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

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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


Traduzione italiana

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


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