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Commencement

Commencement

Three years ago marked the start of a new tradition at WVU – the singing of “Time to Say Goodbye” during WVU Commencement ceremonies. After the president’s farewell address to the graduating class, a chorus sings the song and usually features a WVU student. “Time to Say Goodbye” precedes the singing of the alma mater and is performed in Italian, with only the words “Time To Say Goodbye” sung in English. Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman performed the original song.

“Time to Say Goodbye”

Music and lyrics by Lucio Quarantotto, F. Sartori and F. Peterson

Quando sono solo 
Sogno allíorizzonte 
E mancan le parole 
Si lo so che non cí? luce 
In una stanza 
Quando manca il sole 
Se non ci sei tu con me, con me. 
Su le finestre 
Mostra a tutti il mio cuore 
Che hai acceso 
Chiudi dentro me 
La luce che 
Hai incontrato per strada 

Time to say goodbye 
Paesi che non ho mai 
Veduto e vissuto con te 
Adesso si li vivro. 
Con te partiro 
Su navi per mari 
Che io lo so 
No no non esistono piu 

Itís time to say goodbye
Quando sei lontana 
Sogno allíorizzonte 
E mancan le parole 
E io si lo so 
Che sei con me con me 
Tu mia luna tu sei qui con me 
Mio sole tu sei qui con me 
Con me con me con me 

Time to say goodbye 
Paesi che non ho mai 
Veduto e vissuto con te 
Adesso si li vivro. 
Con te partiro 
Su navi per mari 
Che io lo so 
No no non esistono piu 
Con te io li rivivro. 
Con te partiro 
Su navi per mari 
Che io lo so 
No no non esistono piu 
Con te io li rivivro.
Con te partiro Io con te.

“Time to Say Goodbye” (translated in English)

When I’m alone I dream of the horizon and words fail me. There is no light in a room where there is no sun And there is no sun if you’re not here with me, with me. From every window unfurls my heart the heart that you have won. Into me you’ve poured the light, the light that you found by the side of the road. 

Time to say goodbye. Places that I’ve never seen or experienced with you. Now I shall, I’ll sail with you upon ships across the seas, seas that exist no more, It’s time to say goodbye. 

When you’re far away I dream of the horizon and words fail me. And of course I know that you’re with me, with me. You, my moon, you are with me. My sun, you’re here with me with me, with me, with me. Time to say goodbye. 

Places that I’ve never seen or experienced with you. Now I shall, I’ll sail with you upon ships across the seas, seas that exist no more,

I’ll revive them with you. I’ll go with you upon ships across the seas, seas that exist no more, I’ll revive them with you. I’ll go with you. 

You and me.