Human Beings (Esseri umani) - Marco Mengoni



The Experience: Do you ever feel like you live a double life? One before everyone else and one when you are alone? In Human Beings Marco Mengnoni challenges us to be courageous and be our true selves in every moment.


Music video: Begins with a man painting his face in preparation for some sort of stage performance or lesson. Slowly the auditorium begins to fill up and all of those attending bear strange half-painted faces indicating their double life. The main character pretends he is above all of this and has it all together, but you can see in his eyes and body language that this is not true. It is only in trying to perform before them that he realizes the senselessness of it all and finally confesses his own double life, leaving the stage to remove the makeup and costume to reveal the true self beneath.


The MeaningHuman Being asks a challenging question. What ought to be the standard of perfection we seek to measure up to? Do we have to be perfect or do we simply have to be the human being we are, without any frills or modifications. Perhaps true greatness lies not in becoming something or someone else, but in unearthing the person each of us is within and letting this unique creature leaves its special mark on history.

Ask yourselfDo I live a double life? How can I be more truly myself?


LYRICS:
(with interlinear translation from the Italian original):

Oggi la gente ti giudica, 
Today people judge you
per quale immagine hai. 
For the image you have
Vede soltanto le maschere, 
they see only the mask you wear
e non sa nemmeno chi sei.
without truly knowing who you are
Devi mostrarti invincibile,
you have to appear invincible
collezionare trofei.
Collecting trophies
Ma quando piangi in silenzio,
buti t is only when you cry alone in silence 
scopri davvero chi sei.
that you truly know who you are.

Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani 
I believe in Human Beings
che hanno coraggio, 
that have courage
coraggio di essere umani
courage to be human beings.

Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani 
I believe in Human Beings
che hanno coraggio, 
that have courage
coraggio di essere umani
courage to be human beings.

Prendi la mano e rialzati,
Give me your hand and get back up
tu puoi fidarti di me.
You can trust in me
Io sono uno qualunque,
I am just someone
uno dei tanti, uguale a te.
One of many just like you.

Ma che splendore che sei,
but how amazing you are
nella tua fragilità.
In your fragility
E ti ricordo che non siamo soli 
And remember that we are never alone
a combattere questa realtà.
In the battle against this reality.

Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani 
I believe in Human Beings
che hanno coraggio, 
that have courage
coraggio di essere umani
courage to be human beings.

Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani 
I believe in Human Beings
che hanno coraggio, 
that have courage
coraggio di essere umani
courage to be human beings.

Essere umani.
Human Beings.

L'amore, amore, amore
Love, love, love
ha vinto, vince, vincerà.
Has conquered, is conquering, and will conquer
L'amore, amore, amore
Love, love, love
ha vinto, vince, vincerà.
Has conquered, is conquering, and will conquer

L'amore, amore, amore
Love, love, love
ha vinto, vince, vincerà.
Has conquered, is conquering, and will conquer
L'amore, amore, amore
Love, love, love
ha vinto, vince, vincerà.
Has conquered, is conquering, and will conquer

Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani 
I believe in Human Beings
che hanno coraggio, 
that have courage
coraggio di essere umani
courage to be human beings.

Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani.
I believe in Human Beings
Credo negli esseri umani 
I believe in Human Beings
che hanno coraggio, 
that have courage
coraggio di essere umani
courage to be human beings.

Essere umani.
Human beings.
Essere umani.
Human beings.

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