Meus vinte anos

Lyrics from "Meus vinte anos" by Wilson Batista and Silvio Caldas (1942) --- Good Audio Version (Silvio Caldas) --- In women's eyes, in the mirror in my room Is where I see my age The portrait in the living room makes me remember achingly my youth Life for me has been so wretched, only bitter… Continue reading Meus vinte anos

Chão de Estrelas

Lyrics from "Chão de Estrelas" (Starry Ground) by Orestes Barbosa and Sílvio Caldas (1937) --- Good Audio Version (João Gilberto) --- My life was an illuminated stage, I was always dressed in gold A clown of lost illusions Covered in phony bells of joy, I went around singing my fantasy Among the feverish palms* of hearts My… Continue reading Chão de Estrelas

Lenço no Pescoço

Lyrics from "Lenço no Pescoço" by Wilson Batista Recorded by Silvio Caldas in 1933 Good audio version(Grooveshark) --- My hat tilted to the side Wood-soled shoe dragging Kerchief around my neck Razor in my pocket I swagger around I provoke and challenge I am proud To be such a vagabond (Repeat) I know they talk… Continue reading Lenço no Pescoço