OGAE Song Contest 2021 – Italy

OGAE Italy will be represented by Takagi & Ketra feat. Marco Mengoni with “Venere e Marte

Biography

Takagi & Ketra are an Italian musical group made up of record producers Alessandro Merli ( Takagi ) and Fabio Clemente ( Ketra ). The two producers met in 2014, and together they composed the single Nu juorno buona for rapper Rocco Hunt , with which the latter won in the “Young” section of the Sanremo Festival 2014 . The single was a great success. The same year the two produced the single by Fedez , L’amore eternit (in which Noemi also participates ). The following year the two produced the singles In radio and Roma-Bangkok , respectively by Marracash and Baby K with Giusy Ferreri .

Marco Mengoni is an Italian singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in 2009, after winning the third season of Italian talent show X Factor. Since that he has sold over 2.8 million records in Italy, peaking the Italian Albums Chart seven consecutive times and entered in the Top10 Italian Singles Chart fifteen times. His 2009 debut extended play, Dove si vola, was preceded by the single with the same title, which reached the top spot of the Italian Top Digital Downloads chart and also served as his coronation song. In February 2010, Mengoni competed in the 60th Sanremo Music Festival with the song “Credimi ancora”, placing third in a field of fifteen. The song was included in his second extended play, Re matto, which debuted at number one in Italy. The EP was promoted through an Italian tour, which yielded the live album Re matto live. Mengoni’s first full-length studio album, Solo 2.0, was released in September 2010, and it was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

In 2013, Mengoni won the 63rd Sanremo Music Festival with his song “L’essenziale”. During the competition he was internally selected by RAI to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, where he performed “L’essenziale”. The song also became the lead single of the album #prontoacorrere, which became his fourth number-one on the Italian Albums Chart. In 2015, Mengoni released the albums Parole in circolo and Le cose che non-ho, which were part of the same artistic project, also including the live record Marco Mengoni Live, all of them reaching the number one of Italian Albums Chart. After the 2017 collaboration Come Neve with the Italian singer Giorgia, in 2018 he published his seventh consecutive number one album Atlantico.

Lyrics

Ho allacciato le mie scarpe
Solo per arrivare fino a te
Venere si unisce a Marte
Se alzi gli occhi al cielo
Certe storie brilleranno sempre
Ed altre le dimenticherai
Ci sono cose che una volta che le hai perse
Poi non tornano mai
E se già ti dico porta le tue cose da me
Non dirmi è troppo presto perchéIo ti prometto che staremo insieme senza cadere
E ogni mio giorno ti appartiene
Ti prometto che inganneremo anche gli anni
Come polvere di stelle filanti
E sarà scritto in ogni testo
Che niente può cambiare tutto questo incancellabile
Ogni volta che mi guardiPosso farti mille promesse
O ingoiarle come compresse
E mandare giù queste parole
Senza neanche sentirne il sapore
Questo mondo da soli non è un granché
Sì, ma neanche in due
Però con te è un po’ meno buio
Anche quando il cielo è coperto di nuvole
E aspettavi smettesse di piovere
Ma sei rimasta tutto il giorno
Io speravo piovesse più forte
Perché è bello riaverti qui intorno
Certe storie diventano polvere
Non ti resta nemmeno un ricordo
Altre invece nonostante il tempo ti restano addossoIo ti prometto che staremo insieme senza cadere
E ogni mio giorno ti appartiene
Ti prometto che inganneremo anche gli anni
Come polvere di stelle filanti
E sarà scritto in ogni testo
Che niente può cambiare tutto questo incancellabile
Ogni volta cheI tuoi occhi mi scavano dentro
Ti giuro non posso nasconderti niente
Fai sembrare il mondo meno freddo
Mi fai perdere il senso del tempo
Non sono mai stato un libro aperto
Ma tu è come se mi avessi già letto
La risposta per tutte le cose che non ti ho mai dettoIo ti prometto che ogni mio giorno ti appartiene
Ti prometto che inganneremo anche gli anni
Come polvere di stelle filanti
E sarà scritto in ogni testo
Che niente può cambiare tutto questo incancellabile
Ogni volta che mi guardiHo allacciato le mie scarpe
Solo per arrivare fino a te

Lyrics (English)

I tied my shoes
Just to get to you
Venus joins Mars
If you roll your eyes
Some stories will always shine
And others you will forget
There are things that once you have lost them
Then they never come back
And if I already tell you, bring your things to me
Don’t tell me it’s too early why
I promise you that we will be together without falling
And my every day belongs to you
I promise you that we will also deceive the years
Like streamer dust
And it will be written in every text
That nothing can change all this indelible
Every time you look at me
I can make you a thousand promises
Or swallow them as tablets
And swallow these words
Without even tasting it
This world alone is not that great
Yes, but not two
But with you it’s a little less dark
Even when the sky is covered with clouds
And you waited for it to stop raining
But you stayed all day
I was hoping it would rain harder
Because it’s nice to have you around again
Some stories turn to dust
You don’t even have a memory left
Others, however, despite the time remain on you
I promise you that we will be together without falling
And my every day belongs to you
I promise you that we will also deceive the years
Like streamer dust
And it will be written in every text
That nothing can change all this indelible
Every time that
Your eyes dig into me
I swear I can’t hide anything from you
Make the world seem less cold
You make me lose track of time
I’ve never been an open book
But you are as if you have already read me
The answer to all the things I’ve never told you
I promise you that my every day belongs to you
I promise you that we will also deceive the years
Like streamer dust
And it will be written in every text
That nothing can change all this indelible
Every time you look at me
I tied my shoes
Just to get to you

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