I REALLY love this video from a Brazilian band called A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade. The song itself, “Oracao,” means prayer, according to the latest issue of Paste magazine, which spotlighted the video, put together in a house in Curitiba with members of the band and their friends in various rooms singing parts of the song as it builds and grows. It’s just a lovely, joyous piece of work.
Paste said this about the song, which was a massive YouTube hit for the band in Brazil:
The title translates into “prayer” and indeed, it consists mostly of a simple refrain: (“My love, this is the last prayer / To save your heart / The heart is not as simple as you think”) followed by a series of declarations about how complex that heart is (some of which might not translate culturally): the heart holds three lifetimes, it holds my love, both of us, as well as “what does not fit in the cupboard” and “a dresser.” These repeat in sometimes hypnotic fashion. Like a mantra.
(Source: youtube.com )