Mariposas
Shakira Lyrics


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Mariposas vuelan a destiempo
Coloreando el cielo de abril
Vuelan muy alto donde el viento lo decida
Ni los años ni los contratiempos
Nada me separa de ti
Contigo me quedo
Y me quedo de por vida
Ya pateamos las piedras del camino
El universo es mesquino
Comparado con lo que me das

Voy a insistir sin descansar
Es una historia sin final
Mi amor es sobrenatural

Oh oh ah ah ah ah
Oh oh ah ah ah ah

Mariposas cuando estoy contigo
Vuelan de mi ombligo hasta ti
Son tantas cosas las que harás nacer en mi
Quiero que mi vientre sea nido
Siembra tu ternura en mi
Son tantas cosas las que haré crecer en ti

Caminando hicimos el camino
Que hasta el futuro adivino
Yo no doy puntada sin dedal

Voy a insistir sin descansar
Es una historia sin final
Mi amor es sobrenatural
Voy a insistir sin descansar
Es una historia sin final
Mi amor es sobrenatural

Oh oh ah ah ah ah
Oh oh ah ah ah ah
Oh oh ah ah ah ah
Oh oh ah ah ah ah

Voy a insistir sin descansar
Es una historia sin final
Mi amor es sobrenatural
Voy a insistir sin descansar
Es una historia sin final
Mi amor es sobrenatural

Oh oh ah ah ah ah
Oh oh ah ah ah ah




Oh oh ah ah ah ah
Oh oh ah ah ah ah

Overall Meaning

The song "Mariposas" by Shakira is a romantic ballad that talks about the beauty and strength of love. The first stanza of the song refers to how butterflies fly out of time, coloring the sky in April. The imagery depicts a sense of freedom and unpredictability. The singer then sings about how nothing can separate her from the one she loves, and she is willing to stay with them for a lifetime. The second stanza talks about how the two lovers have overcome all obstacles in their way and that nothing compares to the love they share. The singer then insists that her love is supernatural and that she will continue to pursue it without rest.


The refrain of the song is a simple melody that repeats itself throughout the song, making it easy to remember and sing along. Shakira’s vocal performance is emotional and heartfelt, which adds depth to the lyrics. The lyrics are well-written, with vivid imagery that draws the listener into the singer's world. The song's theme of never giving up on love is a common one in popular music, but Shakira's delivery makes it sound fresh and unique.


Line by Line Meaning

Mariposas vuelan a destiempo
Butterflies fly out of sync


Coloriendo el cielo de abril
Coloring the sky of April


Vuelan muy alto donde el viento lo decida
Flying high where the wind decides


Ni los años ni los contratiempos
Neither the years nor the setbacks


Nada me separa de ti
Nothing separates me from you


Contigo me quedo
I stay with you


Y me quedo de por vida
And I stay for life


Ya pateamos las piedras del camino
We have already kicked the stones on the road


El universo es mesquino
The universe is stingy


Comparado con lo que me das
Compared to what you give me


Voy a insistir sin descansar
I am going to persist tirelessly


Es una historia sin final
This is a story without an ending


Mi amor es sobrenatural
My love is supernatural


Mariposas cuando estoy contigo
Butterflies when I am with you


Vuelan de mi ombligo hasta ti
Fly from my navel to you


Son tantas cosas las que harás nacer en mi
So many things you will make grow in me


Quiero que mi vientre sea nido
I want my womb to be a nest


Siembra tu ternura en mi
Sow your tenderness in me


Son tantas cosas las que haré crecer en ti
So many things I will make grow in you


Caminando hicimos el camino
Walking, we made the path


Que hasta el futuro adivino
That even the future foresees


Yo no doy puntada sin dedal
I do not sew without a thimble


Oh oh ah ah ah ah
(repeated chorus)


Oh oh ah ah ah ah
(repeated chorus)


Voy a insistir sin descansar
I am going to persist tirelessly


Es una historia sin final
This is a story without an ending


Mi amor es sobrenatural
My love is supernatural


Voy a insistir sin descansar
I am going to persist tirelessly


Es una historia sin final
This is a story without an ending


Mi amor es sobrenatural
My love is supernatural


Oh oh ah ah ah ah
(repeated chorus)


Oh oh ah ah ah ah
(repeated chorus)


Oh oh ah ah ah ah
(repeated chorus)


Oh oh ah ah ah ah
(repeated chorus)




Lyrics © Ultra Tunes, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: SHAKIRA ISABEL MEBARAK RIPOLL, ALBERT MENENDEZ

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