#254: sometimes we only need a push...

"Push It" - Garbage
Composers: Douglas Elwin Erickson, Shirley Ann Manson, Steve W. Marker and Bryan David Vig
"Version 2.0" - 1998

"Come on push it, you can do it
Come on prove it, nothing to it
Come on use it, lets get through it
Come on push it, you can do it..."

#253: when you think that you have answers life comes with more questions...

"Canned Heat" - Jamiroquai
Composers: Derrick Mckenzie, Jason Kay, Simon Katz, Sola AkingbolaToby Smith and Wallis Buchanan
"Synkronized" - 1999

"Hey- dancing nothing left for me to do but dance
Off these bad times I'm going through just dance,
Hey got canned heat in my heals tonight baby
You know know know I'm gonna dance yeah
Off all the nasty things that people say..."

#252: stress, forgetfulness...

"Strut" - Lenny Kravitz
Composer: Lenny Kravitz
"Strut" - 2014

"When you feel the need, the need to express
Whether it be pain or happiness
Take it to the street, cause it is your stage
Just be yourself, and bust out of your cage

Baby strut
Let me see you walk, strut
Let your body talk, strut
Let me see you work, strut, strut..."

#251: pitangas, pitangas... the little simple things!

"Pronta para Cantar" - Maria Bethânia feat Nina Simone
Composer: Caetano Veloso
"25 Anos" - 1990

"I'm on the top of the mountain
Beyond despair and bliss
Facing the abiss
The center of my will
Is like a motionless wing
I stand still
I'm ready to sing
I'm ready to sing..."

misero vagalume

depois da primeira casca de ilusão
há uma pessoa
talvez esteja depois da segunda
.espere se conseguir.
(muita gente desiste no susto
da primeira descamuflagem)

existe uma pessoa menos fantasiada
mas mais cintilante
(se seus olhos forem (d)espertos
e pacientes o bastante para notar)
os olhos de uma pessoa de verdade

ela aparece quando
seus hormônios acalmam
seu ego silencia
quando seu corpo quer
mais companheirismo
do que estímulos rasos

ela aparece sem grandes enfeites
sem luz de fora
como um misero vagalume
na cidade de encantos
(como se nunca
tivesse existido)

como se sempre
tivesse existido
dentro de uma verdade
simples de seu coração

#250: inspiring others to be better!

"Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News
Composers: Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes and John Colla
"Back to the Future: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack" - 1985

"Don't take money, don't take fame
Don't need no credit card to ride this train
Tougher than diamonds and stronger than steel
You won't feel it until you feel
You feel the power, feel the power of love
That's the power, that's the power of love..."

#249: just relaxing and organizing things and thoughts.

"Kiss All Over" - Exile
Composers: Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn
"Mixed Emotions" - 1978

"I wanna kiss you all over
And over again
I wanna kiss you all over
Till the night closes in
Till the night closes in

Stay with me, lay with me, holding me, loving me, baby
Here with me, near with me, feeling you close to me, baby..."

#248: people are made to sparkle! ... and you are coming

"Anunciação" - Alceu Valença
Composer: Alceu Valença
"Anjo Avesso" - 1983

"Na bruma leve das paixões
Que vêm de dentro
Tu vens chegando
Pra brincar no meu quintal
No teu cavalo
Peito nu, cabelo ao vento
E o sol quarando
Nossas roupas no varal

Tu vens, tu vens
Eu já escuto os teus sinais
Tu vens, tu vens
Eu já escuto os teus sinais..."

#247: when your world falls apart and although your efforts you receive nothing! new directions...

"Some Kind of Wonderful" - The Drifters
Composers: Carole King and Gerry Goffin
"Single" - 1961

"This feeling of tenderness
There's so much I want to say
But right words don't come my way
I only know when I'm in your embrace
Then this world seems a better place
And something happens to me
And it's some kind of wonderful
And it's wonderful, baby..."