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The theories about the meaning of "Táxi Lunar"

Atualizado: 3 de abr.

Composed by Alceu Valença, Zé Ramalho, and Geraldo Azevedo, the song features an enigmatic lyric


Geraldo Azevedo com um violão ao lado de Zé Ramalho
Da esquerda para direita: Geraldo Azevedo e Zé Ramalho| Divulgação

"Táxi Lunar" is one of those songs that takes us to another world. Whether it's the hypnotic sound or the enigmatic lyrics that often make us wonder, what does this song really say?


There's no official explanation, but what we do know is that this iconic song was jointly composed by Zé Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, and Alceu Valença back in the 1970s, although it was only released on record in 1983 by Zé Ramalho.


Various theories about the meaning of the song can be found online. The simplest of them is that the lyrics talk about a love that is so strong it's out of this world.


Meanwhile, the passage where it says "Beautiful, lovely creature, pretty/Neither girl nor woman/Has a mirror on/Her snow-white face/Neither girl nor woman" has sparked rumors that the song is about love for an extraterrestrial, given that the beloved figure was neither a girl nor a woman. Another explanation for the passage is that the beloved girl was young, but not so young as to be a girl, and not so old as to be a woman.


As for the most superficial explanation of the song, it's basically an allusion to marijuana. The red hair of the being mentioned in the song would be the embers of a drug that takes you to another world.


So, do you believe in any of these theories?


"Táxi Lunar" is a true classic, and besides Zé Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, and Alceu Valença, others have also given voice to this song. Watch unforgettable performances of Brazilian music on WePlay Music TV, the first platform for streaming Brazilian concerts.


















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