Another bittersweet bossa nova from the pen of
Antonio Carlos Jobim is this one, originally titled 'Insensatez',
which means 'unwise' or 'foolish'. American lyricist Norman Gimbel chose to
stay close to the sound of the original title, but not its meaning. He wrote
lyrics that are poignant and filled with yearning for what might have been.
During the 1960s the songs semed to flow from Jobim as easily as April skies
deliver rain. Now, more than 15 years and at least two musical style changes
later, they arfe still as fresh and melodic as they were on first hearing.
( notes from "The
Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK
compilation 1975 )