Apágame La Vela
Billo's Caracas Boys Lyrics


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A mí me dijo una negra
Te tienen velas prendidas
Unos las prenden de noche
Otros las apagan de día

Apágame la vela (María)
Pero que apágame la vela (María)
Apágame la vela (María)
Apágame la vela (María)

A mí me dijo una negra
Te tienen velas prendidas
Unos las prenden de noche
Otros las apagan de día

Apágame la vela (María)
Apágame la vela (María)
Ay apágame la vela (María)
Apágame la vela (María)

Pa' terminar la porfía
Me voy a meter a la guardia
Unos cogen la pistola
Otros cogen la polaina

Apágame la vela (María)
La vela la vela (María)
María (María)

Apágame la vela (María)
Apágala (María)





Apágame la velita María no me ilumines más

Overall Meaning

The song Apágame La Vela by Billo's Caracas Boys tells the story of a conversation between the singer and a black woman, who informs the singer that there are people who constantly light candles day and night. The singer then asks the woman to help them stop lighting the candles by asking her to put out the candle. The repetition of the phrase "Apágame la vela" (Put out the candle) throughout the song emphasizes the urgency of the situation and the singer's desire for an end to this practice.


The lyrics describe the contrast between those who light candles during the night and those who put them out during the day. The use of candlelight in this context is often associated with religious and cultural practices, particularly in Latin America, where candles are often lit in honor of saints and other figures of religious significance. The singer's plea to put out the candle may be interpreted as a criticism of these practices, or perhaps a request to put an end to superstition and reliance on the supernatural.


The final lines of the song suggest that the singer may be willing to take action himself to put an end to the practice, expressing his intention to enter the guard and take up arms. This may suggest a frustration with the lack of action on the part of others, and a willingness to take matters into his own hands.


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Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

A mí me dijo una negra
I was told by a black woman


Te tienen velas prendidas
They have candles lit for you


Unos las prenden de noche
Some light them at night


Otros las apagan de día
Others put them out during the day


Apágame la vela (María)
Put out my candle (Maria)


Pero que apágame la vela (María)
But put out my candle (Maria)


Ay apágame la vela (María)
Oh put out my candle (Maria)


Pa' terminar la porfía
To end the argument


Me voy a meter a la guardia
I'm going to join the guard


Unos cogen la pistola
Some grab the gun


Otros cogen la polaina
Others grab the belt


La vela la vela (María)
The candle, the candle (Maria)


Apágala (María)
Put it out (Maria)


Apágame la velita María no me ilumines más
Put out my little candle Maria, don't light me up anymore




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Luis Maria Frometa Pereira

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