Pink Martini – Una Notte a Napoli (One Night in Naples)

Pink Martini’s beautiful song, “Una Notte a Napoli” (One Night in Naples). The song is writte by China Forbes (the lead vocalist of the group), Thomas Lauderdale (pianist, the founder of the band), Alba Clemente (the Italian artist) and Johnny Dynell (the American recording artist). It is featured in the 2004 Pink Martini album “Hang On Little Tomato”, which is the second full-length album from the band.

The first version is live, from an Italian television show.

The second one is the album version. Enjoy!

Lyrics

Una Notte a Napoli

Una notte a Napoli
Con la luna e il mare
Ho incontrato un angelo
Che non poteva più volar
Una notte a Napoli
Delle stelle si scordò
E anche senza ali
In cielo mi portò

Con lui volando lontano dalla terra
Dimenticando le tristezze della sera
In paradiso, oltre le nuvole
Pazza d’amore come le lucciole

Quanto tempo può durare?
Quante notti da sognare?
Quante ore, quanti giorni
E carezze infinite
Quando ami da morire
Chiudi gli occhi e non pensare
Il tempo passa, l’amore scompare
E la danza finirà!

Una notte a Napoli
Con la luna e il mare
Ho incontrato un angelo
Che non poteva più volar

Una notte a Napoli
Delle stelle si scordò
E anche senza ali
In cielo mi portò

Tristamente tutto deve finire

Ma quando il cuore mi ha spezzato
Ed in cielo mi ha abbandonato
Adesso sulla terra son tornata
Mai più di amare mi sono rassegnata

Ma guardo su!

Quanto tempo può durare?
Quante notti da sognare?
Quante ore, quanti giorni
E carezze infinite?
Quando ami da morire
Chiudi gli occhi e non pensare
Il tempo passa, l’amore scompare
E la danza finirà!

Una notte a Napoli
Con la luna ed il mare
Ho incontrato un angelo
Che non poteva più volar
Una notte a Napoli
Delle stelle si scordò
E anche senza ali

In cielo mi portò

In cielo mi portò
In cielo mi portò
In cielo mi portò

One Night in Naples

One night in Naples
With the moon and the sea
I met an angel
Who could no longer fly
One night in Naples
We forgot about the stars
And even without wings
He took me to the sky

Flying with him far above the earth
Forgetting the sadness of the evening
In heaven, beyond the clouds
Crazy from love like fireflies

How long can this last?
How many nights to dream?
How many hours, how many days
And infinite caresses?
When you love so much you want to die
Close your eyes and don’t think
Time passes, love is fleeting
And the dance will end

One night in Naples
With the moon and the sea
I met an angel
Who could no longer fly

One night in Naples
We forgot about the stars
And even without wings
He took me to the sky

Sadly everything must come to an end

But when he broke my heart
And abandoned me in the sky
I fell back to earth
And swore I’d never love again

But look up!

How long can this last?
How many nights to dream?
How many hours, how many days
And infinite caresses?
When you love so much you want to die
Close your eyes and don’t think
Time passes, love is fleeting
And the dance will end

One night in Naples
With the moon and the sea
I met an angel
Who could no longer fly
One night in Naples
We forgot about the stars
And even without wings

He took me to the sky

He took me to the sky
He took me to the sky
He took me to the sky