O mês passado apresentei-vos alguma da influência que a Bossa Nova teve nos cantores portugueses. Este mês é a vez dos americanos. Estes deixaram-se influenciar agradavelmente com calma e serenidade. Ora vejam estes três exemplos.
In my loneliness
When youre gone and Im all by myself and I need your carress
I just think of you
And the thought of you holding me near
Makes my loneliness soon disappear
Though youre far away
I have only to close my eyes and you are back to stay
I just close my eyes
And the sadness that missing you brings
Soon is gone and this heart of mine sings
Yes I love you so
And that for me is all I need to know
I will wait for you till the sun falls from out of the sky
For what else can I do
I will wait for you
Meditating how sweet life will be when you come back to me
Quiet nights of quiet stars,
Quiet chords from your guitar,
Floating on the silence that surrounds us.
Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams,
Quiet walks by quiet streams
And a window that looks out
On the mountains and the sea.
Oh how lovely!
This is where I want to be,
Here with you so close to me,
Until the final flicker of life's ember.
I who was lost and lonely,
Believing love was only,
A bitter tragic joke, have found with you,
The meaning of existence.
Oh my love!
Love is like a never-ending melody
Always have compared it to a symphony
A symphony conducted by the lighting of the moon
But our song of love is slightly out of tune
Once your kisses raised me to a fever pitch
Now the orchestration doesn't seem so rich
Seems to me you've changed the tune we used to sing
Like the bossa nova, love should swing
We used to harmonize, two souls in perfect time
Now the song is different and the words don't even rhyme
Cause you forgot the melody our hearts would always croon
So what's good's a heart that's slightly out of tune
Tune your heart to mine the way it used to be
Join with me in harmony and sing a song of loving
We've got to get in tune again before too long
Ther'll be no desafinado
When your heart belongs to me completely
Then you won't be slightly out of tune
You'll sing along with me