Até Quando (English translation)

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English translation

How long

It's no use looking at the sky
Having great faith and no determination
Come on, get up, you have much to protest
And many strikes, you can, you must, you bet
No use looking down
turn around not to see (the truth)
Realize that they've put you on the cross and, just because Jesus suffered,
it doesn't mean you have to suffer as well!
How long will you keep wearing these reins?1
Laughing at your own tragedy
How long will you keep wearing these reins?
Poor, rich, or middle class
How long will you keep getting spanked silently?
Change, change your attitude
How long will you remain silent?
Change 'cause fear indicates censorship
 
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you remain helpless?
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you keep being the "Punching bag"?
 
You try to be happy, can't you see it is depressing?
There's no school for your son, your father is toothless
You try hard to be content and can't see that it's sickening
You are unemployed and your daughter is pregnant
You blind, can't you see it is an absurd?
You who are innocent and has been caught red-handed!
All is flagrant! All is flagrant!
 
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you remain helpless?
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you keep being the "Punching bag"?
 
The cops
killed the student
They said he was a bandit
called him a trafficker
The court
arrested the tramp
and freed the MP 2
 
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you remain helpless?
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you keep being the "Punching bag"?
 
Police just exists to keep you to the straight and narrow
Law of Silence, Law of the Poorest
Or you abide by the rules, which is being a punching bag, or you'll get into it
The programming exists to keep you in front
In front of the TV, which is meant to entertain you
To make you see that, in fact, you are the programmed one!
I wake up, I am jobless, look for one, want to work
The interviewer requires me a degree, but I don't have it, couldn't study
And they want me to be polite, to be neat, to speak well
What the world asks me for isn't what it gives me back
I get a job, it starts, and I work my fingers to the bone
I wake up very early, I'm never tranquil nor do I have time to think
I don't give up, but where do I go if I remain in the same place?
If my child asks me for a toy, I don't have money to afford!
School! Alms!
Slum! Jail!
Homeless, bury him!
No income, no income! No! No!
 
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you remain helpless?
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you keep being the "Punching bag"?
 
Change yourself, for when we change, the world changes too
We can change the world by changing our minds
And once our minds have changed, we move forward
And when we rule, nobody will ever rule us!
In the change of attitude, there's no evil that can't be changed nor be healed
When we change our attitude, we become confident
When we change our present, we shape our future!
 
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you remain helpless?
How long will you keep getting? (Beaten up! Beaten up!)
How long will you keep being the "Punching bag"?
 
  • 1. Which means being controlled by the government and their ideas.
  • 2. Member of parliament
Submitted by dowlenon1 on Thu, 24/07/2014 - 01:15
Added in reply to request by camachorm
Author's comments:

This song is a strong criticism to the Government, it shows the truth and everything that happens in our everyday life.

Portuguese

Até Quando

Comments
dowlenon1    Thu, 24/07/2014 - 01:25

Made some improvements.