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Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio Lyrics and Text Translation

Cherubino's Aria from Mozart's Opera, Le Nozze di Figaro

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In the first act of Mozart's famous opera, Le Nozze di Figaro, after Cherubino is fired from his position as the Count's page, Cherubino sings this aria to Susanna telling her that every woman he sees, especially Countess Rosina, excites him and stirs passion within his heart. All he wants to do is love and be loved. Here's a fantastic YouTube video of Gabriele Sima singing this aria. Follow along with the lyrics and text translation below.

Italian Lyrics
Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio,
Or di foco, ora sono di ghiaccio,
Ogni donna cangiar di colore,
Ogni donna mi fa palpitar.
Solo ai nomi d'amor, di diletto,
Mi si turba, mi s'altera il petto,
E a parlare mi sforza d'amore
Un desio ch'io non posso spiegar.
Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio,
Or di foco, ora sono di ghiaccio,
Ogni donna cangiar di colore,
Ogni donna mi fa palpitar.
Parlo d'amore vegliando,
Parlo d'amor sognando,
All'acqua, all'ombra, ai monti,
Ai fiori, all'erbe, ai fonti,
All'eco, all'aria, ai venti,
Che il suon de'vani accenti
Portano via con se.
E se non ho chi m'oda,
Parlo d'amor con me!

English Translation
I do not know anymore what I am, what I do,
One moment I'm on fire, the next moment I am cold as ice,
Every woman changes my color,
Every woman makes me tremble.
At the very mention of love, of delight,
I am greatly troubled, my heart stirs within my chest,
It compels me to speak of love
A desire I can not explain.
I do not know anymore what I am, what I do,
One moment I'm on fire, the next moment I am cold as ice,
Every woman changes my color,
Every woman makes me tremble.
I speak of love while I'm awake,
I speak of love while I'm dreaming,
Water, shade, mountains,
Flowers, grass, fountains,
echo, air, and the winds,
The sound of my hopeless words
are taken away with them.
And if I do not have anyone near to hear me
I speak of love to myself!

More Aria Translations from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
"Non più andrai" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Voi che sapete che cosa e amor" Lyrics and Text Translation

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