Irama Sanremo 2021

His Sanremo 2021 journey almost came to a premature end due to quarantine regulations. But a last-minute rule-change meant that Irama could remain in the competition. Since he can’t perform live, rehearsal footage of “La genesi del tuo colore” will be shown. But what do the lyrics mean?

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Sanremo 2021: Irama “La genesi del tuo colore”

This is the third Sanremo participation for Filippo Maria Fanti, aka Irama. He first appeared in the Newcomers’ section in 2016 with “Cosa resterà”. He competed in the main contest in 2019, finishing seventh with “La ragazza col cuore di latta”. The winner of the 17th edition of the talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi, Irama is somewhat of a surprise returnee to the competition after his mega successful summer hits “Arrogante” and “Mediterranea”.

What do the “La genesi del tuo colore” lyrics mean?

Irama brings vocal filters and special effects to Sanremo with “La genesi del tuo colore” (The Genesis Of Your Colour). It’s a song so fast and modern that it borders on dance music. The sounds are reminiscent of a summer hit, as is the invitation to sing, dance and cry until you lose your voice. The phrase to remember? “Colour your soul with a tear”.

“La genesi del tuo colore” lyrics — Irama (Sanremo 2021)

Written and Composed by: Filippo Maria Fanti, Giulio Nenna and Dario “Dardust” Faini

Italian lyrics

English translation

Non sarà la neve
A spezzare un albero

Avessi finto sarebbe stato meglio
Di averti visto piangere in uno specchio

E mi manca la tua voce ormai
Ora che, ora che, ora che sei qui
Io sono qui

Ci vestiremo di vertigini
Mentre un grido esploderà
Come la vita quando viene

Mai smetterai canterai
Perderai la voce
Andrai, piangerai, ballerai
Scoppierà il colore
Scorderai il dolore
Cambierai il tuo nome

Avessi finto sarebbe stato meglio
Hai poco tempo ormai

Per vivere una vita che non sentirai
Chiudo il sole un attimo
Anche se non dormirò oh

E i pensieri passano
Come eclissi resti qui
Io resto qui
E danzeremo come i brividi
Mentre la vita suonerà
Con le dita tra le vene

Mai smetterai canterai
Perderai la voce
Andrai, piangerai, ballerai
Scoppierà il colore
Scorderai il dolore
Cambierai il tuo nome

Colora l’anima
Con una lacrima
Colora l’anima
Con una lacrima

Sottovoce nasce il sole
La scia che ti porterà dentro
Nel centro dell’universo
E l’armonia del silenzio
Sarà una genesi
La genesi del tuo colore

Mai smetterai canterai
Perderai la voce
Andrai, piangerai, ballerai
Scoppierà il colore

Colora l’anima
Con una lacrima
Colora l’anima
Con una lacrima

Scoppierà il colore
Colora l’anima
Con una lacrima

Scorderai il dolore
Colora l’anima
Con una lacrima
Cambierai il tuo nome

It won’t be snow
To break a tree

If I had pretended it would have been better
To have seen you crying in a mirror

And I miss your voice now
Now that, now that, now that you are here
I am here

We will be dressed in dizziness
While a cry will explode
Like life when it comes

You’ll never stop, you’ll sing
You’ll lose your voice
You’ll go, you’ll cry, you’ll dance
Colour will burst
You’ll forget the pain
You’ll change your name

Faking it would have been better
You have little time now

To live a life you won’t feel
I’ll close the sun for a moment
Though I won’t sleep oh

And thoughts pass by
Like an eclipse you stay here
I’ll stay here
And we will dance like shivers
While life will play
With the fingers between the veins

You’ll never stop, you’ll sing
You’ll lose your voice
You’ll go, you’ll cry, you’ll dance
Colour will burst
You’ll forget the pain
You’ll change your name

Colour your soul
With a tear
Colour your soul
With a tear

Under a whisper the sun rises
The trail that will take you inside
To the centre of the universe
And the harmony of silence
Will be a genesis
The genesis of your colour

You’ll never stop, you’ll sing
You’ll lose your voice
You’ll go, you’ll cry, you’ll dance
Colour will burst

Colour your soul
With a tear
Colour your soul
With a tear

The colour will burst
Colour your soul
With a tear

You’ll forget the pain
Colour your soul
With a tear
You’ll change your name

What do you think of “La genesi del tuo colore” could it win Sanremo? Would it work at Eurovision? Comment below.

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Ian Higham
Ian Higham
6 months ago

The best of San Remo. I think I’d still have to go with Ireland for my Eurovision winner but I’m torn.

Jo.
Jo.
6 months ago

This screams ESC top 5

vidmate
6 months ago

 I could choose anything, your fingerprints, they’re lingering, like an ink on my skin, never sting like a sin.”

hello Hi
hello Hi
6 months ago

Oh he is sexy .. also want him in his leather at Rotterdam

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
6 months ago

What a banger!

Lotus flower
6 months ago

Wow this song is so marvelous! I really like it! The performance too!

EurofanSF
EurofanSF
6 months ago

So night 2 was better than the first night. But wow, Irama has the best song head-and-shoulders above all the rest. If he wins Sanremo and goes to Eurovision we could be in for an awesome ride. This is raw, authentic thrilling and distinctive. Irama is transitioning from fun-loving boy to man about town with an edge. Irama – he’s the one to watch.

Mil
Mil
6 months ago
Reply to  EurofanSF

Is that “head and shoulders” an Elena Tsagrinou- El diablo reference haha?