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#1147435 - 01/01/19 11:31 AM River Of Desire (Dave Rice  
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Hi and a very Happy New Year to all of you.
When I heard this song I really liked it and asked Dave if I could cover it. He gave me the Ok on it.
I did the English version first.
I was very happy also when Dave asked me to do a cover in my native language (Italian).
Here are the links to my Dropbox, there should be no problem accessing it there


And the Italian version here


River of Desire ((C)Dave Rice)

When leaves are gone... And time stands still...
Ripples on the pond... Then echoes from the hill...
Remind me every day... I'm drowning...
In the River of Desire.

Though you left today... I wanted you to stay...
'cause I need your love... But I don't know what to say...
to explain the way I feel... As I'm drowning...
In the River of Desire.

Let me find the key.. To erase your memory...
But it wasn't in my plan... And I'm doing all I can...
To keep from drowning... In the River of Desire.

Love moved on... and now you're gone...
I knew there'd be a day... You'd take your love away...
There's no flame without your fire...
so I'll try to find a way...
I'll find a way to leave...
The River of Desire.

Now leaves have gone... And time stands still...
ripples on the pond... and echoes from the hill...
remind me every day...
I'm drowning in the River of Desire.

Il Fiume Dei Desideri

Le foglie Tremano E’ Inverno si
La neve cade piano Un’eco da lontano
Mi porta a ricordare E annego
Nel fiume dei desideri

Sei andata via Ti vorrei con me
Voglio il tuo amore E non so che cosa dire
Mentre cerco di capire E annego

Nel fiume dei desideri

Provo poi a cercarti Non so dimenticarti
Non immaginavo che Saresti andata via
E annego
Nel fiume dei desideri

Ed ora che Sei andata via
Immagino che tu Non tornerai mai piu’
Non c’e’ fuoco senza amore Ti cerchero’ ancora
Ti trovero’...Pero’

Nel fiume dei desideri

Le foglie cadono E’ Inverno si
La neve cade piano Un’eco da lontano
Mi porta a ricordare E annego
Nel fiume dei desideri

#1147436 - 01/01/19 12:18 PM Re: River Of Desire (Dave Rice [Re: Mimmo]  
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Sounding good! Nice composing Dave!

Best, John smile

#1147440 - 01/01/19 03:26 PM Re: River Of Desire (Dave Rice [Re: Mimmo]  
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It is always a pleasant surprise when a talented singer hears one of your songs and asks to record it. During our conversations (by E-mail) I was struck at how sincere and genuine he is. I first noticed Mimmo's arrival on the scene here at JPF when he and Travis David (of the UK) collaborated on a song. Originally from Southern Italy, Mimmo has lived in Canada now for a number of years and is friends with Cal DeFalco, a talented collaborator and friend of our esteemed Composer, John Lawrence Schick... whose work I admire so much.

I asked Mimmo how difficult it might be to "translate" an English Language song to one in the Italian Language. He thought about it and replied about having done it before... then said he would like to give it a try. I've always wondered how difficult it is to keep the rhyme, meanings and phrasing all firing their assigned "cylinders" at the same time... and to me, this is proof it can be done. Thanks, Mimmo! You are talented, hard working and I wish you well in your singing and song-writing efforts. Enjoyed both listens... but, obviously, I'm a bit prejudiced!

Happy New Year, my new friend. ----Dave

#1147448 - 01/01/19 07:55 PM Re: River Of Desire (Dave Rice [Re: Mimmo]  
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I listened to the Italian version and thought it lovely.


#1147450 - 01/01/19 08:50 PM Re: River Of Desire (Dave Rice [Re: Mimmo]  
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Thank you for your kind words...It is a great song and I had fun producing it.

Martin :
Thanks for stopping by.


#1147451 - 01/01/19 10:06 PM Re: River Of Desire (Dave Rice [Re: Mimmo]  
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Thanks for listening John

#1147453 - 01/01/19 10:47 PM Re: River Of Desire (Dave Rice [Re: Mimmo]  
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Hi Mimmo and Dave.
Happy New Year and congratulations on 2 fine versions of Dave's song Mimmo.
Hope it's a great success for you both it deserves to be

Last edited by Travis david; 01/01/19 10:48 PM.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1147460 - 01/02/19 11:49 AM Re: River Of Desire (Dave Rice [Re: Mimmo]  
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Hi John, a very Happy New Year to you also and thank you for your comments on the song.
Talk soon.

#1148875 - 01/09/19 01:46 PM Re: River Of Desire (Dave Rice [Re: Mimmo]  
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Hi John...Are you back home. Or still having fun in the sun?

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