"Mai" as written by Marco Marinangeli, Leo De Bernardini and Andrea Sandri....
Non guardarmi
Non cercare di spiegare
Lo sapevo
Che finiva prima o poi
E solo ieri
Che dicevi "quanto ti amo"
Ma era soltanto
Uno stato di agonia

Non see'e cosa
Piu illusoria dell'amore
Non credi mai che
Possa capitare a te
Di ritrovarti
Sopra un filo di speranza
Per poi crollare
Dentro questa oscurita

Mai credero
Mai ci cadro
In queste false emozioni
Dove non see'e pieta

Mai cerchero
La verita dentro un sogno
Il nostro sogno

Solo adesso
Sembri cosi preoccupata
Si direbe
Che ora soffri piu di me
Ma non e vero
Non mi hai mai nemmeno amato
Altrimenti
Non andresti via cosi

Mai credero
Mai ci cadro
In queste false emozioni
Dove non see'e pieta
Mai cerchero
La verita dentro un sogno
Ma quale sogno!


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"Mai [DVD]" as written by Leonardo De Bernardini Andrea Sandri

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    General CommentTHIS...MAKES ME WANT TO GET ON A DANG PLANE AND FLY TO ITALY! LOL THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! HIS VOICE IS EXTRAORDINARY! WOW!!! OH, AND BY THE WAY, I TOTALLY BOUGHT THIS ALBUM ON PROM NIGHT! LOL YEP...I JUST WALKED INTO WAL-MART, PICKED A JOSH GROBAN CD, AND WAS SMILING EAR TO EAR! :D
    megallion November 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe that no one has commented on this song yet!! I think it's absolutely gorgeous... I wish I could speak Italian, lol.
    *tink*er*belle*on January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't look at me
    Don't try to explain
    I knew
    It would end sooner or later
    Only yesterday
    You told me, "I love you so"
    But it was just
    A state of agony

    There is nothing
    More illusory than love
    You never believe
    It can happen to you
    To find yourself
    Upon a thread of hope
    Only to collapse
    Inside this darkness

    I will never believe
    I will never fall
    Into these fake emotions
    Where there is no mercy

    Never will I seek
    From the truth

    Just now
    You seem so worried
    I would say
    That now you're suffering more than me
    But it's not true
    You didn't even love me
    Otherwise
    You wouldn't go away like this

    I will never believe
    I will never fall
    Into these fake emotions
    Where there is no mercy... mercy

    Never will I seek
    The truth inside a dream
    But what a dream
    Never... never
    DoubtFullon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. His voice is so powerful. Very moving.
    angeleyes07on November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. His voice is so powerful. Very moving.
    angeleyes07on November 10, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a very powerful song. I interpret the song to be about the end of a relationship between two people and the singer is grieving and going through different emotions like sadness and anger

    Don't look at me
    Don't try to explain
    I knew
    It would end sooner or later
    Only yesterday
    You told me, "I love you so"
    But it was just
    A state of agony

    He's angry and feels betrayed for her lies. It seems like he is shocked because he didn't know this was coming but at the same time it's like he went into the relationship with low expectations possibly low self esteem.

    There is nothing
    More illusory than love
    You never believe
    It can happen to you
    To find yourself
    Upon a thread of hope
    Only to collapse
    Inside this darkness

    Now he has this cynical view of love because he was hurt and he's trying to protect himself from further heartache. He dreamed of love but not heartache and he's bitter about that.

    I will never believe
    I will never fall
    Into these fake emotions
    Where there is no mercy

    He thinks she never meant anything she said and he's calling her out about that. He's given up on love because he can't take the pain

    Just now
    You seem so worried
    I would say
    That now you're suffering more than me
    But it's not true
    You didn't even love me
    Otherwise
    You wouldn't go away like this

    He's lashing out at her. They are not together anymore and he's wondering how she's doing but because she's ended it he can't see how she's suffering since she was the one who left.

    Never will I seek
    The truth inside a dream
    But what a dream
    Never... never

    Now he's given up on love, shut his emotions down for future relationships. brought his barriers up and it will be hard to break them down.
    rochey1on August 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationJosh Groban is great and the one thing that I really like about him is his choice of songs. He doesn't pick cheesy cliche pop regurgitations. He picks stuff that has a meaning or a message or something that people can identify with ( I suppose other artists do the same but Josh is sincere). There's always a lot of emotion in his songs and maturity as well. Mai is no exception.

    My take on the song is that the person who is singing is reflecting on a person who one day is in "love" with him and the next day breaks it off.

    Don't look at me
    Don't try to explain
    I knew
    It would end sooner or later
    Only yesterday
    You told me, "I love you so"
    But it was just
    A state of agony

    Kinda pschizophrenic if you ask me but more to the point the song writer resolves why he thinks the person was like that in the following verse.

    Just now
    You seem so worried
    I would say
    That now you're suffering more than me
    But it's not true
    You didn't even love me
    Otherwise
    You wouldn't go away like this

    In other words he is saying "look you never loved me because if you did you couldn't just pick up and leave you would stay with me"."All your words were just meaningless. You showed your true colors when you left". That's why in the chorus he laments this.

    I will never believe
    I will never fall
    Into these fake emotions
    Where there is no mercy

    That is so true because love is a commitment not a feeling and you can kiss, makeout, hold hands, walk on the beach, watch the sunset etc..... til your blue in the face it still doesn't mean you love each other. Love is expressed solely by commitment. If you stay with each other and care for each other that's love because there is commitment. Not "short term" commitment(That's actually an oxymoron like jumbo shrimp) its "long term" commitment. That's why so many people break up because they don't " feel" in love anymore. Actually they're immature and selfish because they don't want to commit and overlook another person's faults and shortcomings. Its just easier to find another girlfriend or wife but you know what they'll just do the same thing to the next person and the next and the next....until they finally learn and move on and commit and then they can experience what love really is.

    It's a really powerful observation if you think about it and it takes a little maturity to understand this. Too many people jump into "love" but don't realize how perilous it is because it involves your whole being and it affects you for life. You can't love another person and the next day just move on. Love is awesome but its also dangerous if you just think of it flippantly and superficially. Love can scar you for life, love can hurt you immensely, love can turn your whole world upside down. The flipside is that if love is this dangerous it can also be the best thing that ever happened to you, love is the highest joy you can ever experience, love causes the the most euphoric and powerful emotions, love does the most good for you, love makes you come alive, love gives you meaning and purpose, love gives you security and legitimacy, love makes you happy.

    It's kinda of like a highly dangerous and explosive substance that if you shake it, it will explode. Like Nitro Glycerine. The thing is it can either be an explosion of positivity in your life or an explosion of negativity. Depending on how you handle it the end result is your choice.
    ferdthemanon September 23, 2010   Link

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