English Lyrics, Italian Ears

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What do English rock lyrics sound like to people who don’t speak English? Sort of like Italian Aerosmith, it turns out.

Italian songwriter, comedian and TV host Adriano Celentano wrote a song using gibberish to approximate English, and then filmed a trippy video for it. Bizarre doesn’t really cover it. You have to see it to believe it. Buon appetito!


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  1. Before I learned English that’s pretty much what every song in English sounded like to me!
    My 8-years-old niece has recently let me in on a secret song she made up, in English: same lyrics as this one!
    Maybe I should have filmed her and put her on u tube 😉

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