Elisa
Rodrigues

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Hi!

My name is Elisa and I sing since I remember being people! I've always been asked to sing at school, at home and among friends. I soon realized that when I sang I made people feel strong and good emotions. Almost as if they could hold their hearts and have the power to make them feel better. Over the years, despite having studied other things, I came to believe that this was my greatest gift. And that led me to wanting to be a professional singer. I have decided that singing is my mission. Make and give people music. Bringing grace and beauty to every stage I stage and to each one who listens to me.

This is my official website. Where you can access all the most relevant information about my music. If you want to be closer to my day-to-day and my agenda, you can follow me on social networks and subscribe to my newsletter.

See you in concert! XXX

About Elisa

“In a country where every day new singers are born under the stones, to distinguish one of them may seem strange, and believe that it was really with surprise that the voice of this young woman imposed on me. Elisa Rodrigues's first album, released at the end of 2011, reveals a singer with a voice, technique, soul and personality.

“And whoever has doubts about Elisa's vocal skills or interpretation qualities, listen to the a cappella of “Peninha”, where it reveals itself of the same mass of the great singers of the line of Elis Regina. With one breath, with soul!”

Jazzlogical

“His voice has gone through a kind of geography composed by themes like Chega de Saudade, João Gilberto, Love me Tender, Elvis, Caetano Veloso's Dreams, or God Only Knows, of the Beach Boys. At any point of the trip, the voice of Elisa Rodrigues is unmistakable.”

Mariana Pereira, Diário de Notícias

“Now here is a very pleasant surprise, a singer who appears as if suddenly, one does not know well from where or how, and that immediately distinguishes itself from all the others. While giving herself body and soul to each song she plays, Elisa Rodrigues seizes each melody as if it had always been her own and plays with words as if she had grown hand in hand with each of the poems she recites through your corner.”

JAZZXXI

“A more than special highlight is the interpretation of the chapel of Elisa from the song Dreams, by Brazilian Peninha, recorded by Caetano Veloso on the album Cores e Nomes. It is enough to remember Elis Regina (1945-1982), considered by many the most visceral Brazilian singer.”

“In a blind audition of the album As Blue As Red it is impossible not to swear to be a new American singer . First, by the perfect pronunciation of an English streamer. Then, because of the timbre, the use of vibrato at the end of the sentences, the capacity for improvisation and the total rhythmic, melodic and harmonic control. A beautiful voice, powerful, full of feelings, as in the best tradition of jazz, blues and soul divas.”

Alberto Bombig, O Estado de S.Paulo
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November 2019
Casa da Criatividade São João da Madeira, POR

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Latest Album

As Blue As Red

From now on, from the album that now comes to your hands, The Blue As Red, we will have another argument, irrefutable, definitive, to defend the idea that a revelation - a statute that many will confidently attribute to Elisa Rodrigues - can involve a lot of time and many stages of growth, some of them built in the sight of who wants to look at.

Tracks


Just Start A Fire

Just Start A Fire

just start a fire
within your bones
gather all your flowers
pick up all your stones

forget your name
for all it' is worth
forget your face
give up all that you know

cause days keep on going
they go and don't return
and this war is an illusion, nobody ever won

just start a fire
within your bones
gather all your yeses
pick up all your no's
forget the stories
that were your own
forget the places
where you used to belong

cause days keep on going
they go and don't return
and this war is an illusion, nobody ever won

so start a fire
within your bones
gather all your scissors
pick up all your cuts

forget the words
you used to hold
forget all you bought
forget all that you sold

cause days keep on going
they go and don't return
and this war is an illusion, nobody ever won
so just start a fire.

Little Heart

Little Heart

Little heart of mine, be wise
There’re certain things, we must see with our eyes
You thought he loved me
But life isn’t fair
Will you care for me instead?

Little heart of mine, you see
I’ve found my peace, you wanna take it from me
How can you be so forgiving, forgetting, all the times he was mean

I heard he’s getting lonely

That he battles with regret
It’s hard enough to stay strong
Without your voice in my head

I heard he’s getting lonely

That he battles with regret
It’s hard enough to stay strong
Without your voice in my head

Little heart of mine, be fair
I told you once, and I won’t say it again.
Yes I love him, but you’re in way over your head

In And Around You

In And Around You

I know I crossed the door
But baby be sure I am not here anymore
I’ve been thinking about not thinking and today I lost the war

All around you've been here for you
incapable of feelings for two
Too busy digesting yourself
Why collecting me you never won
This is just a silly game we've grown used to

Im taking my body
I'm taking my body
I am so tired of being around you

I am taking my body baby
I'm taking my body now
I am so tired of being always in and around you

Packing all of my dreams
I am leaving you to your broken things
You'll scream the walls are caving in
But don't worry baby
This time I know I win

Im taking my body
I'm taking my body
I am so tired of being around you

I am taking my body baby
I'm taking my body now
I am so tired of being always in and around you

Justine

Justine

You can talk to me
And give me your hand
I'll laugh at the jokes
I don't understand

You can even try
To kiss my cheek
But that doesn't mean
Our lips will meet

Cause I'm waiting for my love to come
And melt the snow
She will look at me,
And I will know

You say love is a lie
It doesn't exist
You say it's a shame
What I will miss

You surely seem wise
And made me think twice
You can tag along
But no compromise

Cause I'm waiting for
My love to come
And make me dance
Oh I know that she is my only chance

Cause I'm waiting for
My love to come
And make me dance
Oh I know that she is my only chance

Words

Words

oh words are worlds
just your voice is a universe
and in those words in your voice
I swear to have enough

oh can you just repeat them
there's no need to have you close
if I can hear you say those words
I swear I won't ask you for more

outside those words
tell me, where can I step?
outside those words, those words
that I will never forget

just yesterday
no gravity to push me
I jumped and caught the sun
only to find out, oh to find out
I cannot feel it burn

outside those words
tell me, where can I step?
outside those words, those words
that I will never forget

outside those words, those words
that I will never forget

Vai Não Vai

Vai Não Vai

Este amor por ti eu já pensei
Embrulhá-lo e dá-lo a quem passa
Mas não sei bem como agarrar
Muito menos como embrulhar
E será que lhe vão achar graça

Tenho pra mim que apesar de não ter
Este amor já sem fim
É um fim sem saber
Que eu e tu
Não somos dois
Só um mais um
E mais depois

Este amor por ti eu já não sei
Se existe ou é só um desejo
Pois se existe então porque não toco
Se não toco porque é que o sinto
Se eu o sinto porque não o vejo

Tenho pra mim que apesar de não ter
Este amor já sem fim
É um fim sem saber
Que eu e tu
Não somos dois
Só um mais um
E mais depois

Tenho pra mim que apesar de não ter
Este amor já sem fim
É um fim sem saber
Que eu e tu
Não somos dois
Só um mais um
E mais depois

I'll loving you

I’ll Be Loving You

I've been loving you everyday
And my heart has been telling me you'll stay
And trough my loneliness
You'll trace a walk
That will lead till the end of time

I couldn't be more high on you, love
Oh I could see the stars from up above
But trough my loneliness
You traced a walk
That just led to another's arms

How can life be so cool about it
I don't know
how come the stars still stand so tall
I wanna be like them but I don't know
Where did they learn
Where did they learn not to fall

How can life be so cool about it
I don't know
How can the stars still stand so tall
I wanna be like them but I don't know
Where did they learn not to fall

I've been taking care everyday
And I swear I try to be good in every way
But trough my loneliness
I keep chasing rain
And all I want is to be yours again

How can life be so cool about it
I don't know
How can the stars still stand so tall
I wanna be like them but I don't know
Where did they learn not to fall

The Traveller

The Traveler

 Every morning I wonder
What did life made of you
Are the shades of your hair turning silver?
Are the dreams in your eyes turning blue?

 Many times I have failed you
But that’s too long ago
Once a woman I knew read my fortune
But she was wrong

  You can travel the world for a living
And forget all your lives as you please
But you’ll never forget who you once loved
That was me.

 If I hurt you I’m sorry
We could never be free
You were oil, I was water
It’s so clear, It was not meant to be

 I have made peace with failure
Had my share of regrets
And I’m lucky enough to forgive you everyday

 You can travel the world for a living
And forget all your  lives as you please
But you never forget who you once loved
That was me

You can travel the world for a living
And forget all your  lives as you please
But you never forget who you once loved
That was me  

Other Men

Other Men

I have loved you many times my love
Other men were you for sure
And if I think of another man
It is you that I adore
I've been traveling this life of bumpy roads
With the taste of your tongue
In my tongue that sings
To other men

I thought about you every time
I was lost inside that void
Where I did not know where to find
My own body or my soul

I've been traveling this life of bumpy roads
With the taste of your tongue
In my tongue that sings
To other men

I've been traveling this life of bumpy roads
With the taste of your tongue
In my tongue that sings
To other men
(And this river does go on
Though you are the only one
But the rivers that they cry,
Make me feel so less alone

I've been traveling this life of bumpy roads
With the taste of their tears
In my tears that sing
To no other man)

If You Could Read My Mind

If You Could Read My Mind

If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
About a ghost from a wishing well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains around my feet
You know that ghost is me
And I will never be set free
As long as there's a ghost that you can't see

If I could read your mind love
What a tale your thoughts would tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind the drugstore sell
When you reach the part where the heartaches comes
the hero would be me
but heroes often fail
And you won't read that book again
Because the ending's just to hard to take

I walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three way script
Enter number two, a movie queen
To play the scene of bringing all the good things out in me
But for now love let's be real
(I never thought I could act this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it)
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feeling's gone and I just can't get it back
If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell

Pontinho

Pontinho
Brilha lá no céu
um pontinho que é meu
não dou a ninguém

sabe olhar por mim
sei que está ali
não dou a ninguém

e cresce como crescem as flores
quando tenho mesmo de o ter
e quando o dia vem
e deixo de o ver bem
cresce enfim em mim

brilha lá no céu
um pontinho que é meu
não dou a ninguém