Con Te Partirò

Andrea Bocelli

About Con Te Partirò

"Con te partirò" (Italian: [kon ˈte partiˈrɔ]; "With you I shall leave") is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was first performed by Andrea Bocelli at the 1995 Sanremo Music Festival and recorded on his album of the same year, Bocelli. The single was first released as an A-side single with "Vivere" in 1995, topping the charts, first in France, where it became one of the best-selling singles of all-time, and then in Belgium, breaking the all-time record sales there. A second version of the song, sung partly in English, released in 1996 as "Time to Say Goodbye", paired Bocelli with British soprano Sarah Brightman, and achieved even greater success, topping charts all across Europe, including Germany, where it became the biggest-selling single in history. Brightman and Bocelli produced a version with Brightman singing in German and Bocelli in Italian, with this version being available on the CD Time to Say Goodbye. That version alone has now sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. Bocelli also recorded a full Spanish version of the song, titled "Por ti volaré" ("For You I Will Fly"). Under all three versions, the song is considered Bocelli's signature song. 


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Quando sono solo 
E sogno all'orizzonte 
E mancan le parole
Sì lo so che non c'è luce 
In una stanza quando manca il sole 
Se non ci sei tu con me, con me 
Su le finestre 
Mostra a tutti il mio cuore 
Che hai acceso
Chiudi dentro me 
La luce che 
Hai incontrato per strada 

Con te partirò 
Paesi che non ho mai 
Veduto e vissuto con te 
Adesso si li vivrò
Con te partirò 
Su navi per mari 
Che, io lo so 
No, no, non esistono più 
Con te io li vivrò 

Quando sei lontana 
Sogno all'orizzonte 
E mancan le parole 
E io sì lo so 
Che sei con me, con me
Tu mia luna, tu sei qui con me 
Mio sole tu sei qui con me 
Con me, con me, con me 

Con te partirò 
Paesi che non ho mai 
Veduto e vissuto con te 
Adesso sì li vivrò 
Con te partirò 
Su navi per mari 
Che, io lo so
No, no, non esistono più 
Con te io li rivivrò
Con te partirò 
Su navi per mari 
Che, io lo so
No, no, non esistono più 
Con te io li rivivrò
Con te partirò
Io con te

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Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa boˈtʃɛlli]; born 22 September 1958) is an Italian tenor, multi-instrumentalist and classical crossover artist. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of twelve following a football accident. more »

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Written by: Lucio Quarantotto, Francesco Sartori

Lyrics © Sugarmusic s.p.a., Sugarmusic, Sugarmusic O/B/O Double Marpot Ed. Musicali, Peermusic Publishing

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11 facts about this song

Song Release Details
"Con Te Partirò” is a song performed by Italian singer Andrea Bocelli. The song was initially released as a single in 1995 through Sugar Music – Polydor.
Song Title Meaning
The title "Con Te Partirò" translates to "With You, I Will Leave" in English. This is indicative of the song’s themes of deep love and longing to journey with a loved one.
Song Popularity
The song became a hit in France and Germany, and across Europe. It was later re-recorded as a duet with Sarah Brightman under the English title "Time to Say Goodbye", which experienced further success.
Operatic Influence
The song is an example of operatic pop - a fusion of opera style and structure with modern pop music. The powerful vocals and emotive melody have made it a favorite for performers of all kinds.
Historic Performance
Andrea Bocelli first performed the song at the Sanremo Music Festival in 1995. The song did not win the competition, but it did top the charts in France and Belgium.
Inclusion in Albums
Besides being released as a single, "Con Te Partirò" was included in Bocelli’s album, Bocelli. The song is also a part of his greatest hits album, The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere.
Success in the United States
It wasn't until 1997 when Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman released "Time to Say Goodbye", the English counterpart of "Con Te Partirò", that the song gained fame in the United States, ultimately becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Wide Influence
The song has been covered by many artists and featured in numerous television shows, movies, and commercials, highlighting its broad appeal and lasting influence.
Unofficial World Anthem
"Con Te Partirò" is often played at athletic events and has become known as a type of unofficial world anthem due to its widespread universal appeal.
Despite being performed in Italian, Andrea Bocelli's "Con Te Partirò" transcended language barriers and received worldwide recognition, demonstrating that music truly is a universal language.
Signature Song
"Con Te Partirò" is considered Andrea Bocelli's signature song, the one most closely associated with him, and the one that solidified his position as an international operatic pop star.

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