"La Tortura (English translation)" as written by Luis Fernando Ochoa and Shakira R. Mebarak....
The Torture

Hey baby girl
Save your poetry
Keep your poems and cheer to yourself

I'm not asking that every day be sunny
I'm not asking that there be a party every Friday
Nor do I ask you to come back begging forgiveness
If you're crying with dry eyes
Speaking about her

Oh, my love, it hurts so much
It hurts so much
That you left without saying a word
Oh, my love, losing you was torture

I know I haven't been a saint
But I can make it up to you

Man doesn't live on bread alone
Nor do I live on excuses

We only learn from mistakes
And today I know my heart is yours

Better save that for yourself
Take that bone to some other dog
And let's say goodbye

I can't ask winter to spare a rose bush
I can't ask an elm tree to bear pears
I can't ask the eternal of a mere mortal
And go about casting thousands of pearls before swine

Oh, my love, it hurts so much
It hurts so much
That you no longer trust my promises
Oh, my love, losing you has been torture

I know I haven't been a saint
But I can make it up to you

Man doesn't live on bread alone
Nor do I live on excuses

We only learn from mistakes
And today I know my heart is yours

Better save that for yourself
Take that bone to some other dog
And let's say goodbye

Listen, baby, don't you go
Listen, baby, don't get angry
From Monday to Friday you have my love
Give Saturday to me and you'll be better off
Listen, baby, don't punish me anymore
Without you, out there I have no peace

I'm just a repentant man
I'm the bird that returns to it's nest

I know I haven't been a saint
And I'm not made of stone

Man doesn't live on bread alone
Nor do I live on excuses

We only learn from mistakes
And today I know my heart is yours

Oh, after all I've done for you
It was such a torture to lose you
It hurts me so that it's like this
Keep on crying sorry
I...
I'm not going
To cry over you


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    General Commenther song have double meanings and puns in spanish you would either have to be learn a lot of spanish or speak it
    Sammie_ruon May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHell yea I'm adding a commentot Shakira lyrics. This song makes you wanna daaaaaaaaannnceeee, lol and No one has comented the english version yet, so here I am. SAnd really the song isn't bad, it's just kind of...angry. But good.
    lahdydahon January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. the spanish version is sooooooooo much better. I took a year of spanish and still didn't know everything they were saying, but it made more sense than the english.
    rmjoh992on January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttrust me, rmjoh992, all Shakira songs are like this. If you listen and you can understand, half the time you're thinking, "huh? that's kind of a wierd thing to say"...but her songs are catchy and they rock anyway.
    munchkin3590on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNothing that sounds amazing in one language is going to translate perfectly to another... The translations are more so that we can grasp the meaning of the songs... I like singing in Spanish to all of her songs, but I don't speak it fluently, so I like to translate them so the words have some meaning behind them.
    lizzieluvs2playon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLmao, this song doesn't need English lyrics to totally effin' rock.
    Music_Wh0reon January 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...
    twincity1130on March 11, 2007   Link

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