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Posted By: Kristykins

I have a random question - 01/03/06 06:59 PM

I just noticed the lyrics to Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" posted on the AC website...

Was that song actually written about San Pedro, AC?
Posted By: Lost Irishman

Re: I have a random question - 01/03/06 07:07 PM

That's what they say
smile
Posted By: Denny Shane

Re: I have a random question - 01/03/06 07:22 PM

I don't think so. If you listen to the lyrics closely there is no connection made at all.

Plus I don't believe she ever was on the island. People make the connection because she mentions San Pedro. If you watch her video for the song... her and San Pedro... she's obviously thinking about something other than the town or island. eek
Posted By: clover

Re: I have a random question - 01/03/06 07:41 PM

.-.
Posted By: klcman

Re: I have a random question - 01/03/06 07:43 PM

and how many San Pedro's are there anyway? I can think of a dozen without taxing my damn-back-in-the-office-brain ( No comments big E)
Posted By: streetchie

Re: I have a random question - 01/03/06 08:10 PM

I've always heard that it was about our San Pedro. Even if not, I like to think it is! "Last night I dreamt of San Pedrooooo."
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: I have a random question - 01/03/06 08:52 PM

I had the same question and did a search on this topic last year. This quote: "Her song "La Isla Bonita" (1986) was inspired by a visit she made to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, with her then-husband Sean Penn," appears on several Madonna websites. I never could find anything else to substantiate that she and Penn had been to Belize. The video for the song was filmed at a castle in Spain, but Spain does not fit the "tropical" references in the song, so I still like to believe San Pedro inspired the lyrics.
Posted By: spl

Re: I have a random question - 01/03/06 09:04 PM

no, it was not written about San Pedro. You can find readings where she explains where it is written about, another san pedro somewhere else. However, fits san pedro very well.
Posted By: Kristykins

Re: I have a random question - 01/03/06 09:23 PM

Interesting. Thanks guys!
Posted By: klcman

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 12:47 AM

Last night I dreamt of San Pedro...?"

OH. I always thought it was "last night I dreamt of some Pedros..." And since "a" is one, "a couple" is two, and "a few" is three, "some" must be at least four...

I've got this great mental image of four guys wearing nametags..."Hello my name is Pedro"... and dancing!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 01:11 AM

Other wink misheard lyrics:
"Last night I dreamt of some bagels"
"Last night I dreamt of some playdough!"
Posted By: klcman

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 01:33 AM

yup there's a ton of them out there.

Last night I dreamt of Brit.....oh that doesn't rhyme. Nevermind.
Posted By: Denny Shane

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 12:04 PM

If you watch the video when she sings "last night..." there appears a man in a robe... he is san pedro... st. peter" the catholic church had a coronary when this came out and denounced it right away. eek
Posted By: casa de amor

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 05:47 PM

i have always heard it was written about SP on her visit hear, so i believe it for now.
Posted By: Marty

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 06:02 PM

i heard it was written by jimmy buffet and she chose to sing it.

rumors are rad.
Posted By: Marty

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 06:04 PM

LA ISLA BONITA (Written by Madonna / Pat Leonard / Bruce Gaitsch)
Posted By: Marty

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 06:05 PM

La Isla Bonita
Performed by: Madonna Ciccone
Composed by: Madonna Ciccone
Posted By: Marty

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 06:06 PM

MADONNA - La Isla Bonita Lyrics

[Spoken:]

Como puede ser verdad
[or Como puede ese olvidar]
How could it be true?

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

The beautiful island

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

He told you, "I love you"

[chorus]

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

Last night I dreamt of San Pedro
It all seems like yesterday, not far away

[chorus twice]

La la la la la la la
Te dijo te amo
La la la la la la la
El dijo que te ama

He told you, "I love you"

He said he loves you
Posted By: Kristykins

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 06:14 PM

Quote
Originally posted by Marty:
i heard it was written by jimmy buffet and she chose to sing it.

rumors are rad.
The word "rad" is rad.
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 10:17 PM

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/Issues/2006-01-05/music/music.html
Posted By: Kristykins

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 10:24 PM

"Even as she insisted she "dreamt of San Pedro," clearly her heart was on an island other than Belize in "Las Isla Bonita."
Posted By: Denny Shane

Re: I have a random question - 01/04/06 11:25 PM

Ok, this is getting crazy. I'm calling her tonight in London and putting this to rest.

P.S. Does anyone happen to have her phone number? eek
Posted By: klcman

Re: I have a random question - 01/05/06 01:02 AM

try this Denny -

http://www.icq.com/whitepages/about_me.php?uin=253995668

laugh
Posted By: Denny Shane

Re: I have a random question - 01/05/06 01:01 PM

I almost went for it except her last name is spelled Ciccione in real life and not ciconni eek
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