When Italian popera group Il Volo won the Sanremo Music Festival, they set Italian hearts a-flutter with their passionate love song “Grande Amore”. And now with an English translation of the Grande Amore lyrics, we can see exactly what it was that saw the talented trio take home the trophy on Valentine’s Day.

“Grande Amore” is a bold declaration of love – great love, to be precise. “Dimmi perché quando penso, penso solo a te” – “Tell me why when I think, I only think of you” the loved-up lyrics wonder. And this big love is causing problems – “Maledette notti perse a non dormire/Altre a far l’amore” – “Cursed nights without sleep/Others make love”. Yep, everyone else is having all the fun. But this is a song of a man (or three men) in love, just wanting to know that the feeling is mutual. The song climaxes with “Dimmi chi sei/Che sei il mio unico grande amore” – “Tell me that you are/That you’re my only great love”. Oh, swoon!

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“Grande Amore” lyrics – Il Volo

Italian lyrics

Chiudo gli occhi e penso a lei
Il profumo dolce della pelle sua
E una voce dentro che mi sta portando dove nasce il sole
Sole sono le parole
Me se vanno scritte tutto può cambiare
Senza più timore te lo voglio urlare questo grande amore
Amore, solo amore è quello che sento

Dimmi perché quando penso, penso solo a te
Dimmi perché quando vedo, vedo solo a te
Dimmi perché quando credo, credo solo in te
Grande amore

Dimmi che mai
Che non lascerai mai
Dimmi che sei
Respiro dei giorni miei d’amore

Dimmi che sai
Che solo me sceglierai
Ora lo sai
Tu sei il mio unico grande amore

Passeranno primavere
Giorni freddi e stupidi da ricordare
Maledette notti perse a non dormire
Altre a far l’amore

Amore, sei il mio amore
Per sempre, per me

Dimmi perché quando penso, penso solo a te
Dimmi perché quando amo, amo solo a te
Dimmi perché quando vivo, vivo solo in te
Grande amore

Dimmi che mai
Che non lascerai mai
Dimmi che sei
Respiro dei giorni miei d’amore

Dimmi che sai
Che non mi sbaglierei mai
Dimmi chi sei
Che sei il mio unico grande amore
Che sei il mio unico grande amore

English translation

I close my eyes and think of her
The sweet scent of her skin
It’s a voice inside, taking me where the sun rises
Alone are the words
But if written, everything can change
With no more fear, I’ll want to shout this great love
Love, only love, is what I feel

Tell me why when I think, I only think of you
Tell me why when I see, I only see you
Tell me why when I believe, I only believe in you
Great love

Tell me that you never,
That you will never leave me
Tell me who you are
Breath of my days of love

Tell me you know
That it’s only me you’ll choose
Now you know
You are my only great love

Springs go by
Cold and stupid days to remember
Cursed nights without sleep
Others make love

Love, you are my love
Forever, for me

Tell me why when I think, I only think of you
Tell me why when I love, I only love you
Tell me why when I live, I only live in you
Great love

Tell me that you never,
That you will never leave me
Tell me who you are
Breath of my days of love

Tell me what you know
I could never get it wrong
Tell me that you are
That you’re my only great love
That you’re my only great love

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Eliot
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Eliot

The third last line “Dimmi chi sei” actually translates to “Tell me WHO you are”, rather than what. Other than that, great translation, and thanks for the italian lyrics too! Now I can sing along and fully understand what it means! 🙂

Ieva
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That song as the last one absolutely changed my mind about the other contestants! However, I just wanted to clear one thing: “Maledette notti perse a non dormire, Altre a far l’amore” – “Cursed nights without sleep, Others make love”.Italian is a bit tricky while translating, so the part of “altre a far l’amore” is referring to the cursed nights that are either lost without sleep, and the “other (nights) spent making love”. With exact translation, there’s even more love, than there already is 🙂

Jocelyn
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Great song; I see it winning!

EUROFAN MEXICO
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BEUTIFULL SONG LIRYCS AND PERFORMANCE
THIS WORLD NEED ROMANTIC PEOPLE AGAIN