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Joana do Mar (English translation)

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Joana do Mar

Desde bem cedo
Trago um segredo
Ser mulher peixe
não tem enfeixe
não cabe o medo
 
Eu decido 
o meu enredo
Por onde sigo 
Quando me entrego
eu não me nego
 
Salto no ar
Peixe a voar
Escama a brilhar
Joana do Mar
 
Sangue na guelra
E voz de melra 
Quero cantar
E amar e dar
 
Eu sei, eu sei
Quem sou, quem sou
Por onde vou 
O vento soprou
 
Eu sei, eu sei
Quem sou, quem sou
Por onde vou 
O vento soprou
E a vida cantou 
Joana do Mar
 
Quis mais que tudo
Fazer um Ninho
Ter o meu mundo
e o meu caminho
bem definido 
 
Mas como um bicho 
Encurralado
Soltei o peso 
E fui maior
Que corpo e voz
 
Salto no ar
Peixe a voar
Escama a brilhar
Joana do Mar
 
Sangue na guelra
E voz de melra 
Quero cantar
E amar e dar
 
Eu sei, eu sei
Quem sou, quem sou
Por onde vou 
O vento soprou
 
Eu sei, eu sei
Quem sou, quem sou
Por onde vou 
O vento soprou
E a vida cantou 
Joana do Mar
 
Submitted by EuterpaEuterpa on Wed, 20/01/2021 - 21:36
Submitter's comments:

This song will compete in the 2nd semifinal of the Festival da Canção 2021

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Joana of the Sea

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From an early age,
I've kept a secret:
To be a mermaid
has no embellishment,
There's no room for fear.
 
I decide
My own plot:
Where I go,
When I surrender,
I don't deny myself.
 
I leap in the air,
A flying fish,
My scales shining,
Joana of the Sea.
 
With blood on my gill
And the voice of a blackbird,
I want to sing,
And love, and give.
 
I know, I know,
who I am, who I am.
Where I'm going
the wind whispered.
 
I know, I know
who I am, who I am.
Where I'm going,
the wind whispered
and life sang:
Joana of the sea.
 
I wanted more than anything
to make a nest,
To have my own world
and my path
well-defined.
 
But like an animal
when cornered,
I let the weight loose
And was bigger
than body and voice
 
I leap in the air,
A flying fish,
My scales shining,
Joana of the Sea.
 
With blood on my gill
And the voice of a blackbird,
I want to sing,
And love, and give.
 
I know, I know,
who I am, who I am.
Where I'm going
the wind whispered.
 
I know, I know
who I am, who I am.
Where I'm going,
the wind whispered
and life sang:
Joana of the sea.
 
Thanks!
thanked 2 times
Submitted by dovebugodovebugo on Wed, 27/01/2021 - 09:20
Author's comments:

Correcting errors of the originally uploaded translation

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