Song of the Day #5,175: ‘Sombra De Ti’ – Shakira

Shakira is the only artist I have consistently listened to in a language other than English. In fact, I prefer the albums she has recorded in her native Spanish over her English-language projects.

I don’t know if that speaks to something unique in Shakira’s music that helps me get over that barrier, or if I just haven’t spent enough time listening to other artists in their native tongues. Maybe a bit of both.

My favorite Shakira album is the one featuring today’s random SOTD: 1998’s Dónde Están los Ladrones? This was the Colombian singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album, and the first to break into the U.S. charts. Her next album was the English-language Laundry Service, which started a run of successful crossover releases.

But before she became an international star, Shakira delivered this collection of smart, emotional rock and pop songs, a treat in any language.

[Verso 1]
Voy a dejar que mi guitarra diga todo lo que yo
No se decir por mi
O quizá deba esperar a que el insulto del reloj
Acabe de planear mi fin
Duelen tanto las sonrisas
Cuesta un mundo respirar
Es que no tenerte aquí ya me hace mal

[Coro]
Me sigue rodeando
La sombra de ti
Y siguen rodando por ahi
Todas las palabras que dijimos
Y los besos que nos dimos
Como siempre
Hoy estoy
Pensando en ti

[Verso 2]
Debes saber
Que hay pedazos de tu boca sin querer
Regados por aqui
Y que tropiezo cada dia sin pensar
Con un viejo recuerdo mas
Y alguna nueva historia gris
Si no puedo estar contigo
Ya no puedo estar sin ti
Cada vez se hace mas duro ser feliz

[Coro]
Me sigue rodeando
La sombra de ti
Y siguen rodando por ahi
Todas las palabras que dijimos
Y los besos que nos dimos
Como siempre
Hoy estoy
Pensando en ti

[Outro]
Todas las palabras que dijimos
Y los besos que nos dimos
Como siempre
Hoy estoy
Pensando en ti

One thought on “Song of the Day #5,175: ‘Sombra De Ti’ – Shakira

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Lovely, and slow enough where I can understand most of the Spanish lyrics.

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