Kabah’s “Vivir Por Mi”: A Positive Tune About Living Life For Yourself

Kabah’s “Vivir Por Mi”: A Positive Tune About Living Life For Yourself

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This is a day to “commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla”, according to Wikipedia.[1] But in the United States, it is more to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage.

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo here on ai love music, I choose a song from a pop band from the capital city of Mexico: Kabah. I wrote an article about their 2002 song “Vivir Por Mi” about five years when I was on WordPress. Since the article was in bad shape and since I wanted to use the song to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, I decided to re-write about “Vivir Por Mi”.

This is part of a #SongLyricsSunday challenge, which is hosted by Jim at An Unique Title For Me. Anyone can join! Details on how to participate are found at the end of this post!

Who is Kabah?

Kabah

Kabah was formed in 1992 with six members: Maria José Loyola, René Ortiz Martinez, Federica Quijano Tapia, André Quijano Tapia, Daniela Magun and Sergio Ortiz O’Farril. They didn’t have much luck in the beginning as they were unsure about their musical style and had many unfortunate events that ended with crowds booing them off stage.

However, luck changed in 1994 when they entered and won the talent show “Valores Juveniles”. They released their self-titled soon after. Although it only contained four tracks, the album was popular among the younger listeners. The follow-up album, La Calle de las Sirenas (The Call of the Sirens), is their most popular album to date as it sold over 2.5 million copies all over the world.

The group broke up in 2005 after releasing the acoustic greatest hits album El Pop. Some of the members went onto pursue solo careers in the entertainment industry. Maria José Loyola, or simply known as Josa, has released four albums, opened for Gwen Stefani’s “Sweet Escape” tour, and appeared on various shows. Federica Quijano Tapia went on to do some acting and modeling gigs, appearing in various media like “Penthouse” and “KIU”. Daniela Magun is a TV talk host while Sergio Ortiz O’Farril created his own solo project, named Moroccoblu.

Though the members have gone their separate ways, the members decided to reunite Kabah last year and are planning to do a tour this year.

“Vivir Por Mi”: Live For Me

Kabah

“Vivir Por Mi” Live For Me comes from the Kabah’s fifth studio album La Vida Que Va. This album is said to feature “a lighter sound”, however, I don’t really hear that with “Vivir Por Mi”.[2]

The song itself sounds like an upbeat, feel-good tune about life and growing up for yourself. What else is nice about the song is that the male members sing is lead vocals, which is really good for their range. Besides that, the song sounds like another pop song, but the instrumentation is positive and the tempo is upbeat that “Vivir Por Mi” makes you feel good.

If you are feeling down anytime, play Kabah’s “Vivir Por Mi” to cheer you up and make you dance a little with its positive vibes. Remember, that you only live for yourself, don’t try to live for anyone else.


Lyrics


Pasa el tiempo y no puedo entender
lo que dejo y lo que encontraré.
Mis caminos recorrer,
mi destino conocer,
quiero equivocarme como ayer,
sin miedo de perder.

Time goes by and I can’t understand
what I leave and what I will find.
My ways to go,

my destiny to know,
I want to be wrong like yesterday
without fear of losing.

Y ahora tengo que salir
a vivir por mí,
tengo que crecer y comprender
que me queda mucho por decir,
tanto que sentir,
tengo que salir para vivir.

And now I have to go out
to live for me,
I have to grow and understand
I have a lot to say,
so much to feel,
I have to go out to live.

No es posible quiero respirar,
cuantas decisiones por tomar.
Vivo y creo en mi verdad,
todo lo quiero arriesgar,
hoy es el momento de cambiar
sin mirar atrás.

I can’t breathe,
how many decisions to make.
I live and believe in my truth,
I want to risk everything,
today is the time to change
without looking back.

Y ahora tengo que salir
a vivir por mí,
tengo que crecer y comprender
que me queda mucho por decir,
tanto que sentir,
tengo que salir para vivir.

And now I have to go out
to live for me,
I have to grow and understand
I have a lot to say,
so much to feel,
I have to go out to live.


If you want to participate, here are the rules:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

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Kabah's "Vivir Por Mi": A Positive Tune About Living Life For Yourself

Reference

[1] “Cinco De Mayo.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Apr. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo.

[2] Kabah (band). (2005, June 5). Retrieved January 16, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabah_(band)

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Jim Adams

    Nice music Amy and Happy Cinco de Mayo to you.

    1. aisasami
      aisasami

      Happy Cinco De Mayo! Hope you are doing well. Everything is closed till Thursday, so I might make tacos to celebrate.

  2. barbara

    I’ve never heard of this band or song, but wow I really like this! Thanks for sharing it. I think it will be in my head fro quite awhile now. 🙂

    1. My Kitchen

      They look young.They must have started singing when they were really young

  3. Arugba Stanley

    First time hearing of this band. The music is amazing and the beat is lit.

  4. Stephanie S

    I’ve never heard of them before, but I like it! Thanks for sharing them!

  5. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    Anything that involves posititivity is a plus in my book especially these days.

  6. Azubike Eze

    Your enthusiasm for Kabah’s “Vivir Por Mi” shows up well. I’ll look out for it. It’s also nice to celebrate one’s heritage.

  7. Radif Rahman

    I have never heard about the band and Kabah. Good to know, thanks for sharing.

  8. Emjhay

    This is a very nice band! Thanks for sharing

  9. Happy Cinco de Mayo, a lot of celebrations are really low key this year. By this time last year, we knew days ahead. Thanks for sharing about this group.

  10. Owen G

    I didn’t know what to expect initially but the song ramps up nicely into a cool upbeat funky tune. I like the Kabah have portrayed it.

  11. Tena

    I have never heard of this song before but I like it. I’ll have to come back later and play along!

    1. Robby Isaac

      This is a nice song, I love it!. will look for it and download.

  12. tweenselmom

    I’m going to check out this group, I’m all ears for any type of music, no matter where they’re from. I think they sound great!

  13. Papa Jack

    This is a great band. I love listening to their song. This one speaks a lot on what is going on in the world. Living life!

  14. Razena

    It’s got a catchy beat but really soulful lyrics (at least the translation). Love it.

  15. Purva

    Happy to have come across this post and the song. Loved listening to it. Thanks for the informative post 🙂

  16. Emma

    Thank you for sharing this song – hope you had a lovely Cinco De Mayo!

  17. Andriya

    Thanks for sharing this article its really good website

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