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Ai Vida
Cristina Branco Lyrics


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Porque é longa a minha sede
Trago a alma insaciada
Uma voz sem tom nem tempo
Age oculta, p’la calada

Sou a solidão do tempo
Quando o nevoeiro cerra
Sou a estranha flor ao vento
No esquecimento da terra

Num intenso gesto de alma, sou
Esta pena de me achar tão só
Tanto e tão pouco
Ai vida!

Porque é longa a minha sede
Busco a fonte desejada
Uma voz sem tom nem tempo
Que se oculta em mim, calada

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "Ai Vida" by Cristina Branco are about the deep thirst for something that cannot be quenched. The speaker says that her thirst is long and her soul is insatiable, and she carries a voice that is hidden and silent, without tone or rhythm. She describes herself as the loneliness of time, enveloped in fog, and the strange flower in the wind, forgotten by the earth. In a moment of intense emotional expression, the speaker reveals that she is just a feather, feeling so alone, both so much and so little at the same time, expressing her frustration and sadness towards life.


Overall, the song "Ai Vida" is a powerful representation of the human experience. The lyrics are poetic and introspective, exploring the complexities of the human psyche in a way that is both beautiful and haunting. It is a song about the human condition, and the struggle to find meaning in a world that can sometimes be overwhelming and unforgiving.


Line by Line Meaning

Porque é longa a minha sede
I have been thirsty for so long


Trago a alma insaciada
My soul remains unsatisfied


Uma voz sem tom nem tempo
A voice inside me, without tone or rhythm


Age oculta, p’la calada
It acts in secret, silently


Sou a solidão do tempo
I am the loneliness of time


Quando o nevoeiro cerra
When the fog sets in


Sou a estranha flor ao vento
I am the strange flower in the wind


No esquecimento da terra
Forgotten by the earth


Num intenso gesto de alma, sou
In an intense gesture of the soul, I am


Esta pena de me achar tão só
This sorrow of feeling so alone


Tanto e tão pouco
So much and so little


Ai vida!
Oh life!


Busco a fonte desejada
I search for the desired source


Que se oculta em mim, calada
That hides within me, silently




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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

oubapo

Because my thirst is long
I bring a thirsty soul
A toneless timeless voice 
Acts in hiding, in silence

I’m the loneliness of time
When the fog becomes thick
I’m the strange flower in the wind
In the forgetfulness of the earth

In an intense gesture of the soul, I’m
This sorrow of finding myself so lonely
So much and so little
Oh life! Oh life!

Because my thirst is long
I look for the desired fountain
A toneless timeless voice
That hides in me, in silence



Antria

🥀🖤🎼👑🐎
Because my thirst is long
I bring a thirsty soul
A toneless timeless voice
Acts in hiding, in silence.

I'm the loneliness of time
When the fog becomes thick
I'm the strange flower in the wind
In the forgetfulness of the earth

In an intense gesture of the soul I'm
This sorrow of finding myself so lonely
So much and so little
Oh life! Oh life!

Because my thirst is long
I look for the desire fountain
A toneless timeless voice
That hides in me,
In silence! 🥀🖤🎼👑🐎



All comments from YouTube:

Aleksandar branković

muchos gracias...

White Star

this is magic...

Antonio Casal

ANGEL

marijan394

great!!!

Adı Türker Ertürk

eu como um turco, eu amei a música e artistas. tem cheiro de tristeza e melancolia e saudade. Graças.

jobrem

E o céu cariciou a terra...

Stefan Nedelchev

Beautiful warm voice, great fadista! Greetings from Bulgaria!

youbwana

This is one of my all-time favourite fado songs! Oustandingly sung and played, by 2 of the greatest artists in the genre!

Jorge F R Belo

Não conhecia. Não consigo parar de ouvir. Não é possível tanta beleza numa canção, numa voz.

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

GORGEOUS!

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