Padeirinho da Mangeira: “Favela” – “Vida de Operário” – “Cavaco Emprestado” – “Modificado” – “Como será o ano 2000” – “O Grande Presidente”

“Favela” by Padeirinho & Jorginho Pessanha (1966) --- Numa vasta extensão // On a vast expanse Onde não há plantação // Where there’s nothing planted Nem ninguém morando lá // And no one living there Cada pobre que passa por ali // Every poor man who passes by Só pensa em construir seu lar //… Continue reading Padeirinho da Mangeira: “Favela” – “Vida de Operário” – “Cavaco Emprestado” – “Modificado” – “Como será o ano 2000” – “O Grande Presidente”

Beatriz

"Beatriz" by Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque (1983) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZO2kfmjrS0 --- Look I wonder if she's a maiden I wonder if she's sad I wonder if it's just the contrary I wonder if it's painting The face of the actress If she dances in the seventh heaven If she believes it's another country And if she just learns her part… Continue reading Beatriz

Futuros Amantes

Lyrics from "Futuros Amantes" by Chico Buarque (1993) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCRXqukn688 (After the song in this video Chico comments on Brazilian songs about love and heartbreak, mentioning some of his favorites.) -- Don't get flustered, nothing needs to happen right now Love's in no hurry, it can wait in silence Buried deep in a bureau In the poste-restante Millennia,… Continue reading Futuros Amantes