Pouca Chinfra is a samba combo from Recife, and we are great fans of their music.
Their lyrics frequently are about the fragility of the man's heart when facing a strong, independent or in this instance, a bohemian type woman.
Você finge até chora
Bebendo toda hora,
Toda noite em claro
Mas não tem mais jeito,
Vou cuidar de mim
Já dei conta do recado,
Porque carinho nunca é de menos
Depois me deixe em paz
Porque esse fingimento
Não convence um só momento, fingimento
You pretend even cry
Drinking all the time,
Pulling all-nighters every night
But it’s hopeless,
I’m going to take care of myself
I’ve delivered the goods,
Because affection is never too little
Then leave me alone
Because this pretense
It doesn’t convince me for one instant,
(*1) Cachaça is a Brazilian liquor made from fermented sugar cane juice. It is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil. Street vendors selling cachaça and lemonade are a common beach scene in Brazil. Visit our blog to learn how to make caipirinha, Brazil’s most popular cocktail.
(*2) Saravá: Learners of Portuguese quickly become acquainted with the word Axé, used as a positive greeting wishing good energy to friends. Saravá can be used the same way. The term is used in African-Brazilian religions as a mantra and means: SA-(Strength, Lord); RA-(To Reign, Movement); VÁ (Nature, Energy). Used as a mantra it is believed to fix or dispel negative vibrations. In the song, it was used as a verb in the past tense.
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