A Felicidade

from by Lyn Acton & Bossa Loco

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Antonio Carlos Jobim was a great songwriter. These new translations give a more accurate English version of the songs we know and love. With full respect to the original lyricists we hope to give Jobim fans a new enjoyment and appreciation of these timeless classics.


Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes
trans. Mal Adam

Be sad, it's here again, the joy will always end
Happiness is flying in the air, so high up you're a feather falling down
Floating so lightly a life is just so tiny
We need the breeze to keep us blowing round
Trying to be happy, the carnival's here, the grand illusion every year
The poor people working, the whole of the year's gone
For a moment just to dream of all the days you would have wished for
For you are the king of the parade
And everything's over the next day
Be sad, it's here again, the joy will always end


from Nova Jobim, released August 8, 2004
Lyn Acton - vocals
Rich Arthurs - guitar
Danny Templeman - percussion
Gordon Kilroy - percussion

Arrangements by Bossa Loco
Translations by Mal Adam
Cover design by Lucy King

Engineered by Collis
Produced by Jay Moy, Lyn Acton & Bossa Loco
Distributed by Proper



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