Shakira - Hay Amores Lyrics

from:  Love In The Time Of Cholera EP

Ay! mi piel, que no haría yo por ti
por tenerte un segundo, alejados del mundo
y cerquita de mí
Ay! mi piel, como el río Magdalena
que se funde en la arena del mar,
quiero fundirme yo en tí.

Hay amores que se vuelven resistentes a los daños,
como el vino que mejora con los años,
así crece lo que siento yo por ti.

Hay amores que se esperan al invierno y florecen
y en las noches de otoño reverdecen
tal como el amor que siento yo por ti.

Ay! mi piel, no te olvides del mar
Que en las noches me ha visto llorar
tantos recuerdos de ti
Ay! mi piel, no te olvides del día
que se paró en tu vida,
de la pobre vida que me tocó vivir.

Hay amores que se vuelven resistentes a los años
como el vino que mejora con los años
así crece lo que siento yo por ti.

Hay amores que parece que se acaban y florecen
y en las noches del otoño reverdecen
tal como el amor que siento yo por ti
yo por ti…por ti…como el amor que siento yo por ti.

Song details

"Hay Amores" (English: There Are Loves) is a single written and performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira and Brazilian Composer Antonio Pinto for the movie Love in the Time of Cholera.

The song is one of the two songs Shakira composed for the movie.

On his own initiative, García Márquez convinced singer-songwriter Shakira, who hails from the nearby city of Barranquilla, to provide two songs for the film. The songs were written with Brazilian composer Antonio Pinto. The full score was composed by Pinto, who also scored City of God (film) and Lord of War.

She repeats the tune in a low sensual voice that fluctuates dramatically with melisma and falsetto: "Ay, mi bien, ta-ri-ri-da-da-ra, la-di di da di di da. . . . And it just started to come out of me like that, a spontaneous reaction. So I felt it was my duty, almost a moral one, to be involved with this project."

That snippet turned into "Hay Amores," a bolero full of romance, poetry and yearning. It's a style that dates to the late 1800s, matching the movie's era, and was popularized throughout Latin America in the 1940s and '50s by guitar trios such as Los Panchos and Los Tres Reyes, whose surviving member was invited to play on the recording, available on iTunes and soon on the soundtrack.

"The bolero is in my blood," says Shakira. "And it's undoubtedly the pinnacle of romantic music. Nothing can capture the sentiment of love like a bolero does, and nothing else could do justice to this story."

The Love in the Time of Cholera EP and full soundtrack were released exclusively on iTunes on November 13, 2007.

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