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Terra

Caminho de Pedra

02:45
Maguinha
2016
Maguinha

Story

This song started as a ballad and it evolved into a samba, perhaps because a samba can 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 the kind of smart and high-spirited advice that often shows up in Brazilian samba themes.

Recorded at Estudio Casa do Som in Brasilia, in 2014, with great vibe from Dudu Sete-Cordas, Bruno Patricio and Valerinho Xavier. Vocals by Maguinha and Renato Castelo, lyricist in other songs in this album, O Sentido do Amor,  Mar Azul, and Procurando Girassol.

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

Arrangement by Dudu Maia. Recorded at Estudio Casa do Som, in Brasilia, in 2014.