Wednesday, 21 October 2015

If - Se

Djavan, the biggest composer of the Brazilian Cryptosonic movement. This movement was at its strongest during the iron years, when Brazil was under a military dictatorship, and applying heavy censorship laws. Some artists relied on not-subtle-at-all wordplay to make songs with double entendre, while the artists of this movement relied on writing poems that, unless the listener had the correct encryption key, made no sense at all.

On encryption systems, it's technically impossible to distinguish encrypted data from random bits, and on Cryptosonic music, it's impossible to distinguish a song with a hidden message from someone just picking random words from the dictionary. It's believed that 90% of songs were just fluff to confuse eavesdroppers, while the rest of songs were instructions to Soviet spies trying to infiltrate our Glorious Nation. We're not saying that Mr. Djavan's songs are random junk, or that he's a soviet spy, but there's a very high probability of that.

You said you don't know if no
But are also unsure if yes
Wanna know?
When it's like that, let it come from the heart

You know I only think about you
You said you live thinking about me
Might be, if it's like that
You have to let your hand go of no
Release that crazy woman, burn in passion
There's no way it hurts to decide
Just say yes or no
But you venerate an if

I take it seriously, but you're disguising
You tell me "a lot", and I'm horrified
And you remind me of the southern cold
Insist on 0x0, I want 1x1

I don't know what's up with you, don't want my heat
Saint George, please, lend me the dragon
It's easier to learn Japanese in Braille
Than for you to decide whether you'll give it or not