maguinha

 
 

Music

Caminho de Pedra

02:47
Maguinha
03/31/2016
Magda Machado

Story

This song started as a ballad and it evolved into a samba so it could better express the philosophical mood of Brazilians during and after a break-up. Yes, breaking-up hurts. But it also offers an opportunity for reflection, for learning a lesson or two, and for giving advice. And it is a great opportunity to come up with one more samba. Recorded at Estudio Casa do Som in Brasilia, with great energizing vibe from Dudu Sete-Cordas, Bruno Patricio and Valerinho Xavier, plus vocals by Renato Castelo, lyricist and music partner on a couple of songs on this album. Arrangement by Dudu Maia.

Lyrics

Meu amor,
‘cê vem e diz pr’eu te esquecer
E agora diz: como se faz pra esquecer
De respirar e de comer e de dormir?
Meu amor, ‘cê vem e diz
que agora não dá mais
‘Cê me entregou
Como se faz pra entregar
O que é seu – que te dá asas pra voar?

Será você a me esquecer
A me perder
A repetir os erros
Sem aprender da vida
O que deve aprender

Quando o coração não aceita o perdão
Nem escuta a razão
O caminho é de pedra.

Translation:

My love,
You come and tell me to forget you
Now tell me: how does one forget
To breathe, to eat, to sleep?
My love, you come to say
This can’t go on
You’re giving me up.  
How can you give up
What’s yours – that gives you wings to fly?

You will be the one to forget me
To lose me
To repeat the mistakes
Failing to learn from life
What you must learn

When the heart can’t accept forgiveness
Can’t listen to reason
The road is made of rocks.
 


Maguinha - vocals, Renato Castelo - vocals, Dudu Sete Cordas – nylon-string guitar, 7-string guitar, and cavaquinho, Bruno Patrício – tenor sax, Valerinho Xavier- pandeiro, deaf-drum, tamborim, shakers and brushes. Arranged by Dudu Maia