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Desafinado (English translation)

  • Artist: João Gilberto (João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira)
  • Song: Desafinado 9 translations
  • Translations: Croatian, English #1, #2, #3, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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Desafinado

Versions: #1#2#3
If you tell me I sing out of tune my love
You should know that hurts me to the core my love
It's just the very lucky few that have an ear like yours
All I have is what God gave me nothing more.
 
If you want to go ahead and label me
Call me what you like, say I'm not musical
How can I defend myself and make you understand
That this is bossa-nova, how it's meant to sound
And what you still don't get and maybe never will
Is that singing off-key doesn't mean that you don't have a heart
When I look at that photo that I took of you
It's so plain to me how spoiled you really are.
 
Never underestimate a love like mine
It could be the best love that you'll ever find.
Don't let your music blind you to this simple truth
That you don't need to sing like a songbird
No you don't need to sing up to C-sharp
No you don't need a voice in a million
To show you have a heart.
 
Submitted by paul.hirshpaul.hirsh on Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:32
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