LAST CHRISTMAS (WHAM!)

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GEORGE MICHAEL,  the WHAM! singer and solo performer, died yesterday (December 25, 2016) at the age of 53     –       32 years  after the release of this song.

He  was   one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation and “Last Christmas”  – 1984 – has been covered by many artists and has become an annual Christmas standard, especially in the UK.

The song actually has very little to do with Christmas , because it describes a failed relationship. Only the phrase “Last Christmas,” when the relationship finishes , refers to the festive season.

                              Last Christmas  (Wham!)

[Chorus:]
Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away.
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away.
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance
But you still catch my eye.
Tell me, baby,
Do you recognize me?
Well,
It’s been a year,
It doesn’t surprise me
(Merry Christmas)

I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying, “I love you,”
I meant it
Now I know what a fool I’ve been.
But if you kissed me now
I know you’d fool me again.

[Chorus:]
Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away.
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away.
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Oh, oh, baby.

A crowded room,
Friends with tired eyes.
I’m hiding from you
And your soul of ice.
My god I thought you were someone to rely on.
Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on.

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart.
A man under cover but you tore me apart, ooh-hoo.
Now I’ve found a real love, you’ll never fool me again.

[Chorus:]
Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away.
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away.
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart (I gave you my heart)
A man under cover but you tore him apart
Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone
I’ll give it to someone special.

Special…
Someone…

Lo scorso Natale ti ho dato il mio cuore ma proprio il giorno  dopo l’hai buttato via Quest’anno, per evitare le lacrime, lo darò a qualcuno di speciale . …. Ferito già una volta e doppiamente intimidito mi tengo a distanza ma tu attiri il mio sguardo –  dimmi, mi riconosci? Sì, è passato un anno, non mi sorprende (Buon Natale!) . L’avevo incartato e spedito con una sola nota “ti amo”, ed era ciò che intendevo.  Ora so che sono stato stupido ma se tu  mi baciassi so che mi inganneresti di nuovo…..

Una stanza affollata, amici dagli occhi stanchi. Mi sto nascondendo da te e dalla tua anima di ghiaccio. Mio Dio, pensavo che tu fossi qualcuno su cui poter fare affidamento. E io? Io speravo di essere una spalla su cui piangere, un volto di  amante con il fuoco nel cuore,  un uomo  sotto copertura, ma tu mi hai fatto a pezzi ora ho trovato il  vero amore e tu non mi ingannerai più

 

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