Piano sheet music and video of "Olhando a
cruz do sul" (Looking the southern cross)
"Olhando to Cruz do Sul" is the a non literal
translation of my own bossa nova "What Kind of Love" (2001), and while it isn't
a literal translation from English to Portuguese, in that adaptation I made the
effort to mantain the spirit of the original lyrics .
As in the original, that one brings to the table the dilemmas about the
different aspects of love and its eventual disappointments, maybe even in a
frustrating way, but, however, trying to put forward that disenchantment with
the sweetness and peace that the bossa nova proposes
In short, both "Olhando to Cruz do Sul" and "What Kind of Love", invite to
reflection on the true nature of love, its fuzzy limits, its illogical-logic and
its indisputable role as a "spiritual motor" of our lifes.