Friday, July 17, 2009

Corno, by Heavy C

Heavy COver the last couple of weeks I was reminded of Heavy C’s Corno song for two reasons. First, because I mentioned Heavy C when talking about his collaboration with Anselmo Ralph for the track Não Vai Dar Pt. 2. Second, because Portugal’s Economy Minister Manuel Pinho resigned a couple of weeks ago for making a rude cuckold gesture at a rival MP during a parliament session in Lisbon. In the Portuguese world, what Mr. Pinho did was the ‘corno’ gesture – he insinuated that his rival Bernandino Soares’ wife had been sleeping around and thus Mr. Soares had cornos: the mark of man who had been cheated on. What’s not to laugh about such a story? Heavy C’s song Corno is about exactly that. He sings that he can be a corno as long as he didn’t find out. He says “I want to be a corno if I don’t know about it.” But if he does find out, as he sings, he will “break the sky, break the earth, and break her desire, and when he gets home, he will call his girl a Bitch.” This song is too funny.

Corno

Durante as ultimas duas semanas lembrei-me desta canção do Heavy C por duas razões. Primeiro, porque mencionei o Heavy C quando falei sobre a sua colaboração com Anselmo Ralph na musica Não Vai Dar Pt.2. Segundo, porque o Ministro da Economia do governo português, o Sr. Manuel Pinho, demitiu-se porque fez o sinal de cornos ao seu rival Bernardino Soares em plena sessão de parliamento. Fartei-me de rir com esta noticia! Pra quem não conhece, o corno é aquele que foi traído pela sua mulher. É exatamente sobre isso que canta Heavy C na sua canção. Ele diz que “pode ser um corno se ele não souber.” Mas ai se ele descobrir. Ele “parte o céu, parte a terra, parte o teu querer...e quando chegarem a casa, chamara a sua esposa de bitch.” Melhor refrão que esse não há!

3 comments:

Yola said...

Wow... I really liked this song. It's the first time I'm hearing it. I'm a namibian who lives in South Africa and I speak portuguese. (My parent's are angolans) - And it's so hard to find Angolan music here in R.S.A. I watched an interview on TPA with Heavy C a few weeks ago, on Alto Nivel, it was the first time I heard of this artist. So I'll be doing lots of downloads on this site :-). I came across this site "by mistake" Lol! Thanks though.

Claudio Silva said...

Yola, it makes me very happy that you found this site, even if by mistake, and I hope you're here to stay. If you think Angolan music is hard to find in RSA, try finding it in the States haha! Hopefully this blog makes finding lusophone music that much easier. As for Heavy C, this is by far my favorite song of his. I'm not a big fan of his earlier work, but the humor and originality of this song was a great surprise. I'm glad you like it as well! Cheers from Washington DC!

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