Posted on: Sábado 5 abril 2008

Corcovado is the name of the dramatic mountain in the middle of the city of Rio de Janeiro on which the cristo redentor (Christ the redeemer) statue stands.

Corcovado means “the hunchback” in Portuguese, because that how the mountain looks like in the middle of the city.

Corvocado is also the name of a great song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim (co-written with Gene Lees, for the English part). The singers in this video are João & Astrud Gilberto. I would have prefered to see musicians, rather than random pictures, but I can’t find a better video (the audio file alone is too big to upload – bigger than 5MB).

Um cantinho, um violão
Esse amor, uma canção
Pra fazer feliz a quem se ama

Muita calma pra pensar
E ter tempo pra sonhar
Da janela vê-se o Corcovado
O Redentor, que lindo!

Quero a vida sempre assim
Com você perto de mim
Até o apagar da velha chama

E eu que era triste
Descrente desse mundo
Ao encontrar você eu conheci
O que é felicidade, meu amor.

Quiet nights of quiet stars
quiet chords from my guitar
floating on the silence that surrounds us.

Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams
quiet walks by quiet streams
and a window that looks out on the mountains and the sea,
oh how lovely!

This is where I want to be
here with you so close to me
until the final flicker of life’s ember.

I who was lost and lonely
believing life was only
a bitter tragic joke, have found with you,
the meaning of existence, oh my love.


3 comentarios to "Corcovado"

Hm….too many beautiful places to discover…:)
This is more tempting than some travel brochure…:)
One day one day…

C’est vrai qu’elle est belle, cette photo ! J’aimerais bien aller au Brésil. La langue est tellement belle….

Linny: I know! Too much to see, too little time… 😕

Sandrine: Moi aussi j’adore la langue, mais entre le français, l’espagnol et l’italien, c’est beaucoup trop similaire! J’espère que je ferais de GROS progrès avec la belle-famille (je sens qu’ils vont bien rire de moi!) ha ha 😛


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