Vou Lutar

I’ve posted before about my discovery of foreign music. More times than not, I’m not sure what’s being said, but music remains one of the true universal languages.     

The majority of Brazilian music I’ve gotten into has been because of the homie Shad B. So when he put me onto a dope Brazilian group a few weeks back, I had to let him drop a post.

Check it out after the jump.

Coletivo02 – Vou Lutar
Guest post by Shad B

Brazil has a vibrant and unique music scene which makes it obvious why Brazilian artists dominate Latin American Billboard charts. Most notably in the two largest cities, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the creativity and talent in R&B and Hip Hop have continued to grow and produce talented artists over the decades. Recently, I was introduced to the hip-hop group Coletivo 02 out of São Paulo, Brazil. Their lead single, “Vou Lutar,” or “I Will Fight” off their most recent album Coletivo 02 Mente is a smooth cut that has me hitting the repeat button. The message is to continue going after your goals despite the ups and downs you have along the way.
Lyrics (English translation in bold)
Vou Lutar (Diego Oliveira, Marcos Eiras e Filiph Neo)
I Will Fight
Em cada pingo de esperança a lembrança se inicia
Every shred of hope the memory begins
Em cada partida a memória se arrepia,
Each match the memory shudders
Em cada momento o meu sonho se alimenta da vida,
Every moment my dream feeds on life
E nada se aproxima quando requer a espera,
Nothing comes when it requires waiting
E nada se inicia quando de tudo se espera,
And nothing starts when all is waiting
Eu sempre quero mais, de que tudo corro atrás,
I always want more, I run after everything
A minha perseverança nunca é demais,
My perseverance never is too much
A mais a cada luta, existência que condena,
The more each fight, existence condemns
E a distancia que comove,  no que a vida é plena,
And the distance moves, as life is full
A cada base que se move, a vontade …..
Each base moves,  the desire
A vergonha que se levanta o amor em cada letra,
The shame that is raised the love in each letter
A paixão que o mundo inventa conectos,
The passion that the world invents connects
Em qualquer lugar a cada grau da vitória,
In any place every degree of victory
Eu e os fulanos a cada fuga da minha glória,
Me and the guys every flight of my glory
Eu reverto os momentos que me revigora,
I reverse the moments that invigorate me
Como agora os momentos que não saem da minha memória,
Now as the moments that don’t come out of my memory
Eu vou lutar vencer e saber que não estou só
I will fight, win and I know that I am not alone
Há uma força maior, que me conduz,
There is a larger force that leads me
A minha luta continua em mais um dia,
My fight continues more every day
Onde há correria,
Where there is a leash
Tentar me sufocar, me oprimir, pra eu desistir.
Trying to suffocate me, oppress me, so I quit
E não continuar e o que vem sobre mim
And not continue and what comes over me
Pra me desanimar,  tentando me parar
To discourage me, trying to stop me
Com um golpe violento ou apenas um olhar
With a violent blow or just a look
Com outras intenções, em situações.
With other intentions, in situations
Subestimam minhas condições
Underestimate my conditions
Achando que eu não tenho força pra lutar
Thinking that I don’t have strength to fight
Is it?
Mas realmente sei da onde vim
But I know where I really come from
Minha origem é o pó e o pó será meu fim
My origin is dust and dust will be my end
Considerado louco por dar valor real
I’m considered crazy for giving real value
Pelo que não se vê, pelo sobrenatural.
For what you don’t see, through the supernatural
Na luta continuo, com a gana de vencer,
The light continues, with greed wins
Com a sabedoria e a esperança de quem crê,
With the wisdom and the hope of who believes
Sem confiar nas forças do meu braço,
Without trust in the strength in my arms
Mas apenas no teu amor e no teu poder.
But only in your love and in your power
Eu vou lutar vencer e saber que não estou só
I will fight, win and I know that I am not alone
Há uma força maior, que me conduz,
There is a larger force that leads me
Connect with Coletivo02 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/coletivo02
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Coletivo02
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/coletivo02oficial


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