Thursday, February 13, 2020

Laura Pausini e Gilberto Gil - Seamisai / Sei que me amavas

I absolutely LOVE this song. I have Italian ancestry but I think I have a Brazilian soul. Laura Pausini is nice but Gilberto Gil has such a sensual, sexy, enticing voice, he gets right into my romantic groove. I'm including the lyrics and translation as I am studying Italian....The video also has the Portuguese lyrics which have beautiful sound.
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Seamisai
Laura Pausini Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Alfredo Rapetti / Gil Gilberto / Giuseppe Carella
Seamisai lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Don't say no  
Non dire no
I know you and I know what you think  
Che ti conosco e lo so cosa pensi

Don't tell me no 
Non dirmi no
It's been a while  
È già da un po'

That I don't hear you talk about love  
Che non ti sento parlare d'amore
Using time to the future for us  
Usare il tempo al futuro per noi

And there is no need to repeat again that you want me 
E non serve ripetere ancora che tu mi vuoi
Because it is not there now  
Perché ora non c'è

That smile of yours in the morning for me  
Quel tuo sorriso al mattino per me
Why don't you give me anything more than you 
Perché non mi dai più niente di te

If you love you know when it all ends  
Se ami sai quando tutto finisce
If you love you know how a sad shiver  
Se ami sai come un brivido triste

Like in a movie with scenes already seen  
Come in un film dalle scene già viste
That goes away, oh no  
Che se ne va, oh no

You always know when a story has closed  
Sai sempre quando una storia si è chiusa
And an excuse can no longer be invented  
E non si può più inventare una scusa

If you love take my hands  
Se ami prendi le mie mani
Because before tomorrow  
Perché prima di domani

Will end 
Finirà
And you can't  
E non si può

Close your eyes and pretend nothing  
Chiudere gli occhi e far finta di niente
How you do when you stay with me  
Come fai tu quando resti con me

And you don't find the courage to tell me "what's up"
E non trovi il coraggio di dirmi "che cosa c'è"
It will be inside me like a winter night because  
Sarà dentro di me come una notte d'inverno perché

It will be from now on without you 
Sarà da oggi in poi senza di te
If you love you know when it all ends  
Se ami sai quando tutto finisce

If you love you know how a sad shiver  
Se ami sai come un brivido triste
Like in a movie with scenes already seen  
Come in un film dalle scene già viste

That goes away, oh no
Che se ne va, oh no
You know well when the pain starts
Sai bene quando inizia il dolore

And the end comes plus a love story  
E arriva la fine più una storia d'amore
If you love take my hands  
Se ami prendi le mie mani

Because before tomorrow  
Perché prima di domani
You will go away  
Te ne andrai

You will not be 
Non sarai
Here with me 
Qui con me

If you love you know

Versions: #1#2#3#4
Don’t say “no”, as I know you and I know
what you think
don’t tell me “no”.
It’s been some time now that I haven’t heard you
talking of love
using the future tense for us
and there’s no use in repeating to me again that you love me
because now that smile of yours in the mornings
has disappeared
because you don’t give me anything of yourself anymore.
If you love you know when everything is over
if you love you know, like a sad shudder
like a film whose scenes you’ve seen before
and that it’s going away now, oh no!
You always know when a story has concluded
and it’s not possible to make up more excuses
if you love, take my hands
as before tomorrow arrives
it’ll be over.
And it’s not possible
to close your eyes and pretend nothing happens
as you try and do when you’re by my side
and you don’t have the courage to tell me what’s going on
inside me it’ll be like a winter
night because
from now on I’ll be without you
If you love you know when everything is over
if you love you know, like a sad shudder
like a film whose scenes you’ve seen before
and that it’s going away now, oh no!
You know very well when the pain sets on
and the end of a love story has arrived
but if you love, take my hands
as before tomorrow arrives
you’ll leave, you won’t be
here with me
https://lyricstranslate.com
English translation
A A

If you love you know

Versions: #1#2#3#4
Don’t say “no”, as I know you and I know
what you think
don’t tell me “no”.
It’s been some time now that I haven’t heard you
talking of love
using the future tense for us
and there’s no use in repeating to me again that you love me
because now that smile of yours in the mornings
has disappeared
because you don’t give me anything of yourself anymore.
If you love you know when everything is over
if you love you know, like a sad shudder
like a film whose scenes you’ve seen before
and that it’s going away now, oh no!
You always know when a story has concluded
and it’s not possible to make up more excuses
if you love, take my hands
as before tomorrow arrives
it’ll be over.
And it’s not possible
to close your eyes and pretend nothing happens
as you try and do when you’re by my side
and you don’t have the courage to tell me what’s going on
inside me it’ll be like a winter
night because
from now on I’ll be without you
If you love you know when everything is over
if you love you know, like a sad shudder
like a film whose scenes you’ve seen before
and that it’s going away now, oh no!
You know very well when the pain sets on
and the end of a love story has arrived
but if you love, take my hands
as before tomorrow arrives
you’ll leave, you won’t be
here with me
https://lyricstranslate.com
English translation
A A

If you love you know

Versions: #1#2#3#4
Don’t say “no”, as I know you and I know
what you think
don’t tell me “no”.
It’s been some time now that I haven’t heard you
talking of love
using the future tense for us
and there’s no use in repeating to me again that you love me
because now that smile of yours in the mornings
has disappeared
because you don’t give me anything of yourself anymore.
If you love you know when everything is over
if you love you know, like a sad shudder
like a film whose scenes you’ve seen before
and that it’s going away now, oh no!
You always know when a story has concluded
and it’s not possible to make up more excuses
if you love, take my hands
as before tomorrow arrives
it’ll be over.
And it’s not possible
to close your eyes and pretend nothing happens
as you try and do when you’re by my side
and you don’t have the courage to tell me what’s going on
inside me it’ll be like a winter
night because
from now on I’ll be without you
If you love you know when everything is over
if you love you know, like a sad shudder
like a film whose scenes you’ve seen before
and that it’s going away now, oh no!
You know very well when the pain sets on
and the end of a love story has arrived
but if you love, take my hands
as before tomorrow arrives
you’ll leave, you won’t be
here with me
https://lyricstranslate.com

Give Us Our Daily Bread

One thing about not being able to sleep past 2 AM is that I get to make dough.

Rather than lay in bed and contemplate the ceiling or try to rub my sore back (Am I too old to be shoveling snow?) I finally got up, got dressed and went to my office - the kitchen.

Leon had mentioned cinnamon rolls...actually a co-worker of his was asking, so I woke up thinking about cinnamon rolls.

One not so good thing about not having a "recipe" is that when something comes out exceptionally well, you have no way of replicating it exactly.

My cinnamon rolls this morning were quite exceptional. I think I used a teaspoon of yeast in 1/2 cup water and 1/3 cup sugar; let that set for a few minutes, added a teaspoon of salt and a cup of gently warmed milk (2%) a half stick to 2/3 stick of butter, softened and enough flour (?) to make a soft dough. Beat it up, kneaded it gently and let it rise for an hour.

Then I formed the rolls by making a "rope" about 6-8 inches long, dipped each in melted butter and dredged them in cinnamon sugar, formed a spiral and placed them on a baking sheet and into a 375 degree oven for 20+ minutes.

After they cooled just a bit I frosted them with a thick confectioner sugar/water/orange extract mix.

Exceptional!



Then it was on to the bread. Actually I started the bread dough while the cinnamon rolls were rising.

I will say I am getting better every time I make bread. This morning I used 3 1/2 large coffee mugs of water, 2 teaspoons of yeast, a little sugar, salt and I mixed in a cup of whole wheat pastry flour with the King Arthur all purpose.

Those bread snobs who weigh everything: the water, the yeast, the flour. And they calculate the percentages of water to flour to yeast and salt. I have a kitchen scale but I think I would break it if I weighed my ingredients.

Besides, I've watched old Italian women on YouTube make bread in a large trough which probably holds twenty-five pounds of flour.

I think they take turns making bread for the entire neighborhood in one huge wood-fired oven that is prepared ahead and heated to probably over 900 degrees. It holds maybe 30 or more loaves of bread.

I don't have a wood-fired oven, but I heat mine to 475 degrees and place a large roasting pan with about 1/2 inch of water on the bottom of the oven and allow that to heat to steam point.

I brush my loaves with water and sprinkle on sesame seeds (cuz I like the flavor they impart) before taking them to the oven. The bread is done in 20 to 25 minutes.

Exceptional! If I do say so.

Insomnia bread. I beats tossing and turning.





Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Yesterday's Snow Will Be Tomorrow's Mud

How many times have I mentioned that one reason we moved to New Mexico was to get away from the snow in New England. Yesterday it found us.

We got hammered in our little village,but of course there was no snow at all in most of Albuquerque and friends in Santa Fe said they only had about an inch, most of which was gone by noon. 

Our share was 6 to 8 inches and will be around for a while. 

Then will come the MUD. I don't mind hiking with the dog in snow, but MUD here is another thing altogether. It's more like concrete, or should I say, more in keeping with the locale, adobe.  

Another day for that, but for now we're enjoying the white stuff.









For more pics see Benni's Blog

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