Ciao, come state? This week’s Tune for Tuesday is one of Coffee Break Italian Francesca’s favourite songs! La cura was a collaboration between Sicilian philosopher Manlio Sgalambro, who wrote the lyrics, and Sicilian musician, filmmaker and painter, Franco Battiato. Battiato’s experimental musical style – a fusion of various genres – and his collaboration with Sgalambro on numerous albums made him one of Italy’s most popular artists from the 1970s up until today. In 1984, he represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest, performing with Italian singer, Alice.
We hope you like listening to La cura, and take the time to switch off and enjoy the poetry and the music. If you’re not an Italian learner, we recommend looking up a translation of the lyrics online so that you can fully appreciate the beauty of the words. And for Coffee Break Italian learners, this song contains plenty of examples of the future tense. Let us know in the comments which ones you could pick out!
To hear the lyrics sung more slowly, we recommend watching the YouTube video below and selecting a slower playback speed by clicking on the settings symbol. If you’d like to read the lyrics while you’re listening to La cura, you can find them by clicking here.