1. Janaina

From the recording Janaina

I wrote this song for my daughter, Janaína, a native New Yorker, and a dancer. The first part of the melody came when she was very small. The words, and the second part of the melody, came much later when she traveled to New York on a two-week visit... and decided to stay for a few years.  On Earth, many sentient beings seek to go back to their place of origin. 


You are my sweet little golden girl
And the night in your eyes
Veils the sight
Of an angel in disguise
You are the joy of my heart,
My sweet child,
And a smile on your face
Can erase
All the darkness in this world
Janaína menina
Voce dança para mostrar
A cadência da vida
Nesta terra
Entre o ceu e a profundeza do mar.
Tua luz calor Janaína,
Tua mão é amor Janaína,
Vai em teu caminho de luz
Segue em teu caminho de luz
Janaína girl 
Do your dancing so you can show,
The real cadence of living,
On this earth
Between sky and ocean abyss.
Your light is warmth, Janaína,
Your touch is love, Janaína,
Walk on your path, shine your light,
Dance on your path full of light.