Ausencia, ausencia

Si asa um tivesse pa voa na esse distancia,
si um gazela um fosse pa corre sem nem um cansera.
Anton ja na bo seio, um tava ba manche,
e nunca mas ausencia, ta ser nos lema.

Ma so na pensamento um ta viaja sem medo.
Nha liberdade um te’l e so na nha sonho.
Na nha sonho mieforte um tem bo protecao,
um te so bo carinho e bo sorriso.

Ai solidao to’me,
sima sol sozim na ceu.
So ta brilha ma ta cega
na se clarao.
Sem sabe pa onde lumia,
pa onde bai.
Ai solidao e un sina...


Absence, absence

If I got wings to fly at that distance,
if I was a gazelle, to run without getting tired.
Then, at your side I would see the daylight
and “absence never again”, it would be our motto.

But only in my thoughts I travel without fear.
I have my freedom only in my dreams.
In my deep dreams I have your protection,
I have your love and your smile.

Oh, I’m feeling lonely,
like the sun alone in the sky.
The sunshine is blind
can’t see his clarity.
What he is illuminating,
where he goes next.
Oh, solitude is my faith...

Music: Goran Bregovic´ Lyrics: Teofilo Chantre Original “Ausencia” by: Cesaria Evora (1995)
Soundtrack of the Emir Kusturica movie “Underground”
Translation by Ricardo Vitorino, Portugal (


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