Quebra Gereba

Lyrics, Translations, Video and Song Meaning


Song Lyrics

Oia quebra, Gereba

Quebra

Oia quebra, oia quebra

Quebra

Eu quero ver quebrar

Quebra

Oia quebra daí

Quebra

Oia quebra de lá

Quebra

Vou quebrar tudo hoje

Quebra

Amanhã quem que quebra

Quebra

Oia quebra Gereba

Quebra

English Translation

Hey, break it Gereba

Break It

Hey break it, hey break it

Break It

I want to see it break

Break It

Hey it breaks from there

Break It

Hey it breaks over there

Break It

I will break everything today

Break It

Tomorrow who will break

Break It

Hey, break it Gereba

Break It

History and sentiment behind song

The song "Quebra gereba" is well known in capoeira rodas as a song of challenge. When sung, it is characterized by a fast game, where capoeira exchange blows to see who will leave "broken". To sing "you break today, tomorrow who breaks you?", they do allude to patience that a capoeirista has to strike at the right time. And a warning that the "fight" will not be forgotten.

Gereba (jeh-DEH-bah): This is the last name of a popular person whose name children would call. It can also refer to "melon", and slang for the male sex organ. Gereba also means someone who is hard to take down.



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