Music As Therapy – “Torna a Surriento” (Come back to Sorrento)

There is scientific evidence that music can help to ease the symptoms of depression – With this in mind, we invite you to take time out from your busy schedule, relax momentarily and listen to our “Inspiring Music Selection for Today”.

Today’s selection is “Torna a Surriento” (Come back to Sorrento) – a Neapolitan song composed in 1894 by Italian musician Ernesto De Curtis.  Here are some of the lyrics in English:

And you say: “I am leaving, goodbye.”
You go away from this heart of mine,
away from this land of love,
And have you the heart not to come back?

But do not leave me,
do not give me this torment.
Come back to Surriento,

make me live!

And here is the interpretation by Elvis Presley.

Here is a beautiful instrumental rendition of La Paloma…a nostalgic version that will transport you back to the halcyon days of your youth…when your life was carefree and exciting…and you embarked on a journey full of dreams and promise…envisioning the world as it should be rather than as it is. Re-living the past through the power of memory and imagination.