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MARO ‘Saudade, Saudade’ Lyrics Meaning English Translation


MARO – Saudade, Saudade Lyrics Meaning

‘Saudade, Saudade’ is a Portuguese song title whose translation has a sad meaning as MARO is longing for her lost friend in the lyrics. The song talks about the difficulty of moving on from a heartbreak. She probably thought that her best friend would always be by her side. But sadly, it didn’t happen.

The song ‘Saudade, Saudade’ has been selected to represent Portugal in Eurovision 2022. MARO will perform her song in May.

Introduction: Saudade, Saudade Lyrics

MARO wrote the lyrics for ‘Saudade, Saudade’ to try to let go of the baggage of a lost friendship. She is a Portuguese national who moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. When she returned to her home country, Portugal, her song was selected to represent Eurovision 2022.

“Tem tanto que trago comigo” translates to “I have so much that I bring with me”. “Foi sempre o meu porto de abrigo” translates to “It was always my haven”.

Saudade, saudade
Nothing more that I can say
Says it in a better way

Lyrics to ‘Saudade, Saudade’ by MARO

Saudade, Saudade Lyrics Meaning Translation

“E agora nada faz sentido, perdi o meu melhor amigo” translates into “And now nothing makes sense, I lost my best friend”.

Let’s analyze the meaning of the lyrics behind the song ‘Saudade, Saudade’ by MARO translation in English line by line in detail.

[Verse 1]

MARO has tried to let go of the baggage of her lost friendship by writing “million other songs”. Despite all this, she has not been able to move on. She is well aware that time will heal everything. But at this point in her life, she is still longing for her lost friendship now that her best friend is gone.

[Refrain/ Outro]

The refrain of the song highlights how overwhelming it must have been for her. She cannot say anything about it and all she can do is long for her friend. Her silence, or let’s say overwhelming emotions that she cannot let out, is enough for the person who can understand it.

[Verse 2]

“E se não for demais, peço por sinais” translates into “And if it’s not too much, I ask for signs”. “Resta uma só palavra” translates into “only one word remains”

MARO is sad that her best friend is not with her anymore. The song doesn’t hint at a romantic breakup. Rather, it talks about losing a friend who was there for MARO whenever needed. Now, the situation for her has changed. All she can do is wish that her best friend were by her side to support her.

Conclusion: Saudade, Saudade Meaning

MARO yearns for her best friend to be by her side but nothing lasts forever. She feels easy to cope with the loss by simply longing for what she previously had.

What do you think is the meaning behind the lyrics of the song ‘Saudade, Saudade’ by MARO translated in English? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter @laviasco.

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Laviasco is an entertainment website run by a single person, the Admin himself, Mr. Suraj Marahatta, from research to blogging to website maintenance. Here, I have been providing the meaning of the lyrics of the songs little by little since 2019. My goal is to provide authentic sources for the facts and stay up-to-date.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. SAGon

    Maro said the song is about and for her grandfather who passed away recently.

    1. Laviasco

      Thank you for the information. We didn’t know that and the post for ‘Saudade, Saudade’ by MARO is entirely written on our understanding of the lyrics.

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