Annalisa

She came third the last time she competed at the Italian festival in 2018. Now, three years later, Annalisa will be hoping to do even better at Sanremo 2021. She’s one of the big fan favourites, topping our pre-contest poll. But what is her song “Dieci” about? And what do the lyrics mean?

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Sanremo 2021: Annalisa “Dieci”

The flame-haired popstar is somewhat of a Sanremo veteran. This year sees her return to the Ligurian city for the fifth time with the aim of improving upon her third place finish in 2018 with “Il mondo prima di te”. She debuted in 2013, finishing ninth with “Scintille”.  She competed at the festival on back-to-back occasions in 2015 and 2016, finishing fourth with “Una finestra tra le stelle” and eleventh with “Il diluvio universale” respectively.

What do the “Dieci” lyrics mean?

“Dieci” (Ten) tells the story of a love that does not want to end. It clings to the last moments, hoping that they actually are not the last. The pop song is filled with vivid images of a relationship in crisis, from “scenes in the flat” to “French kisses delivery”. The melody of the refrain is immediate: “I don’t come to my senses but don’t panic, look how it’s raining this Saturday”.

“Dieci” lyrics — Annalisa (Sanremo 2021)

Written and Composed by: Annalisa Scarrone, Davide Simonetta, Paolo Antonacci, and Jacopo Matteo Luca “Dargen” D’Amico.

Italian text

English translation

Cos’è che ti ho promesso
Non so
Non mi ricordo adesso
Me lo dici cos’hai

Siamo dentro i ghiacciai
Dieci giorni in una notte
Dieci bocche sul mio cocktail

Se è più facile scrivimi
Che hai bisogno di quello che hai perso
E va bene una volta su cento

Se ci pensi, precipiti
Non ho tempo, deciditi
A fine lavoro ti penso
Ho cenato col vino sul letto

E non deve andare così
Non fanno l’amore nei film
E forse non ritorno in me
Ma niente panico

Guarda come piove forte
Questo sabato
Perché l’ultima volta è sacra

Fa freddo tornare a casa
Ma non è così amara
Questa notte si impara

E sta piovendo
E sono fuori da
Fuori da me

E questa casa non ha
Niente di
Niente di te

Ma l’ultima volta è sacra
L’ultimo bacio in strada
Tu scrivimi tra un’ora

Serviranno ancora
Dieci ultime volte
Dieci
Dieci ultime volte

Vestiti fuori posto
Addormentati in un parcheggio
Baci francesi delivery
Le scenate nell’appartamento
Merito caffè latte corretto

E mi piace se esageri
Non ho tempo, deciditi
Io però non ti aspetto
Mi ricordi di un libro che ho letto

E non deve andare così
Non fanno l’amore nei film
E forse non ritorno in me
Ma niente panico

Guarda come piove forte
Questo sabato
Perché l’ultima volta è sacra

Fa freddo tornare a casa
Ma non è così amara
Questa notte si impara

E sta piovendo
E sono fuori da
Fuori da me

E questa casa non ha
Niente di
Niente di te

Ma l’ultima volta è sacra
L’ultimo bacio in strada
Tu scrivimi tra un’ora

Serviranno ancora
Dieci ultime volte
Tra un’ora…

Forse non te l’ho mai detto
Forse lo sai già
Che ho bisogno di quello che ho perso
Di quella volta su cento

Non ritorno in me
Ma niente panico

Guarda come piove forte
Questo sabato
Perché l’ultima volta è sacra

Fa freddo tornare a casa
Ma non è così amara
Questa notte si impara

E sta piovendo
E sono fuori da
Fuori da me

E questa casa non ha
Niente di
Niente di te

Ma l’ultima volta è sacra
L’ultimo bacio in strada
Tu scrivimi tra un’ora

Serviranno ancora
Dieci ultime volte
Dieci
Dieci ultime volte
Dieci

What did I promise you
I don’t know
I can’t remember now
Tell me what’s going on with you

We’re inside the glaciers
Ten days in one night
Ten mouths on my cocktail

If it is easier, write to me
That you need what you’ve lost
And it’s good once in a hundred

If you think about it, you fall
I don’t have time, make up your mind
At the end of my work shift I think of you
I dined with wine on the bed

And it doesn’t have to be this way
They don’t make love in the movies
And maybe I don’t come to my senses
But don’t panic

Look how hard it’s raining
This Saturday
Cause the last time is sacred

Coming home it’s cold
But it’s not so bitter
Tonight we learn

And it’s raining
And I’m beside
Beside myself

And this house has
Nothing of
Nothing of you

But the last time is sacred
The last kiss in the street
Write me in an hour

They will still be needed
Ten last times
Ten
Ten last times

Get dressed out of place
Fall asleep in a car park
French kisses delivery
Making scenes in the flat
I deserve spiked latte

And I like it when you overdo it
I don’t have time, make up your mind
I’m not waiting for you
You remind me of a book I read

And it doesn’t have to be this way
They don’t make love in the movies
And maybe I don’t come to my senses
But don’t panic

Look how hard it’s raining
This Saturday
‘Cause the last time is sacred

It’s cold coming home
But it’s not so bitter
Tonight we learn

And it’s raining
And I’m beside
Beside myself

And this house has
Nothing of
Nothing of you

But the last time is sacred
The last kiss in the street
Write me in an hour

They will still be needed
Ten last times
In an hour…

Maybe I never told you
Maybe you already know
That I need what I lost
Of that one time in a hundred

I don’t come to my senses
But don’t panic

Look how hard it’s raining
This Saturday
‘Cause the last time is sacred

Coming home it’s cold
But it’s not so bitter
Tonight we learn

And it’s raining
And I’m beside
Beside myself

And this house has
Nothing of
Nothing of you

But the last time is sacred
The last kiss in the street
Write me in an hour

They will still be needed
Ten last times
Ten
Ten last times
Ten

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Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
3 months ago

She won the demoscopic jury.

Kalla
Kalla
3 months ago

Worthy winner of a very drawn out average night.

otis
otis
3 months ago

amazing.. LOVE Annalisa!! Dieci superb!!!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
3 months ago

At this moment, there have been 6 performances of San Remo and none of the songs were interesting. So far, last year’s San Remo is easily better. Hopefully Annalisa’s song will be good.

Dave
Dave
3 months ago

Will the songs be on Spotify tomorrow??

Iron95
Iron95
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Yep 😉