Words of Donna

 

TO THE ITALIAN TRANSLATIONS

 

 

I REMEMBER YESTERDAY
 
I remember the first night we met
Dancing to the sounds of clarinet
Dancing cheek to cheek, oh how sweet
You and me and the 30's beat
Oh, I remember our first night
I remember how we carried on
Holding arms until the light of dawn
From the very start you stole my heart
I knew right there that we'd never part
Oh, I remember that first night
I saw your love light through the candle's glow
Champagne was flowing and so I let myself go
And when the night was over we both looked across the room
Remember darling? Chairs on the tables and only me and you
Walking home in Springtime showers
In the early morning hours
You took me to my door, we were sure
So we swore love forever more
I remember our first night
 

 Taken from I REMEMBER YESTERDAY

 

WORKING THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT
 
I'm just a working girl, just earning her living
When the city's waking up I'm going home
Working the midnight shift, when all my friends are out
They've all gone out dancing, they're out having fun
Working the midnight shift for that extra little something
The things that are out of my reach, I need so bad
Seems like I'm always leaving when all the others arrive
My body still carries on, but I'm dying inside
 
RUMOUR HAS IT
Rumour has it all around the town (keep it to yourself)
Someone's looking for a girl like me
Where can she be found
I hope he's who I think he is, I wonder if it's really him
It's gotta be the man I love, no one else but him
Rumour has it
They say he's gonna make this girl his everything
He's gonna love her and surround her with all those beautiful things
It was the most wonderful moment in my life I had
My life ended on that evening I lost him and it hurt so bad
Rumour has it
You never know just what you've won until you've lost
And the object of the game is not to pay the cost
Anyone can play the game, there are no rules
And you never know just what you've won until you lose
I know he's gonna find me, I know this was meant to be
Well you can change a lot of things in your life, but not your destiny
And when you find the best thing in life has come to you
Hold it in your hand real tight or it may slip through
 

 Taken from ONCE UPON A TIME...

 

MIMI'S SONG
 
I bet you ask yourself why I'm never there
It's not that I like being away
You see, I made a spectacle of myself
And it seems that the whole world needs me
I understand when you cry alone
And mama's not there to wipe your eyes
You see, it's only because I'm out being someone to make it right
I got a little letter and I read it on the plane
And in my heart I felt a funny kind of pain
I wished that I could be there and touch your face again
Mimi, you're beautiful
Mimi, you're mine
And all the things that I do in my life
Seem to take up all your precious time
There's so much more I'd long to say
So much more I'd long to do
But I guess it'll all just have to wait
Till I can get to see you
Mimi, you're mine
Mimi, you're mine
Mimi you fill my life
You fill my life with so much love
'Cause you're beautiful, and you love me and you understand
 

 Taken from LIVE AND MORE

 

BAD GIRLS
 
(Toot toot, hey, beep beep)
Bad girls, talking 'bout the sad girls
Sad girls, talking 'bout bad girls, yeah
See them out on the street at night (walkin')
Picking up all kind of strangers, if the price is right
You can't score if your pocket's tight
But you want a good time
You ask yourself who they are
Like everybody else they come from near and far
Bad girls, talking 'bout the sad girls, yeah
Sad girls, talking 'bout bad girls, yeah
Friday night and the strip is hot
Sun's gone down and they're about to trot
Spirit's high and legs look hot
Do you wanna get down?
Now don't you ask yourself who they are
Like everybody else they wanna be a star
Bad girl, sad girl, you're such a dirty bad girl, beep beep, huh huh
You sad girl, you bad girl, you're such a naughty bad girl, beep beep, huh huh
Now you and me we're both the same, but you call yourself by a different name
Now your mama won't like it when she finds out
Her girl is out at night
Hey mister, have you got a dime?
Hey mister, do you wan to spend some time, oh yeah?
I've got what you want, you've got what I need
I'll be your baby come and spend it on me
Hey mister, I'll spend some time with you
With you, you fine, with you
Bad girls, they're just bad girls
Talking 'bout sad girls
 
DIM ALL THE LIGHTS
 
Dim all the lights, sweet darling, 'cause the night it's on the way
Turn up the old Victrola, gonna dance the night away
Love just don't come easy, no it seldom does
When you find the perfect love, let it fill you up
Dim all the lights, sweet honey, 'cause tonight it's you and me
No need to worry, darling, 'cause it's for eternity
Love just don't come easy, this you know I understand
I want to be your woman if you'll be my man
Let yourself go freely and I'll show you things that you've dreamed of
Don't think that you're dreaming
('Cause) we've found the perfect love
And I'm like a cup, so fill me up
Do what you want, you can use me all up
Take me bottom to top, don't leave even one drop
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, do it tonight
You know the moment's so right
Turn my brown body white
Come on, dim all the lights
 
ON MY HONOR
 
Here I am, on my own again
The days rush by, the nights all seem so slow
Guess I've let you down, in my way somehow
If you take me back I know we'll make it
We'll make a promise and then break it
On my honor I will try
Always do the best I can
Though the tears may fall like raindrops from your eyes, honey
On my honor I will try
If you want me to be strong
(I'll) give it ev'rything I have
You'll never have to worry
'Cause we're not in a hurry
On my honor I will try
It's a lover's dance in a fiery chant
Don't be afraid to face the music now
It's a gambler's chance, not a lost romance
And I'm not you and you're not me
Sometimes we feel diff'rently
On my honor I will try
Always do the best I can
Though the tears may fall like raindrops from your eyes, darlin'
On my honor I will try
If you want me to be strong
(I'll) give it ev'rything I have
You'll never have to worry
'Cause we're not in a hurry
On my honor I will try
I'll try
I will try
I'll try
 

 Taken from BAD GIRLS

 

ON THE RADIO
 
Someone found the letter you wrote me on the radio
And they told the world just how you felt
It must have fallen out of a hole in your old brown overcoat
They never said your name but I knew just who they meant
Oh, I was so surprised and shocked and I wondered too
If by chance you heard it for yourself
I never told a soul just how I've been feeling over you
But they said really loud, they said it on the air
On the radio, oh oh
Now, don't it kinda strike you sad when you hear our song?
Things are not the same since we broke up last June
The only thing that I want to hear is that you love me still
And that you think you'll be coming home real soon, oh
Yeah, it kinda made me feel proud when I heard them say
You couldn't find the words to say it yourself
And now in my heart I know I can say what I really feel
'Cause they said it really loud, they said it on the air
On the radio, oh oh
If you think that love isn't found on the radio
Then tune right in, you may find the love you lost
'Cause now I'm sitting here with the man I sent away long ago
He found me really loud, they said really loud
On the radio
 

 Taken from ON THE RADIO

 

LOOKING UP
 
Looking up, again
I'm coming back to life, I'm coming back to life
Looking up, to you
If it's really up to you, you had to pull me through
Looking up, a change is coming over me
I know now that I'm free
Looking up, I find I'm walking tall and proud
And happy all the time
Looking up, I'm looking up
I see my troubles far behind
Looking up, I'm looking up
I feel I'm rising to the top, ooh yeah
Someone that understands, is there until the end
To hold the light for me, the light that helps me see
And in my darkest hours will come with sunny showers
To help me to forget, oh I'm so glad we met
And since that rainy day the clouds just stay away
You chase them with your love, the greatest love I've known
'Cause in the darkest hour you come with sunny showers
My life is yours today
Don't ever go away
 
RUNNING FOR COVER
 
Spent the best of my life running scared in the city
Left my shoes and my lovers behind, yeah
Oh but I felt incomplete
Living out there in the street
I was always alone and afraid such a pity
Little girls just don't know what comes out of the dark, well
But the devil waits in heat down on that dead end street
And I say, running for cover
Running for cover
Running for cover
It's keeping me running
I'm just ascared that he's out tonight
It's keeping me running
I don't know why but it's getting dark
Say the devil's in the park and it's already after dark
Running for cover
Running for cover
Running for cover, now
Life is really so hard when you live in the city
No one knows what a young girl has on her mind, yeah
But you're headed for defeat
Down on that dead end street
Never learned of the lesson, you should, such a pity
Still and all you'll stay with the others behind, well
And the promise in the park
Is that devil's in the park
 

 Taken from THE WANDERER

 

LIVIN' IN AMERICA
 
Straight outta school but still just a fool
Thought the streets were paved with gold
He moved off the block and found he was lost
In a world he'd never known
He had to hustle so he could pay the rent
Played all the aces and wound up president
You see it's okay, baby
(Got to find your own way)
Hold your dream real tight
(Keep on trying all day)
Some days are hard
And you know your time will come you'll get your chance to run
We're livin' in America
You're livin' in the home of the dream
You're livin' in America
Just make it what you want it to be
Soap-opera child with hope in her eyes
Looking for a starring role
She came into town and acted the clown
Had a long, long way to go
Waiting at tables and pumping gasoline
She served an agent now she's a movie queen
It' all okay
Hold on to your dreams
Sometimes it's hard
Time will come for each and ev'ry one
You're Livin' in America
You're livin' in the home of the dream, don't be afraid
You're livin' in America
Just make it what you want it to be
You'll stand alone on a long hard road
With a crown that you can't see
Just start by steppin' out
Then let your mind run free
 

 Taken from DONNA SUMMER

 

SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY
 
She works hard for the money, so hard for it, honey
She works hard for money so you'd better treat her right
She works hard for the money...
Onetta there in the corner stands and she wonders where she is
And it's strange to her, some people seem to have ev'rything
9 A.M. on the hour hand and she's waiting for the bell
And she's looking real pretty just waiting for her clientele
She works hard for the money...
28 years have come and gone and she's seen a lot of tears
Of the ones who come in, they really seem to need her there
It's a sacrifice working day to day
For little money, just tips for pay
But it's worth it all to hear them say that they care
She works hard for the money...
Already knows she's seen her bad times
Already knows these are the good times
She'll never sell out
She never will
Not for a dollar bill
She works hard
 
I DO BELIEVE I FELL IN LOVE
 
You and me we're together, loving eyes can always stray
Loving hearts will always find the way
Don't pass through my life like a season
Don't hurry by like a highway sign
Hear with your heart while I tell you what's on my mind
I do believe I fell in love
I do believe I fell in love, oh yeah
If I've made mistakes please forgive me
Oh, Charlie B. don't you run away
Forget your old pride, I tell you that I'm going to stay
'Cause love knows no pain, knows no worry
Love is the same for all time
Hear with your heart while I tell you what's on my mind
I do believe I fell in love
I do believe I fell in love, oh yeah
Oh, let me love you, oh let me kiss you
Baby I'm falling your love is a calling
The night is wasting away
It used to be you and I knew at the dawning our love would last more than a day
And every single little word is true
I still love you
(I loved you, I'll love you)
Do believe it
Do believe that I'm falling in love
I'm going to love you like nobody's loved you, come rain or shine
I'm gonna need you like nobody's needed you before, oh my
 

 Taken from SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY

 

I'M FREE
 
I was stranded in the dark, trying to find an open door, so low
Chains were wrapped around my heart, did not know what love was for, no more
Heard these voices in my head telling me "you'll never escape, oh no you can't get away"
When the spirit in me said that your love could show me the way
My whole life changed from that day
Now I'm walking in the light, all aglow
All I see is sunshine in my eyes, skies of blue, it's true
I'm free
(Out from under shadows)
(The only thing that matters is that you've worked a miracle in me)
I'm free
(Now when clouds surround me they have no place around me)
(All because your love has set me free)
I'm free
From the time that I knew that I could find love in you
My heart's been renewed
Now all my dreams are coming true
I'm free
I was frightened in the cold, desperate when you found me in time
You saved me from the world
Got my life back in control
Chased away the madness in my mind, you saved me right in time
Now the future's looking up, skies are blue
All because you
Got the sunshine in my life, all aglow, baby don't you know
I'm free
 

 Taken from CATS WITHOUT CLAWS

 

ALL SYSTEMS GO
 
If you're ready to fall in love
Here's the thing you've been dreaming of
(A) scientific fact that you should know
If you're ready to give your heart
And you don't know which way to start
And you're afraid you'll go against the flow
Ask anyone who's ever been given the blow
If you'll know, when all systems are go
All systems go, oh
All systems go
Is your mind in computer mode
And all your senses in overload
And all controls for take off in your hands
200.000 watts of my love are starting to glow
Let you know that all systems are go
All systems go, oh
All systems go
You're on a one way trip to the Sun
Your heart's on fire and you're ready to run
Faster now faster, we're heading now for planet Mars
Love on sudden impact
Ev'rything's under control and all systems go
All systems go
Boy meets girl and in fact
Love on sudden impact
 
VOICES CRYING OUT
 
Voices crying out
Voices crying out, in the night hear them call
Voices crying out, hear them call
It's a night like no other night
It's a day almost turning gray
It's a heart like a broken heart
It's a wheel at the end of day
It's the life
Of a boy who's scared
Of the waves rushing out and the wind in the air
It's the sight
Of one longing to taste of life
Voices crying out, in the night hear them call
Voices from some foreign shore
Visions that seem an incredible dream
Echoing out for more
Voices crying out, in the night hear them call
It's a song
Of a love unsung
It's the pain
Of just being young
It's the cry
Of a voice unheard
Of a face
Speaking silent words
It's the hope
That the time goes by
Take you up on a wind teach your soul how to fly
It's a wish
That you'll live to experience life
Voices crying out...
Oh, do you know how it feels to be free
Walking your path of life
Embracing destiny one day at a time
(Voices crying out)
Oh, can't you hear them?
(Voices crying out)
Listen please, please, listen to the future
(Voices crying out)
Millions and millions and millions of voices
 

 Taken from ALL SYSTEMS GO
 
LET THERE BE PEACE
 
Someone put the communication out the door
Someone decides it's worth fighting for
Why haven't we learned by what we've done before
Don't you know history's keeping score
And just once more
For every boy and every girl
Let there be love all over the world
For everyone under the sun
Let there be peace on earth
Let every voice be heard
Let there be peace on earth
Brother to brother
'Till it's felt around the world
There's only one world in which we all must live
Heaven show us how to forgive
And on that marble wall which holds a million names
Generations of dreams gone down in flames
Isn't, isn't it a shame
For every boy and every girl under the sun
(Let there be peace on earth)
Why don't you try just a little harder
(Let every voice be heard)
(Let there be peace on earth)
Oh, if we could just get it together
('Till it's felt around the world)
We're running out of time
As our leaders roll the dice
The human spirit cries
It's a precious, precious sacrifice
 

 Taken from MISTAKEN IDENTITY

 

MELODY OF LOVE (WANNA BE LOVED)
 
I always stayed away from love
Afraid of what might, might happen
'Till I thought I heard a sound above
Singing through my very own heart
Was a melody I'd never heard
Like birds singing loud to the sky
(Wanna be loved)
Never dreamed that true love would help me find my way
Didn't know how deep I'd fallen
Until you rescued, you rescued me
When suddenly strings began
I heard the melody again and again and again
The sound of music blowing through my head
So rare I'm walking on air
Melody of love
Sing this song for me
I want to hear somebody sing
(Wanna be loved)
Melody of love
Oh, take me away
One lonely night you up and danced into my dreams
Baby, you set my heart on fire
So I've been burning and burning ever since then
When suddenly strings began
I heard the melody again and again and again
The sound of a trumpet blowing through my head
So rare I'm walking on air
Melody of love...
 

 Taken from ENDLESS SUMMER

 

MY LIFE
 
When I was young I used to dream of going far
Having my once in a lifetime chance to prove I was a star
Thousands of times I stood in the wings
Dreaming it was me
I heard the people going wild
But it was just my fantasy
Life is a dance
Maybe we're all players
So stand up and smile
And don't be afraid
This is my life, this is my song
Standing right here
Out on the stage
Is where I belong
This is my song, this is my life
Standing right here
Out on the stage
In the spotlight
Traveled the road wherever the road would leave
I made mistakes but I wouldn't quit
I made myself believe
Dreams come true for those who dream
So one day you can say
Music be the fruit of life and
Let my music play
Life is a dance...
 

 Taken from LIVE & MORE ENCORE!