“Con te partirò (Time to Say Goodbye)” by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
This song gives me goose bumps, every damn time.
Stop what you’re doing, take 5 minutes, and listen to it.
If you’re tempted to say “I don’t like opera music, and I can’t even understand what they’re saying”…
I will be tempted to say, “STFU.”
Seriously. Shut up, turn off Twitter, email, the phone, and anything else that might disturb you for 5 minutes and listen to this.
I loathe opera. I hear a soprano hitting a high note and I want to fill her mouth with sand.
Even I love this song.
If this doesn’t touch your heart, you might be dead. You’re at the very least dead inside, or close to it.
Another Version (Studio Version Dubbing?)
another version which is obviously concert footage dubbed with the original recording dubbed. I like it better for listening but if you’re going to watch, this is the better one.
Sarah Brightman sings with him in this version. There is also a version with him
I heard the duet version first, so it tends to be the one I prefer.
Wikipedia and English Translation
This song has its own
I had no idea what the translation was when I first heard it and still found it amazingly powerful, it’s even better if you know
what they are saying to each other one is available.
Take a copy home
You can also
buy a CD/DVD at Amazon for $19 which is what I did.
Or download just this song from
iTunes Note it’s an iTunes+ song, no DRM, higher quality
I love this song.
I want this song played at my funeral (not anytime soon, mind you).
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