Riccardo Cocciante – Memory of one kiss

Italian singer-songwriter Riccardo Cocciante (also known in French-speaking countries and in the United States as Richard Cocciante) sings “Memory of one kiss”, a beautiful song written by him.

Ricardo Cocciante
Riccardo Cocciante (born 20 February 1946), is an Italian singer, composer, theatre man and musician.

Cocciante was born in Saigon, French Indochina, now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 1946, to an Italian father and a French mother. He moved to Rome, Italy at the age of 11 where he attended school and started his career as musician coming to success around 1972. He also lived in the USA and Ireland. In 1976, Cocciante covered the Beatles song “Michelle” for the musical documentary All This and World War II, as well as releasing his sole English album in the US.

In 1991, he won the Sanremo Festival with the song “Se stiamo insieme”.

For Christmas 1997 legendary Spanish operatic tenor and friend Plácido Domingo invited him to sing at Domingo’s annual Christmas in Vienna concert, together with Sarah Brightman and Helmut Lotti.

Memory of one kiss lyrics

You’ll obstruct me, without warning
Like a mystery, a threat
They all told me, I was dreaming
That in time, I won’t forget

When you love somebody deeply
Then you’ll love her all your days
And if she will, truly love you
Then a fire begins to blaze
And through all a changing weather
It will shine forever bright
For our hearts, will burn together
Through eternities of night

I don’t need to feel the whispers
Of your breath, against my face
I don’t need to feel I’m lying
In the warmth, of your embrace
When you love somebody deeply
Then you’ll love her, all your days
And if she will, truly love you
Then a fire begins to blaze

Just the Memory Of One Kiss
And the lightning in her eye
Breaks the chain that, holds her captive
Sets the spire afraid to fly
And we found a secret treasure
To change darkness into light
Like a flame that burns forever
Through eternities of night

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

And we found a secret treasure
To change darkness into light
Like a flame that burns forever
Through eternities of night
Just the Memory Of One Kiss
And the lightning in her eye
Breaks the chain that holds her captive
Sets the spire afraid to fly

Just the Memory of One Kiss
Sets the spire afraid to fly

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