Lyrics from "Canção do Sal" by Milton Nascimento (1966) https://youtu.be/S0ri6LFAwdg?list=PLVzIDK0SR6tDe6cTvBDom9NhiOkca1SXG Trabalhando o sal é amor o suor que me sai/ Working the salt the sweat that pours from me is loveVou viver cantando o dia tão quente que faz/ I will go on singing for this blistering hot dayHomem ver criança buscando conchinhas no mar/… Continue reading “Canção do Sal”
My name is Victoria Broadus and I'm currently living in Washington, D.C., pursuing a PhD in History at Georgetown University. I learned Portuguese while working toward a Master's degree at Georgetown back in 2008/09, which is also when I began traveling to Brazil. I started this site in late 2011 when I was living in New York City, missing Brazil but fortunate to be surrounded by lots of great opportunities to hear Brazilian music. I wanted to share that music with friends and family and any other readers out there who wonder what the songs they're listening to are saying, and why. From 2012-2017 I lived in Brazil -- first São Paulo for a year, then Rio for nearly five -- before coming back to the United States for my PhD program. Because of the demands of the PhD program, I haven't been able to post as frequently as I'd like, but am still writing whenever I can and when inspiration strikes! Please let me know if there is a song you would like translated or would like to hear more about. You can leave a comment here or anywhere else on the site, or on the Facebook page. You can follow the blog by clicking "Follow" at the bottom of the main page, and follow blog posts and other updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyricalbrazil.
Inimigo do Batente
Lyrics from "Inimigo do Batente" by Wilson Batista and Germano Augusto, released by Dircinha Batista (1939) https://youtu.be/AQvqzy-pmMk Eu já não posso mais!/ I can’t take it anymore!A minha vida não é brincadeira/ My life isn’t a jokeEstou me desmilinguindo igual a sabão na mão da lavadeira/ I’m wasting away just like soap in a washerwoman’s… Continue reading Inimigo do Batente
Quando a Polícia Chegar
Lyrics from "Quando a polícia chegar" by João da Baiana (c. 1915), recorded by Cristina Buarque and Clementina de Jesús (1981) https://youtu.be/hMb0YQbjg1s Se é de mim, podem falar / If it's about me, let them talkSe é de mim, podem falar / If it's about me, let them talkMeu amor não tem dinheiro / My… Continue reading Quando a Polícia Chegar