Saturday, May 08, 2010

Seu Jorge



Seu Jorge is the brasilian singer and actor who sings cover versions of David Bowie in the film Steve Zissou'sLife Aquatic. I actually prefer his versions to the originals (and David Bowie likes them as well). I even thought it was worth trying to translate them. So here is my new translation experiment: Brasilian Portuguese to English from a Portuguese cover version of an English song:

Life on Mars


When the things of the heart
That one can't understand
What the mind doesn't insist upon

And doesn't have strength to obey.


How many dreams I have destroyed
And let run through my hands
If the future allows
I don't intend do live in vain.


My love we are not alone,
There is a world waiting for us
From the infinite of the blue sky
There can be life on Mars,


So,
Come here
Give me your tongue
So, 

Come here
I want to hold you
Your power comes from the sun


My measure.


So, come
let's live life
So, come,
Or I'll loose who I am
and will want to move
to a life on Mars.



Quando as coisas do coraçao
Náo consegue compreender
O que a mente náo faz questáo
E nem tem forças para obedecer
Quantos sonhos já destruì
E deixei escapar das máos
E se o futuro assim permitir
Náo pretendo viver em váo
Meu amor náo estamos sós
Tem um mundo a esperar por nós
Do infinito do céu azul
Pode ter vida em marte
Entao vem cá
Me dá a sua lá­ngua
Entáo vem
Eu quero abraçar voce
Seu poder vem do sol
Minha medida
Entao vem
Vamos viver a vida
Entáo vem
Se náo eu vou perder quem sou
Vou querer me mudar
Para uma Life on Mars


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