"Barcelona" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
The summer sun sets a vicious circus
When shadows held the world in place
But today I felt a chill in my apartment's
Coolest place
"Fuggi regal Fantasima"
The village larks cannot be heard
Cause all the crows got panderers
I can't escape these velvet drapes,
Don't want my rings to fall off my fingers
"Fuggi Regal Fantasima"

The mirror I find hard to face
Cause I fear its a long way down

Got to get away from here, I think I know
Which hemisphere
Crazy me don't think there's pain in Barcelona
They dance you 'round a waltz confound
But I fear it's a long way down
Yes I fear its a long way down

Even if that straw I pull
And I got to fight that bull
Nothing really does compare to Barcelona
Besides in Spain Don Juan's to blame

But I fear it's a long way down
Yes it's a long way down
Cause I fear it's a long way down
And I fear I won't be around

Got to get away from here, I think I know
Which hemisphere

Make sure I have all my papers
Laying out my summer clothes
Search for traps in vain like scratching
So my suitcase I can close
"Fuggi Regal Fantasima"


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"Barcelona" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General CommentYou are missing alot of lyrics and also alot is incorrect.
    jsa1583on September 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh, I lvoe this song.
    It makes me cry and cry and cry.
    It's about the AIDS crisis, I think...being sick, or being afraid of being sick, and trying to play on borrowed time, outrun destiny.
    Elskeon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat does 'Fuggi Regal Fantasima' mean?

    There seems to be a desperation in this song, a kind of hoping, that wherever he goes will be better.

    'Don Juan' is a spanish hero who fell in love and turned evil...and i think eventually died tragically. There is a poem about him by Byron.(and possibly an opera?)
    SMUSER17069464on May 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfrom his website:
    "This song is loosely about AIDS. It's about feeling like you just wanna go someplace and dance in the street and forget your troubles. I went to Barcelona to do just that - and had a horrible time. My friend got strep throat, the hotel was a rip-off, our car was towed, and we were robbed by gypsies. The line "Fuggi, Regal Fantasima" is Italian. It's from Verdis Macbetto. It means "flee, regal phantasm." It's when Macbeth is going mad and sees the ghost. In my mind, the ghost was AIDS."
    jude1984on June 11, 2008   Link

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