Marco Mengoni sings what he feels, and it’s clear he feels what he sings. His subtlety, sincere emotion and ability to give every note texture in “L’essenziale” took him to the Top 10 at Eurovision 2013. He does it again on his latest track “Ti ho voluto bene veramente” — that’s “I really loved you” — an atmospheric ballad with R&B undertones.

The video begins with wide-angle shots of nature — they’re both inspiring and intimidating. It sets the scene for Marco’s journey away from a lover and a relationship that went wrong. As he says: “I left for a long trip, away from my errors and the mistakes I made, I visited places to not see you again, the more I walked away, the better I felt.” And yet as the songs progresses Marco’s past love continues to haunt him. The chorus hits us hard, like a long-forgotten memory that comes welling up. This is classy and touching.

“Ti ho voluto bene veramente” sounds like another hit for Mengoni. Are you feeling it? Is this Sanremo material? Let us know down in the comments box below!

“Ti ho voluto bene veramente” lyrics – English Translation

So I left for a long trip,
Away from my errors and the mistakes I made.
I visited places to not see you again,
the more I walked away, the better I felt.

And it snowed a lot, but I walked,
sometimes I lit a fire,
and because of the cold I thought to you.

Daydreaming on the deck of a ferry,
I thought I saw your reflection in the sea.
The lights in the harbor seemed distant,
and I felt a happy landing.

And my face changed,
I grew a beard.
I spent whole days without words,
and how I wanted you there in that moment.

Because I love you truly,
and there’s no place,
where you don’t come back to my mind.

I really wanted to have you,
and don’t say,
that I can’t do anything about it.

I would find many more answers,
if I asked you.
But never mind,
I can’t do it now,
you’re so far away.

I would like to tell you,
the journey changes a man,
and the starting point,
now it seems so far away.
The destination is not the place,
but what we feel.

And we don’t know where,
nor when we’ll get there.
I spent whole days without words.
I thought you were really far away.
if we knew before we started,
that the sense of the journey,
is the destination, the recall.

Because I love you truly,
and there’s no place,
where you don’t come back to my mind.

I really wanted to have you,
and don’t tell me
that I can’t do anything about it.

I would find many more answers,
if I asked you,
but never mind.
I can’t do it now,
you’re so far away.
I can’t do it now..

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Mardy bum
Mardy bum
4 years ago

love this song

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
4 years ago

It’s “voluto” not “volunto” ahah