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lyrics of Francesco Gabbani song Occidentali's Karma

Francesco Gabbani emerged the winner at Festival San Remo and is on his way to Eurovision in Kiev for 13 May. Some say his catchy tune is the favourite to win, even though he sings in Italian and most won’t understand what Francesco is singing about. Have you been wondering what the song Occidentali’s Karma means?

If you have been looking for the lyrics of Occidentali’s Karma in English, here is an interpretation that Dimitris prepared for yozzi.com.

English Lyrics of Occidentali’s Kamra sung by Francesco Gabbani winner of Festival San Remo 2017 – Italy’s entry to Eurovision for May 2017

To be or not to be

Hamlet’s dilemma

As contemporary as Neolithic man

Settle comfortably into your 2 x 3 cage

Intellectuals in cafés

Internet experts

Honorary members of selfie-holics anonymous

Intelligence is out of fashion

Easy answers

Useless dilemmas

Ah Ah Ah look for stories with grand endings

Hoping for…

All the same it goes, always flowing

And “Singing in the Rain”.

Lessons from Nirvana

There’s Buddha lined up in single file

Break time for all; a moment of glory (allez!)

The crowd shouts a mantra

Evolution stumbles

The naked ape dances

Karma of the West

Karma of the West

The naked ape dances

Karma of the West

It’s raining drops of Chanel

On sterilised bodies

Save yourself from the odour of your own kind

All the know-it-alls of the Web

Cocaine of the masses

Opiates of the poor

Ah Ah Ah looking for virtual humanity

Sex appeal

All the same it goes, always flowing

And “Singing in The Rain”

Lessons from Nirvana

There’s Buddha lined up in single file

Break time for all, a moment of glory (allez!)

The crowd shouts a mantra

Evolution stumbles

The naked ape dances

Karma of the West

Karma of the West

The naked ape dances

Karma of the West

When life gets distracted

Men fall

Karma of the West

Karma of the West

The ape gets back on its feet

Namaste, allez!

Lessons from Nirvana

There’s Buddha lined up in single file

Break time for all, a moment of glory (allez!)

The crowd shouts a mantra

Evolution stumbles

The naked ape dances

Karma of the West

Karma of the West

The naked ape dances

Karma of the West

Om

What do you think of these lyrics? How do you feel about the translation? Create an account on Yozzi and leave a comment.  Below the official video of the song, you’ll find the original Italian lyrics, followed by three videos of the many parodies that have emerged in Italy since Occidentali’s Karma won at Festival San Remo. The first is about food, the second about a man dreaming to get out of his relationship and the third is about an unlicensed Fiat Panda jalopy. There are many more of course. What’s your favourite parody? Log-in to leave a comment.

Here are the original Italian lyrics, written by Francesco Gabbani and his brother Filippo, along with Fabio Ilacqua and Luca Chiaravalli.

Lyrics in Italian to Occidentali’s Karma 

Essere o dover essere

Il dubbio amletico

Contemporaneo come l’uomo del neolitico

Nella tua gabbia 2×3 mettiti comodo

Intellettuali nei caffè

Internettologi

Soci onorari al gruppo dei selfisti anonimi

L’intelligenza è démodé

Risposte facili

Dilemmi inutili

AAA cercasi storie dal gran finale,

Sperasi

Comunque vada, panta rei

And “Singing in the rain”

Lezioni di Nirvana

C’è il Buddha in fila indiana

Per tutti un’ora d’aria, di gloria (allez!)

La folla grida un mantra

L’evoluzione inciampa

La scimmia nuda balla

Occidentali’s karma

Occidentali’s karma

La scimmia nuda balla

Occidentali’s karma

Piovono gocce di Chanel

Su corpi asettici

Mettiti in salvo dall’odore dei tuoi simili

Tutti tuttologi col web

Coca dei popoli

Oppio dei poveri

AAA cercasi umanità virtuale

Sex appeal

Comunque vada, panta rei

And “Singing in the rain”

Lezioni di Nirvana

C’è il Buddha in fila indiana

Per tutti un’ora d’aria, di gloria (allez!)

La folla grida un mantra

L’evoluzione inciampa

La scimmia nuda balla

Occidentali’s karma

Occidentali’s karma

La scimmia nuda balla

Occidentali’s karma

Quando la vita si distrae

Cadono gli uomini

Occidentali’s karma

Occidentali’s karma

La scimmia si rialza

Namaste, ale!

Lezioni di Nirvana

C’è il Buddha in fila indiana

Per tutti un’ora d’aria, di gloria (allez!)

La folla grida un mantra

L’evoluzione inciampa

La scimmia nuda balla

Occidentali’s karma

Occidentali’s karma

La scimmia nuda balla

Occidentali’s karma

Om


Some Italians made various parodies of the song, including Croccanty

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