13/09/2009

A uma mulher

Quando a madrugada entrou eu estendi o meu peito nu sobre o teu peito
Estavas trêmula e teu rosto pálido e tuas mãos frias
E a angústia do regresso morava já nos teus olhos.
Tive piedade do teu destino que era morrer no meu destino
Quis afastar por um segundo de ti o fardo da carne
Quis beijar-te num vago carinho agradecido.
Mas quando meus lábios tocaram teus lábios
Eu compreendi que a morte já estava no teu corpo
E que era preciso fugir para não perder o único instante
Em que foste realmente a ausência de sofrimento
Em que realmente foste a serenidade.

Vinicius de Moraes

04/09/2009

The Logical Song

When I was young
It seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees
Well they'd be singing so happily
Oh joyfully, oh playfully watching me

But then they sent me away
To teach me how to be sensible
Logical, oh responsible, practical
And they showed me a world
Where I could be so dependable
Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical

There are times when all the world's asleep
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am

Now watch what you say
Or they'll be calling you a radical
A liberal, oh fanatical, criminal
Oh won't you sign up your name
We'd like to feel you're
Acceptable, respectable, oh presentable, a vegetable

At night when all the world's asleep
The questions run soo deep
For such a simple man
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am, who I am, who I am, who I am

Supertramp