Sodade
Cesária Evora Lyrics


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Quem mostrava esse caminho longe?
Quem mostrava esse caminho longe?
Esse caminho pa São Tomé

Quem mostrava esse caminho longe?
Quem mostrava esse caminho longe?
Esse caminho pa São Tomé
Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau
Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau

Quem mostrava esse caminho longe?
Quem mostrava esse caminho longe?
Esse caminho pra São Tomé

Quem mostrava esse caminho longe?
Quem mostrava esse caminho longe?
Esse caminho pra São Tomé

Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau
Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau

Se vou escrever muito a escrever
Se vou esquecer muito a esquecer
Até dia que vou voltar

Se vou escrever muito a escrever
Se vou esquecer muito a esquecer
Até dia que vou voltar

Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau
Sodade sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau

Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau
Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau

Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau
Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau




Sodade, sodade
Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Cesaria Evora's song "Sodade" reflect the longing and nostalgia of someone who is far away from their homeland, specifically from São Nicolau, an island in Cape Verde. The song is made up of a simple melody and repetitive lyrics that capture the essence of the Cape Verdean culture, where music is used to express all aspects of life, including love, heartbreak, and homesickness.


The first two stanzas express the desire to know who can guide the way to São Tomé, which is seen as a metaphor for the unknown path that the singer is taking away from home. The following stanzas repeat the word "sodade," which is used to represent a deep emotional feeling of nostalgia and homesickness.


The final stanza talks about the difficulty of forgetting one's homeland and the hope of one day being able to return. The repetition of "sodade" throughout the entire song reinforces the theme of longing and creates a sense of yearning in the listener.


Line by Line Meaning

Quem mostrava esse caminho longe?
Who showed me the way far away?


Quem mostrava esse caminho pa São Tomé?
Who showed me the way to São Tomé?


Sodade, sodade
Longing, longing


Sodade dessa minha terra, São Nicolau
Longing for my land, São Nicolau


Se vou escrever muito a escrever
If I have to write a lot to write


Se vou esquecer muito a esquecer
If I have to forget a lot to forget


Até dia que vou voltar
Until the day I come back




Lyrics © EDITIONS DE BERTHOLENE, LUSAFRICA SARL, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sony Music Entertainment France, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Amandio Cabral, Luis Morais

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@onelokie

[Verse 1]
Who showed you this far path?
Who showed you this far path?
This path to São Tomé
Who showed you this far path?
Who showed you this far path?
This path to São Tomé

[Chorus]
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau

[Verse 1]
Who showed you this far path?
Who showed you this far path?
This path to São Tomé
Who showed you this far path?
Who showed you this far path?
This path to São Tomé

[Chorus]
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau

[Verse 2]
If you write me, I'll write you
If you forget me, I'll forget you
'Til the day you come back
If you write me, I'll write you
If you forget me, I'll forget you
'Til the day you come back

[Chorus]
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau

[Chorus]
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau



@mbekunaev7883

Куда ведет
Ess caminho longe?
Эта длинная дорога?
Quem mostra' bo
Куда ведет
Ess caminho longe?
Эта длинная дорога?
Ess caminho
Эта дорога
Pa Sao Tome
В Сан-Томе


Sodade sodade
Грусть, грусть,
Sodade
Грусть
Dess nha terra Sao Nicolau
По родной земле Сан-Николау


Si bo 'screve' me
Если ты напишешь мне,
'M ta 'screve
Я тебе отвечу,
Si bo 'squece me
Если позабудешь,
'M ta 'squece
Позабуду и я,
Ate dia
Однажды
Qui bo volta
Ты, может, вернешься


Sodade sodade
Грусть, грусть,
Sodade
Грусть
Dess nha terra Sao Nicolau
По родной земле Сан-Николау



*Текст оригинала на кабовердийском креольском — диалекте португальского языка

Источник: https://www.amalgama-lab.com/songs/c/cesaria_evora/sodade.html
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All comments from YouTube:

@touriatalhi3046

2024 anyone?😢

@PurpleRaven722

Yes

@franciscogouveiasilvestre7587

This music is immortal ❤

@algeneral9949

Hell yeeeeah

@oueslatifedi8061

21/06/2024

@mshaymensa1067

о да

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@jonathansitali1121

Simply magical! This song goes straight to my heart….even though I have no clue what she is saying….. 2024 and still listening

@wendikassim6813

Mar 12 2024 encore ecoute

@onelokie

[Verse 1]
Who showed you this far path?
Who showed you this far path?
This path to São Tomé
Who showed you this far path?
Who showed you this far path?
This path to São Tomé

[Chorus]
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau

[Verse 1]
Who showed you this far path?
Who showed you this far path?
This path to São Tomé
Who showed you this far path?
Who showed you this far path?
This path to São Tomé

[Chorus]
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau

[Verse 2]
If you write me, I'll write you
If you forget me, I'll forget you
'Til the day you come back
If you write me, I'll write you
If you forget me, I'll forget you
'Til the day you come back

[Chorus]
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau

[Chorus]
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau
I miss, I miss
I miss my hometown São Nicolau

@ZahraSamadi-kh4wz

So true!!! same here, have no clue. But this song is beyond nostalgia, can't stop listening to it.

SODADE~🫀

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