Summary of the Song "Eres Para Mi" by Julieta Venegas

by Timothy Peckinpaugh
Julieta Venegas has won five Latin Grammy awards.

Julieta Venegas has won five Latin Grammy awards.

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Julieta Venegas was born in Tijuana and began studying music when she was 8 years old by learning to play the piano. In 2006 she released her fourth solo album, "Limon y Sal." The album contains the titular hit in addition to her song "Eres Para Mi," in which the speaker directly addresses her love interest.

Song Overview

"Eres Para Mi" features a monologue in which the speaker informs a love interest that he was meant for her. However, the repeated lines "Yo se que tienes miedo, y no es un buen momento para ti," indicates that the lover's feelings may be tenuous, as the lines translate to "I know that you are afraid, and now is not a good time for you." The speaker refutes these objection by repeating the phrase "Eres para mi" -- "You are for me" -- telling the lover that they are destined to be together.

Nature Themes

"Eres Para Mi" makes many references to nature. The repeated phrase "Eres para mi, me lo ha dicho el viento" translates to "You are for me, the wind told me so," making the love seem inherent or based in nature. The speaker goes on to say that "La sombra que pasa, la luz que me abraza, tus ojos mirando me." The line indicates that when the speaker feels shade or sunlight passing over her, it feels as though her lover is watching her. Finally near the end of the song, the phrase "El viento me lo dicho con un soplo suavecito" adds that the wind, through a soft breeze, told the speaker that she and her lover were meant to be together.

Body Images

When the speaker hears her love interest's voice, her body feels weightless. The speaker also mentions that her is a muscle that will burst if it doesn't beat. Finally, the speaker instructs her love interest to "Mirame la piel no ves a caso lo que siento?" By looking at her skin, her lover would immediately know of her true feelings.

Themes of Obsession

"Eres Para Mi" shows obsession with the lover. The speaker repeats "You are for me" and says "Lo oigo todo el tiempo": "I hear it all of the time." She also appears to be obsessed with her love interest in "El espejo que da tu reflejo en todo que pinta tal como es." In mirrors that are supposed to reflect images as they actually appear, the speaker sees only the reflection of her love interest.

About the Author

A resident of Riverside, California, Timothy Peckinpaugh began writing in 2006 for U.S. History Publishers, based in Temecula, California. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Riverside, with a bachelor's degree in English.

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