Vanessa Paradis – Tu si ‘na cosa grande

Tu si ‘na cosa grande (English: You are a great thing for me) is a beautiful song composed by the Italian singer, songwriter and actor Domenico Modugno; lyrics by Roberto Gigli. Here it is sung by the famous French singer, model and actress Vanessa Paradis in her 2013 album titled “Love Songs”.

Entirely produced and directed by Benjamin Biolay (who signs eight titles), this double album includes twenty songs (twenty-two in the limited edition and twenty-four on the collector’s edition). You can buy it from amazon.

Domenico Modugno (9 January 1928 – 6 August 1994) was an Italian singer, songwriter, actor, and later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament. He is known for his 1958 international hit song “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”. He is considered the first Italian cantautore (Singer-songwriter).

Lyrics

Tu sì ‘na cosa grande per me
‘na cosa ca me fà ‘nnamurà
‘na cosa ca si tu guarda a me
Me ne moro accussì
Guardanno a te

[Couplet 1]
Vurria sape’ ‘na cosa da tè
Pecchè cuanno te guardo accussì
Si pure tu te siente morì
Nun m’o dice
E nun me fai capì, ma pecchè

A dille’na vota sola
Si pure tu stai tremmanno
Dimmi ca me vuò bene
Comm’ie, comm’io
Comm’ie voglio bene a te

[Refrain]
Tu sì ‘na cosa grande pe’me
‘na cosa ca tu stessa non saie
‘na cosa ca nun aggio avuto maie
‘nu bene accussì, accussì grande

[Couplet 2]
A dille’na vota sola
Si pure tu stai tremmann
Dimmi ca me vuò bene
Comm’ie, comm’io
Comm’ie voglio bene a te

[Refrain]
Tu sì ‘na cosa grande pe’me
‘na cosa ca tu stessa non saie
‘na cosa ca nun aggio avuto maie
‘nu bene accussì, accussì grande

Accussì grande, accussì grande

You are a great thing for me
that makes me fall in love
if you look at me
I die like this
looking at you
I would like to know something from you
because when I look at you like this
you too feel like dying
you don’t tell me
and you don’t make me understand it, but why
and say it just one time
if you too are trembling
tell me you love me
like I do, like I do
like I love you…
you’re a great thing for me
so great that even you don’t know
a thing that I never had before
a love, such a great love…