“Manos al Aire” (English: “Hands in the Air”) is the lead single from Nelly Furtado’s Spanish album Mi Plan.

The song is sung from the first person perspective to a lover. The lover is controlling and does not listen. The lover demands subservience, telling the singer that this is the reality of love. The singer, who is not happy with the way their relationship is, longs for ‘yesterday’ - when it is assumed their love was good - but things do not change. The chorus translates to “I do not have the strength to fight you (lit: I do not have the weapons to combat you), so i throw my hands, my hands into the air, loving you is the only thing that matters to me, in body and in soul, like it used to be.” In this song, throwing one’s hands in the air is an act of giving up and see what happens next, as if it is to work out or not in the end.

Edited by Shenajs on 10 Aug 2009, 14:40

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