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I’m Brazilian and I have a question. Why does Enya say the following in her song “Caribbean Blue”?

So the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew
They say the sky high above
Is Caribbean blue

If every man says all he can,
If every man is true,
Do I believe the sky above
Is Caribbean blue

Is it right?

“Do I” is for questions, isn’t it?

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closed as off topic by Marthaª, MετάEd, choster, Mitch, Kris Jun 24 '13 at 10:35

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It is a question. Isn't it? – Peter Shor Mar 2 '13 at 13:53
What @Peter said. This is General Reference. – FumbleFingers Jun 8 '13 at 15:38
Ask this question on ell.stackexchange.com after making some effort of your own to find an answer. (I can see it is quite difficult to understand on your own without help.) – Kris Jun 9 '13 at 4:59
meta: Let's not down vote but consider migration to ELL. – Kris Jun 9 '13 at 5:00
Off topic: criticism, discussion, and analysis of English literature. Analysis of song lyrics falls in this category. – MετάEd Jun 22 '13 at 16:36

You are right, verb-before-noun, e.g., 'Do I' is for questions. However, some people use it for emphasis, and expressing surprise. "Did she look hot!" for example, is used to denote that she looked quite hot. It makes more sense in spoken English than written.

I am not sure if this is recommended though.

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The words "do I" can be used to indicate a question, as "do I turn left or right at Yonge St?" but it can also indicate emphasis, as "do I love chocolate!"

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