Prayer to Iemanjá

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Oh! Iemanjá, queen of the sea, I offer thee my music so that I may celebrate my happiness and share my love with all those who listen. Receive me, great Queen, bless me and inspire me for all eternity. I thank thee with all the love in my heart.

The single of my album Sonho (“Dream”), Rio azul (Blues carioca) [“Blue Rio (Carioca blues)”], is a song of lost love with references in the lyric to Iemanjá (Afro-Brazilan goddess of the sea). During the recording, I also wrote Oração à Iemanjá (“Prayer to Iemanjá”) (read translation below photo). In fact, in the photo shoot for the CD insert, I make an offering of flowers to Iemanjá on the beach (see the photo shoot here and behind the scenes here). Listen to the song Rio azul by clicking on the video below.

Lyric

Praia de solidão,
Dói no meu coração
O tempo passa bem devagar
Eu me lembro de você
Me lembro de você

Lua, prata no mar
Ondas vem pra quebrar
O meu amor vem pra me dizer,
“Eu me lembro de você.”
“Me lembro de você.”

Pegadas na areia
Pra onde não sei
Encontro a sereia
Que não consegue achar seu rei
Não consegue achar seu rei

Vento, cheiro de sal
Limpa tudo de mal
Se eu pudesse me perdoar
Estaria com você

Michael Anthony Lahue (voice, piano, Rhodes electric piano, lyric & arrangement)
Adriana Aparecida da Cruz (voice)
Michael Anthony & Glenn M. Taylor (cello)
Sound effects (ocean waves)

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