African Heart (translation)

 

You left, so bereft

From Angola in 1969

 

You arrived by plane

In San Francisco with tired eyes

 

And you already knew

This country would never fit your heart

And you already knew

This City would never fit your heart

 

The New Spin

 

This world’s been spinning strange

This world’s been strange

 

I’m just getting used to it

The New Spin

I’m just getting used to it

The New Spin

 

Aiiiiiiiiiiiiii ay ay ay meu deus (my god)

Esta vida e estranha (this life is strange)

 

This world’s been strained

This world’s been spinning strange

 

I’m just gettting used to it…

 

Birds of Re/Vision

 

When birds forsake trees

For warm beds and VODs

And lovers come to take more than they bring

 

You’ll be in your TV dreams

In the cellophane and streams

In that City where they measure everything

 

And you’ll be so spent and tired

From romanticizing things

With eyes too red from staring at the sun

 

The rivers since retired

And offered up to kings

With lies we read and based our lives upon

 

But I don’t want to…

 

And you wished that excuse worked

Like it did as a child

But your lovers and your landlords don’t agree

 

Let’s put her in reverse

Lay naked on the tiles

With our lovers circled ‘round us just to see

 

That a dream is just a curse

From a brighter point of view

And rivers are just backroads to the sea

 

And you will never stay the course

You will build your road anew

And your leaves will fall like mirrors from your tree

 

Forca Cosmica (translation)

 

I can’t deal

I can’t believe my eyes…

 

The stars in the heavens

The sand on the beach

Walking

The stars in the heavens

The sand on the beach

Navigating

 

I can’t deal

I can’t believe my eyes

My hands, my skin, my dreams

My eyes

 

The cosmic force

Of the cosmic life

 

The stars in the heavens

The sand on the beach

Navigating…

 

Lion in the Moonlight

 

The trials of November (repeat)

Have got me all in

For the end

All turned around

All upside down

 

Waiting on the sun

Lion in the Moonlight

Waiting on the sun

Lion in the Moonlight

 

I’m a Lion in the Moonlight

I’m a Lion in the Moonlight

I’m letting it all out

That’s what it’s all about

Letting it all

Out

 

Springtime return (repeat)

Has got me all in

For new beginnings

All turned around

All upside down….

 

Chorus repeat

 

Big Today

 

The sun would say

In his rays todays

Papa sun he’d say

In his rays today

 

Your gonna be big someday

If you want to be big someday

Your gonna be big someday

If you wanna be big someday

 

You better be big today

You better be hug today

You better be big today

You better be huge today

 

You better be big today

There’s no tomorrow

You better be huge today

There’s no tomorrow

 

The moon she says

In her glow and sway

Mama moon she says

In here glow and sway

 

(Chorus)

 

The mountain he’d say

If you were climbing today

Papa mountain he’d say

If you were climbing today

 

(Chorus)

 

Mexico

 

Where you gonna go when you run out of road

I’m gonna go down to Mexico (repeat)

Mexico, Mexico

 

Running too fast but moving too slow

I’m gonna run down to Mexico

Mexico, Mexico

 

You’re never gonna catch the last rainbow

You’re better off down in Mexico

Mexico, Mexico