"Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos" as written by and Shakira R. Mebarak Luis Fernando Ochoa....
Perteneciste a una raza antigua
De pies descalzos y de sueños blancos
Fuiste polvo, polvo eres
Piensa que el hierro siempre al calor es blando

Tú mordiste la manzana y renunciaste al paraíso
Y condenaste a una serpiente siendo tú el que así lo quiso
Por milenios y milenios permaneciste desnudo
Y te enfrentaste a dinosaurios bajo un techo y sin escudo

Y ahora estas aqui
Queriendo ser feliz
Cuando no te importo
Un pepino tu destino

Perteneciste a una raza antigua
De pies descalzos y de sueños blancos
Fuiste polvo, polvo eres
Piensa que el hierro siempre al calor es blando

Construiste un mundo exacto de acabados tan perfectos
Cada cosa calculada en su espacio y a su tiempo
Yo que soy un caos completo, las entradas, las salidas
Los nombres y las medidas no me caben en los sesos

Y ahora estas aqui
Queriendo ser feliz
Cuando no te importo
Un pepino tu destino

Perteneciste a una raza antigua
De pies descalzos y de sueños blancos
Fuiste polvo, polvo eres
Piensa que el hierro siempre al calor es

Perteneciste a una raza antigua
De pies descalzos y de sueños blancos
Fuiste polvo, polvo eres
Piensa que el hierro siempre al calor es blando

Saludar al vecino, acostarse a una hora
Trabajar cada día para vivir en la vida
Y contestar solo aquello y sentir solo esto
Y que Dios nos ampare de malos pensamientos

Cumplir con las tareas, asistir al colegio
¿Que diría la familia si eres un fracasado?
Y ponte siempre zapatos, no hagas ruido en la mesa
Usa medias veladas y corbata en las fiestas

Las mujeres se casan siempre antes de treinta
Si no vestirn santos y aunque así no lo quieran
Y en la fiesta de quince es mejor no olvidar
Una fina champaña y bailar bien el vals
Y bailar bien el vals


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"Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos" as written by Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

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    General CommentI see this song in a completely different way.
    I think she is reffering to herself as eve
    talking about adam.
    The bible depics eve as being bad and manipulative and making adam take the apple.
    "You bit the apple, and renounced the paradise
    Condemned the snake, even though you’re the one who wanted it"
    He wanted the apple. He took the apple
    Eve had nothing to do with it
    a zebra could have come and asked him to eat the apple and he probably would have. He most likely would have blamed the zebra after that. Adams made up as a perfect man. I see him as being just like the average man. Not wanting to take responsibility for his own faults. After biting the apple adam and eve lost their paradise "You remained naked And you faced dinosaurs under a roof, and without a shield.Now you are here…Wanting to be happy…" Now that adam wasnt perfect and now that he had nothing he crawled back to eve wanting her back to make him happy & She wasnt gonna have that.
    Ladycindaon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about parents' expectations for their children.

    Every parent wants their child to be successful - but what is success? The last three stanzas describe many of the expectations that parents put on their children for them to live a "successful life". These aren't metaphors, just descriptions. They have to have proper manners, do their homework, go to college, get married before they're too old, have their own children and pass on these expectations.

    However, not all people have or can achieve this dream, which is what the chorus is about
    You belonged to an ancient race - What was the case for you may not be the case for people in the present.
    You had bare feet and white dreams - You had to work hard to achieve their happiness, and your effort won't be denied by others.
    Dust you were, dust you are - Don't try to force others to live how you lived. You may be older, but if you didn't change with the times you're probably not wiser.
    Think that iron is always soft before heat - Even if you make your children live how you want, you can't change their inner thoughts. If they don't want to live how you want them to, they will rebel in time.

    The second stanza sets up the reasons parents try to force their view onto their children.
    You bit the apple and renounced paradise - You set your eyes on one goal that you thought was right, regardless of whether or not it brought you happiness.
    And condemned a snake being yourself who wanted it thus - Parents rarely take blame for their children misbehaving. They can't understand it, or they blame their teachers, blame the TV, blame videogames - anything other than themselves.
    For millenia and millenia you remained nude - You refuse to change your goals and opinions.
    And faced dinosaurs under a roof and without a shield - You fought bravely for your goals, ignoring that your approach may not be the best.

    The 5th stanza is about how children feel about their parents crazy expectations.
    You built an exact world with perfect endings - There's no gray areas. People's instructions for their kids too often are "do this, don't to that." There's often no whys, no alternatives.
    Everything calculated in its space and time - Once again, proper manners are expected to be followed to the letter. You should feel about things this way, you should do this at this time, etc.
    Me, being a total chaos, the entries, the exits
    The names, and the measures don't fit inside my brain - It's crazy to expect a child to learn all this and follow it to the letter. Kids should be allowed to make mistakes.

    So altogether the song is renouncing parents' excessive expectations of their children, and telling them to allow their kids to have a childhood.
    Vi3olon July 06, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. ^_^
    alias18on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy english is not so good but here we go: This song try to tell us that You are the only one who controls your destiny. You planificate everything you do. So we can not blame other people if things doesn't go like we want to . It also says that we live under a world manage by society-rules and if u don't follow them then you are like the black-sheep,
    Valentinegirlon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...I just translated it and submitted it in...so I am hoping that will help more people to understand. It is truly a beautiful song...I believe Valentinegirl is right... Shakira is trying to say that we can't change the past, but we shouldn't let the past change our future, and we should try to direct ourselves to civilization...
    KitCat444on April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGod: you get what you give, you decided to sin, why are you crying?
    Humans: you made everything perfect, I'm a mess without you! there are too many rules- greet the neighbor work everyday to live the life...
    and then she describes the thing's society is worried about in these days, meaning we are still being stupid....
    hugomqson September 20, 2010   Link

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