Tu Diz

by John Hollingum

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A samba from New York and London.


já no começo das coisas tu disse que ama
sempre com os pés no chão, história sem trama
eu tentei seguir as regras tuas, bem
tu que manda, tu que diz, eu sei
más com o tempo passando, fiquei mole
eu comecei a sonhar, perdi o controle
nunca perguntei
acabou e eu bem sei porque
tu diz,
“eu quis”
tu diz,
“eu quis”

Roughly translates as:
right from the start, you said you always love
with both feet on the ground, a story without a plot.
i tried to follow your rules, dear -
you’re the boss, you say what goes, i know.
but with the passing of time, i got lazy,
i started to dream, i lost control.
i never even asked -
it ended and i know perfectly well why.
you said,
“i wanted it this way.”
you said,
“i wanted it this way." ”


released November 24, 2013
Lyrics: Barbara Browning soundcloud.com/barbarabrowning
Flute: Isabel Hollingum
Composition and all other performance John Hollingum



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