What’s the song in the House of Gucci ending scene?

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House of Gucci is a movie directed by Ridley Scott and released in 2021. The film tells the true story of Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife who organized his murder after the two divorced, and it’s based on the book The House of Gucci, written by Sara Gay Forden and published in 2001. People appreciated the movie, now available in streaming, and one of the biggest curiosities is about the song we hear in the ending scene and the movie credits. Let’s discover it together.

You can find here on Youtube the official trailer of House of Gucci.

What’s the ending song of House of Gucci?

The song we can hear in the ending scene of House of Gucci is Baby Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman, in the version re-recorded in 2000 with Luciano Pavarotti for his album Pavarotti and Friends for Cambodia and Tibet. You can find the live performance of the song below.

Baby Can I Hold You Tonight - Pavarotti and Tracy Chapman Live

Tracy Chapman originally wrote the song in 1988 as part of her debut album Tracy Chapman. In the version recorded with Luciano Pavarotti, the original song lyrics include parts sung by the Italian tenor to reinterpret Tracy’s words. Let’s see together the lyrics of this version of the song.

Baby Can I Hold You: the song lyrics and the meaning

Baby Can I Hold You is a song about how hard it is to communicate inside a love relationship. Tracy Chapman talks about finding the right words, being able to say sorry, and holding each other when needed. With sadness, Tracy thinks that she and her man might have been together if they had communicated better.

It’s all that you can’t say
Years gone by and still
Words don’t come easily
Like sorry, like sorry

But you can say it baby
Baby can I hold you tonight
Maybe if I told you the right words
At the right time you’d be mine

Luciano Pavarotti uses similar words to convey the same message. He sings “Perdonami,” which is Italian for “forgive me,” a stronger expression than “sorry,” and he translates the line “You’d be mine” with “Se mi vuoi,” which has the same metrics but means “if you want me.” With these little changes, the meaning of Pavarotti’s lyrics sounds more like “You never say ‘forgive me’ or ‘I love you.’ If you want me, say it.”

You can find below the Italian lyrics sung by Luciano Pavarotti, with the English translation

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The Italian lyrics and their translation

È una parola che
Tu non dici mai
E non ti è facile dire a me

Forgive me
It’s a word that
You never say
And it’s not easy for you so say it
Forgive me
Forgive me

Io t’amo
È una parola che
tu non dici mai

I love you
It’s a word that
You never say

Ci sono parole
Che tu non sai dire, o non vuoi
Quando a volte non c’è bisogno di più,
Di uno “scusami”, se mi vuoi

There are words
That you cannot say, or you don’t want to
When sometimes nothing more is needed
Than a “sorry”, if you want me

Se mi vuoi

If you want me