O Perdão / by Jonathas Nazareth

O Perdão vem no ônibus circular da manhã
Com o destino de Angra a Paraty, toma assento
Nos bancos de trás, com os que procuram a
Shangri-lá. Na brisa que vem só da estrada longa, ao som de Caetano e Tom Zé,
Do radinho de pilha de um filho qualquer,
Fica lá, O Perdão escutando a quem o quer.

Forgiveness comes on the early bus from Angra to Paraty,
it takes its place in the rear,
Next to those seeking Shangri-la.
It enjoys the breeze that comes only from hitting the long road, 
listening to the sweet songs by Caetano and Tom Zé
off a battery powered radio playing in someone's back pack.
It sits in peace, staring out into the trees waiting for anyone who'll ask.