"The Girl from Ipanema" as written by and Antonio Jobim Norman Gimbel....
Olha que coisa mais linda mais cheia de graça
É ela menina que vem que passa
Num doce balanço caminho do mar

Moça do corpo dourado do sol de Ipanema
O seu balançado é mais que um poema
É a coisa mais linda que eu já vi passar

Ah, porque estou tão sozinho
Ah, porque tudo é tão triste
Ah, a beleza que existe
A beleza que não é só minha
Que também passa sozinha

Ah, se ela soubesse
Que quando ela passa
O mundo sorrindo se enche de graça
E fica mais lindo por causa do amor

Tall and tan and young and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes Each one she passes goes, ah

When she walks, she's like a samba
That swings so cool and sways so gently
That when she passes Each one she passes goes, ah

Oh, but he watches so sadly
How can he tell her he loves her
Yes, he would give his heart gladly
But each day, when she walks to the sea
She looks straight ahead, not at him

Tall, and tan, and young, and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes He smiles, but she doesn't see

Oh, but he sees her so sadly
How can he tell her he loves her
Yes, he would give his heart gladly
But each day, when she walks to the sea
She looks straight ahead, not at him

Tall, and tan, and young, and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes he smiles, but she doesn't see
She just doesn't see, no she just doesn't see
But she doesn't see, she doesn't see, no she just doesn't see


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"The Girl from Ipanema" as written by David John Gledhill Antonio Carlos Jobim

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  • +3
    General CommentHere's a translation of the portugese part:

    Look at this thing, most lovely
    most graceful
    It's her, the girl
    that comes, that passes
    with a sweet swinging
    walking to the sea

    Girl of the golden body
    from the sun of Ipanema
    Your swaying
    is more than a poem
    It's a thing more beautiful
    than I have ever seen pass by

    Ah, why am I so alone
    Ah, why is everything so sad
    The beauty that exists
    The beauty that is not mine alone
    that also passes by on its own

    Ah, if she only knew
    that when she passes
    the world smiles
    fills itself with grace
    and remains more beautiful
    because of love
    bladeton May 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit is not Metal but its good anyway. I found numerous versins in different languages and different lyrics. I love this song so much although I am a Metalhead!
    roboknobon February 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Ah, why am I so alone
    Ah, why is everything so sad "
    this shit hits hard and absolutely think this song could be translated into a metal version. add the anger of being sad and alone...perfect formula
    Ciyaak Boyon November 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAaahh...... This song almost makes me cry the way it evokes the painful pleasure of admiring the beauty of a girl you know will not be interested in you. Hurts so good, especially at my age! Thanks to Bladet for the translation too.
    Flamencoprofon February 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. I love Astrud's voice and I love the version that actually has the Portuguese part instead of jumping ahead to the English lyrics. The beat is so great and I loved it in the movie V for Vendetta when V is frying eggs with an apron on listening to this in the background :)
    jesslovesmusic89on November 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lot of elevator music does end up metal
    norderon September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout a Brazilian beauty that has all the guys going crazy for her. It also focuses on a boy who is madly in love with her.

    Love this song!
    mad about the boyon January 18, 2008   Link

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