Djavan - Milagreiro (English translation)

Portuguese

Milagreiro

Agora vamos ter os girassóis
Do fim do ano
E o calor vem desumano
Tudo irá se expandir
Crescer com as águas
Quiçá, amores nos corações
E um santeiro,
Milagreiro
Prevê a dor
De terceiros
E diz que a vida
É feita de ilusão
E um santeiro,
Milagreiro
Prevê a dor
De terceiros
E diz que a vida
É feita de ilusão
Aquela que um dia o fez sonhar
Se foi com o outro
No dia em que os dois
Se casariam por amor
Ele aluou
Hoje o seu pesar
Cintila nos varais
Usou as sete vidas
E não foi feliz jamais
Toda a imensidão
Passou pela vida
E foi cair na solidão
Mais um santo para esculpir é o que lhe vale
Pra evitar que o rancor suas ervas espalhe
 
Submitted by indiespyllak on Thu, 30/08/2012 - 19:54
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English translation

Miracle Man

Now we will have the sunflowers
of year end.
And the inhuman warmth,
everything will expand,
grow with the waters.
Maybe, love in heart.
And a miraculous
sculptor
predicts the pain
of other people
and says that the life
is made of illusions.
 
And a miraculous
sculptor
predicts the pain
of other people,
and says that the life
is made of illusions.
 
The one who made him dream
ran away with someone else.
Right in the day which they would
marry for love.
He's gone crazy,
today his sorrow
sparkles on the clothesline1
 
He spent all his 7 lives,
but was never happy.
All pain passed by his life,
and he eventually was left alone.
 
One more saint to be carved is what is left,
to prevent the rancor from spreading its weeds.
 
  • 1. Sparkles on the clothesline: imagine a clothesline when it is empty with no clothes, then it starts to rain, water droplets fall and some of them get stuck in the clothesline. If sun comes up, the sunbeams will reflect on the water droplets and then they start to spark. Did you get the imagery? So, those water droplets are supposed to be the sorrow of his.
Submitted by dowlenon1 on Thu, 30/08/2012 - 22:45
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Comments
Vimto12    Sat, 01/09/2012 - 17:18

As far as I'm aware there are no words in English to directly translate 'santeiro'
Perhaps it could be translated with 'sculptor', if he makes sculptures of saints....
And I like the imagery of 'sparkles on a clothesline', it sounds very quaint Regular smile

dowlenon1    Sat, 01/09/2012 - 18:32

Thank you for your nice suggestion, awesome!

As for the speakles on a clothesline imagery, I didn't even know this expression, but it sounds cool to me Regular smile

Vimto12    Sat, 01/09/2012 - 18:36

I've never heard of it either, but it does sound cool Wink smile