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

Panis et Circenses

Lyrics from "Panis et Circenses" (Bread and Circus) by  Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso with Os Mutantes; arrangement and sound by Rogério Duprat Album:  Tropicalia: ou Panis et Circensis (1968) & Os Mutantes (1968) --- I wanted to sing my song, illuminated by the sun I unfurled the sails on the masts in the air I set free the tigers and the lions… Continue reading Panis et Circenses