectedly chosed to realise it in Christmas 1985 and, consequently, the title  was changed in Last Christmas.
The video to "Last Christmas" shows Wham! members George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley accompanying girlfriends to see friends at an unspecified ski resort: the cable-car that can be seen in two shots is from Saas-Fee, Switzerland. It becomes clear early on that the character of Ridgeley's girlfriend (played by model Kathy Hill) was previously in a relationship with Michael, and that the song is aimed at her. She can easily be spotted throughout the video by the fact that she's usually wearing red, but everyone else is wearing more muted colors.
There is a brief flashback to "Last Christmas" showing Michael's character presenting her with a jewelled brooch. In the present time, Ridgeley is wearing the brooch, suggesting that the girl gave the same gift (perhaps by regifting it) to her new love after she and Michael parted ways. Interestingly, when the girl wears the brooch from Michael's character, it is "right side up" and when Ridgeley's character wears it, he wears it "upside down". On numerous occasions, Michael presents a thoughtful expression, suggesting his conflicting emotions.

Her seeming indifference to Ridgeley's open displays of affection makes the viewer wonder if Ridgeley's heart is the next to be broken. However, at the end of the video, everyone leaves properly "paired off" so perhaps it is suggested that Michael has worked out his confusion and now realizes he is after all with the right girl.



SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list
And checking it twice
He’s gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

Oh! You better watch out!
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town


"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" is a Christmas song. It was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. It became an instant hit. The song has been covered by over 200 artists, including The Crystals, Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen, Frank SinatraThe Jackson 5, Michael Bublè, Laura Pausini.




Santa Claus is coming to town - MIchael Bublèè

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