Vide cor Meum (See My Heart) is a song that I normally associate with Ridley Scott’s 2005 epic, Kingdom of Heaven. The song is played after the death of the King (Edward Norton) in that song. What I didn’t realize, however, is that the song’s origin is from Scott’s update to Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal. While making my way though the tv series of the same name (which is available in it’s entirety on Netflix at the time of this writing), the song popped up and I had one of those DiCaprio / Rick Dalton moments of recognition.

According to Wikipedia, the song was created by Patrick Cassidy and Hans Zimmer and is based on the story Vita Nova, by Dante Aligheri. It’s really a beautiful piece. The lyrics are below the video.

Enjoy.

In the original dialects – Aligerhi’s voice in Florentin / God in Latin: 

E pensando di lei (Florentin dialect)
Mi sopragiunse un soave sonno
Ego dominus tuus (Latin)
Vide cor tuum
E d’esto cor ardendo (Florentin dialect)
Cor tuum (Latin)
Umilmente pascea (Florentin dialect)
Appresso gir lo ne vedea piangendo
La letizia si convertia in amarissimo pianto
Io sono in pace
Cor meum (Latin)
Io sono in pace (Florentin dialect)
Vide cor meum (Latin)

In English: 

While thinking of her (Beatrice)
A sweet sleep came over me
I am your master
Here is your heart
And on this burning heart
Your heart
(she) obediently fed
Then I saw him (Amore) leaving in tears
Joy became bitterest lament
I am in peace
My heart
I am in peace
See my heart