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Since he started his music industry careerthe artistic life of Luis Miguel has been marked by success thanks to its innumerable themes. Although, his songs fell in love to more than one person, one of them came to be censored several decades ago when he was still a minor. We refer to “Decide”, whose original version had to be modified so that it can be heard in different Latin American countries.

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This theme, which was released on the market at the end of 1983 by the record company EMI Capitol Mexico, belonged to his third studio album under the same name, and although it was played on another continent, where he made some presentations, part of the lyrics by Honorio Herrero were changed after public rejection.

Although this represented a dark episode at the beginning of the trajectory of ‘El Sol de México’, the change made to the original version hit so hard that the audience seemed to have forgotten their discomfort with it at first.

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Mexican singer Luis Miguel performs at the National Auditorium in Mexico City, on January 16, 2004 (Photo: HO / AFP)

WHY WAS THEY CENSORED “DECÍDETE” BY LUIS MIGUEL?

It was October 1983 and Luis Miguel He had already made a name for himself in the world of entertainment thanks to his melodious voice and way of interpreting. It was at that time that decided to release his third album titled “Decídete”which included great songs like “You can’t leave me like this”, “Bandido cupido” and the homonymous composition of the album.

Without a doubt, his career continued to rise, but “The song Decide” made everyone in Latin America turn their eyes on him; and it was not for less, well the lyrics having sexual content were censored because they were performed by a teenager of only 13 years.

What did the lyrics of “Decide” say?

The lyrics of “Decide” scandalized the public by the sexual connotations that Luis Miguel interpretedwho in his theme explicitly asked a girl to have an intimate encounter.

The rejection of all was such that the writer had to modify the lyrics in order to stop the questions, since the song was performed by a teenager.

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The famous Mexican singer Luis Miguel greets the photographers during the presentation of his album "my favorite bowlers" in Madrid, on October 2, 2002 (Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP)
Famous Mexican singer Luis Miguel greets photographers during the presentation of his album “Mis Boleros Favorites” in Madrid, on October 2, 2002 (Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP)

What were the lyrics of the censored version of “Decide”?

The original lyrics of the song “Decide” said the following:

We were left alone, everyone left

And in my room there was hardly any light in a corner

I took off your dress, I kissed you on the mouth

But you didn’t want to give me everything, one more time

[…]

Make up your mind, I know well that it’s the first time

For me it is also new and I want it to be with you

Make up your mind, don’t have me like this anymore love

That I can’t resist without having you

damn my luck

Make up your mind…

[…]

Then alone at home, looking at your picture

I dream of your body and in silence I feel love

[…]

Make up your mind, I know well that it’s the first time

It’s new to me too

And I don’t want it to be with another

Make up your mind

Let’s know love both

And let’s fly to worlds of fire

game over

Modified version of “Decide”

After making the modifications to the explicit lyrics to be sung by a child under 13, the theme was as follows:

We were left alone, everyone left

And in my room there was hardly any light in a corner

I kissed you on the face, I kissed you on the lips

You felt fear and looked at me without speaking

[…]

Make up your mind, don’t hesitate, make up your mind

That I can’t resist without having you

Damn my luck.

[…]

Then alone at home, looking at your picture

I dream of your eyes and in silence I feel love

[…]

Make up your mind, simply, love, make up your mind

And let’s fly to distant worlds

The two of the hand

Make up your mind

What was achieved with the change of the lyrics of “Decide”?

After changing the lyrics of “Decide” it was made to sound more moderate and be seen as a more subtle teen romance. Fact that was applauded by the public and followers of “El Sol de México”

It should be noted that the original version was broadcast in Spain without any problem, but in Latin America it was censored.

COMPLETE LYRICS OF “DECIDETE”

We are alone

they all left

And in my room there was

barely light in a corner

I kissed you on the face

I kissed you in the lips

you felt afraid

And you looked at me without speaking

Make up your mind… (make up your mind)

Don’t hesitate, make up your mind… (make up your mind, make up your mind)

That I can’t resist without having you

damn my luck

Make up your mind… (make up your mind, make up your mind)

Just love make up your mind (make up your mind, make up your mind)

And let’s fly to distant worlds

The two of the hand

Make up your mind…

like every night

I accompany you again

At half past nine

I give you back to your mom

then home alone

Looking at your photo

I dream of your eyes

And in silence I feel love

Make up your mind… (make up your mind)

Don’t hesitate, make up your mind… (make up your mind, make up your mind)

That I can’t resist without having you

damn my luck

Make up your mind… (make up your mind, make up your mind)

Just love make up your mind (make up your mind, make up your mind)

And let’s fly to distant worlds

The two of the hand

Make up your mind… (make up your mind, make up your mind)

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