Only A Dream In Rio - James Taylor
    More than a distant land

    over a shining sea
    more than the steaming green
    more than the shining eyes

    Well they tell me it's only a dream in rio
    nothing could be as sweet as it seems
    on this very first day down
    they remind me "son have you so soon forgotten
    often as not it's rotten inside
    and the mask soon slips away"

    Strange taste of a tropical fruit
    romantic language of the portuguese
    melody on a wooden flute
    somba floating in the summer breeze

    It's alright you can stay asleep
    you can close your eyes
    you can trust the people of paradise
    to call your keeper
    and tender your goodbyes

    Oh what a night wonderful one in a million
    frozen fire brazillian stars
    oh holy southern cross
    later on take me way downtown in a tin can;
    can't come down from the bandstand
    I'm never thrown for such a loss when they say

    Quando a nossa mae acordar
    andareimoz au sol
    quando a nossa mae acordar
    cantara' pelos sertao
    quando a nossa mea acordar

    Todos os filios saberao
    todos os filios saberao
    e regozilarao

    Caught in the rays of the rising sun
    on the run from the soldier's gun
    shouting out loud from the angry crowd
    the mild the wild and the hungry child
    I'll tell you there's more than a dream in rio
    I was there on the very day
    and my heart came back alive
    there was more
    more than the singing voices
    more than the upturned faces
    and more than the shining eyes

    But it's more than the shining eye
    more than the steaming green
    more than the hidden hills
    more than the concrete christ
    more than a distant land
    over a shining sea
    more than a hungry child
    more like another time
    born of a million years
    more than a million years


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