What is the meaning of the song Coraline by Måneskin with lyrics?
Lyrics, translation and meaning of the song Сoraline from the album Teatro d’Ira Vol. 1 of the Italian group Måneskin.
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I received several questions asking me to tell you what is the meaning of another song that has become popular # måneskin – # сoraline.
What is Coraline’s song about?
Coraline is a song by Måneskin featured on their new album Teatro d’Ira Vol. 1, which was released on March 19, 2021.
The song has rather strange lyrics, it seems to be a ballad about a knight and a beautiful princess.
Of course, after the release of the album at the press conference, everyone was eager to find out what the meaning of the Caroline song was . After all, the first thing that comes to mind is the American cartoon of the same name “Coraline in the Land of Nightmares” , which was released in 2009.
Coraline in the Land of Nightmares, photo from the internt
As the artists themselves said, their Coraline has nothing to do with the character of the cartoon of the same name. The choice of the name is purely musical, phonetic.
The text is based on a real story, told in the form of a fairy tale, but everyone is free to interpret it as they like.
The text has absorbed many themes that have been troubling people for thousands of years: the anxiety, fears and contradictions of those who “want the sea, but are afraid of water.”
“This is our fairy tale, The fairy tale of a little girl who does not find her place in the world because she is too pure and fragile. We follow in her footsteps, starting from a gentle melody that becomes more and more disturbing along the way. The path seems hopeless, but not all but the last spark of hope never goes out.” the members of the group explained.
“This is not a story about a knight who rescues a princess from trouble. A fairy tale without a happy ending, as is often the case in real life. This is something real, like the withering of a flower – the withering of this girl, and the knight is unarmed and helpless in front of what is happening.”
photo eurovision.tv, author’s collage
What is the meaning of the song “Сoraline” by Maneskin?
Måneskin is a fairly young Italian rock band. In the vastness of their native country, they became known after they reached the finals of the X Factor talent show. Then the group began to pursue success – Måneskin won the festival in San Remo, which opened the way for the guys to Eurovision. They represented Italy at Eurovision 2021 and took the gold of the contest.
Teatro d’ira: Vol. I is the group’s second studio album, which was released in May 2021. It proved to be very successful, reaching number one on the Italian Albums Chart and being certified by FIMI. In addition, thanks to the group’s victory at Eurovision, the album entered the top 5 albums according to the European charts. Songs released specifically for Eurovision and the San Remo Contest were included in it. Later, the song “Сoraline” became a real hit.
The name of the song is translated into Russian as “Coralina”. At first glance, the song seems to be a ballad, a love story between a princess and a knight who saved her. At the press conference, the guys explained this point. The text is based on a real story, but, as the soloist of the group said, everyone is free to interpret it as he wants.
The text, as it were, is assembled from many shreds that unite the most disturbing themes of mankind: worries, fears, mental conflicts. The soloist also said that this is a personal fairy tale for the group about a girl who is not in her place in this world. She is too tender, and the world around her is too cruel. It is as if we are studying her life path, penetrating into her life, we understand that her soul is filled with anxiety over time. Gradually, the sparks in the soul go out, but not all. There is always the so-called last hope. A fairy tale without a happy ending, just like it happens in real life. Performers compare it with the life of a flower – formation, opening and withering. And not a single handsome prince in the world is able to reverse the natural course of things.
The first verse, in fact, is not informative. The performer asks a girl named Coraline to tell him the truth. The following is a description of the heroine of the song – the girl is beautiful, but at the same time her heart is not calm. Her hair resembles the petals of a scarlet rose. The hero asks to “stretch the copper threads” so that they can be reunited. But at the same time, Coraline is crying. This sound is compared in the text to the sound of bells. The girl knows how to accept someone else’s pain, which often makes her feel terrible. The chorus is repeated again.
But the heroine knows some secret unknown to everyone else. As if the world is open to her, and the rest cannot move because of this from one place. Although Coraline is still a child, she feels everything perfectly and knows that she can “break” due to such gravity. But people will never appreciate such self-sacrifice. They will blame her, but one day she will “walk out the flimsy door” and everything will change.
Coraline is never ready to accept the fact that she can grow up. Inside her lives a monster that commands her mind. She does not listen to anyone, and her only desire is to disappear. The phrase “wants the sea, but is afraid of water” sounds poetic. Perhaps it means the soul, the “Sea” within. She goes with the flow, getting only disappointment from life. But the hero is trying to fix it. He promises to be her salvation, to help sort out her mental anguish. The chorus is repeated again.
Coraline is beautiful, but she is not given to experience long-term pleasure. And then she decides to settle in a fortress with huge walls. Thus, it is protected from the outside world. because there is nothing that can hurt her.
Coraline lyrics with translation
The lyrics of the song are long, I give the translation under each stanza
So tell me your truth
Coraline, Coraline, tell me your truth
Coraline, Coraline, tell me your truth
Coraline, Coraline, tell me your truth
Coraline – beautiful as the sun
Warrior with a restless heart Your hair is redder than roses
These precious copper threads, my love, stretch them to me
If you hear the bells sing
You will see Carolina crying
Who will collect all the pain of others
And accept it with all her soul
Coraline, Coraline, tell me your truth Coraline, Coraline, tell me your truth
Coraline, Coraline, tell me your truth Coraline, Coraline,
But she knows the truth
It’s not given to everyone to go forward With a divided heart
It’s already so cold
She’s still just a child, but she feels
This heaviness and will someday burst.
And people will say: “Not worth a penny”
Not even able to get out of this flimsy door
But one day she will
I told her “Coraline you can grow up
You can take your things and go wherever you want”
But all she hears is the monster that keeps her caged
And throws mines in her path I told her “Coraline you can grow up You can take your things and go wherever you want”
But Coraline doesn’t listen to me
Yes, she would like to disappear
And Coraline cries
Coraline wants the sea, but is afraid of water
Maybe the sea is already inside her And every word, like an ax
Leaves a notch on her back
Like a small raft floating on a
But maybe this river is already inside her, inside her
I’ll be the heat and I’ll be the cold
I’ll shelter you from the winter
I’ll be your breath I’ll understand what’s in your heart
I’ll be your drink of water
A symbol of kindness I’ll be your soldier
Or even the evening light
And I’ll ask nothing in return
Just one smile
Your every tear is an ocean on my face I don’t ask for anything in return
Just a little time
I’ll be your banner, your shield
Or your silver sword
And Coraline cries Coraline suffers Coraline wants the sea
But is afraid of the water
Maybe the sea is already inside her And every word, like an ax Leaves a notch on her back Like a small raft floating On a full-flowing river But maybe this river is already inside her, inside her
So tell me your truth Coraline, Coraline, tell me your truth Coraline, Coraline, tell me your truth Coraline, Coraline, tell me your truth Coraline, Coraline
Coraline – beautiful as the sun She lost the fruit of her womb Did not know true love
Only a father who has nothing paternal in
them They told her that there is a castle in the city
With such strong walls
What if you want to live there
Nothing will ever hurt
you Nothing will ever hurt you