Ermal Meta

He won the competition three years ago, so expectations are high for Ermal Meta’s Sanremo comeback with “Un milione di cose da dirti”. But what do the lyrics mean?

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Sanremo 2021: Ermal Meta “Un milione di cose da dirti”

Albanian singer-songwriter Ermal Meta returns to the Festival three years after winning with fellow singer Fabrizio Moro. With “Non mi avete fatto niente” they went on to finish fifth at Eurovision 2018 when a middling jury result was overturned by a third place ranking in the televote. Ermal previously competed in the 2016 competition, placing third with “Odio le favole”. However, his Sanremo journey began in 2010 when he entered the band La Fame di Camilla.

What do the “Un milione di cose da dirti” lyrics mean?

Introduced with a Damien Rice-esque piano, Ermal Meta’s “Un milione di cose da dirti” (A Million Things To Tell You) grows unstoppably as the minutes go by. It is a ballad full of feeling, an invitation not to be afraid, and also to reach out for help: “If I can’t get you up, I’ll stay with you on the ground”.

“Un milione di cose da dirti” lyrics — Ermal Meta (Sanremo 2021)

Written and Composed by: Ermal Meta and Roberto Cardelli

Italian text

English translation

Senza nome io, senza nome tu
E parlare finché un nome non ci serve più
Senza fretta io, senza fretta tu
Ci sfioriamo delicatamente
Per capirci un po’ di piùSiamo come due stelle scampate al mattino
Se mi resti vicino non ci spegne nessuno
Avrai il mio cuore a sonagli
Per i tuoi occhi a fanaleTi ho presa sulle spalle
E ti ho sentita volare
Con le mani nel fango
Per cercare il destino

Tu diventi più bella ad ogni tuo respiro
E mi allunghi la vita inconsapevolmente

Avrei un milione di cose da dirti, ma non dico niente
In un mare di giorni felici annega la mia mente
Ed ho un milione di cose da dirti
Ma non dico niente
Ma non dico niente

Il tuo viaggio io, la mia stazione tu
E scoprire che volersi bene
È più difficile che amarsi un po’ di più

È la mia mano che stringi, niente paura
E se non riesco ad alzarti starò con te per terra

Avrai il mio cuore a sonagli
Per i tuoi occhi a fanale
Ce li faremo bastare
Ce li faremo bastare

Con le mani nel fango
per cercare il destino

Tu diventi più bella ad ogni tuo respiro
E mi allunghi la vita inconsapevolmente

Avrei un milione di cose da dirti, ma non dico niente
In un mare di giorni felici annega la mia mente
Ho un milione di cose da dirti
Solo un milione di cose da dirti
Ti do il mio cuore a sonagli per i tuoi occhi a fanale

E senza dirlo a nessuno
impareremo a volare
Tu mi allunghi la vita inconsapevolmente

Avrei un milione di cose da dirti, ma non dico niente
In un mare di giorni felici annega la mia mente
Ed ho un milione di cose da dirti
Ma non dico niente
Ma non dico niente

Cuore a sonagli io
Occhi a fanale tu

I’m nameless, you’re nameless
And we’ll talk until we no longer need a name
I’m unhurried, you’re unhurried
We touch each other gently
To understand each other a little moreWe are like two stars that have escaped the morning
If you stay close to me no one will turn us off
You’ll have my rattling heart
For your lightning eyes

I took you on my shoulders
And felt you flying
With the hands in the mud
To search for destiny

You become more beautiful with every breath
And you extend my life unknowingly

I have a million things to say to you but I say nothing
In a sea of happy days my mind drowns
And I have a million things to tell you
But I say nothing
But I say nothing

I’m your journey, you’re my station
And we’ll find that being fond of each other
Is harder than loving a little more

It’s my hand that you’re holding, don’t be afraid
And if I can’t get you up I’ll stay with you on the ground

You’ll have my rattling heart
For your lightning eyes
We’ll make it last
We’ll make it last

With the hands in the mud
To search for destiny

You become more beautiful with every breath
And you extend my life unknowingly

I have a million things to tell you but I say nothing
In a sea of happy days my mind drowns
I have a million things to tell you
Only a million things to tell you
I give you my rattling heart for your lightning eyes

And without telling anyone
We’ll learn to fly
You extend my life unknowingly

I have a million things to tell you but I say nothing
In a sea of happy days my mind drowns
And I have a million things to tell you
But I say nothing
But I say nothing

I have a rattling heart
You have lightning eyes

What do you think of “Un milione di cose da dirti” could it win Sanremo? Would it work at Eurovision? Comment below.

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Mil
Mil
2 months ago

LP: All the things i lost on you… AAAaaa. I didn’t know she participated in San Remo…

Corneliastreet
Corneliastreet
2 months ago

Ah that photo made me really emotional, it reminded me my aunt sylvia,who deceased a year ago. That photo just looks like her i missed her so much

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

I liked it, but was still thinking about Gigliola Cinquetti singing Non ho l’eta. Omaga.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

Barbara Pravi is looking good!

Candy
Candy
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

LAUGHING OUT LOUD