Terra

2008 · Parlophone Music Portugal

The fourth album, Terra, with musical direction by José Limón, summing up much of the new repertory she had been performing in her latest tours, including such hits as Alfama and Rosa Branca and partnerships with Tito Paris, Concha Buika, Rui Veloso, Ivan Lins and Dominic Miller.

  • 1.
    Já Me Deixou
    3:49
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    Já Me Deixou

    (Artur Ribeiro / Max)

    Yearning was always with me 
    In the sound of my voice 
    That in its most ancient of fados 
    Made a thousand verses about us 
    Sapping my will through mockery 
    Without even hearing my lamentations 
    And through caprice or malice 
    Traversed the city with me
    Until a few moments ago

    Now it left me 
    It's gone right away 
    The yearning i called accursed 
    No longer weeps through my eyes 
    Nor shouts in my dreams 
    It left me now 
    It's gone right away
    My sorrow has come to an end 
    It left me right now 
    It went out through the door 
    When it saw you come back to me

    Yearning is not always sad 
    Nor always weeping and pain 
    If yearning's a payback 
    Yearning hurts less than love 
    But whilst you did not come 
    My suffering was so great 
    As i didn't know that you had as payback for my yearnings 
    More yearnings than I

  • 1. Já Me Deixou

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  • 2.
    Minh'Alma
    4:03
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    Minh'Alma

    (Paulo de Carvalho)

    Oh Soul! My Soul...
    Tell me who I am
    Oh Soul! My Soul
    Tell me where I'm bound  
                                                         
    Lisbon, make love to me, that's where I'm bound
    Running through the streets of the past
    My fado is the future but I vow
    My love
    That I will make love to my past
    Without saying where I'm bound

    Oh Soul!My Soul?

    When I get away from myself I am the sea      
    Of other lands, of other people who I've never seen        
    My song and my dream have not died                 
    My love                                                                       
    My love I am the people                                          
    I am farther from me

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  • 3.
    Rosa Branca
    2:46
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    Rosa Branca

    (José de Jesus Guimarães / Resende Dias)

    With a rose at my breast on the dance-floor
    I danced with whoever was there
    I danced so much
    That the rose fell to pieces

    Whoever has, whoever has
    The gift of love
    Picks the white rose
    Puts it at their breast

    Oh rose bush, little rose
    Rose bush in my garden
    If you love roses so much
    Why don't you love me?

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  • 4.
    Recurso
    3:06
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    Recurso

    (David Mourão-Ferreira / Tiago Machado)

    Only when tears give me
    A deeper sense of your secret
    Do I feel pure and do I grant
    The grace of listening to the heart.

    Right away (why?), the suspicion arises
    That in the two of us everything is premeditated
    And tears then follow the fado
    Of all that our love rejects

    We no longer wish to know of the heart
    Nor is what it gives important to us,
    Returning, febrile, to that thirst
    Where all that matters is what feelings give.

  • 4. Recurso

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  • 5.
    Beijo De Saudade
    4:17
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    Beijo De Saudade

    (B.leza)

    Sacred waves of the Tagus
    Let me kiss your waters
    Let me give you a kiss
    A kiss of sorrow
    A kiss of yearning
    To take out to sea and over the sea to my home

    In your crystalline waves
    Let me give you a kiss
    On your sweet girl's mouth
    Let me give you a kiss, oh Tagus
    A kiss of sorrow
    A kiss of yearning
    To take out to sea and over the sea to my home

    My homeland is that small one
    Cabo Verde is my home
    Like a child in the sea 
    The daughter of the ocean  
    The daughter of the sky  
    Land of my mother 
    Land of my loves

  • 5. Beijo De Saudade

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  • 6.
    Vozes Do Mar
    3:55
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    Vozes Do Mar

    (Florbela Espanca / Diogo Clemente)

    When the sun sinks over the waters
    In a nervous deliquescence of gold intense 
    Whence comes this voice full of pain,
    With which you speak to the earth oh immense sea?

    Do you speak of banquets and cavalcades?
    Of knights errant in the moonlight,
    Do you speak of enchanted caravels
    Which sleep and weep on your breast?

    Do you sing of epic deeds? Do you have unease 
    About pain? Do you too have fears
    Oh sea full of hope and majesty

    Whence comes this voice oh friendly sea?
    Perhaps the voice of an ancient Portugal
    Summoned by Camões in an act of yearning.

  • 6. Vozes Do Mar

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  • 7.
    Fronteira
    2:48
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    Fronteira

    (Pedro Homem de Mello / Mário Pacheco)

    Oh, frontier roads
    Why do you have to guard me
    Beyond are the lands of Spain
    Only discovered by moonlight
    Oh, frontier roads
    Why do you have to guard me!

    Oh, waters of the River Minho
    Why do you have to weep for me?
    All the children of the ray-fish
    Have a soul to sing
    Oh waters of the River Minho
    Why do you have to weep for me?

    Walls of the beautiful sea
    Rise up at my side
    Now I see the tenebrous sea
    Behind the sea of blue
    Walls of the beautiful sea
    Rise up at my side!

    The River Minho is the River North
    The River Lima is the River South
    Then the sea continues
    With that blue frontier
    The River Minho is the River North
    The River Lima is the River South!

    And all is the tenebrous sea
    Beyond the River Minho
    Spain bathed by the moon
    And what I see in my dream.

    The River Minho is the River North
    The River Lima is the River South
    Then the sea continues
    With that blue frontier
    The River Minho is the River North
    The River Lima is the River South!

  • 7. Fronteira

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  • 8.
    Alfama
    4:02
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    Alfama

    (Ary dos Santos / Alain Oulman)

    As the Lisbon night falls
    Like a ship with no sails
    The whole of Alfama seems
    Like a house with no windows
    Where the people grow cold

    As in a garret room
    A space stolen from sorrow
    Alfama is bounded
    Four walls of weeping

    Four walls of anguish
    That bring forth the night song
    Closed in its disenchantment
    Alfama's scent is of yearning

    Alfama's scent is not fado
    Its scent is of people, of solitude
    Of a saddened silence
    That knows sorrow with its bread

    Alfama's scent is not fado
    But no other song  does it have
    Alfama's scent is not fado
    But no other song does it have

  • 8. Alfama

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  • 9.
    Tasco Da Mouraria
    4:30
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    Tasco Da Mouraria

    (Paulo Abreu Lima / Rui Veloso)

    Night draws on in the streets of Lisbon
    And boys like me have gone to sleep
    Only I have the dream that I'm flying
    In my own strange way of feeling

    I leave my bedroom with the step of a girl
    In a silence which respects what is most sacred
    When my eyes as they shine on the curtain
    Delight in the fado's song

    My love, go to bed, it's late
    My father always said it came close to me
    In that mixture of  pride and yearning
    For the one who feels a new love in my garden.

    And I sleep in your guitar arms
    Sweet rocking reborn with each day
    That dream of singing the dawn
    That was born in a tavern of Mouraria

  • 9. Tasco Da Mouraria

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  • 10.
    Alma De Vento
    4:01
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    Alma De Vento

    (Diogo Clemente / Dominic Miller)

    The wind brings back the hours
    When love revived in me,
    Between the fears and delays,
    The silences with no "whys".

    Away with the wind go the fears
    That you knew from my voice.
    I keep to the wind my secrets
    And the reason we are who we are.

    My love,
    To the city streets
    I sing of love,
    In the voice of a yearning,
    That love
    Is an ageless fado.

    Along with the wind comes the rain
    Which is brought to my gaze
    When the soul within me bends
    And insists it does not want to break.

    And when time takes the salt from the tears
    Erasing the pain of the end,
    I hide in a fado and sing
    As the wind sings in me.

    My love,
    To the city streets
    I sing love
    In the voice of yearning.
    When love
    Is more than anguish,
    It is the pain
    Of an ageless fado.

  • 10. Alma De Vento

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  • 11.
    Se Eu Mandasse Nas Palavras
    3:21
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    Se Eu Mandasse Nas Palavras

    (Fernando Tordo)

    If words could do my bidding
    They would ask me to change pain for a smile
    If words could do my bidding
    They would tell me to be mad and to be wise

    If words could do my bidding
    They would speak of the waters  as desert
    If words could do my bidding
    They would say the near and the far were the same

    Words are not just what I hear
    They do not ask me to defeat them or not to feel them
    Words can do more than I can
    They don't want me to crush them or lie to them
                                                                                                                
    If words could do my bidding
    They'd want to change the Sun for the Moon
    If words could do my bidding
    They'd tell me that to love you is to be yours

    If words could do my bidding
    They'd want to correct what is written
    Why? If words could do what I wanted
    I would now make the said unsaid.

    Words are not just what I hear
    They do not ask me to defeat them or not to feel them
    Words can do more than I can
    They don't want me to crush them or lie to them.

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  • 12.
    As Guitarras
    4:16
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    As Guitarras

    (Ivan Lins)

    Guitars are a gift of God
    Guitars give a sound to life
    And the songs which enchant all hearts
    Are made more beautiful.

    Guitars are like cameos
    Sounds carved like fine stones
    And the songs that warm all the passions
    Are made more beautiful.

    My love
    Come and dream
    That at the sound of the guitars
    Wars are forgotten,
    Pain disappears.

    My love
    Come and sing
    Along with the guitars

  • 12. As Guitarras

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  • 13.
    Pequenas Verdades
    3:07
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    Pequenas Verdades

    (Javier Límon)

    In my watery desert
    There wasn't even enough light for a look
    I had to steal the moon
    To light you up

    When I lit up your face
    Day dawned in my body
    While I lit you up
    My soul was born anew

    It's the little truths
    The ones that show me the way
    Truths that are as white
    As the morning
    That opens the window of our destiny
    Like your look
    When you look at me
    Like your memory
    When you are gone

    It's true that the air's shade burns me
    And it's true that without you I'd die of sorrow
    Yes it's true that without you I'd die of sorrow

    Mysterious was your mouth
    Mysterious my lament
    But I know not if our Springtime love
    Was a lie or a passion that was true

    When loneliness returns
    Blind of love I will be till death
    Truths only exist in the nooks of the mind
    Those little truths that show me the way

  • 13. Pequenas Verdades

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  • 14.
    Morada Aberta
    3:59
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    Morada Aberta

    (Carlos Tê / Rui Veloso)

    Tell me of the river that I know
    As I don't know myself
    How much pain will flow
    Until the hatred ends

    You can't even hear me lancer
    Amongst the valleys and hills
    Quenching your thirst at the willow tree
    Washing your soul at the springs

    I saw my love leaving
    On a train of vanities
    Going in search of the world
    On the carousel of the cities

    Where the living is loose
    And where, they say, there's no solitude
    But I in my wilderness
    Do not have that illusion

    If I were a white cloud
    Rather than a human speck
    I would release a shower of rain
    Into your current

    And so I'd run with no pain
    Without wishing to know of me
    And like you in that babble
    Would love without taking hold

    Go river, so it is late
    When you arrive at the uncertain part
    Spread amongst these hills
    Where I have an open house

  • 14. Morada Aberta

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