Song of The Week - Andrea Boccelli with Christina Aguilera - Somos Novios (It's Impossible)

>> Friday, March 5

I woke up with this song in my head. This what happens when I stay up late watching old 1930's hollywood films and imagine myself, in my own old hollywood glamour film.
I stayed up late watching Flying Down To Rio, a film about a composer and playboy leader of the "Yankee Clipper Band," Roger Bond (played by Gene Raymond), who gets fired from an engagement in a Miami hotel when he violates the hotel's policy against fraternizing with the guests by dancing with Belinha De Rezende (played by Dolores Del Rio). Roger arranges for his band to perform at the grand opening of a hotel in Rio, through his friend who unbeknownst to him happens to be Belhina's fiance. The other surprise is that Belinha's father is the owner of the hotel. Roger tricks  Belhina into flying down to Rio with him, without her chaperone, in a two seat plane and at some point during their flight he fakes engine trouble and lands on what they think is a  deserted island, it turns out to be Haiti. Roger composes a song for her, Orchids in the Moonlight on the spot. He and Belhina fall in love with each other under the moonlight on the beach but Belhina reveals that she is engaged to another a man, because of a family arrangement and he is awaiting her arrival in Rio so they can be married. After realizing Roger tricked her and "being discovered" Belhina leaves Roger for the next flight out of Haiti to Rio.

I don't want to give too much of the movie away, I just wanted to get to give a little background to the film's beach scene and how it played a role in my selection of this week's song of the week. I encourage everyone to see Flying Down To Rio - it is extremely beautiful film even in black and white and it also features Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as members of the band, incidentally it is the very first movie pairing of Rogers and Astaire together. 

That movie and that scene on the beach made me think of  this song. I woke up with it on my mind and I have been singing it all day. I don't speak spanish but I do know the words to this song. The english version/ translation doesn't have the same effect for me, that's why I prefer this version. Somos Novios, is one of the most romantic pieces of music I have ever heard. I can just imagine being on a moonlit beach or the  terrace of a luxurious villa with a breathtaking view surrounded by candles, fabulously dressed and just dancing with my love to this song. Why can't life be like a movie? A girl can only wish and hope.... oh, well back to reality.

Enjoy!


Somos Novios (It's Impossible) is a song written by the premier Mexican bolero composer Armando Manzanero. The song was translated into English by Sid Wayne and first recorded by Perry Como in 1970. It is one of the most popular boleros of all time.

Lyrics and Translation
{Andrea}:
Somos novios
Pues los dos sentimos mutuo amor profundo
Y con eso ya ganamos lo más grande
De este mundo
Nos amamos, nos besamos
Como novios
Nos deseamos y hasta a veces
Sin motivo, sin razón
Nos enojamos
{Christina}:
Somos novios
Mantenemos un cariño limpio y puro
Como todos
Procuramos el momento más oscuro
{Both}:
Para hablarnos
Para darnos el más dulce de los besos
Recordar de qué color son los cerezos
Sin hacer mas comentarios
Somos novios
{Christina}:
Ohh ooh ooh, ohh yeah
{Both}:
It's just impossible
Nos amamos, nos besamos
Como novios
Nos deseamos y hasta a veces
Sin motivo, sin razón
{Andrea}:
Nos enojamos
{Christina}:
Sin motivo, sin razón
{Andrea}:
Somos novios
{Both}:
Mantenemos un cariño
{Andrea}:
Limpio y puro
{Christina}:
Yeah
{Andrea}:
Como todos
{Christina}:
Como todos
{Andrea}:
Procuramos
{Both}:
El momento más oscuro
{Christina}:
Ohh yeah
{Both}:
Para hablarnos
Para darnos el más dulce de los besos
Recordar de qué color son los cerezos
Sin hacer mas comentarios
{Andrea}:
Somos novios
{Christina}:
Somos novios
{Andrea}:
Siempre novios
{Christina}:
Ooh
{Both}:
Somos novios


English Translation: We Are A Couple
We are a couple
because, we both feel mutual profound
love
And with that
We have won the biggest thing
of this world

We love, we kiss each other
Like a couple, We desire each other
And some times without reasons,
without motive
We get angry

We are a couple
We maintain a clean and pure affection
Like everyone
We look for the darkest moment

To speak to each other,
To give each other the sweetest
of the kisses
To remember what color
are the cherry trees
Without making further comments
We are a couple

It's just impossible

We love, we kiss each other
Like a couple, We desire each other
And some times without reasons,
without motive!
We get angry
without reasons, without motive

We are a couple
We maintain a clean and pure affection
Like everyone, like everyone
We look for the darkest moment
To speak to each other,
To give each other the sweetest
of the kisses
To remember what color
are the cherry trees
Without making further comments
We are a couple

We are a couple
Always a couple

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