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Song Lyric: Um Par De Asas

Yesterday I got my copy of “Era Eu Era Meu Mano, Era Meu Mano Mais Eu” in the mail. It’s an album recorded by Mestre Pernalonga and Contramestre Rafael De Lembá and was released at the end of December in Brazil. Since they are not planning any online sales, I am very happy to be one of the few people outside of Brazil to get my hands on the album!

Album Era Eu Era Meu Mano Era Meu Mano Mais Eu

If you know Pernalonga and Rafael, it’s needless to say that the music they recorded is amazing. I am sure we will be hearing their new songs everywhere in the next year. For me there is one song in particular that I love. It’s track 5 on the album and is called Um Par De Asas (A Set Of Wings).

The album mentions two different authors for the song: Mayko Syza and Professor Marrom (Paraíba). I don’t know if they are the same person or not.

There’s are two videos on YouTube of the song: one is of Mestre Pernalonga himself and the other one is of Contramestre Marivan, but neither have the lyric in their description. So I’d like to share it here.

Portuguese

Eu queria agulha do destino
pra costurar as feridas
que a vida me fez

só assim eu seria capaz
de poder me entregar outra vez
porque cada dia que passa
meu coração endurece
parece que vai virar pedra
das pedras eu construo um castelo
antes de ficar pronto eu vejo a queda
porque toda história de amor
que eu começo com a dor se encerra
me leva pra longe da terra
num lugar que eu possa descansar

eu quero um par de asas,
só um par de asas

pra voar pra bem longe
aonde a maldade,
aonde a inveja não pode chegar

quero um par de asas,
só um par de asas

não quero ser anjo,
e nem arcanjo

só quero voar
quero um par de asas,
só um par de asas
pra voar pra bem longe

aonde a maldade,
aonde a inveja não pode chegar

quero um par de asas,
só um par de asas

English

I wanted the needle of destiny
to sew the wounds
that live gave me

only then I would be able
to give myself again
because every day that passes
my heart hardens
it looks like it’s going to turn into stone
I build a castle of stones
before it’s ready I see the fall
because every love story
that I start with pain ends
take me far away from earth
to a place where I can rest

I want a pair of wings,
just a pair of wings

to fly far away
where evil,
where envy won’t come

I want a pair of wings,
just a pair of wings

I don’t want to be an angel,
or an archangel

I just want to fly
I want a pair of wings,
just a pair of wings

to fly far away
where evil,
where envy won’t come

I want a pair of wings,
just a pair of wings

4 thoughts on “Song Lyric: Um Par De Asas

  1. Hi. I came across your blog looking for this album. Do you know how I can order it? I am in Canada.

    1. Hi,

      I bought it from a webshop based in the UK, that’s the only place where I was able to order it.
      I think your best chance is going to events and see if they are selling any copies. I’ve been to a number of events and most of the time, the CD was for sale there.
      There might be some Brazilian webshops who have it in stock as well.

  2. Hi

    I believe track 8 on this album contains “Foi estivador la do cais da Bahia”. Is this the song with the coro “Aruandê , Aruandê camará”? I’ve been trying to find lyrics for CM Rafael de Lemba’s version of this for a long time, so if you have them that would be wonderful!

    Thanks

    1. Hi,

      Yup, that’s indeed the second song on track 8 of the album. This is the lyric that’s written in the booklet:

      “Foi estivador lá no cais da Bahia
      Marinheiro absoluto chegou pintando a rilia
      Aruandê, Aruandê camará (2x)

      He sings a couple of verses, which are improvised I think. This is what I could make of it:

      Quem quiser saber meu nome, ai meu bem
      nunca ganhe perguntar (?)
      sou madeira que o cupim
      teve preguiça de cortar

      Vou me embora pra Bahia, ai meu bem
      vou pegar um avião
      mas quem tem dinheiro sobe, ô
      quem não tem fica no chão

      Vou me embora lá pro norte
      Pernalonga que lá eu me dou bem (?)
      do norte vejo quem vai
      do norte veio quem vem

      Tum tum tum batiu na porta, ai meu bem
      ô mamae vai ver quem é
      é manoel da (?)
      (?) de papel

      Minha mamae me dizia (?)
      que bonita ela é
      ela é a pé da rosa
      eu sou a rosa do pé

      Quem quiser a ver capoeira, ai meu bem
      vai no porto na (?)
      lá tem siri de mangue
      também tem siri coroa

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