“O mundo é assim” – “Nascer e florescer” – “Quantas lágrimas”

Lyrics from "O mundo é assim" by Alvaiade (first released in 1975) and "Nascer e florescer" by Manacéia (first released in 2000) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK0Fck0kiTA -- "O mundo é assim" O dia se renova todo dia // The day starts anew every day E eu envelheço cada dia e cada mês // While I grow older by the day… Continue reading “O mundo é assim” – “Nascer e florescer” – “Quantas lágrimas”

Sala de Recepção

Lyrics from "Sala de Recepção" by Cartola (early 1940s, recorded on Cartola II [1976]) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBeB0nZbvP4 -- Inhabited by people so simple and so poor Who have only the sun for shelter How can you sing, Mangueira? (response) Well we'll have you know we don't desire any more At night, the silvery moon, in silence, listens to our songs… Continue reading Sala de Recepção

Paulo da Portela: “Linda Borboleta,” “Linda Guanabara,” and “O meu nome já caiu no esquecimento”

Lyrics from "Linda Borboleta" by Paulo da Portela and Monarco Part 1- by Paulo da Portela Beautiful butterfly, don't be so mischievous Leave my rose be, so lovely on the stem It's my delight, when dawn breaks, to pay her a visit See her bathed in dew When the sun comes it covers her with… Continue reading Paulo da Portela: “Linda Borboleta,” “Linda Guanabara,” and “O meu nome já caiu no esquecimento”