This is the seventh song released on the internet by master-balladeer Claudio Baglioni as part of his Con Voi project. It is, as Italian music journalists have said, "a love song of a kind not written any more." It is an autobiographical hymn to Baglioni's loves but in it he also remembers his mother, whom he lost recently, and his father, who died many years ago. In the song he thinks about being reunited with them "in another life".
Just as Baglioni dedicated the song to his mother, I in turn dedicate it to mine, who died 20 years ago today.
Claudio Baglioni - In un'altra vita
There is so much I'd like to tell my mum now: what an idiot I've been, in so many ways, what a lovely dog I have, about my life in Sicily and about how, at last, I have learned something about ageing. But most of all I would like to tell her, just once more, how very much I loved her. See you in un'altra vita, mum.