Remembrance (Until the end of time)

Magda Machado


On March 11, 2011 a tsunami hit Japan following a devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake. From Hong Kong, I watched the terrible moments when the mighty ocean rolled onto land taking all things on its path. The loss of life, the pain and the despair of the survivors, were all unimaginable. I sat down and I wrote the lyrics in English to my song Lembrança and renamed it Remembrance (Until the End of Time), which I now dedicate to the survivors of the terrible tragedy. Sound Engineer - King Kong Recorded at Hong Kong Baptist University Music Studio in 2014


I’ll remember you with light in your eyes                
I’ hold you in my heart until the end of time
And the memory of you
Will keep me alive

Oasis in the desert
Fields of flowers blossom
I lie down and rest


The gift I had from you is more, much more
Than the mighty ocean knows to take
In my heart the chain of love
Will never ever break.

I know I’ve got the strength to carry on
I walk as if you’re by my side
The light of you will carry me
Until the end of time.

Maguinha - vocals, Alexis Alrich – piano, Sam Ferrer – double bass, Jessie Hou – urhu (Chinese violin). Parts and arrangement by Alexis Alrich. Hong Kong, 2014