Seu Jorge: Tive Razão

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You might recognize Brazilian singer/songwriter Seu Jorge from his acting roles in Life Aquatic or City of God.

But he has created a name for himself through his soothing, sometimes funky samba.

I can make out just enough of the lyrics in his song Eu Sou Favela to know this music has a message, but perhaps any Portuguese-speaking readers can let us know what he is saying here.

A favela, nunca foi reduto de marginal A favela, nunca foi reduto de marginal

Ela só tem gente humilde Marginalizada e essa verdade não sai no jornal

A favela é, um problema social
A favela é, um problema social

Sim mas eu sou favela
Posso falar de cadeira
Minha gente é trabalhadeira
Nunca teve assistência social
Ela só vive lá
Porque para o pobre, não tem outro jeito
Apenas só tem o direito
A salário de fome e uma vida normal.

A favela é, um problema social
A favela é, um problema social


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I love Seu Jorge

Canche said:

I'm learning Portuguese so this is going to be a good excercise for me though it might not be perfect(by the way, favelas are slums found on the outskirts of multiple Brazilian cities):

The favela was never redoubted from marginality the Favela
She only has humble Marginalized people and that truth doesn't come out in the newspaper

The favela is a social problem
The favela is a social problem

Yes, mut I am a favela
I can speak from sitting in a chair
My people are workers
I never had social assistance
She only lives there
Because for the poor person, she doesn't have another skill
She only has the right
The salary of hunger and a normal life.

The favela is a social problem
The favela is a social problem

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