Viola Enluarada

Lyrics from "Viola Enluarada" by Marcos Valle and Paulo Sérgio Valle (1968) --- Good Audio Version (Marcos Valle and Milton Nascimento) --- The hand that plays a guitar, if necessary, makes war Kills the world, wounds the earth. The voice that sings a song, if necessary, sings a hymn Exalts death. Viola on a moonlit night… Continue reading Viola Enluarada

Quando o Carnaval Chegar

Lyrics from "Quando o Carnaval Chegar" by Chico Buarque (1972) --- Good Audio Version (Chico Buarque) --- For those who see me just standing there, distant Who guarantee I don't know how to samba I'm saving myself for when Carnival comes I'm just watching, knowing, feeling, hearing - and I can't speak I'm saving myself… Continue reading Quando o Carnaval Chegar

Samba de Orly

Lyrics from "Samba de Orly" (1970) Music by Toquinho; lyrics by Chico Buarque and Vinicius de Moraes Chico Buarque and Toquinho sing the version banned by censors: --- Good Audio Version (censor-approved) --- Go on, my brother, catch that plane You're right for running away like this From this cold, but kiss My Rio de Janeiro… Continue reading Samba de Orly