"Salvatore" as written by and Rick Nowels Eizabeth Grant....
All the lights in Miami begin to gleam
Ruby, blue and green, neon too
Everything looks better from above my king
Like aqua marine, ocean's blue

Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Cacciatore
La da da da da
La da da da da
Limousines
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ciao amore
La da da da da
La da da da da
Soft ice cream

All the lights are sparkling for you it seems
On the downtown scenes, shady blue
Beatboxing and rapping in the summer rain
Like a boss, he sang Jazz and Blues

Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Cacciatore
La da da da da
La da da da da
Limousines
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ciao amore
La da da da da
La da da da da
Soft ice cream

The summer's hot
And I've been waiting for you all this time
I adore you, can't you see, you're meant for me?
Summer's hot but I've been cold without you
I was so wrong not to tell, I'm in regine, tangerine dreams

Catch me if you can
Working on my tan
Salvatore
Dying by the hand
Of a foreign man
Happily
Calling out my name
In the summer rain
Ciao amore
Salvatore can wait
Now it's time to eat
Soft ice cream

Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Cacciatore
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Limousines
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Ciao amore
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Soft ice cream


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"Salvatore" as written by Rick Nowels Elizabeth Grant

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  • +4
    General CommentThe first line should be, "All the lights in Miami," not "my attic," haha.

    This is one of my favorites from Honeymoon, Lana has a knack for painting vivid pictures with her music. Listening to it I feel like I'm walking through the winding streets of some Italian town in the summer. The chorus melody almost sounds like it was taken from an Italian movie score or something. (She has said of the song "Old Money" from Ultraviolence that the melody for that song was partially taken from an instrumental piece from the 1960's Romeo & Juliet film, so I wouldn't be surprised if she was inspired by another piece of film score.)

    Also, "salvatore" means "savior" in Italian. Which on the surface implies that he's saving or rescuing her ("I've been waiting for you"... "I've been cold without you,") but I think it really means the opposite, because the song has a kind of lonely, melancholic feel to it, she's "dying by his hand," and in the end, "Salvatore can wait." And just in conjunction with the rest of the album where she's singing in classic Lana-style these songs about being with a man but he's distant, elusive, etc. So, maybe she wants him to be her savior, yet finds herself disappointed.

    I don't know, who really cares. Lana rocks no matter how people interpret her songs :)
    PsychedelicUrchinon November 12, 2015   Link
  • +2
    Song FactThis song is an ode to the first vacation Lana took with her boyfriend Francesco Carezzoni to Italy. There are pictures of her eating "soft ice cream" and hanging out with him in an idillyc Italian city.
    Lana said this song sounds the "most different" on the Honeymoon album.
    creykon September 16, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it bad that I thought of The Vampire Diaries the first time I heard this song? Because of the Salvatore Brothers...
    captainizer_on December 06, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also thought this song was kind of like a tribute to Francesco. Francesco is Italian like the man she sings about in this song and they've been seen together quite a few times in Italy on romantic vacations.
    GoddessofLoveon September 19, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo brilliant. Kinda surreal for me. Im reading hundred years of solitude these days and the song is kinda connected to the south American atmosphere,don know why. So sad and weird.
    Reza Hemingwayon November 14, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a sad song, a love that didn't last long...

    As I munch on the words, it sounded like a young girl's heart has been stolen by a really handsome man (...cacciatore...). A man with great facial feature and deep blue eyes (...everything looks better from above my king, like aquamarine ocean's blue). A wealthy and charismatic man (...all the lights are sparkling for you it seems....) loved by everyone (...like a boss he sang, Jazz and Blues...). The rest of the lyrics described how deeply in love this young girl towards this guy and how she longs for him so much. Not confessing this love was such a huge mistake as it imprisoned her in a dream-world, hoping she can be with him. (....I was so wrong not to tell, I'm in regine, tangerine dreams...).

    The next set of the stanza is a bit tricky as it explained a short picture of the story as it revealed the word behind the songs rhythmic melody ("humming"). The girl kinda enjoyed the company of Salvatore as they chase each other "near the beach" under the heat of the sun (...catch me if you can, working on my tan, Salvatore....calling out my name....in the summer rain.....Ciao Amore). She was so enjoying the moment and thought that the guy can wait for her, however, like a soft ice cream the guys interest melted away. (Salvatore can wait...now it's time to eat...soft ice cream...)
    smanagoon July 17, 2019   Link

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