Monday, 1 June 2009

Mandrake and the Cubans: Mandrake e os cubanos

In this poem, Skank shows the brazilian lower class' struggle to ascend in the social ladder. Through drug smuggling and voodoo (which is shown when the singer proclaims himself a "Plague's goat"), they are able to make money, thus enabling them to buy fine clothes and visiting exquisite love hotels that hands cuban slaves as gifts.

It also shows the infidelities of brazilian people, and how its guilt can make one have hallucinations (such as husbands rain).
I wonder whether you like this suit I've bought
Looks like Mandrake's suite, I bought it downton
I wonder whether you liked these cotton socks I've bought (uuu)
They say that during winter they cool the feet
And warm them during summer
I gonna match them with my rattlesnake leather shoes
Put in my pocket some cubans
That they gave me at the love hotel
I'm a Plague's goat
I'm mute there at the Belt
Nor boor nor cult
Just a wolf during full moon

I wonder whether you like this Hippie ring
Looks like your eye's gem
Uneasy hors d’oeuvres
I'm gonna match them
With an oriental fish tie
Put in my pocket a bone hair comb
And some natural herbs
I'm a Plague's goat
I'm mute there at the Belt
Nor boor nor cult
Just a wolf during full moon

(2x)
Cape, cane and top hat
She has spring lips
Scrub up and let's go
Call me when you call me

I wonder whether you like this suit I've bought
Looks like Mandrake's suite, I found it downton
I wonder whether you liked these cotton socks I've bought (uuu)
I gonna match them with my rattlesnake leather shoes
Put in my pocket some cubans
That they gave me at the love hotel
I'm a Plague's goat
I'm mute there at the Belt
Nor boor nor cult
Just a wolf during full moon

Cape, cane and top hat
She has spring lips
Pick up your scarf and beat it
It's gonna rain husbands outside

Cape, cane and top hat
She has spring lips
Scrub up and let's go
Call me when you call me

Cape, cane and top hat
She has spring lips
Pick up your scarf and beat it
It's gonna rain husbands outside

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