The biggest question I always had is "God Why Do You Allow us to Suffer? " This aria from Tosca called Vissi D'arte ( I lived for art and for love") is a prayer to God and it asks this very question ..Today it is more poignant than ever as we are more and more informed as to the magnitude of suffering on this planet. I renamed it Desperation because that is the core emotion of the music and I wanted people to connect to the emotion and not the story behind the opera Tosca.
You can find Desperation on my NEW CD "Rock The Throne", NOW available worldwide here http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/patrizia4 and on iTunes
These are the words translated
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)?
Here is the recorded version
and the live version