August 6th, 2011 by Sergio de Biasi

“Perfeição” (Legião Urbana)
by Renato Russo


Let’s celebrate
Human stupidity
The stupidity of all nations
My country and their gang
Of killers
Cowards, rapists
And thieves…

Let’s celebrate
The stupidity of the people
Our police and television
Let’s celebrate our government
And our state which is not a nation…

Let’s celebrate the youth without schools
The dead children
And our discord…

Let’s celebrate Eros and Thanatos
Persephone and Hades
Let’s celebrate our sorrow
Let’s celebrate our vanity…

Let’s commemorate like idiots
every carnival and every holiday
all the road deaths,
all the dead for lack of care…

Let’s celebrate our justice
The greed and defamation
Let’s celebrate the prejudices
The vote of the illiterate
Celebrate the stagnant water
And all taxes
All the forests burning, all the lies
All the kidnappings…

Our house
Of marked cards
Slave labor
Our little universe
All the hypocrisy
And all the affectation
Every robbery and indifference
Let’s celebrate disease
Let’s party for the winning team…

Let’s celebrate hunger
Not having whom to hear
Not having whom to love
Let’s feed all that’s evil
Let’s hurt someone’s heart…

Let’s celebrate our flag
Our past
Of glorious absurdities
All that’s fortuitous and ugly
All that is ordinary
Let’s sing together
The national anthem
This rolling tear is true
Let’s celebrate our nostalgia
Let’s celebrate our loneliness…

Let’s celebrate envy
Let’s celebrate violence
And forget about our people
Who worked honestly
For a lifetime
And now is left with no
Right to anything…

Let’s celebrate the aberration
Of all our lack
of common sense
Our disregard for education

Let’s celebrate the horror
Of all this
With a feast, a funeral and a coffin
It’s all dead and buried
And now we can also celebrate
The stupidity of those who sang
This song…

My heart is in a hurry
When all the hope is dispersed
Only truth sets me free
Enough with evildoing and delusion

Love always has the door open
And spring is coming
Our future starts again

Because what’s coming is perfection…


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