quinta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2010

The great singer Sérgio Godinho is (part II)

Here’s my promise. One of the most popular Sérgio Godinho songs, «Liberdade», which means «Freedom». This song illustrates the moment Portugal saw the regime change, in 1974.

So, the first sentence of the lyric is «We came with the burden of the past and seed». Our seed is 800 years of history, and our past is 48 years of despotic regime (before 1974). After that, we needed so much to evolve. The song talks about our basic needs for a start (Peace, Bread (food), Housing, Health and Education), and some problems those needs cause, especially when we reborn from the darkness. Here is the song, and the translated lyrics. Don’t miss too a little summary of Sérgio route.



Peace, bread, housing, health, education

We come with the burden of the past and seed
Wait so many years makes it more urgent
The thirst of a waiting only ends in the torrent
The thirst of a waiting only ends in the torrent

We live so many years talking for the silent
We can only wish all when we do not have anything
Just want a life full who had a stopped life

Aaaaiii There is only a serious freedom when there are
Peace, bread, housing, health, education
There is only a serious freedom when there are
Freedom to change and decide
When people belong to what people produce
When people belong to what people produce

Sérgio Godinho borned in 1945, in Oporto, Portugal. He left the country when he was only 20 years old, to «flee» from colonial war in Africa (Angola and Mozambique). He lived 9 years in Paris and made part of «Hair» musical. His first LP, named «Os Sobreviventes» («The Survivors»), was recorded in France, in 1971, with french musicians and some Portuguese people living in France at the time. He recorded too the LP «Pré-Histórias» (Pre Histories). These two discs were prohibited in Portugal by censorship. Only in 1974 we could enjoy the music on these discs.