Desperation (Vissi D'Arte)

03:10
PATRIZIA
Puccini

Lyrics

Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore ( I lived for art, I lived for love)

Sempre con fe` sincera la mia preghiera (always with
sincere faith were my prayers to you)

ai santi tabernacoli sali`( offered to the holy shrines)

Sempre con fe` sincera diedi fiori agl' altar (Always with
sincere faith I brought flowers to the altar)

Nell'ora del dolor perche` (Why in this hour of suffering)

Perche` Signore, perche` me ne rimuneri cosi`? ( why
Lord, why do you reward me like this)?

Diedi gioielli alla Madonna al manto ( I have given the
jewels for our Lady's mantle)

E diedi il canto agli astri, ai ciel ( and I sang for the stars,
for the heavens above)

che ne ridean piu` belli ( that they may smile more kindly
upon me)

Nell'ora del dolor perche` ( in this hour of suffering why)

Perche` Signore, perche` me ne rimuneri cosi? ( Why Lord
do you reward me like this)?