This song tells of the pain & longings of a man who’s about to die while looking into the eyes of a girl who was very dear to him.
It portrays Enrico Caruso's last days in Sorrento and Naples. Enrico Caruso, a great legend of the Italian Opera was one of the greatest and most sought-after singers during the late 19th and early 20th century. He lived a very difficult and rather unhappy life having had many challenges and problems with Italian opera houses, but gained more fame and success in the United States.
Here where the sea shines and the wind blows
By the old terrace, a man hugs a girl,
Long after the tears have flown to the wind;
With chiming voice he sings to her
About this love, that chains him still,
“What is this blood that boils my veins?”
He asks, then draws in lights of mystic sea;
He ponders on nights o’er sweet America
Oh lights Oh blessed lights!
But it was only boat lights, of striving fishermen
Just white propeller tails, that leave the sea
He feels the painful music, as he takes one last breath;
The moon lays quiet behind the clouds,
And even death, seemed sweet to him
As he looks inside her eyes, green as the sea
Suddenly a tear slips out, he is under siege
“I love you so very much” he says before his last;
"I love you very much!"
Written by: Mystic Rose
Dec. 6, 2013
Inspired by the original song Caruso, for at treat, listen to Pavarotti sing it, on utube.