“No Degree of Separation” lyrics – Francesca Michielin (Italy)

Italian X Factor winner Francesca Michielin placed second at the Sanremo Song Festival 2016, which saw her become Italy’s entry for Eurovision 2016. She’ll be singing “No Degree of Separation”, a reworked version of her Sanremo entry  “Nessun grado di separazione”. Francesca sings of emotional closeness, “There is no degree of separation / There is no degree of hesitation”.

“No Degree of Separation” is a love song, singing of the gradual realisation of the deep emotional connection she is feeling. “È la prima volta che mi capita / Prima mi chiudevo in una scatola (It’s the first time it’s happened to me / Before I just used to shut myself in).

This builds to the big emotional chorus, where Francesca sings in English, “There is no degree of separation / There is no degree of hesitation”. The chorus concludes with the poetic line, “We are stars aligned together / dancing through the sky, we are shining”.

“No Degree of Separation” – Francesca Michielin (Italy)

“No Degree of Separation” – Francesca Michielin (lyrics)

“No Degree of Separation” lyrics

È la prima volta che mi capita
Prima mi chiudevo in una scatola
Sempre un po’ distante dalle cose della vita
Perché così profondamente non l’avevo mai sentita
E poi ho sentito un’emozione accendersi veloce
E farsi strada nel mio petto senza spegnere la voce
E non sentire più tensione solo vita dentro di me

Nessun grado di separazione
Nessun tipo di esitazione
Non c’è più nessuna divisione fra di noi
Siamo una sola direzione in questo universo che si muove
Non c’è nessun grado di separazione

Davo meno spazio al cuore e più alla mente
sempre un passo indietro e l’anima in allerta
e guardavo il mondo da una porta
mai completamente aperta e non da vicino
e no non c’è alcuna esitazione finalmente dentro di me

There is no degree of separation
There is no degree of hesitation
There is no degree of space between us
live in love
We are stars aligned together
dancing through the sky, we are shining

Nessun grado di separazione

Nessun grado di separazione
in questo universo che si muove

E poi ho sentito un’emozione accendersi veloce
E farsi strada nel mio petto senza spegnere la voce

English translation

It’s the first time it’s happened to me
Before I just used to shut myself in
Keeping my distance from life and its stuff
Because I’d never felt it so deep down
And then I felt an emotion flare up quickly
And push its way into my heart without turning down its voice
And I feel no tension, only life inside me

No degree of separation
No kind of hesitation
There’s no division keeping us apart
We are going the same direction in this universe on the move

There’s no degree of separation

I had less time for my heart and more for my mind
Always one step behind and my soul on high alert
and I watched the world from a door
never completely open, from a distance
and no, there’s no hesitation now inside me

There is no degree of separation
There is no degree of hesitation
There is no degree of space between us
live in love
We are stars aligned together
dancing through the sky, we are shining

No degree of separation
in this universe on the move

And then I felt an emotion flare up quickly
And push its way into my heart without turning down its voice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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