About the Operas

by  Franz Lehár
MEINE LIPPEN SIE KÜSSEN SO HEIß

 

GIUDITTA

I don't know myself

why one speaks of love,

when you are near me

look into my eyes and kiss my hands.

 

I don't know myself

why one speaks of the magic,

that no one resists when they see me

when he walks past me.

 

But when the red light glows

At midnight hour

And everyone listens to my song

then the reason becomes clear to me:

 

My lips, they kiss so hot

My limbs are supple and white (soft),

In the stars it is written:

Thou shalt kiss, thou shalt love!

 

My feet they float away

my eyes they lure and glow

and I dance like in the intoxication that I know

my lips they kiss so hot!

 

inside my veins

there the blood of the dancer rolls

Because my beautiful mother was

The dance queen in the golden Alcazar.

 

she was so beautiful

I've often seen her in dreams.

She beat the tambourine to a wild dance

then you saw all eyes glow!

 

She woke up again in me

I have the same lot.

I dance like them at midnight

And just feel this:

 

My lips, they kiss so hot!

My limbs are supple and white / soft,

In the stars it is written:

Thou shalt kiss, thou shalt love!

 

My feet they float away

my eyes they lure and glow

and I dance like I'm intoxicated, because I know

my lips they kiss so hot!