Being Content and Gente

The Brazilian-Portuguese language is more complicated than i thought.  But this song is making me through the weekend, despite the massive headache and fever.  Listen to an old hit in the 60’s that continues to be a refreshing tune in the midst of all the electronic pop and techno machinations of modern music.  Here is Marcos Valle. 

Play Gente by Marcos Valle.  Album: O Compositor E O Cantor Year:  1965

Gente que entende que não deve dar
Porque nunca na vida sofreu por não ter
Deus quando fez esta terra pra gente
Pensou em fazer tudo bem diferente

Não que eu queira ter muita coisa demais
Quero é ter um pouco de paz
Quero apenas ter um lugar pra morar
Porque, veja bem, há quem tem
Sem saber, mais de cem

Pode até mesmo o Senhor se zangar
Então, vir para a Terra, pra tudo mudar

Gente que entende que não deve dar…

The song is about being cool with what you have. In the second stanza, Marcos Valle exclaims this:

Not that I want to have too much
I want to have some peace
I just want to have a place to live
Because, you see, some people have
Without knowing, more than a hundred

So even though i am feeling this way today, i have more than a hundred.  And more than grateful.

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