Me Leva Morena

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Song Lyrics

0:11 - Eu que já lhe fiz inveja

Eng: I already envied you

0:14 - Hoje só lhe causo pena

Eng: Today I only pity you

0:16 - Perdi tudo que eu já tive

Eng: I lost everything I ever had

0:19 - Pelo amor de uma morena

Eng: For the love of a dark skinned girl

0:21 - Me leva morena me leva

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl take me

0:23 - Me leva pro seu bangalô

Eng: Take me to your bungalow

0:25 - Me leva e com um beijo me cala

Eng: Take me and with a kiss shut me up

0:28 - Que eu sou da Senzala sou seu professor

Eng: That I'm from Senzala I'm your teacher

0:30 - Me leva morena me leva

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl take me

0:32 - Me leva pro seu bangalô

Eng: Take me to your bungalow

0:35 - Me leva morena querida

Eng: Take me darling dark skinned girl

0:37 - Que eu dou minha vida

Eng: That I give my life

0:38 - Pelo teu amor

Eng: For your love

0:40 - Me leva morena me leva

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl take me

0:42 - Me leva pro seu bangalô

Eng: Take me to your bungalow

0:44 - Me leva morena não esquece

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl don't forget

0:46 - Que o dia amanhece

Eng: That the day dawns

0:47 - O galo já cantou

Eng: The rooster has already crowed

0:49 - Me leva morena me leva

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl take me

0:51 - Me leva pro seu bangalô

Eng: Take me to your bungalow

0:53 - Me leva de noite e de dia

Eng: Take me night and day

0:54 - Eu faço poesia

Eng: I do poetry

0:55 - Eu te falo de amor

Eng: I tell you about love

0:58 - Me leva morena me leva

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl take me

1:00 - Me leva pro teu bangalô

Eng: Take me to your bungalow

1:02 - Me leva morena não esquece

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl don't forget

1:04 - Que o dia amanhece

Eng: That the day dawns

1:05 - O galo já cantou

Eng: The rooster has already crowed

1:07 - Me leva morena me leva

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl take me

1:09 - Me leva pro seu bangalô

Eng: Take me to your bungalow

1:11 - Me leva depressa, ligeiro

Eng: Take me fast, fast

1:12 - Que eu sou prisioneiro

Eng: That I'm a prisoner

1:14 - Desse teu amor

Eng: Give your love

1:15 - Me leva morena me leva

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl take me

1:17 - Me leva pro seu bangalô

Eng: Take me to your bungalow

1:20 - Me leva

Eng: Take me

1:21 - Me leva

Eng: Take me

1:22 - Me leva morena

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl

1:23 - Que eu vou

Eng: That I'm a prisoner

1:24 - Me leva morena me leva

Eng: Take me dark skinned girl take me

1:26 - Me leva pro seu bangalô

Eng: Take me to your bungalow


History and sentiment behind song

In many countries outside of Brazil (including the United States) there are almost equal numbers of men and women training capoeira. In Brazil even today the number of men training capoeira far outweighs the number of women training. Part of this is because of the history of capoeira in Brazil. Capoeira still doesn't have much of a history outside of Brazil, but the prohibition and dangerous element so common to its history has helped create a feeling of machismo. What might be considered very sexist sounding lyrics to a foreigner could be a way of representing the beauty of capoeira and the strong desire to play in the roda.


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