‘Sabià’is one of the most famous compositions by Tom Jobim, however its lyrics belong to another great Brazilian composer Chico Buarque. Made in a tradition of minstrels it tells a sad story of recollections, exile & hope to return back to its native land. Both composers experienced a real exile when the political situation in Brazil went ill, so ‘Sabià’ is a symbol of better times for those who are away from their lands.
As at the moment all of us are prisoners & emigrants exiled into the cyberspace and this very song will set numerous questions in front of us: Where is our real native land? What are our recollection we keep knowing that even if return back we will hardly find their shadows? What is it to re-begin life tabula rasa realizing that there is no way back?