MÄGO DE OZ LA COSTA DEL SILENCIO (The coast of silence) | THE CRYING OF THE SEA IN A ROCK SONG

mago de oz la costa del silencio

Do you know the Prestige 🚢? It is the oil tanker that sank off the coast of Galicia (Spain) in 2002, dumping tons of crude into the sea. That catastrophe inspired La Costa del Silencio (The Coast of Silence), a song where Mägo de Oz managed to translate the cry of the sea to the throats of millions of people. A tune and a story to be told.

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Mago de Oz La Costa del Silencio (The Coast of Silence)

Trembol | Story behind ‘La Costa del Silencio’

Hagamos una revolución, que nuestro líder sea el sol, y nuestro ejército sean mariposas”.

“Let’s make a revolution, let our leader be the sun, and our army be butterflies”.

What does this beautiful lyric from ‘La Costa del Silencio‘ mean?

In 2002, a ship loaded with 77,000 tons of crude oil was passing near the coast of Galicia (Northwest Spain) when it broke in two, causing one of the biggest environmental catastrophes in history.

This short video explains the disaster:

At that time, the Spanish Rock band Mägo de Oz decided to make a song that could express the pain of the sea, a cry that we could all sing together so that this doesn’t repeat.

Although it may seem so, the track is not political, but humanist, it asks for the protection of the earth … “whatever you do to the sea, the sea will give it back to you”, said the composer and leader of the band Txus di Fellatio.

Mago de Oz explained La Costa del Silencio meaning:

La Costa del Silencio meaning

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Tenía que ser una canción pegadiza, muy comercial, tenía que ser parte de Mägo de Oz.

Es una canción que habla de todo lo que le hacemos al mar. Al mar le estamos matando de pena, de petróleo y de basura.

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It had to be a catchy song, very commercial, it had to be part of Mägo de Oz.

It is a song that talks about everything we are doing to the sea. We are killing the sea with pain, oil and garbage.

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1. First chorus, first cry of the sea, represented on the violins and flute

2.Y una gaviota cuentan que decidió, en acto suicida inmolarse en el sol (And is told that a seagull decided, in a suicidal act, to immolate itself in the sun)

3. A chorus where nature and people sing in unison for the revolution

This is what it says | Mägo de Oz La Costa del Silencio Lyrics

LYRICS IN SPANISH

LYRICS MAGO DE OZ | LA COSTA DEL SILENCIO | SPANISH

El mar escupía un lamento
tan tenue que nadie lo oyó.
Era un dolor de tan adentro
que toda la costa murió.

Llora lamentos la nube que enfermó
y escribe espantos en la arena el dolor.
Arrulla el miedo a un delfín que bebió
de un agua negra, su suerte emigró.

Ven, quiero oír tu voz,
y, si aún nos queda amor,
impidamos que esto muera.
Ven, pues en tu interior
está la solución,
de salvar lo bello que queda.

Donde se acomoda la usura
nacen la ambición y el poder,
y este germina en la tierra,
que agoniza por interés.

Y una gaviota cuentan que decidió
en acto suicida inmolarse en el sol.
Ríe desprecios un barco que encalló,
y se desangra en su lecho: ¡LA MAR!

Ven, quiero oír tu voz,
y, si aún nos queda amor,
impidamos que esto muera.
Ven, pues en tu interior
está la solución,
de salvar lo bello que queda.

Hagamos una revolución,
que nuestro líder sea el sol,
y nuestro ejército
sean mariposas.

Por bandera otro amanecer
y por conquista comprender
que hay que cambiar
las espadas por rosas.

Hagamos una revolución,
que nuestro líder sea el sol,
y nuestro ejército
sean mariposas.

Ven, quiero oír tu voz,
y, si aún nos queda amor,
impidamos que esto muera.
Ven, pues en tu interior
está la solución,
de salvar lo bello que queda.

Ven, quiero oír tu voz,
y, si aún nos queda amor,
impidamos que esto muera.
Ven, pues en tu interior
está la solución,
de salvar lo bello que queda.

Englihs lyrics

LYRICS MAGO DE OZ | LA COSTA DEL SILENCIO | ENGLISH

The sea spat out a wail
so faint that no one heard it.
It was a pain from so far inland
that the whole coast died.

The cloud that fell ill cries laments
and pain writes scares in the sand.
The fear of a dolphin who drank
from a black water, his fate migrated.

Come, I want to hear your voice,
and, if we still have love left,
let’s prevent this from dying.
Come, for within you
lies the solution,
to save the beauty that remains.

Where usury is comfortable
ambition and power are born,
and this germinates in the earth,
that agonizes for interest.

And a seagull is said to have decided
in a suicidal act to immolate itself in the sun.
Laughs scorns a ship that ran aground,
and bleeds to death on its bed: THE SEA!

Come, I want to hear your voice,
and, if we still have love left,
let’s prevent this from dying.
Come, for within you
lies the solution,
to save the beauty that remains.

Let’s make a revolution,
let our leader be the sun,
and our army
be butterflies.

Another dawn as a flag
and the understanding to be conquered
that we must exchange
swords for roses.

Let’s make a revolution,
let our leader be the sun,
and our army
be butterflies.

Come, I want to hear your voice,
and, if we still have love left,
let’s prevent this from dying.
Come, for within you
lies the solution,
to save the beauty that remains.

Come, I want to hear your voice,
and, if we still have love left,
let’s prevent this from dying.
Come, for within you
lies the solution,
to save the beauty that remains.

Songwriters: Sergio Cisneros Anguita / Francisco Javier Gomez De La Serna Alvarino / Jesus Maria Hernandez Gil / Juan Carlos Marin Lopez / Jose Mario Martinez Arroyo Gonzalez / Sergio Martinez Rubio / Fernando Ponce De Leon Abellan / Carlos Prieto Guijarro | La costa del silencio lyrics © Peermusic Publishing  | Background Image: Bruno Mars Facebook Image

Did you know...?

The video for the track was shot with a helicopter and the band had to be looking up the whole time, so they all ended up with a sore neck 😊

 ‘La Costa del Silencio’ reached number 1 in the Spanish charts in 2004 and is one of Mägo de Oz fans’ favorite songs.

The music video for ‘La Costa del Silencio’ was filmed in the same location in Galicia as Roman Polanski’s film ‘Death and the Maiden.

Mago de Oz La Costa del Silencio 2.0 Live

Much more | Making of, Version 2.0, etc.

  • As we tell in Mago de Oz story, the band has had 2 main vocalists, José Andrea, who was the first singer of the band and who you have already heard, and the current singer, Zeta, who re-recorded the song under the name “La Costa del Silencio 2.0”.
  • We have included the video of the concert recorded for the 30th anniversary of Mägo de Oz, “Diabulus In Opera”, where they played with a spectacular symphonic orchestra of more than 80 musicians.
  • We also have the making of the original video.
  • And if you are still hungry for more music, we recommend the Mägo de Oz Playlist.

Technical Note | Mago de Oz La Costa del Silencio

  • The song is played in F Major key at 134 bpm in Common Time (4/4 = 4 crotchets per time).
  • The song follows the Folk Rock or Folk Metal music style that characterizes Mägo de Oz.
  • It uses a wide instrumentation, among which flute, and violin stand out. We also find synthesizer, drums, guitar, and bass.

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