Focu Di Raggia

Focu Di Raggia

Song by Goran Bregovic feat. Carmen Consoli, from the album ‘Karmen with a happy end’. The lyrics are in Sicilian dialect.

Focu Di Raggia

Dicevi ca
Lamuri miu è galera
Ora si ncatinatu nta sti ranni vaji
Non fu pi dinaru
Ne pi dispettu
Focu di raggia a lu pettu
Raggia

Rit.
Allura dimmi tu
Dimmi dimmi comè?
Fossi fossi pirchì
Avi la vesti stritta
Ca ci avvampa , maliritta!

Allura dimmi tu
Dimmi dimmi comè
Fossi fossi pirchì
nte minni ventu furria
e ntra li cosci mavaria

Pinsannu a tia
Passu li me jurnati
Sula dintra stu lettu abbruciu ju
Lu cori to è marturiatu
È ntrubbulatu
Idda ti ferma lu ciatu
Raggia

Rit.
Allura dimmi tu
Dimmi dimmi comè?
Fossi fossi pirchì
Avi la vesti stritta
Ca ci avvampa , maliritta!

Allura dimmi tu
Dimmi dimmi comè
Fossi fossi pirchì
nte minni ventu furria
e ntra li cosci mavaria

Fire of rage (translation)

You used to say that
my love is a jailhouse
now you are chained up to big trouble

It wasn’t for money
It wasn’t to spite you either
but a fire of rage in my chest
rage

So, you tell me
tell me, how come?
maybe it’s because she wears tight clothes,
which turn you on, damn her!

So you tell me
tell me, how come?
maybe it’s because in her breast
a strange wind blows
and between her legs lies a spell

thinking of you
I spend my days.
I’m burning alone in this bed
your heart is tortured
it’s entangled
she takes your breath away
Rage

So, you tell me
tell me, how come?
maybe it’s because she wears tight clothes
which turn you on, damn her!

So, you tell me
tell me, how come?
maybe it’s because in her breast
a strange wind blows
and between her legs lies

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