if i were fire lyrics – desdemonia

music: c. rosso-f. torchia/lyrics: a. marchisio
adapted from the xiiith century italian sonnet “s’i’ fosse foco” by cecco angiolieri

if i were fire, i’d burn the world;
if i were wind, i’d pester it;
if i were water, i’d sink it;
if i were god, i’d plunge it;

if i were the pope, i’d be gay,
’cause i’d torment all the christians;
if i were emperor, i’d be good:
’cause everybody’s heads i would cut down.

if i were fire, if i were fire
if i were fire, if i were fire

if i were death, i’d go to my father;
if i were life, i’d flee him:
i’d do the same with my mother.

if i were myself, as i am and was,
i’d take the young and beautiful gals:
the crippled and old i’d leave to others.

if i were fire, if i were fire
if i were fire, if i were fire

/ desdemonia lyrics