Defect 14: XIQUEXIQUE

(Tom Zé / Zé Miguel Wisnik)

I saw a blind man reading the string of a viola
blind against blind in a duel in the hinterland
I saw the blind man tie a cobra in a knot
I saw the blind man imprisoned in the cage of sight
Black bird flying very far away
And the dragonfly discerning the darkness

I saw the moon on the tail of the comet
I saw the bass drum and the windchest pounding
I saw the lightning while the sky was flashing
And the triangle swallowing sparks
I saw the white milky way against the black
I saw day and night come together

I saw the father, I saw the mother, I saw the daughter
I saw the calf give birth to the calf
I saw the replica of the replica of the bible
In the invention of a science singer
I saw God’s lamb in an empty egg
I grew cold and I asked you to give me warmth

I saw a blind man reading the string of a viola
blind against blind in a duel in the hinterland
I saw the blind man tie a cobra in a knot
I saw the blind man imprisoned in the cage of sight
the white wing, the white wing, the white song
And the dragonfly discerning the darkness

Ê Tum Ê Tum Ê Tum
Baião de dois
De bim-bom
Baião de um

Arrastâo of Osvaldinho do Acordeons; accordion bellows and of all of the accordion players of the Northeast.