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Riff: Caetano Veloso – “Lost in the Paradise”

Aug 7, 2014

My little grasshopper airplane/Cannot fly very high/I find you so far from my side/I’m lost in my own green light

from Lost in the Paradise lyrics by Caetano Veloso

It’s all nonsense, a smattering of words that seems like it were run through Google translate. Still, its bread-and-butter is in the cool, slightly crazy vibe, which includes flirty woodwinds, playful acoustics and silly orchestrations – all of which culminate into one giant psychedelic explosion.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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