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Title of the song:
Santa Maria
Performer:
Simone
Composer/Lyricist:
R.-R. Maué/K. Roesnes
Simone
Biography
Simone (Stelzer) originates from St. Pölten, the capital of Lower Austria. As a teenager in the mid-eighties she already had some regional success with the group Peter Pan. Finally she was selected to sing Austria's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990. Her song Keine Mauern mehr (No walls anymore) finished on a good 10th place, which established her breakthrough at the Austrian and German music market. Some successful singles followed, such as Zeit der Zärtlichkeit (Time of tenderness), Heute nacht (Tonight), Wahre Liebe (True love), Radio (ESC preselection 1994) or Doch dann kamst du (But then you appeared). In 2000, Simone got the "Amadeus Award" as Best female German-language Schlager singer. She also worked on numerous film and theatre productions, such as Fröhliche Chaoten (Merry chaotics), Frölich geschieden (Merrily divorced) or the popular TV-series Tohuwabohu (Topsy-turvy).
Santa Maria can be found on her latest album Solang wir lieben (As long as we love).
 
Simone (quote): "I want to give you music, which gets right to your heart. Modern music without neglecting melody or rhythm."
 
Simone's motto: "My music is just as I am: honest and authentic."
Original lyrics Santa Maria
 
Irgendwann, oh Santa Maria
Werd' ich seh'n wie dein gold'ner Engel mich bewacht
Du und ich, oh Santa Maria
Halt mich ganz fest, tief im Sturm dieser Nacht
Wo bist du, oh Santa Maria?
Hör mein Lied, denn ich singe nur für dich heut' nacht
Du und ich, oh Santa Maria
Spürst du das Feuer, das der Sturmwind entfacht?

 
Geh', wenn du mich liebst, dann geh'
Bald tut es nicht mehr weh
Dein Herz ist endlich frei
Und mir bleibt Einsamkeit
 
Irgendwann, oh Santa Maria
Werd' ich seh'n wie dein gold'ner Engel mich bewacht
Du und ich, oh Santa Maria
Halt mich ganz fest, tief im Sturm dieser Nacht
Wo bist du, oh Santa Maria?
Hör mein Lied, denn ich singe nur für dich heut' nacht
Du und ich, oh Santa Maria
Spürst du das Feuer, das der Sturmwind entfacht?

 
Ich kämpfte so lang um dich
Du sahst die Tränen nicht
Die ich um dich verlor
Sehnsucht bleibt Ewigkeit
 
Irgendwann, oh Santa Maria
Werd' ich seh'n wie dein gold'ner Engel mich bewacht
Du und ich, oh Santa Maria
Halt mich ganz fest, tief im Sturm dieser Nacht
Wo bist du, oh Santa Maria?
Hör mein Lied, denn ich singe nur für dich heut' nacht
Du und ich, oh Santa Maria
Spürst du das Feuer, das der Sturmwind entfacht?

English lyrics Santa Maria
 
Some day, oh Santa Maria
I'll see your golden angel protecting me
You and me, oh Santa Maria
Hold me tight, deep in the storm of this night
Where are you, oh Santa Maria?
Hear my song, 'cause tonight I'm singing only for you
You and me, oh Santa Maria
Do you feel the fire kindled by the storm wind?

 
Go, if you do love me, just go
Soon it won't hurt anymore
Finally your heart is set free
And all I get is loneliness
 
Some day, oh Santa Maria
I'll see your golden angel protecting me
You and me, oh Santa Maria
Hold me tight, deep in the storm of this night
Where are you, oh Santa Maria?
Hear my song, 'cause tonight I'm singing only for you
You and me, oh Santa Maria
Do you feel the fire kindled by the storm wind?

 
So long I fought for you
You didn't see my tears
Which I shed for you
Longing will stay eternally
 
Some day, oh Santa Maria
I'll see your golden angel protecting me
You and me, oh Santa Maria
Hold me tight, deep in the storm of this night
Where are you, oh Santa Maria?
Hear my song, 'cause tonight I'm singing only for you
You and me, oh Santa Maria
Do you feel the fire kindled by the storm wind?