#MusicMonday – Diva Dance from the Fifth Element

This is an iconic song. As much as “Anyone else want to negotiate?” Or, “Multi-pass.” Which I still say in exactly Leelu’s tone of voice when it comes up. It is sad because only people about my age or older get the joke, which is hilarious because I am damn funny even if it is the 200th time I have said it during my mawage (oops switching movies), and people under my age don’t seem to be watching this iconic movie. Which is a shame, because it is space opera at it’s finest.

The original singer
The woman singing it in the movie.

The Diva Dance in Italian

  • Il dolce suono mi colpì di sua voce!
  • Ah, quella voce
  • M’è qui nel cor discesa!
  • Edgardo! Io ti son resa.
  • Edgardo!Ah! Edgardo, mio!
  • Si, ti son resa fuggita io son da’ tuoi nemici.
  • Ah nemici!
  • Un gelo mi serpeggia nel sen!
  • Trema ogni fibra!
  • Vacilla il piè!
  • Presso la fonte meco t’assidi alquanto.
  • Si, presso la fonte meco t’assidi.

The Diva Dance in English

  • The sweet sound of his voice has caught me!
  • Oh that voice
  • is down here in my heart!
  • Edgardo! I am yours.
  • Edgardo!Oh my Edgardo!
  • Yes, I am yours, I ran away from your enemies.
  • Oh enemies!
  • A froze is whirling in my breast!
  • Every fibre is trembling!
  • my feet are shaking!
  • I will stick to the source a while
  • Yes, close to the source I’ll be for a while.

As always, a nod to Drew at Sarcastic Book Geek for the #MusicMonday idea.

Comments

  1. deoverttun

    Hey Beth,

    This is Natasha’s favorite movie. She also likes the phrase “Leeloo Dallas mooltipass”. I am more of a Ruby Rhod “Bzzz!” complete with the hand motions or “Hot! Hot! HOT!”

    Either way, outstanding Music Monday!

    I never knew the Diva was singing in Italian until you showed the words. Never paid much attention and assumed it was some made-up alien language. Che bella!

    Best regards,

    David

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    1. Beth Tabler

      I have a deep, deep love of this movie! My quote is “Big badaboom!” I pretty much use that whenever I can. I didn’t know it was Italian till I did a dive looking for the actual lyrics. It makes sense though, the writers probably borrowed from existing operatic styles or something to craft the song

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