Foz do Arelho,
You witnessed my birth,
and later, gaining wings to fly afar
as a young bird, dizzy from its first migration.
I believed that the wind would always blow
from the same direction
and the low tide would never rise again.
And I thought of farewell.
Then, having glimpsed you over and over again
throughout my wanderings in the world,
I finally understood your wizened silence
and heard Gronho's shout.
I look at you and I know I am back home!
WHERE I BELONG
Music by Victor Gama
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