Scorpions and Brazil

by UNIVORE featuring Marco Casale

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When Marco left the states last winter to spend five months in Brazil, we knew we'd miss him dearly. But we also knew that the wait would be worth it, that he'd eventually come back with myriad anecdotes about his party time in Rio. When he did, he had a captive, mildly confused audience.

He didn't disappoint. He never does. What a time he apparently had! We won't bore you with all of the details, in part because the logistics of most of them were extremely difficult for us to understand. Besides which, you should seize an opportunity to buy Marco a Stoli-Campari and have him tell you himself.

But one in particular did grasp our imagination in the way it degenerated from a moment of continued leisure into a convoluted tale of greed, theft, and failed attempts at retribution. Naturally, we were inclined to immortalize Marco's misfortune in song. Fortunately, he graciously agreed to, once again, share in our desire to turn his life into art.

That's how we arrived to the concept of "Scorpions and Brazil," a bossa nova that attempts to blend the aura of a man on an extended vacation in Brazil with the pitfalls involved with that same man's hedonistic pursuance of pleasure while on said vacation. Accordingly, you'll notice that our new track takes a lighthearted vocal melody through a more sinister and discordant refrain than you might be used to from a traditional bossa tune.

In regards to the narrative, try and follow along as Marco takes you on a frantic tour of the favellas and cabanas of Rio. For the few mentions of a banana, we urge you to use your imagination.

We hope you enjoy this sliver of Marco's life. Univore loves you.

lyrics

I love women
and the boats
and the sea

the cool breeze
really seems to suit me

I love the parties
and the papaya trees
the mountains stand out from the sea

Relax
Let the time pass
the time is yours
it's always been yours

Esto es Río
Río du Brazil

At night, when the sun goes down
the scorpions come out of their hives, beware
at night, you have to watch yourself
the scorpions come out in the night

The Scorpions (repeat)

In the coca cabaña
I was plugged with a banana
the sexy round girls dance the night away

On'a top of the favela
we fled tutti los bandidos
we found the yellow stuff
and scootered far away

Relax
Let the time pass
the time is yours
it's always been yours

Esto es Río
Río du Brazil

At night , when the sun goes down
the scorpions come out of their hives, beware
at night , you have to watch yourself
the scorpions come out in the night

The Scorpions (repeat)

credits

released August 30, 2016
Featuring Marco Casale
Written by Univore
Vocals - Marco Casale, Nicholas Flandro, David Bachmann

Marco Casale - vocals
Nicholas Flandro - synthesizers, vocals
David Bachmann - guitar, vocals

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UNIVORE is Nicholas Flandro and David Bachmann, a media production duo focused on original music, video, and the written word operating out of Chicago’s west side. UNIVORE has been described as “walking the thin line between sincerity and absurdity so effortlessly that they appear to be floating over a line that was never there.” ... more

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