Noemi

She was drafted in to perform on the first evening after a last minute reshuffle. But Noemi showed no nerves as she shot straight to the upper end of the Sanremo 2021 rankings. But what is her song “Glicine” about?

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Sanremo 2021: Noemi “Glicine”

The lioness is ready for a musical renaissance after her last Sanremo entry “Non smettere mai di cercarmi”. Noemi comes to the 2021 festival with new management and a new look that has brought her back to the image of her beginnings. Noemi and her rich voice is always an appreciated presence. Noemi is somewhat of a Sanremo regular, having competed on five previous occasions since 2010. Her best result came in 2012 when she finished third with “Sono solo parole”.

What do the “Glicine” lyrics mean?

The scratchy and unmistakable voice of Noemi gives us “Glicine” (Wisteria), a ballad focused on the memory and melancholy of a past embrace. Dark and poetic, at the first listening, the sense of the title: “Inside I love you and outside I tremble like wisteria at night”.

It’s a song that tells of her rebirth. “Wisteria is very strong, it has very deep roots, but it also has this wonderfully fragile bloom, with which I identify fear,” Noemi explains. It’s not just a love story that’s ended. It’s something deeper. “At first listen, it may seem like a song about a love story that’s over, but then at the end I feel very close to the fragility of this feeling being told, the darkness and then the birth of that light and strength.”

“Glicine” lyrics — Noemi (Sanremo 2021)

Written and Composed by: Alessandro “Tattroli” Mahmoud, Ginevra Lubrano, Francesco Fugazza and Dario “Dardust” Faini)

Italian text

English translation

Mi dici che
Che non funziona più
Siamo soli adesso noi
Sopra a un pianeta bluE quando arriva sera
Invadi la mia sfera
Non è la primavera
Che non sento da un po’Non sento da un po’
I brividi sulla mia pelle,
Il tuo nome fra le stelle

Sembra ieri,
Sembra ieri che la sera
Ci stringeva quando tu stringevi me

Ricordo ancora quella sera, guardavamo le
Le code delle navi dalla spiaggia sparire

Vedi che son qui che tremo
Parla parla parla parla con me
Ma forse ho solo dato tutto per scontato e
E mi ripeto che scema a non saper fingere
Dentro ti amo e fuori tremo
Come glicine di notte

Scommetto che
Ora non prendi più
L’abitudine di far
Sempre come vuoi tu

E quando arriva sera
Mi manca l’atmosfera
Non è la primavera…

Sembra ieri, sembra ieri che la sera
Ci stringeva quando tu stringevi me

Ricordo ancora quella sera, guardavamo le
Le code delle navi dalla spiaggia sparire

Vedi che son qui che tremo
Parla parla parla parla con me
Ma forse ho solo dato tutto per scontato e
E mi ripeto che scema a non saper fingere
Dentro ti amo e fuori tremo
Come glicine di notte

Dietro di noi vedo giorni spesi su treni infiniti
Forse è solo che mi manca parte
Di un passato lontano come Marte

Tu cosa dirai vedendomi arrivare
Quando ti raggiungerò

Ricordo ancora quella sera, guardavamo le
Le code delle navi dalla spiaggia sparire

Vedi che son qui che tremo
Parla parla parla parla con me
Ma forse ho solo dato tutto per scontato e
E mi ripeto che scema a non saper fingere
Dentro ti amo e fuori tremo
Come glicine di notte

Ora che
Non posso più tornare
A quando ero bambina
Ed ero salva da ogni male
E da te, da te, da te…

You tell me
That it doesn’t work anymore
We are alone now
On a blue planetAnd when evening comes
You invade my sphere
It’s not the spring
That I haven’t felt in a while

I haven’t felt for a while
The chills on my skin,
Your name among the stars

Seems like yesterday,
It seems like yesterday that the evening
Was holding us when you held me

I still remember that evening, we watched the
The tails of the ships from the beach disappear

You see that I’m here trembling
Talk talk talk talk to me
But maybe I’ve just taken everything for granted and
And I tell myself what a fool I am for not knowing how to pretend
Inside I love you and outside I tremble
Like wisteria at night

I bet that now
You no longer take
The habit of doing
Always the way you want it

And when evening comes
I miss the atmosphere
It’s not spring…

It seems like yesterday, it seems like yesterday that the evening
Was holding us when you were holding me

I still remember that evening we watched the
The tails of the ships from the beach disappear

You see that I’m here trembling
Talk talk talk talk to me
But maybe I’ve just taken everything for granted and
And I tell myself what a fool I am for not knowing how to pretend
Inside I love you and outside I tremble
Like wisteria at night

Behind us I see days spent on endless trains
Maybe it’s just that I miss part
Of a past as distant as Mars

What will you say when you see me coming
When I reach you

I still remember that evening, we watched the
The tails of the ships from the beach disappear

You see that I’m here trembling
Talk talk talk talk to me
But maybe I just took it all for granted and
And I tell myself what a fool I am for not knowing how to pretend
Inside I love you and outside I tremble
Like wisteria at night

Now that
I can no longer return
To when I was a child
And I was safe from harm
And from you, from you, from you…

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mndal
mndal
6 months ago

this is so underrated