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La Tortura
Shakira Lyrics


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Ay payita mía, guárdate la poesía
Guárdate la alegría pa' ti

(Dame, dámelo, oh ah)

No pido que todos los días sean de sol
No pido que todos los viernes
Sean de fiesta
Y tampoco te pido que vuelvas rogando perdón
Si lloras con los ojos secos
Y hablando de ella

Ay, amor, me duele tanto
Me duele tanto
Que te fueras sin decir a dónde
Ay, amor
Fue una tortura
Perderte

Yo sé que no he sido un santo
Pero lo puedo arreglar, amor
No solo de pan vive el hombre
Y no de excusas vivo yo
Solo de errores se aprende
Y hoy sé que es tuyo mi corazón
Mejor te guardas todo eso
A otro perro con ese hueso y nos decimos adiós

(Esto es otra vez, esto es otra vez)
(Esto es otra vez, y esto es otra vez, oh)

No puedo pedir que el invierno perdone a un rosal
No puedo pedir a los olmos que entreguen peras
No puedo pedirle lo eterno a un simple mortal
Y andar arrojando a los cerdos miles de perlas

Ay, amor, me duele tanto
Me duele tanto
Que no creas más en mis promesas
Ay, amor
Es una tortura
Perderte

Yo sé que no he sido un santo
Pero lo puedo arreglar, amor
No solo de pan vive el hombre
Y no de excusas vivo yo
Solo de errores se aprende
Y hoy sé que es tuyo mi corazón
Mejor te guardas todo eso
A otro perro con ese hueso y nos decimos adiós

(Dame, dámelo, oh ah)

No te bajes, no te bajes
Oye negrita mira, no te rajes
De lunes a viernes tienes mi amor
Déjame el sábado a mí que es mejor
Oye mi negra no me castigues más
Porque allá afuera, sin ti no tengo paz
Yo solo soy un hombre arrepentido
Soy como el ave que vuelve a su nido

Yo sé que no he sido un santo
Y es que no estoy hecho de cartón
No solo de pan vive el hombre
Y no de excusas vivo yo
Solo de errores se aprende
Y hoy sé que es tuyo mi corazón

Ay, ay, ay ay ay
Ay, todo lo que he hecho por ti
Fue una tortura perderte
Y me duele tanto que sea así
Sigue llorando perdón, yo
Ya no voy
A llorar hoy por ti

Overall Meaning

In Shakira's La Tortura, the singer expresses her pain and regret over a lost love. She asks her former partner to keep his poetry and his joy to himself because they no longer belong to her. She doesn't demand that every day be sunny or that every Friday be a party, but she does ask that he not come back begging for forgiveness if he is already mourning their break up. Shakira admits that she was not perfect but she promises to fix her mistakes. She acknowledges that she has learned from her past errors and that her heart now belongs to him. However, she tells him to keep his negative thoughts and criticisms to himself and leave her alone.


The lyrics of La Tortura show Shakira's strength and vulnerability after heartbreak as she speaks from a place of honesty and self-awareness. She is willing to make amends for any wrongdoing, but she is also unwilling to tolerate further pain or criticism. The song blends elements of Latin pop and reggaeton, and the Spanish lyrics express the deep emotions of love and loss.


Line by Line Meaning

Ay payita mía, guárdate la poesía
Hey, my little one, keep your poetry to yourself


Guárdate la alegría pa' ti
Keep your happiness to yourself


No pido que todos los días sean de sol
I don't expect every day to be sunny


No pido que todos los viernes sean de fiesta
I don't expect every Friday to be a party


Y tampoco te pido que vuelvas rogando perdón
And I don't ask you to come back begging for forgiveness


Si lloras con los ojos secos y hablando de ella
If you cry with dry eyes and talk about her


Ay, amor, me duele tanto
Oh, love, it hurts me so much


Me duele tanto que te fueras sin decir a dónde
It hurts me so much that you left without saying where


Ay, amor, fue una tortura perderte
Oh, love, it was torture to lose you


Yo sé que no he sido un santo
I know I haven't been a saint


Pero lo puedo arreglar, amor
But I can fix it, love


No solo de pan vive el hombre
Man does not live on bread alone


Y no de excusas vivo yo
And I don't live on excuses


Solo de errores se aprende
We only learn from our mistakes


Y hoy sé que es tuyo mi corazón
And today I know that my heart belongs to you


Mejor te guardas todo eso
You better keep all that to yourself


A otro perro con ese hueso y nos decimos adiós
Find someone else to play your games and let's say goodbye


No puedo pedir que el invierno perdone a un rosal
I can't ask winter to forgive a rose bush


No puedo pedir a los olmos que entreguen peras
I can't ask an elm tree to produce pears


No puedo pedirle lo eterno a un simple mortal
I can't ask a mere mortal for eternity


Y andar arrojando a los cerdos miles de perlas
And throw thousands of pearls to the pigs


Ay, amor, me duele tanto
Oh, love, it hurts me so much


Me duele tanto que no creas más en mis promesas
It hurts me so much that you no longer believe in my promises


Ay, amor, es una tortura perderte
Oh, love, it's torture to lose you


No te bajes, no te bajes
Don't give up, don't give up


Oye negrita mira, no te rajes
Hey, little black woman, don't give up


De lunes a viernes tienes mi amor
From Monday to Friday, you have my love


Déjame el sábado a mí que es mejor
Leave Saturday to me, it's better that way


Oye mi negra no me castigues más
Hey, my black woman, don't punish me anymore


Porque allá afuera, sin ti no tengo paz
Because out there, without you, I have no peace


Yo solo soy un hombre arrepentido
I'm just a repentant man


Soy como el ave que vuelve a su nido
I'm like the bird that returns to its nest


Ay, ay, ay ay ay
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh


Ay, todo lo que he hecho por ti
Oh, everything I've done for you


Fue una tortura perderte
It was torture to lose you


Y me duele tanto que sea así
And it hurts me so much that it's like this


Sigue llorando, perdón, yo ya no voy
Keep crying, sorry, I won't go back




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Luis Fernando Ochoa, Shakira Mebarak

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@claudiastella4590

This is a translation of the song

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

SHAKIRA:
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

ALEJANDRO SANZ:
It hurts so much

SHAKIRA:
That you left without saying where
Oh my love, it was a torture losing you

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

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

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

SHAKIRA:
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

ALEJANDRO SANZ:
Oh my love, it hurts so much
It hurts so much
That you no longer trust my promises

SHAKIRA:
Oh my love,

ALEJANDRO SANZ:
it's a torture

SHAKIRA:
losing you

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

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

ALEJANDRO SANZ:
We only learn from our mistakes
And today I know my heart is yours

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

ALEJANDRO SANZ:
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 its nest

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

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

ALEJANDRO SANZ:
We only learn from our mistakes
And today I know my heart is yours

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



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she was just tryna cook damn

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@allanmori9090

LOL and she ended up dancing like crazy.

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@diamondis4ever

i can sing this whole song word for word and dont know what hell im talking about!

@ashleyavila6286

D B this made me laugh 😂😂

@TWEEYPIE13

This was the first song I heard front her and I know it front to back and still don’t know what the fuck I’m saying😂😂😂😂

@kayurahimura

Basically he cheated on her, he's trying to win her back, and she ain't having it

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