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Bossa Nova, Brazil (Brasil), Portuguese (Português)

“Desafinado” (Tom Jobim) performed by João Gilberto

Country: BRAZIL
Language: PORTUGUESE (PORTUGUÊS)
Genre: BOSSA NOVA

GUITAR CHORDS:

DESAFINADO

Se você disser que eu desafino amor
Saiba que isto em mim provoca imensa dor
Só privilegiados têm o ouvido igual ao seu
Eu possuo apenas o que Deus me deu

Se você insiste em classificar
Meu comportamento de anti-musical
Eu mesmo mentindo devo argumentar
Que isto é Bossa Nova, isto é muito natural

O que você não sabe nem sequer pressente
É que os desafinados também têm um coração
Fotografei você na minha Rolley-Flex
Revelou-se a sua enorme ingratidão

Só não poderá falar assim do meu amor
Este é o maior que você pode encontrar
Você com a sua música esqueceu o principal
Que no peito dos desafinados
No fundo do peito bate calado
Que no peito dos desafinados também bate um coração

“OUT OF TUNE” (Original English Translation, 2013)

If you were to say that I’m out of tune with love
know that this provokes immense pain in me
only privileged ones have an ear like yours
I possess only what God gave me

If you insist on classifying
my behavior as anti-musical
I myself, lying, should arguethat this is Bossa Nova, this is very natural

What you don’t know, don’t even foresee
is that those out of tune also have a heart
I photographed you on my Rolley-Flex
It revealed to you your enormous ingratitude

Only you won’t able to talk like that about my heart
this is the most that you can find
you with your music forgot the principlethat in the chest of those out of tune
in the bottom of the chest it beats quietly
that in the chest of those out of tune a heart also beats

VOCABULARY
desafinar – to detune, to be out of tune
ouvido – hearing
apenas – only
nem sequer – not even
pressentir – foresee
Rolleiflex – brand of German cameras
ingratidão – ungratefulness
batir – beat
calado – quiet

Discussion

One thought on ““Desafinado” (Tom Jobim) performed by João Gilberto

  1. Never heard of Desafinado or João Gilberto, pretty soothing music though. I think listening to foreign language music helps with the learning process. Do you have any music from China as well? Currently trying to learn Mandarin🙂

    Thanks Tommy!

    Posted by Mike | October 14, 2013, 9:34 am

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