Petroleum of the Future



Lyrics: Renato Russo
Music: Dado Villa-Lobos/Renato Russo
Translated: Kelly Sganderla and Alex Birch

Ah, if I knew how to tell you what I dreamt last night
You would want to tell me all about your dream as well
And what is it that I have to do with this?

Ah, if I knew how to tell you what I saw last night
You would want to see but would not believe it
And what do I have to do with that?

Suicidal philosophers
Famish farmers
Disappearing
Under the files

Ah, If I knew how to tell you what your tribe is
I would know what is mine too
But you also don't know
And what do I have to do with that?

I'm a bad Brazilian
Being separated
Counting the conquered
Of all sides

[solo]

Ah, if I knew how to tell you
What to do to make everybody get together
Everyone was already for some time
And what do I have to do with that?

Suicidal philosophers
Famished farmers
Disappearing
Under the files