Leviathan Rap in Italian

Really, the headline says it all: Leviathan rap. In Italian.

It’s by Mondo Marcio (autotranslated Wiki page/original Italian), and I TOTALLY have to learn the language now.

For more about the Italian edition, published by Einaudi, click here.

Needless to say, anyone translating any lines from this will win my undying gratitude.

41 thoughts on “Leviathan Rap in Italian

  1. That is so cool Scott-la! It must make you so proud and ecstatic to know that people love leviathan soooo much!

  2. woah. Better get to translating as soon as I get out of my writing class…

  3. Dang. I should see if I can take Italian at my school. I’m pretty sure there’s a course in it. Awe. Some! Never thought I’d see rap and literature go hand in hand.

  4. Artist: Mondo Marcio (Rotten World)
    Song: Leviatano (Leviathan)

    Believe me, we are in a fork
    if I look to the horizon
    a war is coming
    the sky is so dark
    I want another future
    Don’t you see that you are running on a yarn?
    bro, sometime we should have an alternative past
    because the sky is so dark
    I want another future
    I can bring you
    back into the years
    and make you fly
    like a leviathan
    I can tell you
    all about my dramas
    we can run
    away from Milan
    Maybe you didn’t notice
    that the life is a jungle
    it’s like a performance
    every time more absurd
    by now it’s natural
    to make a selection
    there is nothing we can do
    Darwin was right
    we are only people
    but so complicated
    a lot of different stories
    but, at the end, all are the same
    I haven’t more an S
    printed on the chest
    I tried to fly
    but I found a cold land
    I can bring you
    back into the years
    when, maybe, the sky wasn’t so dark
    I can tell you about heroes and deceives
    but can you give me another future?
    I can bring you
    back into the years
    and make you fly
    like a leviathan
    I can tell you
    all about my dramas
    we can run
    away from Milan
    I see machines, monsters, bro I’m going crazy
    good boy, stay away from me or I catch you with a lazo
    I haven’t space
    I jump from the terrace
    before making an herb tea and going in space
    I stood
    I stood alone
    look at the mixture
    but leave that argoument
    I’m not a rising star
    I am a shining sun
    a storyteller about terrible stories
    the thing that the first piece of shit push you to buy
    2010, it’s hard to think
    It’s true that I have closed the curtains
    I read and I can travel
    In the first world war, I was there
    in another future
    this one isn’t so dark
    I don’t know if my name is so resistant to don’t go crazy
    we need another world
    not another rotten world
    I can bring you
    back into the years
    and make you fly
    like a leviathan
    I can tell you
    all about my drama
    we can run
    away from Milan
    Because
    Believe me, we are in a fork
    if I look to the horizon
    there is a war coming
    the sky is so dark
    I want another future
    Don’t you see that you are running on a yarn?
    we need an alternative past
    because the sky is so dark
    I want another future
    I can bring you
    back into the years
    and make you fly
    like a leviathan
    I can tell you
    all about my dramas
    we can run
    away from Milan
    I can bring you
    back into the years
    and make you fly
    like a leviathan
    I can tell you
    all about my dramas
    we can run
    away from Milan
    I can bring you
    back into the years
    and make you fly
    like a leviathan
    I can tell you
    all about my dramas
    we can run
    away from Milan

  5. sounds so great, their language is so much prettier…and this rap is better than a LOT that i’ve heard in america, lol.

  6. Very cool, I was actually getting ready to ask my mom to help me translate it, so cool and their rap is waayyy better than american rap.

  7. Haha you are so awesome Giovanni!!!! The only thing i got out of it when i was listening was “like a leviathan”. Lol. Awesome. And it’s so much nicer and AWESOMER than most rap in america. I like it. 🙂

  8. I hate to be a whiner Scott-la, but do you know when we’re going to be able to see the Behemoth cover?

  9. Yeah, I was listening to it again, and I actually understood a bit of it because I’m taking Spanish, and some of the words are similar. It was good to cross-check what I thought they were with Giovanni-la’s lyrics.

  10. hahaha! amazing. I speak spanish so I was able to pick out words here and there but mostly I was in awe that there is a leviathan rap lol

  11. im not really that into rap but if yall say it sounds awsome then it is.

    wooooooooooot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im graduating today!!!!!!!!!!

  12. The rap is really good, even though I don’t listen to rap all that often. It would be funny if American rappers wrote songs about books too. I doubt they would do this well.
    Congrats, kim-la

  13. Had I that kind of talent, there would have been an American rap about it as well! Leviathan was an amazing book! I can’t wait for the next one!!!

  14. @Ash-la. Hmmm i was kind of wondering the same thing. It’s awesome that they did it but i was wondering why. I guess the world may never know. Maybe they just really liked the book! 🙂

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  16. Yeah like the US posters in the librarys with popular actors reading books. That makes since.

  17. Credimi siamo a un bivio
    se guardo all’orizzonte c’è una guerra in arrivo
    il cielo è cosi scuro
    vorrei un’altro futuro
    non vedi che corri su un filo
    a volte ci vorrebbe un passato alternativo
    perchè il cielo è cosi scuro
    vorrei un’altro futuro..

    Ti posso portare indietro negli anni
    o farti volare come un leviatano
    io ti posso parlare di tutti i miei drammi
    possiamo scappare via da Milano..

    Se non l’hai notato la vita è una giungla
    è come una recita è sempre più assurda
    ormai è naturale fare selezione
    non c’è niente da fare, Darwin aveva ragione
    siamo solo persone, ma cosi complesse
    tante storie diverse, ma infondo le stesse
    io non ho più una “esse” stampata sul petto
    ho provato a volare ma ho trovato il suolo freddo
    ti posso portare indietro negli anni
    quando forse non c’era un cielo cosi scuro
    io ti posso parlare di eroi e di inganni
    ma tu mi puoi dare un’altro futuro
    perchè..

    Ti posso portare indietro negli anni
    o farti volare come un leviatano
    io ti posso parlare di tutti i miei drammi
    possiamo scappare via da Milano..

    Vedo macchine e mostri frà sto diventando pazzo
    bravo ragazzo stammi lontano o ti prendo a lazzo
    non ho spazio, faccio un salto dal terrazzo
    prima di farmi una tisana e andare nello spazio
    solo rimasto, sono il solo, il solo rimasto
    guarda l’impasto, ma non toccare quel tasto
    non sono più un astro nascente, sono un sole che splende
    narratore di storie tremende, quello che il primo stronzo ti vende
    sei portato a comprare, nel 2010 è dura pensare
    è vero io ormai ho chiuso le tende, leggo e riesco a viaggiare
    vedi io nella prima guerra mondiale c’ero
    mi serve un’altro futuro, questo qua è cosi scuro
    non sono più sicuro, che il mio nome sia cosi duraturo
    da non uscire pazzo, serve un’altro futuro
    non un’altro Mondo Marcio..

    Ti posso portare indietro negli anni
    o farti volare come un leviatano
    io ti posso parlare di tutti i miei drammi
    possiamo scappare via da Milano..

    Credimi siamo a un bivio
    se guardo all’orizzonte c’è una guerra in arrivo
    il cielo è cosi scuro
    vorrei un’altro futuro
    non vedi che corri su un filo
    a volte ci vorrebbe un passato alternativo
    perchè il cielo è cosi scuro
    vorrei un’altro futuro..

    Ti posso portare indietro negli anni
    o farti volare come un leviatano
    io ti posso parlare di tutti i miei drammi
    possiamo scappare via da Milano!! [x 3]

    Heeheehee….

  18. dude, i gotta say, this is like the ONLY rap song that i have ever enjoyed. then again, thats probably because its about one of my favorite books ever written, so i might be biased 😀

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