Lyrics Translation

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soclydeza
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Lyrics Translation

Post by soclydeza » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:34 am

im a guitar player/singer and was wondering if someone could translate these lyrics.

for those of you who've seen The Big Lebowski, theres a scene where they introduce the character Jesus and they play a Spanish mariachi version of Hotel California (the version in the movie is by the Gypsy Kings). i'd like to do a similar version but with the lyrics in Italian instead of Spanish. For anyone who is up for the challenge, the lyrics are:

(English version, by The Eagles)
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
’this could be heaven or this could be hell’
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say...

Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the hotel california
Any time of year, you can find it here

Her mind is tiffany-twisted, she got the mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the captain,
’please bring me my wine’
He said, ’we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine’
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say...

Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the hotel california
What a nice surprise, bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said ’we are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
The stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
’relax,’ said the night man,
We are programmed to receive.
You can checkout any time you like,
But you can never leave!


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(or the Spanish version by The Gypsy Kings)
Por el camino del desierto
El viento me despeina
Sube el aroma de colita
Luna, luna de nadie
Ella a lo lejos
Una luz centela
La idea de mi estar

Quedar por la noche
Alli estaba a la entrada
Y las campanas a sonar
Y me di con llamarme mismo
Que es puerta del cielo
Ella enciende una vela
En muestra del camino
Suenan voces en el corredor
Y lo que indican diciend

<In English>

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place

Ella al lado que brillaba
Tenia una Mercedes
Rodeada de chicos guapos
Ella llamaba amigos

Cuando viene despacio
Del tumba de verano
Aquel era pa recordar
Y otro pa olvidar

Le pedi al capitan
Que sirve el vino
Y pedi con un amor
Tenido este alcohol
De este sesenta y nueve
Famosa y que llamando
Pues me va a despertar
La noche para decir

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place

El espejo en el techo
Champana en el hielo
Y ella dijo somos todos prisioneros
De propia voluntad
Y en los cuartos principales
Hacen sucias esta
Hasta aca a la bestia
Pero no la logra a matar

Mi ultimo recuerdo
Corria hacia la puerta
Ver una candela en el camino
Por donde habia llegado
"Relax" dijo el portero
Por mi es honor recibir
Puede salir cuando quiere
Pero nunca yo partir

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place


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if anyone could do this i'd be most grateful. im sure i'd be able to do something cool with this while at the same time helping immensely with my Italian. Grazie mille!

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Post by -Luca- » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:52 am

Take a look at here :
http://www.riflessioni.it/testi_canzoni/eagles.htm

Hope it is helpful :)

soclydeza
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Post by soclydeza » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:49 pm

wow, grazie mille. i didn't think they would have a site for that otherwise i would have saved you the trouble of finding it. some of the lines are pretty long and i can't find a way to rhythmically fit them. is there a shorter way to say:

-La mia testa s'era fatta pesante e la mia vista sempre più fioca

-'Questo potrebbe essere il paradiso ma potrebbe anche essere l'inferno'

-L'hanno pugnalato con i loro coltelli d'acciaio, ma non riuscirono ad uccidere la bestia.

and
-Puoi lasciare la stanza e pagare quando vuoi, ma non potrai mai andartene realmente'?

thanks again

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Post by Peter » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:57 pm

Potete trovare interessante questo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMH3q5rn ... r_embedded :D

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