Keep Yourself Alive

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"Keep Yourself Alive" è una canzone dei Queen, inclusa nell'omonimo album Queen (1973).

Prima traccia del disco, è stata scritta dal chitarrista del gruppo Brian May. Lo stesso Brian dichiarò alle reti radiofoniche di aver dato all'inizio un senso quasi ironico alla canzone, ma cantata da Freddie Mercury, assunse tutto un altro senso. Alcuni ipotizzano che Freddie abbia solo aiutato nell'arrangiamento della canzone, quindi non ne è considerato il co-autore.

Testo

Lingua originale

<lyric> Take off I was told a million times Of all the troubles in my way Tried to grow a little wiser Little better ev'ry day But if I crossed a million rivers And I rode a million miles Then I'd still be where I started Bread and butter for a smile Well I sold a million mirrors In a shopping alley way But I never saw my face In any window any day Now they say your folks are telling you Be a super star But I tell you just be satisfied Stay right where you are

Keep yourself alive yeah Keep yourself alive Ooh, it'll take you all your time and money Honey you'll survive

Ow

Well I've loved a million women In a belladonic haze And I ate a million dinners Brought to me on silver trays Give me ev'rything I need To feed my body and my soul And I'll grow a little bigger Maybe that can be my goal I was told a million times Of all the people in my way How I had to keep on trying And get better ev'ry day But if I crossed a million rivers And I rode a million miles Then I'd still be where I started Same as when I started

Keep yourself alive, come on, Keep yourself alive Ooh, it'll take you all your time and money honey You'll survive - shake

Ow Keep yourself alive, wow, Keep yourself alive Oh, it'll take you all your time and money To keep me satisfied

Do you think you're better ev'ry day ? No, I just think I'm two steps nearer to my grave

Keep yourself alive, c'mon, Keep yourself alive Mm, you take your time and take more money Keep yourself alive Keep yourself alive C'mon keep yourself alive All you people keep yourself alive Keep yourself alive C'mon c'mon keep yourself alive It'll take you all your time and a money To keep me satisfied Keep yourself alive Keep yourself alive All you people keep yourself alive Take you all your time and money honey You will survive

Keep you satisfied Keep you satisfied </lyric>

Traduzione italiana

<lyric> Mi è stato detto un milione di volte Di tutte le difficoltà sulla mia strada Ho cercato di diventare un po' più saggio Un po' migliore ogni giorno Ma se avessi attraversato un milione di fiumi E se avessi viaggiato per un milione di miglia Sarei ancora al punto di partenza Pane e burro per un sorriso Bene, ho venduto un milione di specchi In un negozio di Alley Way Ma non ho mai visto la mia faccia riflessa In alcuna finestra Bene, dicono che i tuoi ti vogliono sapere Una super star Ma io dico di essere soddisfatto Di rimanere così come sei Mantieniti vivo mantieniti vivo Ci vorrà tutto il tuo tempo e il tuo denaro Dolcezza sopravviverai Bene, ho amato un milione i donne In uno stordimento intossicante E ho consumato un milione di pasti Serviti su vassoi d'argento Dammi tutto ciò di cui ho bisogno per nutrire il mio corpo e la mia anima E crescerò un po' più grande Forse potrebbe essere il mio scopo Mi è stato detto un milione di volte Di tutta la gente sulla mia strada Di come dovevo continuare a tentare E diventare migliore ogni giorno Ma se avessi attraversato un milione di fiumi E se avessi viaggiato per un milione di miglia Sarei ancora al punto di partenza Ancora al punto di partenza Mantieniti vivo mantieniti vivo Ci vorrà tutto il tuo tempo e il tuo denaro, dolcezza Sopravviverai Mantieniti vivo Mantieniti vivo Ci vorrà tutto il tuo tempo e il tuo denaro Per sodddisfarmi Pensi di diventare migliore ogni giorno? No, io penso solo di essere di due passi più vicino alla mia tomba Mantieniti vivo Mantieniti vivo Prenditi il tuo tempo e più denaro Mantieniti vivo Mantieniti vivo Mantieniti vivo Tutti voi mantenetevi vivi Mantieniti vivo Mantieniti vivo Ci vorrà tutto il tuo tempo ed il tuo denaro Per soddisfarmi Mantieniti vivo Mantieniti vivo Tutti voi mantenetevi vivi Prenditi tutto il tuo tempo e il tuo denaro, dolcezza Sopravviverai Sii soddisfatto Sii soddisfatto </lyric>

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