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Song Information
Music: Francesco Gabbani, Luca Chiaravall, Fabio Ilacqua
Lyrics: Francesco Gabbani, Luca Chiaravall, Fabio Ilacqua
Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Final
Final position: 6th
Final points: 334pts
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Italian
Essere o dover essere – il dubbio amletico
Contemporaneo come l’uomo del neolitico
L’intelligenza è démodé
Risposte facili, dilemmi inutili

AAA cercasi (Cerca, sì)
Storie dal gran finale
Sperasi (Spera, sì)
Comunque vada, panta rei
And singing in the rain

Lezioni di Nirvana, c’è il Buddha in fila indiana
Per tutti un’ora d’aria, di gloria
La folla grida un mantra, l’evoluzione inciampa
La scimmia nuda balla

Occidentali’s Karma
Occidentali’s Karma
La scimmia nuda balla
Occidentali’s Karma

AAA cercasi (Cerca sì)
Umanità virtuale
Sex appeal (Sex appeal)
Comunque vada, panta rei
And singing in the rain

Lezioni di Nirvana, c’è il Buddha in fila indiana
Per tutti un’ora d’aria, di gloria
La folla grida un mantra, l’evoluzione inciampa
La scimmia nuda balla

Occidentali’s Karma
Occidentali’s Karma
La scimmia nuda balla
Occidentali’s Karma

Quando la vita si distrae cadono gli uomini
Occidentali’s Karma, mmm…
Occidentali’s Karma, ah…
La scimmia si rialza
Namasté Alé

Lezioni di Nirvana, c’è il Buddha in fila indiana
Per tutti un’ora d’aria, di gloria
La folla grida un mantra, l’evoluzione inciampa
La scimmia nuda balla

Occidentali’s Karma
Occidentali’s Karma
La scimmia nuda balla
Occidentali’s Karma

Om…

Translation
To be or having to be – a Hamletic doubt
As contemporary as the Neolithic man
Intelligence is out of fashion
Easy answers, pointless dilemmas

AAA seeking (Seek, yes)
A story with a great ending
Hoping (Hope, yes)
Whatever happens, panta rhei1
And singing in the rain

Lessons in Nirvana, there’s Buddha in single file
It’s a time of fun, of glory for everyone
The crowd shouts out a mantra, evolution stumbles
The naked ape is dancing

Westerners’ karma
Westerners’ karma
The naked ape is dancing
Westerners’ karma

AAA seeking (Seek, yes)
Virtual humanity
Sex appeal (Sex appeal)
Whatever happens, panta rhei
And singing in the rain

Lessons in Nirvana, there’s Buddha in single file
It’s a time of fun, of glory for everyone
The crowd shouts out a mantra, evolution stumbles
The naked ape is dancing

Westerners’ karma
Westerners’ karma
The naked ape is dancing
Westerners’ karma

When life becomes distracted men fall down
Westerners’ karma, mmm…
Westerners’ karma, ah…
The naked ape is dancing
Namaste Alé

Lessons in Nirvana, there’s Buddha in single file
It’s a time of fun, of glory for everyone
The crowd shouts out a mantra, evolution stumbles
The naked ape is dancing

Westerners’ karma
Westerners’ karma
The naked ape is dancing
Westerners’ karma

Om…

Footnotes:
1 “Panta rhei” (Πάντα ῥεῖ; “everything flows” in Ancient Greek) is a key concept in the philosophy of Greek philosopher Heraclitus.

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