Para amarte
Necesito una razón
Y es difícil creer
Que no exista una más que este amor

Sobra tanto
Dentro de este corazón
Que a pesar de que dicen que los años son sabios
Todavía se siente el dolor

Porque todo el tiempo que pasé junto a ti
Dejó tejido su hilo dentro de mí

Y aprendí a quitarle al tiempo los segundos
Tú me hiciste ver el cielo aún más profundo
Junto a ti creo que aumenté más de tres kilos
Con tus tantos dulces besos repartidos

Desarrollaste mi sentido del olfato
Y fue por ti que aprendí a querer los gatos
Despegaste del cemento mis zapatos
Para escapar los dos volando un rato

Pero olvidaste una final instrucción
Porque aún no sé cómo vivir sin tu amor

Y descubrí lo que significa una rosa
Y me enseñaste a decir mentiras piadosas
Para poder verte a horas no adecuadas
Y a reemplazar palabras por miradas

Y fue por ti que escribí más de cien canciones
Y hasta perdoné tus equivocaciones
Y conocí más de mil formas de besar
Y fue por ti que descubrí lo que es amar

Lo que es amar
Lo que es amar
Lo que es amar
Lo que es amar
Lo que es amar
Lo que es amar


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Antología Lyrics as written by Luis Fernando Ochoa Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

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  • +1
    General Comment

    I can't believe you haven't said anything about this song, this is her BESt song ever... it's about saying thank you to that special someone you can't let go because he/she has shown you so much you can't possibly imagine your life without him/her...

    "para amarte. necesito una razon... y es dificil creer que no existe una mas que este amor..." - I need a reason to love you..and it's hard to believe that there isn't one but this love...

    "Sobra tanto dentro de este corazón que a pesar de que dicen que los años son sabios todavía se siente el dolor" - There's so much inside my heart, and eventhough they say that time is wise I can still feel pain...

    If you would like to know the meaning of the entire song, I'll be glad to translate it to you...really, if you haven't heard it you just don't know what you've been missing...

    alreadytornon May 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    I know, this song is beautiful.. Probably my favourite of hers, too.. I could listen to it on repeat forever. Hahaha, and I was a skeptic of her music for so long, too..

    Because musically it's sweet and sad.. And lyrically, simply perfect- She's heartbroken, but she's not at a complete loss, cause she learnt how to love out of it, even if she can't no longer be with that person. Mmmhmm..

    festijunkon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is truly one of my favorite oldies lol I have to say that I liked more her songs back then, but I still love her music. She's an amazing performer and a wonderful songwriter :) There are so many emotions within this song.. she's heartbroken, but still saying 'thank you'.. which shows how true love is. It shows how everything changes around us when we're in love.. Great song, indeed.

    scoobon July 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    it's true what it says, time can be wise and healing, but the scars will always stay.

    aestheticx7on April 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    No, it's not a song of loss. Nor is she heartbroken. Sure, she's sad that he's leaving or has left; but she's content. She doesn't regret her time with him, she's thanking him for all he's done for her and taught her. And maybe, one day, they'll met again.

    I've listened to this song since before I could even speak English...that was my interpretation. Her voice gives me goosebumps.

    susubeion June 20, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    I can't believe you haven't said anything about this song, this is her BESt song ever... it's about saying thank you to that special someone you can't let go because he/she has shown you so much you can't possibly imagine your life without him/her...

    "para amarte. necesito una razon... y es dificil creer que no existe una mas que este amor..." - I need a reason to love you..and it's hard to believe that there isn't one but this love...

    "Sobra tanto dentro de este corazón que a pesar de que dicen que los años son sabios todavía se siente el dolor" - There's so much inside my heart, and eventhough they say that time is wise I can still feel pain... "Pero olvidaste una final instrucción... porque aún no sé como vivir sin tu amor"- but you forgot a final instruction, 'cause I just don't know how to live without your love...

    "Y descubrí lo que significa una rosa"- And I understood the meaning of a rose... "y a remplazar palabras por miradas"- and how to replace words by saying it with our eyes...

    If you would like to know the meaning of the entire song, I'll be glad to translate it for you...really, if you haven't heard it you just don't know what you've been missing...

    alreadytornon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I totally agree with alredytorn

    this is the reason i chose this screen name. i love shakira and her new music is good but her old music is THEE best. this is my favorite song by her and i think it's just that

    it's how someone grows up with you and how much you learn from them and how much they've influenced you...absolutely beautiful..this quote clearly states it

    "Porque todo el tiempo que pasé junto a tí dejó tejido a su hilo dentro de mí " -- because all the time that i spent next to you it left it's thread inside of me (love did)

    antologiaon October 31, 2004   Link
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    I don't know... her old music IS really good... but now she shakes her ass a lot, and I would really rather watch her dance than listen to her love songs... personal preference I suppose... This song is good, though... very pretty, and I don't speak Spanish fluently, so for me to grasp the meaning and emotion of the song through the music and the few words I understand means it's a pretty honest piece of work.

    lizzieluvs2playon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is soo pretty, and her lyrics are absolutely perfect. I don't think it's a song of loss, or that she's heartbroken...I think she's just expressing how in love with this person she is.

    esorymaon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is soo pretty, and her lyrics are absolutely perfect. I don't think it's a song of loss, or that she's heartbroken...I think she's just expressing how in love with this person she is.

    esorymaon July 25, 2006   Link

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