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Beradêro (English translation)

  • Artist: Chico César
  • Song: Beradêro
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Cowboy Song

The sad eyes of the tape
Spinning in the tape recorder
A lady sewing
With the Equator line
And the voice of the saint saying
What am I doing
Being carried in this procession?
 
The paint paints the asphalt
Decorates the soul driver
It's color in the color of the city
Lipstick in the northern lip
The eyes see such southeast hues
And the kiss you gave me1
Skyscrapper in the mouth of São Paulo2
 
Electric chairs from the baiana3
Sentence for the tourist to smell
And those who are loveless, homeless
Those who are passionless, landless
In the chest of the cowards4 an arrow
And the iliterate gypsy
Reading the palm of Paulo Freire5
 
The happiness of the sad
Sadness of the happy
Voices like a knife cutting
Like the laughter of the snake
Are sounds of "yes", but however
Broken foot, dumb verse
Shout in our hospital
 
Are sonds, are sounds like "yes"
Are sonds, are sounds like "yes"
Are sonds, are sounds like "yes"
But however
Broken foot, dumb verse
Shout in our hospital
 
Iê iê iê, iê iê iê
Iê iê Iê, iê iê iê
 
Catolé do Rocha
War square6
Catolé do Rocha
Where the goat man shouts
 
Bari bari bari
There's a bullet in my body
Bari bar bari
And it's not a coconut candy7
 
Bari bari bari
There's a bullet in my body
Bari bar bari
And it's not a coconut candy
 
Catolé do Rocha
War square
Catolé do Rocha
Where the goat man shouts
 
Catolé do Rocha
War square
Catolé do Rocha
Where the goat man shouts
 
Are sonds, are sounds like "yes"
Are sonds, are sounds like "yes"
Are sonds, are sounds like "yes"
But however
Broken foot, dumb verse
Shout in our hospital
 
  • 1. He says "northeasted me", because it sounds like "gave me" and is a reference to the northeast of Brazil, where Chico César is from.
  • 2. In Portuguese, "roof of mouth" is literally "sky of mouth"
  • 3. https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiana_(vestu%C3%A1rio)
  • 4. Literally, "chestless"
  • 5. One of the greatest educators of the world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Freire
  • 6. Catolé do Rocha is a small town in the state of Paraíba where two rival families for years killed members of one another
  • 7. The words "bullet" and "candy" are homonyms in Portuguese
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Submitted by juliaalvaresjuliaalvares on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 01:04
Last edited by juliaalvaresjuliaalvares on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 01:14
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