A Toast to International Peace Day

Celebrating International Peace Day with a song by my favorite Brazilian singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil. Click below to listen!

Here is the translation to English:


Peace has invaded my heart
Suddenly I was filled with peace
It was as if the wind of a typhoon
had plucked my feet off the ground,
which I will never bury myself in anymore

Peace made a sea of revolution
invade my destiny
A peace like a big explosion
Like that bomb over Japan that
gave birth to the Japan of peace

I thought of myself
I thought of you
I cried for us
What a contradiction
Only war transforms
our love into peace

I ended up in the quay
Where the road ends
Where the evening is lilac
Where the sea bursts in me
the lament of so many “woes”

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