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Banda: Radiohead

Esta é uma banda de rock inglesa formada em 1985.

“Been thinking about you, and there’s no rest

Shit, I still love you, still see you in bed
(…) and what do you care
When the other men are far, far better

(…)

All the things you got, you’ll never need
All the things you’ve got, I bled and I bleed to please you”

“I won’t let this happen to my children
Meet the real world coming out of your shell
With white elephants
Sitting ducks”

“I want to, I want to be someone else or I’ll explode.
Floating upon the surface for the birds?, the birds?, the birds?
You want me, well fuckin come and find me.
I’ll be waiting, with a gun and a pack of sandwiches and nothing, nothing, nothing.
Nothing.”

“Just don’t leave
Don’t leave

And true love waits
In haunted attics
And true love lives
On lollipops and crisps”

“I only stick with you

Because there are no others

You are all I need”

“A heart that’s full up like a landfill

A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won’t heal

You look so tired and unhappy
Bring down the government
They don’t, they don’t speak for us
I’ll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit, my final bellyache with

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises please (let me out of here)”

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Artista: Cat Power

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Charlyn Marie Marshall, conhecida como Cat Power (nome artistico) é uma cantora e compositora americana.

Cat Power – Maybe Not

“We all do what we can
So we can do just one more thing
We can all be free
Maybe not in words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind”

Cat Power – Good Woman

“I don’t want be a bad woman
And I can’t stand to see you be a bad man.
I will miss your heart so tender
And I will love this love forever.

And this is why I am leaving
And this is why I can’t see you no more.
This is why I am lying when I say
That I don’t love you no more.”

Cat Power – Free

“Don’t be in love with the autograph
Just be in love when ya love that song”

Cat Power – Dreams

“When I feel blue in the night
I want you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream

I can make you mine
Taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I’m dreaming my life away”

Cat Power – I don’t Blame You

“Just because they knew your name
Doesn’t mean they know from where you came
What a sad trick you thought that you had to play
But I don’t blame you”

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Banda: Wintersleep

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Banda canadiana de indie rock formada em 2001. Composta por Paul Murphy (bateria e guitarra), Loel Campbell (guitarra e voz) Tim  D’eon (guitarra e teclado), Jon Samuel (teclado, vocal e guitarra) e Mike Bigelow (baixo e teclado).

Na minha opinião, uma banda excepcional com letras fantásticas que valem a pena ser lidas.

Wintersleep – Listen 

“And even if the words don’t sound right,
I will love you till the day my heart dies,
till the day my heart dies.

And even if this ain’t the right light,
you’re prettier than anything,
(…)

There’s something in the way our lips touch,

there’s something in the way we’re stuck together
and they don’t build love like that no more.”

Wintersleep – Sore

“you’ve been awake all morning
trying to tell me something
i know you are
scared

you can tell me everything i wouldnt care
you know that i’ll always be there
right by your side no matter what
no matter what”

Wintersleep – Early in the Morning

“Early in the morning
Animals are whispering
Thought I felt a feeling
Could have been the Valium
Staring through a candle
Staring through the people
Hiding in our shadows
Swearing we will not grow old

(…)

How you gonna lie to yourself?
How you gonna lie?
How do we forget ourselves?
How do we forget our minds?

(…)
I say it loud and clear
Don’t know if I believe it
Tonight I want your body
Don’t give a fuck about your spirit

(…)

I can feel your fingers close
I can feel your falling clothes
Tell me that there’s nothing”

Wintersleep – Search Party

“Are you waiting for a miracle?
Are you waiting for a lightning bolt?
Are you waiting like a paranoid little boy?
Are you ever gonna come back home?
Do you really think the sky is falling?
How you ever gonna pick up the pieces?
Do you really think that anybody will listen?
Do you really think that anybody will notice?

(No way, no way, no way no way, no way, no way)”

Wintersleep – Faithful Guide

“I wanted to go with you
to be right by your side
so I could steer the vessel
so you could rest your eyes
I wanted to go with you
to be your faithful guide”

Wintersleep – Fog

“These broken arms won’t hold you down

These ruptured lungs won’t make a sound
These syllables won’t bring you back,
Won’t stitch the holes, no bones intact

and I can’t pretend that you were there
and I can’t pretend I held your hand
and I miss your smile
I miss your smile
I need you now
I need you now”

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Artista: Ben Harper

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Ben Harper nasceu em Califórnia. Aprendeu a tocar guitarra quando era criança. E em 1993 lançou o seu primeiro album intitulado “Welcome To The Cruel World”.

Ben Harper – Please Bleed

“Good lovers make great enemies

Please bleed
So I know that you are real
So I know that you can feel
The damage that you’ve done
Who have I become
To myself I am numb”

Ben Harper – Forever

“People spend so much time
Every single day
Runnin’ ‘round all over town
Givin’ their forever away
But no not me
I won’t let my forever roam
and now I hope I can find
my forever a home
So give me your forever”

Ben Harper – Better Way

“everyone i know
is in the fight of their life

take your face out of your hands
and clear your eyes
you have a right to your dreams
and don’t be denied

i believe in a better way”

Ben Harper – Waiting For You

“I keep hearing your name
Nothing else sounds the same
As hearing your name”

Ben Harper – Walk Away

“With so many people
To love in my life
Why do I worry
About one

But you put the happy
In my ness
You put the good times
Into my fun
And it’s so hard to do
And so easy to say
But sometimes
Sometimes you just have to walk away
Walk away
And head for the door

(…)

They say if you love somebody
Then you have got to set them free
But I would rather be locked to you
Than live in this pain and misery”

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Banda: First Aid Kit

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Dupla sueca, composta pelas irmãs Johanna e Klara Söderberg, que começaram a compor as suas músicas em 2007.

Tudo começou após terem publicado uma cover dos Fleet Foxes no youtube que foi um sucesso, em 2008. Dois anos depois, estavam a gravar o primeiro album “The Big Black and The Big Blue”.

First Aid Kit – Hard Believer

“I just live because I love to and that’s enough you see
So don’t come preach about morality that’s just human sense to me

(…)

And it’s one life and it’s this life and it’s beautiful”

First Aid Kit – Emmylou

“Now so much I know that things just don’t grow
If you don’t blessed them with your patience
And I’ve been there before I held up the door
For every stranger with a promise

(…)

And yes I might have lied to you
You wouldn’t benefit from knowing of the truth”

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

“Well I guess sometimes I wish you were a little more predictable
That I could read you just like a book
For now I can only guess what’s coming next
By examining your timid smile”

First Aid Kit – To a Poet

“Now I miss you more than I can take
and I will surely break
And every morning that I wake
god, it’s the same
(…)
And how apparent it all becomes
that you’re not close, not even near
(…)
But Frank put it best when he said
“You can’t plan on the heart”
Those words keep me on my feet
when I think I might just fall apart”

First Aid Kit – Our Own Pretty Ways

“Even the most peaceful town
Once was a battle ground
Well we all change in our own ways
In our own pretty ways”

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Artista: Jack Johnson

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Cantor folk, começou o seu percurso no mundo da música a escrever algumas letras para o filme “Thicker Than Water”, 2000, o filme foi um sucesso e impulsionou a carreira deste cantor. Em 2001, lançou o seu primeiro álbum.

Jack Johnson – Fortunate Fool

“She knows the world is just her stage
And so she’ll never misbehave
She gives thanks for what they gave her

(…)

Such a fortunate fool
She’s just too good to be true
She’s such a fortunate fool
She’s just so mmm”

Jack Johnson – Better Together

“There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things
Like a, shoebox of photographs
With sepia-toned loving
Love is the answer,
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it’s so hard?
It’s not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together”

Jack Johnson – Drink The Water 

“Hold on if you can
You’re gonna sink faster
Than you can imagine so hold”

Jack Johnson – Upside Down

“Who’s to say
What’s impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day
I can feel a change in everything”

Jack Johnson – Do you Remember

“I guess that I was afraid that if you rolled away
You might not roll back my direction real soon.

I was crazy about you then and now
The craziest thing of all,
Over ten years have gone by
And you’re still mine,
We’re locked in time
Let’s rewind”

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Sugestão: Músicas Portuguesas – Parte 4

Mariza – Primavera

“E condenaram-me a tanto
Viver comigo meu pranto
Viver, viver e sem ti
Vivendo sem no entanto
Eu me esquecer desse encanto
Que nesse dia perdi”

Miguel Araújo e Inês Viterbo – Balada Astral 

“E eu que pensava
Que ia só comprar pão
E tu que pensavas
Que ias só passear o cão
A salvo da conspiração

Cruzámos caminhos
Tropeçámos no olhar
E o pão nesse dia
Ficou por comprar”

Mundo Cão – Ordena que te Ame

“Entrei no teu jogo, Como um Louco
Fui ingénuo e tu tão fatal

Joguei-me todo e foi tão pouco
O amor é o teu instinto mais cruel

Enquanto te sigo melhor me faço o teu troféu

Entrei no teu jogo como um louco
Eu sou o teu escravo mais leal

Ordena que te ame
E odeia quando falho
mas usa, abusa de mim
e eu serei feliz até ao fim”

Clã – Problema de Expressão

“O teu mundo está tão perto do meu
E o que digo está tão longe,
Como o mar está do céu.

E é tão difícil dizer amor,
É bem melhor dizê-lo a cantar.
Por isso esta noite, fiz esta canção,
Para resolver o meu problema de expressão,
Pra ficar mais perto, bem mais de perto.
Ficar mais perto, bem mais de perto.”

Miguel Gameiro – Já Não Canto Essa Canção

“Levaste o meu futuro contigo

Como se eu fosse um passado qualquer

Levaste-me a estrada e o caminho

Onde eu me queria perder

(…)

Mas neste quarto em silêncio

Eu já não te espero mais”

José Cid – O Pintor Não Morreu

“Na minha última viagem,

Deitem as cinzas ao mar.

E avisem os meus amigos

Que se embebedem por mim.

Na caixa onde me levam

Que seja feita com telas

Que os meus olhos inspirem sublimes aguarelas.

(…)

Na minha última viagem,

Gritem para o céu:

«Viva à sua obra, o pintor não morreu».”

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