Emma Marrone

“Ogni volta è così” is Emma Marrone‘s entry for Sanremo 2022. The singer will once again showcase her talent by bringing a track that fully represents her musical point of view. Her formula — a melody that draws on the strength of her voice and heartfelt interpretation — has won her much success over the years. Surely 2022 will be no different.


Scroll down for the “Ogni volta è così” lyrics

Sanremo 2022: Emma “Ogni volta è così”

Ten years after winning the Sanremo Festival 2012 with “Non è l’inferno“, Emma Marrone makes her return to the Ariston Theatre. In 2014 she was the Italian representative, chosen internally by Rai, for the Eurovision in Copenhagen. She placed 21st with her pop-rock song “La mia città“.

She’s chosen a rather storied conductor to lead the orchestra — and someone who Eurovision fans know well. It’s Francesca Michielin, who placed 16th in Stockholm with “No degree of separation“.

What do the “Ogni volta è così” lyrics mean?

“Ogni volta è così” (Every time it’s like this) is a love song about the inevitable need to belong to another — perhaps for one night or maybe even forever. It’s an invitation to surrender, to put aside our pride and to embrace our own frailties and insecurities as we lose ourselves in love. 

“It speaks of love to everyone,” Emma says. “The verse ‘We’re saints or wh*res’ emphasizes that the lyrics are not about toxic relationships but about complex relationships. At dinner with friends we always address the same topics — many couples stay together in a fake bubble just to not be alone. There is no risk. I am addressing women but the message is for everyone.”

“Ogni volta è così” lyrics – Emma Marrone (Sanremo 2022)

Written and composed by: Davide Petrella, Emma Marrone, Dario Faini

Italian text

Lo vedi come sei, arrenditi stanotte
Che non ci metteremo a tremare come foglie

Siamo stati mai liberi?
A volte sei tu che mi hai insegnato a giocare
A chi è più forte

E ogni volta è così, ogni volta è normale
Non c’è niente da dire, niente da fare
Ogni volta è così, siamo sante o puttane
E non vuoi restare qui e neanche scappare

Mamma mi diceva sempre “Siamo come angeli”
E ti ripetevo sempre “Per favore abbracciami”
Io per appartenere alle tue mani non ci ho messo niente

E ti credevo quando mi giuravi che eri pazzo di me
E mi guardavi con quegli occhi grandi e mi dicevi sempre
“Come sei bella, nessuna mai, nessuna più di te”
Come dimenticare

Io non ti ho chiesto niente mai
Una rosa da ricamare sopra ai ricordi
E che ne sai che sono stanca di sentirmi
Sospesa e fragile

Ma con te ogni volta è così, ogni volta è normale
Non c’è niente da dire, niente da fare
Ogni volta è così, siamo sante o puttane
E non vuoi restare qui e neanche scappare

Mamma mi diceva sempre “Siamo come angeli”
E ti ripetevo sempre “Per favore abbracciami”
Che per appartenere alle tue mani non ci ho messo niente

E ti credevo quando mi giuravi che eri pazzo di me
E mi guardavi con quegli occhi grandi e mi dicevi sempre
“Come sei bella, nessuna mai, nessuna più di te”

Non so perché ogni volta è così
ogni cosa è al suo posto
non mi piovere addosso

Persi per strada a un incrocio per un momento
Metti che il cielo poi fosse il pavimento
Per me ogni volta è così facile

Te lo ricordi che per appartenere alle tue mani non ci ho messo niente
E ti credevo quando mi giuravi che eri pazzo di me
E mi guardavi con quegli occhi grandi e mi dicevi sempre
“Come sei bella, nessuna mai, nessuna mai, nessuna più di te”

English translation

You see how you are, surrender tonight
That we won’t shake like leaves

Have we ever been free?
Sometimes you’re the one who taught me how to play
Who’s stronger

And every time it’s like this, every time it’s normal
There’s nothing to say, nothing to do
Every time it’s like this, we’re saints or wh*res
And you don’t want to stay here or run away

Mum always told me “We are like angels”
And I always repeated “Please hug me”
To belong to your hands I didn’t put anything in it

And I believed you when you swore that you were crazy about me
And you would look at me with those big eyes and you would always tell me
“How beautiful you are, no one ever, no one more than you”
How to forget

I never asked you for anything
A rose to embroider over memories
And how do you know I’m tired of feeling
Suspended and fragile

But with you every time it’s like this, every time it’s normal
There’s nothing to say, nothing to do
Every time it’s like this, we’re saints or wh*res
And you don’t want to stay here or run away

Mum always told me “We are like angels”
And I always repeated “Please hug me”
That to belong to your hands I didn’t put anything in it

And I believed you when you swore that you were crazy about me
And you’d look at me with those big eyes and you’d always tell me
“How beautiful you are, no one ever, no one more than you”

I don’t know why every time it’s like this
Everything is in its place
Don’t rain on me

We’re lost on the street at an intersection for a moment Imagine the sky was the floor
For me every time is so easy

Do you remember that to belong to your hands I didn’t put anything in it
And I believed you when you swore you were crazy about me
And you looked at me with those big eyes and you always told me
“How beautiful you are, no one ever, ever, ever more than you”

What do you think of “Ogni volta è così”? Could it win Sanremo? Would it work at Eurovision? Comment below.

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Alo
Alo
6 months ago

Well I already read on Twitter that she refused to go to eurovision.
Together with Ana mena and iva.

Last edited 6 months ago by Alo
Michel
Michel
6 months ago
Reply to  Alo

Why is she refusing to go to eurovision?

Chessguy99
6 months ago
Reply to  Michel

She wasn’t exactly treated well her first ESC appearance. Maybe bad memories.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago
Reply to  Chessguy99

maybe if she had a good song and a remotely decent performance

Fabio
Fabio
6 months ago

The song was good, her performance was a total mess.

Vale
Vale
6 months ago
Reply to  Alo

She won’t win anyway. She doesn’t deserve also to be in Sanremo.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago
Reply to  Vale

right, we left her in 2015 and her music style is stuck there too lol

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
6 months ago
Reply to  Alo

none of them will come close to winning so it’s fine