Magda Machado


This song came to me at the Metro in Hong Kong, where I sometimes lost myself in old and seemingly useless memories of the losses that shaped my life, making me who I am today. It is good to demystify facts and people that caused us pain in our path. Whether these were good or bad for us is irrelevant. Ultimately we understand our own resilience and strength - we can indeed tame wild-things that frightened us, live many lives and awaken to many dreams while honoring the love that shaped us into who we have become. Recorded at SetUp Music Studio in Goiania, with Sergim Veira and Bororó Felipe, by Jairo Reis as sound engineer.


 Tá na hora de amansar
Esta doideira, este bicho, amor
Que não tem descanso,
Vaga mundo, e virou zumbí.

Quantas vidas tem um gato?
Quanto bicho tem no mato?
Quantas malas leva um sonhador?
Este Bicho-Doido tem um nome:  
é Amor.

Se o Amor é uma quimera
Quem dera,  pudera esquecer
Se o amor é fantasia
Um dia quem sabe
Acabe esta dor


It’s time to tame
This crazy wild-thing, my love
Always restless, a wanderer
Turned zombie.

How many lives does a cat have?
How many wild-things live in the woods?
How many suitcases can a dreamer carry?
This crazy wild-thing has a name:
It is Love.

If Love is a chimera
I wish it could be forgotten
If love is a fantasy
One day, who can say  
I’ll be finished with this pain

Maguinha – vocals, Sergim Veiga – piano, virtual clarinet and cello, other strings, Bororó Felipe - bass. Parts written and arranged by Sergim Veiga