"The Day and the Time" as written by and Pedro/ochoa Aznar....
Who's to say that we always have to agree
I think we can both can take this one mistake like some kind of amnesty

And why to love and with such brutality?
We're compatible
Maybe a bit too much, that's our ambiguity

I've cried a thousand storms
I've blown away the clouds
The heartbeat of the sun is racing mine, I'm reaching out
My heart is waiting

This is the day and the time
I wanna believe that we may still have a chance
We took a leap in the dark
And I can see now
How shadows have turned to light

Well, we know
How ephemeral are things
Disillusion takes what illusion gives, what's the use of make believe?

The needles of the clock
Are moving right to left
Pretend we never heard of things we said, like we've been deaf
And start all over

This is the day and the time
I wanna believe that we may still have a chance
We took a leap in the dark
And I can see now
How shadows have turned to light

Ah

Heartbeat of the sun is racing mine, I'm missing out

Ah

This is the day and the time
I wanna believe that we may still have a chance
We took a leap in the dark
And I can see now
That shadows have turned to light

Ah

The time

Ah
Ooh-ooh

Ah
Ah, ah
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh


Lyrics submitted by emmelia

"The Day and the Time" as written by Luis Fernando Ochoa Shakira Mebarak

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SADAIC LATIN COPYRIGHTS, INC.

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    General CommentNo comments?

    Well, this song in Spanish wasn't one of her best... or even one of her good ones... and in English it just sounds wrong... the words don't fit the musicality... eh... I still think she's great.
    lizzieluvs2playon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I'm surprised its not more popular.
    sliznuton April 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.I totally disagree with "lizzie's" comment.I love this song but I need sum1 who can help me decipher waht it means btter.please!:)
    sweetp5691on March 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is really good, and the lyrics were actually written by Gustavo Cerati, not shakira. and some of the lyrics are wrong up there... it should be...

    "Ive cried a thousand storms
    Ive blown away the clouds
    The heartbeat of the sun is racing mine
    And listen how
    My heart is waiting"

    And...

    "Well, we know
    how ephemeral life is
    disillusion takes what illusion gives
    whats the use of make believe?"

    ...I think this song is about being in a long term relationship and having ups and downs, and being on the verge of calling it quits even. but they are compatable and must stick together. They must start anew, fresh, and with a clean slate, and if they can do that, they can move forward in their relationship and rekindle what was lost. She wants them to start now, hoping that today, right now, they can start over and forget about the past, and move on, because they were meant to be.

    I think its a very intelligent way of saying something very simple, lets start over.

    ...And its also about how life is short, thats what "ephemeral" means, and when she says "the heartbeat of the sun is racing mine" its like, if your heart was in a race with the sun, who would outlast the other? obviously the sun because again, life is too short, it doesnt go on forever. so why stay in a pickle? Its time to move on. thats all
    stevierayeon April 30, 2009   Link

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