Arisa

She’s Sanremo reality. And Arisa’s desire to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest is well known. Could “Potevi fare di più” be the song to take her there? And what is it about?

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Sanremo 2021: Arisa “Potevi fare di più”

Arisa is a two-time winner of Sanremo — in 2009 as Newcomer with “Sincerità” and in 2014, in the main category, with “Controvento”. Traditionally, the winner of the Big Artists’ section is given first refusal of the opportunity to represent Italy at Eurovision. In 2014, however, RAI opted for an internal selection process, sending Emma Marrone with “La mia cittá” to Copenhagen. Now, Rosalba ‘Arisa’ Pippa is back at the Festival for the seventh time with the never-fading dream of competing at Eurovision. She last tried in 2019, finishing eight with “Mi sento bene”.

What do the “Potevi fare di più” lyrics mean?

Translating as “You Could Have Done More”, Arisa’s song “Potevi fare di più” is written by Gigi D’Alessio. He’s a singer-songwriter tied to the musical tradition of Naples who is very well known in Italy and has competed several times at Sanremo. And you can hear it.

But the perspective is totally female. At the centre is a story that has come to an end because, as the title suggests, he could have done more. He doesn’t get up from the sofa, he doesn’t appreciate her when she puts on her make-up. After leaving him, she will tell everyone she is fine on her own and deletes the photos from her mobile phone. “My head will be full of them, space on my memory”.

“Potevi fare di più” lyrics — Arisa (Sanremo 2021)

Written and Composed by: Gigi D’Alessio

Italian text

English translation

Lasciarsi adesso non fa più male, non è importante
Cosa ci importa di quello che può dire la gente
L’abbiamo fatto oramai non so più quante volte
Te lo ricordi anche tu

Ci sono troppi rancori che ci fanno star male
Mi sono messa in disparte sola col mio dolore
Dove c’era dell’acqua oggi solo vapore
Potevamo fare di più

A che serve cercare se non vuoi più trovare
A che serve volare se puoi solo cadere
A che serve dormire se non hai da sognare
Nella notte il silenzio fa troppo rumore

A che serve una rosa quando è piena di spine
Torno a casa e fa festa solamente il mio cane
Ora i nostri percorsi sono pieni di mine
Sto annegando ma tu non mi tendi la mano

A che serve un cammino senza avere una meta
Dare colpa al destino che ci taglia la strada
Non importa se sono vestita o son nuda
Se da sopra il divano più niente ti schioda

A che serve truccarmi se nemmeno mi guardi
Ero dentro i tuoi occhi ma tu non lo ricordi
Noi di spalle nel letto più soli e bugiardi
Ti addormenti vicino, ti svegli lontano

Mi mancheranno i sorrisi che da un po’ non vedevo
Ti chiamerò qualche volta senza avere un motivo
Racconterò a chi mi chiede che sto bene da sola
Questo farai anche tu

Cancellerò foto e video dal mio cellulare
Solo per non vederti né sentirti parlare
Ne avrò piena la testa e spazio sulla memoria
E chissà quanto tempo io ti amerò ancor

A che serve truccarmi se nemmeno mi guardi
Ero dentro i tuoi occhi ma tu non lo ricordi
Noi di spalle nel letto più soli e bugiardi
Ti addormenti vicino ti svegli lontano

A che serve morire se ogni giorno mi uccidi
Dallo specchio ti vedo, mentre piango tu ridi
È tutto quello che è stato oramai non ci credi
Potevi fare di più

Breaking up now doesn’t hurt anymore, it doesn’t matter
What do we care what people may say
We’ve done it I don’t know how many times by now
You remember it too

There are too many grudges that make us feel bad
I’ve been standing alone with my pain
Where there was water today there is only steam
We could have done more

What’s the point of looking for if you don’t want to find anymore
What’s the point of flying if you can only fall
What’s the point of sleeping if you have nothing to dream about
In the night silence makes too much noise

What’s the point of a rose when it’s full of thorns
I come back home and only my dog is partying
Now our paths are full of mines
I’m drowning but you don’t hold my hand

What’s the point of a path without a destination
Blaming the fate that cuts our way
It doesn’t matter if I’m dressed or naked
If nothing can get you off the sofa

What’s the point of wearing make-up if you don’t even look at me
I was inside your eyes but you don’t remember it
Us in bed, with our backs turned, more alone and lying
You fall asleep close, you wake up far away

I will miss the smiles that I haven’t seen for a while
I will call you sometimes without having a reason
I will tell those who ask me that I am fine alone
This is what you will do too

I’ll delete photos and videos from my phone
Just so I won’t see or hear you speak
My head will be full of it and I’ll make room on my memory
And who knows how long I’ll still love you

What’s the point of wearing make-up if you don’t even look at me
I was inside your eyes but you don’t remember it
Us in bed, with our backs turned, more alone and lying
You fall asleep close, you wake up far away

What’s the point of dying if every day you kill me
From the mirror I see you, while I cry you laugh
That’s all it was and you don’t believe it anymore
You could have done more

 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

 

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Railey
Railey
1 month ago

She looks a bit like Kelly Osbourne in this photo!