Oswaldo G. Pereira

Oswaldo G. Pereira

 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BRA
BandWorldSinger/Songwriter

Winner of the Premio Sharp award - the highest honor of the Brazilian recording industry, with his CD"Olha Zé", Oswaldo G. Pereira is considered a first-class composer by specialized critics in most of daily newspapers in Brazil.

Biography

When he was a child, Oswaldo G. Pereira fell in love with Brazilian music from the twenties and the thirties. His favourite pastime in his childhood was to search 78s at the second hand shops in Rio de Janeiro containing performances of Francisco Alves, Mario Reis, Carmem Miranda and other idols of the golden era of Brazilian music.A defining moment of his musical career happened at the age of eight, putting on the record player the original version of the samba "Com que roupa " in the voice of Noel Rosa. The agile rhymes and the neat melodies of the poet from Vila Isabel marked the boy to such an extent that from that point on, he dived into the work of Noel, Lamartine Babo, Ary Barroso and Sinho. Inspired by these composers, Oswaldo created his own pre-bossa-nova authorial style with the musical "calligraphy" of the Ismael Silva and Bide sambas of the Estacio neighborhood.He entered the Carioca music and poetry scene by participating, along with many artists of his generation, in the multimedia project CEP 20.000. This was where he collaborated with the group Boato and Pedro Luis e a Parede. His first album "Olha Ze" won the Sharp Award - the highest honor of the Brazilian recording industry at that time, in the samba category.

Lyrics

As night falls

Written By: Oswaldo

And when at last the light is silent and night falls
Then when the sound is finally out that's when night falls
That's when a part that misses you
Brings me solitude
As night falls

Wand'ring alone around the city as night falls
This empty heart is so sincere
Silence, there's not a single voice
Stars shining far they're shining still
For they have no choice

Like a balloon the moon is rising as night falls
My longing for you shines so bright
Guiding me right through the night
The sleepy star leads my way
Chasing the light of day

And when at last the light is silent and night falls
Then when the sound is finally out that's when night falls
Stars shining far they're shining still
That's when a part that misses you
Brings me solitude

Like a balloon the moon is rising as night falls
My longing for you shines so bright
Guiding me right through the night
The sleepy star leads my way
Chasing the light of day

As night falls

Written By: Oswaldo

And when at last the light is silent and night falls
Then when the sound is finally out that's when night falls
That's when a part that misses you
Brings me solitude
As night falls

Wandr'ring alone around the city as night falls
This empty heart is so sincere
Silence, there's not a single voice
Stars shining far they're shining still
For they have no choice

Like a balloon the moon is rising as night falls
My longing for you shines so bright
Guiding me right through the night
The sleepy star leads my way
Chasing the light of day

And when at last the light is silent and night falls
Then when the sound is finally out that's when night falls
Stars shining far they're shining still
That's when a part that misses you
Brings me solitude

Like a balloon the moon is rising as night falls
My longing for you shines so bright
Guiding me right through the night
The sleepy star leads my way
Chasing the light of day

Queria que fosses minha

Written By: Oswaldo

Queria que fosses minha
Somente minha e minha também
Eu não possuo vintém
Mas sei que não és mulher mesquinha

Quero te achar sozinha
Só por acaso e mais nada além
Quem sabe num armazém
Podias ser bem minha vizinha

Então
Quando a noite assim chegar
Se não fosses descansar
Quem sabe eu poderia te chamar
Na hora que a lua vinha
Era só tocar tua campainha
Queria que fosses minha

Pra te cantar aquela modinha
Queria que fosses minha

Como uma valsa de Pixinguinha
Queria que fosses minha

Como a gaiola diz pra a andorinha
Queria que fosses minha
Queria que fosses minha

Queria que fosses minha
Mas não falei nada pra ninguém
Pois todos vão com desdém
Sorrir dessa pretensão que eu tinha

Mas se o melhor momento
Pra se querer é que nunca vem
Serei sempre teu refém
Cantando a mesma ladainha

Discography

"Olha Zé" (1998)
"As árvores" (2005)
"Serenata" (2007)