"Ojalá" as written by and Silvio Rodriguez Dominguez....
Ojalá que las hojas no te toquen el cuerpo cuando caigan, para que no las puedas convertir en cristal.
Ojalá que la lluvia deje de ser milagro que baja por tu cuerpo, ojalá que la luna pueda salir sin tí, ojala que la tierra no te bese los pasos.

Ojalá se te acabe la mirada constante, la palabra precisa, la sonrisa perfecta, ojalá pase algo que te borre de pronto:
Una luz cegadora, un disparo de nieve, ojala por lo menos que me lleve la muerte, para no verte tanto, para no verte siempre, en todos lo segundos, en todas la visiones. Ojala que no pueda tocarte ni en canciones.

Ojala que la aurora no de gritos que caigan en mi espalda, ojalá que tu nombre se le olvide a esa voz, ojalá las paredes no retengan tu ruido de camino cansado, ojalá que el deseo se vaya tras de tí. A tu viejo gobierno de difuntos y flores.

Ojalá se te acabe la mirada constante, la palabra precisa, la sonrisa perfecta, ojalá pase algo que te borre de pronto:
Una luz cegadora, un disparo de nieve, ojala por lo menos que me lleve la muerte, para no verte tanto, para no verte siempre, en todos lo segundos, en todas la visiones. Ojalá que no pueda tocarte ni en canciones, ojalá pase algo que te borre de pronto: Una luz cegadora, un disparo de nieve, ojala por lo menos que me lleve la muerte, para no verte tanto, para no verte siempre, en todos lo segundos, en todas la visiones. Ojalá que no pueda tocarte ni en canciones


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    General CommentThis is the beauty maked song.
    I think Silvio is in love with this woman, and he's going crazy. He wish get some rest of thinking about her. He is dreaming about her constantly and it's a sick situation.
    Deadon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI always interpreted this song as being about heartache. The singer is rejected by the one he loves. He is so in love with her, that he cannot stand to see her because of the pain it brings him.
    knights_who_say_neeon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThank you Emiliana84 and Idril831; your comments were very enlightening. I started out thinking this song was about some guy's woman going cold on him. (i.e. turning the leaves into something frozen as opposed to beautiful crystals)

    Now that I know the back story, I feel humbled. But I still believe that the lyrics can (loosely) be interpreted in another way. So I wrote a poem based on it. Except my subject is more general and detached (this poem is about America's shallow conception of beauty):


    True Beauty's Loss

    I hope the leaves don't touch you as they fall,
    so that you can't freeze them up.
    I hope the rain stops being a "wonder" running down your body.
    I hope that the moon can come out without you.
    I hope that the world doesn't give you an easy time.

    I wish that your constant gaze, your perfect words, your perfect smile
    would all just fade away.
    I hope that something happens to get you off my mind:
    A blinding flash of light, a blizzard,
    something at least to take me to death,
    So that I won't see you so much,
    so that I won't see you at all,
    in every second...in each waking vision.
    I hope I can't even touch you in song.

    I hope the dawn doesn't bring back
    memories that fall on me.
    and I wish that your name
    didn't claim its glory.
    If only your steps stopped echoing
    in the walls of my mind...
    I need for this useless lust to fade away...
    to your land of flowers and emptyness.

    I wish that your constant gaze, your perfect words, your perfect smile
    would all just fade away.
    I hope that something happens to get you off my mind:
    A blinding flash of light, a blizzard,
    something at least to take me to death,
    So that I won't see you so much,
    so that I won't see you at all,
    in every second...in each waking vision.
    I hope I can't even touch you in song. [Repeat]
    RudolphManon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's very strange that noone has ever written a word about 'Ojalá' here in Songmeanings....
    Well, I'll have to be the first...
    For me, this songs means both heaven and hell... joy and sadness...
    It's the strangest end for a love story... They love each other but the circumstances obligue them to make the decission of ending their story....
    And I say... how can you kill love? I'm sure it's completely impossible and I think Silvio thinks the same.
    ReyFulaon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti would like people will know about all silvio rodriguez music, there's a lot of songs of this artist, i'm very surprising when i only found one lyric!
    jehenuon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttodo el cd donde esta incluido "ojala" es exelente, otro cd totalmente recomendado es "dias y flores", es uno de los mejores!
    jehenuon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written to a dictator, someone told me that. I think it's hidden inside a beautiful love song. Silvio is a genius... Also as a musician, this song is really rich musically... It's my favourite one.
    azaroaon April 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about a dannish girl he fell in love with. That's not a joke, it's true. Everyone in cuba knows. That's why the line "A tu viejo gobierno de difuntos y flores." It's a reference to Hamlet
    so overall, a beautiful love song.
    kozmikon May 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEveryone i know has told me the same thing, that Cuba Dedicated this song to the USA.
    SilentZephyron September 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen i was like 12 or 13 I always thought it was a song dedicated to Fidel Castro...
    alex_floydon February 07, 2006   Link

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