6th track of the album 3 (2002)
Sung by Max Cavalera
Duration 4:56
Genre(s) Nu metal, thrash metal
Written by Max Cavalera
Produced by Max Cavalera
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"Brasil" is a song included on the album 3. The title is Portuguese for Brazil, and the lyrics were written in Portuguese, with lines translated to English, so Max Cavalera sings this song in both of these languages. The song, hence its title, is dedicated to his former home country Brazil and the lyrics mention about the Brazilian culture, including hardcore and soccer. Tribal percussions and berimbau used by Max are evident in this song.

Lyrics Edit

Vamos detonar essa porra - let's detonate this shit
Vamos levantar poeira - kick the dust high
Vamos arrasar - let's kick ass
Vamos arregaзar - let's fuck shit up
Levanta mano, entгo - get up brother, c'mon
Vamos detonar essa porra - let's detonate this shit
Vamos detonar essa porra - let's detonate this shit
Vamos detonar essa porra - let's detonate this shit
Vamos rasgar o chгo - let's cut the ground

As casas - the houses
As cidades - the cities
As calзadas - the sidewalks
As mulecadas - the street kids
As esquinas - the street corners
Os buracos - the holes
Balas perdidas - lost bullets
Os telhados - the roofs
No Minhocгo - famous tunnel in downtown Sгo Paulo
Favelas - slums where most poor people live
A multidгo - the crowd
Galera - soccer crowds
Na madrugada - after midnight
A gingada - a typical dance/fight from the north
E'o Brasil - this is Brasil
Pais porrada - hardcore country

O concreto - the concrete
Os butecos - the bars
As raizes - the roofs
As cicatrizes - the scars
O Cristo Redentor - Christ the redeemer (famous statue of Christ in Rio De Janeiro)
Salvador - capital of Bahia (North of Brasil)
O sol nascente - the rising sun
Pelourinho - famous old slave square in Salvador
As catedrais - the cathedrals
Nas Gerais - Minas Gerais (the state where Max was born)
Aleijadinho - crippled sculptor famous for the 12 prophets statues in Ouro Preto
As peladas - soccer played barefoot in the streets, on the beach
E'o Brasil - this is Brasil
Na Baixada - one of the most violent and dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro

Pais porrada - hardcore country

Brasil, Pais Porrada
As torcidas - organized soccer crowds
De longe vem a forte chuva - from far comes the strong rain
As torturas - the tortures (in the 60's, a lot of people were tortured and killed by the government)
E' Meia Noite - Brasilian percussionist, Meia Noite, who plays on this album and on "Primitive"
Quebrando tudo - fucking shit up on rhythms.
O berimbau - One-stringed Brasilian instrument that Max often uses Conquista o Mundo
Conquer the world Da Lama ao Caos - From The Mud To The Chaos (this is the name of Chico Science's first album)
Do Mangue - from the mangroves in Recife
Uai - a traditional term used by the people of Minas Gerais Minas Gerais
Manaus - capital of Amazonas (heart of the rainforest)
Oh yes, Pele the footballer is also born there O Brasil - Brasil
E' muito mais - it's so much more...

Brasil, Pais Porrada

Videos Edit

Soulfly - Brasil

Soulfly - Brasil

Soulfly Brasil live

Soulfly Brasil live

Soulfly Brasil

Soulfly Brasil

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Session musicians



Navigation of Soulfly songs Edit

Live-only songs on various albums

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