December 10, 2008

I’ve been on this jag recently where I’ve found pop lyrics harrowingly poignant. Listened to “Os Mutantes” yesterday…

você também

quer ser alguém

… and I just thought~damn, I do! Quero!

Of course tropicalia is a bit of an exception. Too bad bossa nova can’t help but sound like elevator music to our ears…

a beleza que não é só minha

que também passa sozinha

…as no one’s sung saudade better since the troubadours.

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