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Os Vampiros (English translation)

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The Vampires

In the grey sky
Below the silent star
In the still night
They come in bands
With velvet feet
Sucking fresh blood
From the herd.
If anyone is fooled
By their serious manner
And open their doors
To them on their arrival.
 
They’ll eat everything
They’ll eat everything
They’ll eat everything
And leave nothing.
 
From everywhere
The vampires arrive
They perch in buildings
They perch in the streets
They bring in their pouches
Old spoils
But nothing binds them
To their spent lives.
 
They are the stewards
Of the whole universe
Masters by force
Commanders without laws.
They fill their barns
And drink the new wine
They dance the round dance
In the king’s pine forest.
 
They eat everything
They eat everything
They eat everything
And leave nothing.
 
On the ground of fear
The vanquished tumble
We hear the screams
In the sweltry night.
They lie in the cesspools
Victims of their beliefs
And nothing drains away
The blood of the herd.
 
If anyone is fooled
By their serious manner
And open their doors
To them on their arrival.
 
They’ll eat everything
They’ll eat everything
They’ll eat everything
And leave nothing.
 
(translated from the Portuguese by Phil Meyler)
 
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Submitted by Phil MeylerPhil Meyler on Tue, 02/10/2012 - 14:16
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Os Vampiros

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domurodomuro    Mon, 11/01/2021 - 11:01

Third line's " Batendo as asas" is missing: flapping the(ir) wings

E lhes franqueia ........ and opens them on their
As portas à chegada ........arrival HIS doors

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