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    Default Vesuvio by Scappanapoli

    I just heard this song and I liked it a great deal, can anyone help with translating the lyrics into English or even Italian would be great. Thank you very much for your effort

    Vesuvio


    Si mont' o si 'ma mont' 'e na jastemm'
    Si 'a morte si 'na mort' ca' po' tremm'
    Montagna fatta 'e lava 'e cient' len' (gue)
    Tu tien' 'mman a te' sta vita meja
    So pizz' 'e case o so pizz' 'e galera
    addò staje chiuse d'a matina a sera
    si' o purgatorio 'e tutt' chesta 'ggente
    ca vive dint' e barrache e vive 'e stient'

    si fumm' o si nun fumm' 'o faje rumore
    'o fuoco che te puort' dint' o core
    quann' fa notte 'e o ciel' se fa scur'
    sul' o ricordo 'e te ce fa paura
    chi campa 'nsiene 'a te, te para' nient'
    si jesce pazz è pazz overamente
    l'unica verità pe' tutt' quante
    sarria chell' 'e fui'
    ma po' addo' jamm' , primma ca tocca juorno
    dopp' tant' stu' ffuoco e lava ce port' tutt' quant'
    a 'mmiez' a via

    (strumentale)

    chi campa 'nsiene 'a te, te para' nient'
    si jesce pazz è pazz overamente
    l'unica verità pe' tutt' quante
    sarria chell' 'e fui'

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    After a few more days of looking around, I found the video and a translation of the lyrics on youtube. I am posting both for anybody that wants to hear this great song, which I recommend.




    You're a mountain, but a swearing mountain.
    You're death, but death that sends tremors.

    Mountain of lava, of hundreds of paths,
    you hold in your hands this life of mine.

    Is this a place for homes or a place for jail
    Where you're locked from morning till night?

    You're purgatory for all these people
    who live in slums and who live in need.

    Whether you smoke or not you still make noise
    its the fire you bear in your heart.

    When the night falls and the sky gets dark
    the mere thought of you makes us tremble.

    Those who live with you, don't be surprised
    if they go out mad they really are mad.

    The only (truth?) safety for us
    would be to run away from you...
    and yet, where shall we go? before the day breaks
    this river of lava will drag us along and
    leave us homeless.

    You're a mountain, but what a mountain.

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