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La Isla Bonita

Madonna

La Isla Bonita Lyrics

[Intro]
Cómo puede ser verdad?

[Verse 1]
Last night I dreamt of San Pedro
Just like I'd never gone, I knew the song
A young girl with eyes like the desert
It all seems like yesterday, not far away

[Chorus]
Tropical the island breeze
All of nature wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita

And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring through my ears and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby


[Verse 2]
I fell in love with San Pedro
Warm wind carried on the sea, he called to me
Te dijo te amo
I prayed that the days would last, they went so fast

[Chorus]
Tropical the island breeze
All of nature wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita

And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring through my ears, and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby


[Bridge]
I want to be where the sun warms the sky
When it's time for siesta, you can watch them go by
Beautiful faces, no cares in this world
Where a girl loves a boy, and a boy loves a girl

[Pre-Chorus]
Last night I dreamt of San Pedro
It all seems like yesterday, not far away

[Chorus]
Tropical the island breeze
All of nature wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita

And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring through my ears, and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby

Tropical the island breeze
All of nature wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita

And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring through my ears, and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby

Tropical the island breeze
All of nature wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita

And when the samba played
The sun would set so high
Ring through my ears, and sting my eyes
Your Spanish lullaby

[Outro]
Te dijo te amo
El dijo que te ama

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About “La Isla Bonita”

This song, originally written for Michael Jackson about the mythical island of San Pedro, was re-worked by Madonna into her first of many Latin-inspired hits.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    Madonna described the song as her tribute to the “beauty and mystery of Latin American people”. According to her “Latin rhythms often dominate our uptempo compositions. It’s like we’re possessed. We both think that we were Latin in another life.”

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