Lyrics, guitar chords and video of "Serenata pra
ninguem" (Serenade for nobody)
I composed this "Serenata pra ninguem" Inspired by
the unforgettable scene "Dona Flor Serenade" from the film
"Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands" (Bruno Barreto, 1976, based on the Jorge
Amado's namesake novel)
In this case, I wrote this song in a "samba antigo" (old samba) style,
undoubtedly moved by the mentioned fountain of inspiration.
However, from the lyrics point of view, there is a relevant difference between
the mentioned Bruno Barreto's scene and my samba: in my samba the window never
opens ... nobody give an answer to the call of my music, and not for whim I
decided that different spin in my song. There is a very important symbolism
behind that decision, either from the personal point of view and from the point
of view of the history.
"Serenata pra ninguem" transports me to a time of pure romance, passion, a time
that I can qualify as "naive time", and through that lyrics attempt to position
those ancient and romantic times as opposed to our contemporary reality ... our
giddy, indifferent and dehumanized time.
From the point of view of the performance, the musical arrangement was made with
a profile more close "bossa nova" than classic samba. But I intend, in the
future, to realize a new recording of this samba in a style more in keeping with
its lyrical-musical content.