Musical Mondays: Depois by Marisa Monte

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I’m totally cheating here, because I’ve posted this music before here on the blog… but it was over 1 and a half years ago, and I’m really into it again. Depois by Marisa Monte was a part of a Brazilian telenovela that I was a bit obsessed with around that time, called Avenida Brasil. Listen to it. It’s beautiful and sad and lovely.

Depois de sonhar tantos anos,
De fazer tantos planos
De um futuro pra nós
Depois de tantos desenganos,
Nós nos abandonamos como tantos casais
Quero que você seja feliz
Hei de ser feliz também

Depois de varar madrugada
Esperando por nada
De arrastar-me no chão
Em vão
Tu viraste-me as costas
Não me deu as respostas
Que eu preciso escutar
Quero que você seja melhor
Hei de ser melhor também

Nós dois
Já tivemos momentos
Mas passou nosso tempo
Não podemos negar
Foi bom
Nós fizemos histórias
Pra ficar na memória
E nos acompanhar
Quero que você viva sem mim
Eu vou conseguir também

Depois de aceitarmos os fatos
Vou trocar seus retratos pelos de um outro alguém
Meu bem
Vamos ter liberdade
Para amar à vontade
Sem trair mais ninguém
Quero que você seja feliz
Hei de ser feliz também
Depois

And because you should know what all of this means, here are the lyrics in english 🙂 :

Just then, after having dreamed all these years
After having made many plans
Of a future for us
Just then, after many disillusions
We left each other as many couples do
I want you to feel happy
Then I shall be happy as well

Just then, after I passed the whole night
While waiting for nothing
After I dragged myself across the floor
In vain
You turned your back on me
You didn’t give me the answers
That I need to hear
I want is you to be better
Then I shall be better too

You and I
Have had the special moments
But our time has passed
That’s something we can’t deny
It was good
We made up stories
To keep on our memories
And to follow us wherever we go
I want you to live without me
I’ll also make it

Just then, after we’ve accepted the facts
I will change all your portraits for someone else’s
My precious one
We will be free
To love as much as we want to
Without betraying anyone else
I want you to be happy
Then I shall be happy as well
Just then

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