Dedicated to all those who give their souls, their hearts and their lives ... for a living.
And sending a special hug from Lisbon to Berlin.
"Feira da Ladra" (The Thiefwoman's Market) is a Lisbon's traditional Flea Market that exists since the 13th century, happening every Tuesday and Saturday.
Ash day (day of Fasting) is the Wednesday after Carnival. It's applied in this song only metaphorically.
It's Tuesday _ The Flea Market _ opens today at 5 in the morning
And the girl _ runs down the stairs four at a time _ to sell heartaches for a bargain
She's going to sell _ fake promises, bitternesses, illusions, _ rags and shards and contradictions
It's Tuesday _ maybe Ash day _ Tomorrow is wednesday _ Let there be fire again
The heart _ is unable _ to say "whatever" _ Goes to the war _ with eyes on peace
It's Tuesday _ The Flea Market _ is overflowing with a crowd
And the girl _ sells everything that she brought _ changing sadness for joy _
And everyone wants and bargain _ bitternesses, illusions, _ rags and shards and contradictions
It's Tuesday _ and the Flea Market _ It's finally quiet and abandoned
And the girl _ Left a moan on the floor _ That rises and spins and it runs in the wind
And twirls and browses _ and plays the Blind Man's Buff _ it belongs to us all but surrenders to no one