Oito Anos is a song written by Paula Toller, which features in her first solo album, launched in 1998. The song is a series of questions asked by her then eight-year old son, Gabriel (she talks a bit about it in the video below).
The song was also recorded by Adriana Calcanhoto in her children’s album “Adriana Partimpim”.
Below are the videos of both artists singing Oito Anos in their live concerts, followed by the lyrics and translation.
Quando eu compus essa música, meu filho Gabriel tinha oito anos e agora ele tem dezoito. Daquela época pra cá, ele já aprendeu várias coisas: o que quer dizer “impávido colosso”, por onde os filhos saem… A única coisa que ele ainda não descobriu é porque que eu sou Flamengo e o pai dele é Botafogo.
When I wrote this song, my son Gabriel was eight and now he’s eighteen. From then until now, he has learned several things: what “impávido colosso” means, where children come out from… The only thing he hasn’t been able to figure out yet is why I support Flamengo and his father supports Botafogo.