Gloria Italian and English version

GLORIA is a song written by Umberto Tozzi, here his greatest success, brought to success in America by the singer,
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Laura Branigan
of Italian origins, Branigam Laura, who died prematurely of a brain aneurysm in 2004, only 47 years old.

Gloria, had been a great success in Italy, in 1979, and was also the title of the 4th album of Italian singer and songwriter, Tozzi,  but the success that gave to this song Laura, at the international level, was enormous, think: the U.S. alone, this single sold 2 million copies.

I believe the strength of this song, it was not so much in the text, as in music.
The sound of Gloria, brings together rock and disco music, making it an irresistible song: You dance, enjoin its,  the 2 versions, by Umberto Tozzi - the original with lyrics - and by Laura Branigam ...

An opinion: the really shocking is that today, after many years since the death of some singers, as in this case of Laura, the majors still claiming copyright of the songs, even though these songs, as in this case, are heritage of humanity ...

Gloria, by Umberto Tozzi, live:


Gloria by Laura Branigam, live:



Lyrics Gloria (Umberto Tozzi version):

Gloria,
manchi tu nell'aria,
manchi ad una mano,
che lavora piano,
manchi a questa bocca,
CHE CIBO PIÙ NON TOCCA
e sempre questa storia
che lei la chiamo Gloria.
Gloria,
sui tuoi fianchi
la mattina nasce il sole
entra odio ed esce amore
dal nome Gloria.

Gloria,
manchi tu nell'aria,
manchi come il sale,
MANCHI PIÙ DEL SOLE
sciogli questa neve
che soffoca il mio petto
t'aspetto Gloria.

Gloria, Gloria,
chiesa di campagna, Gloria,
acqua nel deserto, Gloria,
lascio aperto il cuore, Gloria,
scappa senza far rumore,
dal lavoro dal tuo letto
dai gradini di un altare
ti aspetto Gloria.

Ah,ah, Gloria,
per chi attende il giorno
e invece di dormire,
con la memoria torna
a un tuffo nei papaveri,
in una terra libera
per chi respira nebbia,
per chi respira rabbia,
per me che senza Gloria,
con te nuda sul divano
faccio stelle di cartone
pensando a Gloria.

Gloria,
manchi tu nell'aria,
manchi come il sale,
MANCHI PIÙ DEL SOLE
sciogli questa neve
che soffoca il mio petto
t'aspetto Gloria.

Gloria, Gloria,
chiesa di campagna, Gloria,
acqua nel deserto, Gloria,
lascio aperto il cuore, Gloria,
scappa senza far rumore,
dal lavoro dal tuo letto
dai gradini di un altare
ti aspetto Gloria.

Lyrics Gloria (Laura Branigam version):

Gloria, you're always on the run now
Running after somebody, you gotta get him somehow
I think you've got to slow down before you start to blow it
I think you're headed for a breakdown, so be careful not to show it

You really don't remember, was it something that he said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?
Gloria, don't you think you're fallin'?
If everybody wants you, why isn't anybody callin'?
You don't have to answer
Leave them hangin' on the line, oh-oh-oh, calling Gloria
Gloria (Gloria), I think they got your number (Gloria)
I think they got the alias (Gloria) that you've been living under (Gloria)
But you really don't remember, was it something that they said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?

A-ha-ha, a-ha-ha, Gloria, how's it gonna go down?
Will you meet him on the main line, or will you catch him on the rebound?
Will you marry for the money, take a lover in the afternoon?
Feel your innocence slipping away, don't believe it's comin' back soon

And you really don't remember, was it something that he said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?
Gloria, don't you think you're fallin'?
If everybody wants you, why isn't anybody callin'?
You don't have to answer
Leave them hangin' on the line, oh-oh-oh, calling Gloria
Gloria (Gloria), I think they got your number (Gloria)
I think they got the alias (Gloria) that you've been living under (Gloria)
But you really don't remember, was it something that they said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?

(Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria)
(Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria) ... [fade out]

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