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Pronto? Si
Come va a Hollywood?
Oh you're staying a little longer?
Well, but I thought you'd be done by September

Non posso vivere
Troppo bisogno di te
Wish you decided to stay
We're too far, we're too far away

Vivere
Guarda, guarda intorno a te
Yeah I'm just calling to say
No, how can I sleep when you're wide awake?

Frutti di mare
Right beside me
Watch the ocean with you

Innamorato
Agitato
Watch her movie debut

I painted the house
I bought sheets that you liked on that trip when we went to Rome
And I got a motorboat for the summer
In case you're done early or if you plan to visit
But wait, do you plan to visit?

Non posso vivere
Troppo bisogno di te
Wish you decided to stay
We're too far, we're too far away

Vivere
Guarda, guarda intorno a te
Yeah I'm just calling to say
No, how can I sleep when you're wide awake?

Frutti di mare
Right beside me
Watch the ocean with you

Innamorato
Agitato
Watch her movie debut

I wish you'd call from set
I wish I didn't get upset
Who's that guy you hang out with?
Is he the lead or just an extra?

Instead of calling please ritorna a me
How can I sleep when you're wide awake?

Non posso vivere
Troppo bisogno di te
Wish you decided to stay
We're too far, we're too far away

Vivere
Guarda, guarda intorno a te
Yeah I'm just calling to say
How can I sleep when you're wide awake?

Telefono
Ringing for me
Can I tell you?
I dream in stereo

In a studio
Far far away
I might lose you
To some executive

Telefono
Ringing for me
Can I tell you?
I dream in stereo

And in a studio
Far far away
I'm here solo
In Passoscuro


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    My InterpretationThis song is about Sofia Coppola filming in Hollywood while Thomas Mars is somewhere in Passoscuro, Roma.

    "Pronto? Si (Ready? Yes?)"
    "Come va a Hollywood? (How is Hollywood?)"

    "And in a studio"
    "Far far away"
    "I'm here solo"
    "In Passoscuro"

    Thomas is experiencing a little (?) separation anxiety:

    "Non posso vivere (I cannot live)"
    "Troppo bisogno di te (I need you so)"
    "Wish you decided to stay"
    "We're too far, we're too far away"

    "Instead of calling please ritorna a me (return to me)"
    "How can I sleep when you're wide awake?"

    But he deals with it because he knows Sofia has to work:

    "Vivere (Live)"
    "Guarda, guarda in torno a te (Look, look around you)"

    It's also interesting how the distance puts a little strain in their relationship:

    "I wish you'd call from the set"
    "I wish I didn't get upset"

    There's also a bit of jealousy going on:

    "Who's that guy you hang out with?"
    "Is he the lead or just an extra?"

    "In a studio, far far away"
    "I might lose you to some executive"
    KayeAntonioon June 19, 2017   Link

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