Samba Do Grande Amor
Chico Buarque Lyrics


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Tinha cá pra mim
Que agora sim
Eu vivia enfim o grande amor
Mentira
Me atirei assim
De trampolim
Fui até o fim, um amador
Passava um verão
A água e pão
Dava o meu quinhão pro grande amor
Mentira
Eu botava a mão
No fogo então
Com meu coração de fiador

Hoje eu tenho apenas uma pedra no meu peito
Exijo respeito, não sou mais um sonhador
Chego a mudar de calçada
Quando aparece uma flor
E dou risada do grande amor
Mentira

Fui muito fiel
Comprei anel
Botei no papel o grande amor
Mentira

Reservei hotel
Sarapatel
E lua-de-mel em Salvador, Salvador
Fui rezar na Sé
Pra São José
Que eu levava fé no grande amor
Mentira
Fiz promessa até
Pra Oxumaré
De subir a pé o Redentor

Hoje eu tenho apenas uma pedra no meu peito
Exijo respeito, não sou mais um sonhador
Chego a mudar de calçada
Quando aparece uma flor
E dou risada do grande amor
Mentira

Hoje eu tenho apenas uma pedra no meu peito
Exijo respeito, não sou mais um sonhador
Chego a mudar de calçada
Quando aparece uma flor




E dou risada do grande amor
Mentira

Overall Meaning

In Chico Buarque's Samba Do Grande Amor, the singer is expressing his disappointment and disillusionment with the idea of a grand and all-consuming love. The song opens with the singer saying that he believed that he was finally living the grande amor, or great love, that he had always dreamed of. However, he quickly realizes that this was a lie and that he had been foolishly naive. He had thrown himself into the idea of love with abandon and had even gone so far as to sacrifice for it, but all of it was for nothing.


The second verse continues this theme, with the singer saying that he now only has a single heavy stone in his chest. He demands respect and insists that he is no longer a dreamer. He even goes as far as to laugh at the idea of a grand love. The third verse begins with the singer admitting that he had been faithful and had even bought an engagement ring and made plans for a honeymoon in Salvador. He had even gone to the cathedral to pray for the success of his love. But again, it was all a lie, and he feels foolish for believing it.


Overall, Samba Do Grande Amor is a poignant song about the disillusionment that comes with unfulfilled expectations of love. It shows how easy it is to get caught up in the idea of grand and all-consuming love, only to be let down when it doesn't materialize. The song is a reminder that love isn't always grand and that it's important to temper our expectations with a healthy dose of realism.


Line by Line Meaning

Tinha cá pra mim
I thought to myself


Que agora sim
That now, yes


Eu vivia enfim o grande amor
I was finally living the great love


Mentira
Lie


Me atirei assim
I threw myself like that


De trampolim
Off a diving board


Fui até o fim um amador
I went all the way as an amateur


Passava um verão
I spent a summer


A água e pão
On bread and water


Dava o meu quinhão pro grande amor
I gave my share to the great love


Mentira
Lie


Eu botava a mão
I put my hand


No fogo então
In the fire, then


Com meu coração de fiador
With my heart as collateral


Hoje eu tenho apenas uma pedra no meu peito
Today I have only a stone in my chest


Exijo respeito, não sou mais um sonhador
I demand respect, I'm not a dreamer anymore


Chego a mudar de calçada
I even change sidewalks


Quando aparece uma flor
When a flower appears


E dou risada do grande amor
And I laugh at the great love


Mentira
Lie


Fui muito fiel
I was very faithful


Comprei anel
I bought a ring


Botei no papel o grande amor
I put the great love on paper


Mentira
Lie


Reservei hotel
I booked a hotel


Sarapatel
I ate pig stew


E lua-de-mel em Salvador
And honeymoon in Salvador


Fui rezar na Sé
I went to pray at the Sé


Pra São José
To Saint Joseph


Que eu levava fé no grande amor
In whom I believed in great love


Mentira
Lie


Fiz promessa até
I made a promise even


Pra Oxumaré
To Oxumaré


De subir a pé o Redentor
To climb the Redeemer statue on foot




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Francisco Buarque De Hollanda

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Comments from YouTube:

@PauloSergio-tq5mv

Ouvir esse grande cantor e compositor é um presente de Deus!

@semiramisgoulartmagalhaes8481

Hoje eu tenho apenas uma pedra no meu peito, exijo respeito não sou mais um sonhador. Chego a mudar de calçada quando aparece uma flor. E dou risada do grande amor ...

@twigyzerede

Chego a mudar de calçada, quando aparece uma flor! E dou risada do grande amor... mentiiiraaaa! <3

@foxworld2640

Don't think twice, it's alright

@PauloSergio-tq5mv

Aprendi em 1993 na escola na primeira série o que é estrofe e rima poesia em literatura com as canções de Chico Buarque.

@LisandroNogueira

BOM DEMAIS

@mauriciopeixoto3779

Verdade da vida de muitos inclusive a minha

@ppmbbarbosa

Te amo, Chico

@dialestx.4126

Minha vida cê é loco mestre

@sergioguteretz5931

Grande Chico ,,,,,,,,,,,,, domingo 6 - decembro - 2020

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