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Shakira
Writer(s) Shakira, Lester Méndez
Producer(s) Shakira, Lester Méndez
Background vocals Gustavo Cerati
Length 4:45
From FOLogo
Singles "La Tortura"
"No"
"Día de Enero"
"Las de la Intuición"
Fijación Oral Vol. 1 track listing
"Escondite Ingles"
"Las de la Intuición"
Shakira singles chronology
 
"La Tortura" "No" "Día de Enero"

"No" is a song by Shakira, released as the second single from her sixth studio album, Fijación Oral Vol. 1, in late 2005. The song features Gustavo Cerati in guitar and backing vocals.

BackgroundEdit

The lyrics chronicle a woman's effort in trying to tell her boyfriend that she no longer wants to be involved in a relationship and that separating is best for the two of them.

Chart performanceEdit

"No" was released after the worldwide success of Shakira's previous single "La Tortura" (2005). "No" entered the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart and the U.S. Hot 100, but did not receive substantial airplay. The single was certified gold in U.S. for the 100,000 downloads of the song.

Music videoEdit

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Shakira making butterfly wings in the music video.

The song's music video was directed by Jaume de Laiguana and was filmed in black-and-white. While the video does not closely follow the theme of the song, in many scenes Shakira is portrayed as sad, with tears roll down her face. She appears to be located at a defunct ship yard and is surrounded by several rail tracks and pulleys, some of the latter which are used for her to sit in. Towards the end of the video, one of the small wooden pulleys falls off the track and into water beneath a cliff. Throughout the video, Shakira is engaged in building butterfly wings, seemingly as a metaphor for finding the strength to fly on her own, away from the destructive relationship, etc. At the closing moments of the video, she stands at the waters edge, ready to take flight, but does not go through with it and walks away, smiling slightly. The video reached number-one on most Latin American countdowns and in Spain. The video is featured on Oral Fixation Volumes 1 & 2 Bonus DVD.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Latin Songs (Billboard) 11
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard) 2

Lyrics and videoEdit

Shakira - No ft04:49

Shakira - No ft. Gustavo Cerati

No, no intentes disculparte
No juegues a insistir
Las excusas ya existían antes de ti

No, no me mires como antes
No hables en plural
La retórica es tu arma más letal

Voy a pedirte que no vuelvas más
Siento que me duelas todavía aquí
Adentro

Y que a tu edad sepas bien lo que es
Romperle el corazón a alguien así

No se puede vivir con tanto veneno,
La esperanza que me dio tu amor
No me la dio más nadie,
Te juro, no miento

No se puede vivir con tanto veneno
No se puede dedicar el alma
A acumular intentos
Pesa más la rabia que el cemento

Espero que no esperes que te espere
Después de mis 26
La paciencia se me ha ido hasta los pies

Y voy deshojando margaritas
Y mirando sin mirar
Para ver si así, te irritas y te vas

Voy a pedirte que no vuelvas más
Siento que me duelas todavía aquí
Adentro

Y que a tu edad sepas bien lo que es
Romperle el corazón a alguien así

No se puede vivir con tanto veneno
La esperanza que me dio tu amor
No me la dio más nadie
Te juro, no miento

No se puede morir con tanto veneno
No se puede dedicar el alma
A acumular intentos
Pesa más la rabia que el cemento

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