Lyrics, guitar chords and video of "Desafinados
como eu" (Desafinados like me)
The Bossa Nova, "love at first hearing", at least I
felt that for over 30 years. From that moment that music became an inseparable
part of my being.
I always say that the bossa nova, besides being a wonderful musical style is a
particular way of seeing the world and a lifestyle. The bossa is light, love,
illusion, nature, sea, sun, enchantment and disenchantment, like a wave that
comes and goes.
From a strictly musical standpoint, bossa nova (or jazz-samba as someones named
in originally) has an harmonic, melodic and rhythmic unique alchemy, whose
quality is impossible to find in other musical genres throughout the world.
There are several phenomena associated with the bossa nova that also help to
make it unique.
Given that is a fusion musical genre, and as mostly of musical fusion, the bossa
nova was rejected by many people in its genesis, more specifically in Brazil,
its own country of origin..
But it's the same bossa that, in the Newton Mendonça's lyrics, who responds to
critics with swell sarcasm in his genial "Desafinado", with music by Antonio
Reaching its peak in Brazil in the early '60s, the bossa nova begins a slow
decline in audience in Brazil. However (and curiously) its disclosure and
enrichment beyond Brazil borders continues to grow, even today.
No I mean that today the bossa nova is rejected in Brazil, but every time its
audience is smaller. In return, the public adept at this beautiful genre is
growing in the world.
And I, as a "by-product" of this phenomenon, I'm one of the many thousands who
still grow strongly this distinctly Brazilian musical style, but has become a
universal genre. In the world "there are a thousand desafinados like me" ....
"Desafinados como eu".
There arises the idea and the name of that song.
In 2003, "Desafinados as eu" was included in the soundtrack of the film
"Falling" (Clayton Allis, New York, 2003), becoming my
first raid in music for films.