Category Archives: Song Lyrics

That’s How Life Is

Breakup song. I dated someone who couldn’t be with me anymore because his religious background made him feel guilty about it. He has since grown out of that, but it was more funny to me than anything. Translation from Portuguese. … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You

Not to be bested by Lady Gaga, I wrote a pride-ish song.  I forgot the melody to it though. It’s translated from Portuguese. Date: Sometime after Born This Way came out. Let me tell you about everything I have been … Continue reading

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Our Big Love

I wrote this song for a lover. Translated from Portuguese. Date: 2013 You know all my secrets. Know how to hurt me. Know all my desires. Know how to affect me. But what can I do – I love you … Continue reading

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Nina Simone

This lyric is dedicated to Nina Simone.  I wrote it mainly in Portuguese. She is a hero of mine, both in life and in music. Date: 2013 Nina Simone makes me think of a revolution Nina Simone makes me think … Continue reading

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Ana Rosa

I wrote this song for my friend Ana Rosa.  It’s translated from Portuguese. Date: Sometimes in 2010 I want to take a rose to a woman that made me suffer. I want to take a rose to a woman who … Continue reading

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I Need Something To Kill These Blues

I wrote this song for my brother. He is someone I see as always on a journey, but not always sure of the destination, because he won’t stop to ask for directions. March 25th 2010 When you feel so far … Continue reading

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The Gays Are Here To Stay

This song is part of a musical which doesn’t exist. A jokey song for the homophobic types I would occasionally run into. March 27, 2007 Dialogue: A guy called me a faggot once – right to my face. He thought … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Again

Philadelphia is a city I love and will move back to eventually. There is a magic to the city, which I wanted to put down in a song – and here are the words. Hard words, but it’s a hard … Continue reading

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When The Night Comes

My friend Ale wrote the music to this tune. It’s pretty pop and sweet. Translated from Portuguese. July 2009 When the night comes I stay lying here seeing clearly that which cannot be hidden the space that your body occupied … Continue reading

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Cross the Oceans

I wrote this song for my brother as he was deciding to move to Brazil for a more permanent stay. A life or running must be tiring. Date: Sometime in the past. So you’ve decided that life can be more … Continue reading

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