Friday, 3 July 2009

The Cockroach: A Barata

In the early 90's a rebel group of poets and artists known as Só Pra Contrariar (Just to be against) created one of the most influential pieces of theater with audience participation in the history of brazilian poetry. The Cockroach was written and released as an exemplified formula on which the audience is called by name to respond what he or her would buy to defend him/herself of the neighbour's cockroach and the actors improvise the conjugation of the verb to this object's action.

Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Say there, Luis Fernando, what you gonna do?
I'll buy an whip to defend myself
He's gonna lash the cockroach of hers
He's gonna lash the cockroach of hers

Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Say there, Rogério, what you gonna do?
I'll buy an stick to defend myself
He's gonna beat the cockroach of hers
He's gonna beat the cockroach of hers

Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Say there, Fernando, what you gonna do?
I'll buy an spur to defend myself
He's gonna spur the cockroach of hers
He's gonna spur the cockroach of hers

Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Say there, Luizinho, what you gonna do?
I'll buy an insecticide to defend myself
He's gonna daze the cockroach of hers
He's gonna daze the cockroach of hers

Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Say there, Serginho, what you gonna do?
I'll buy an drill to defend myself
He's gonna drill the cockroach of hers
He's gonna drill the cockroach of hers

Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Everytime that i get home
The cockroach of the neighbour is in my bed
Say there, Alexandre, what you gonna do?
I'll buy an bomb to defend myself
He's gonna...
He's gonna...

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