Dos Oruguitas Meaning? Know The Secret Meaning behind This Excellent Song

Dos Oruguitas’ is a poetic rendition of the trauma faced by two star-crossed lovers separated by the evil war. Disney released its 60th Animated movie ‘Encanto’ in November last year which emerged as one of the most emotional movies, Disney has ever ventured into.

While there are a lot of things and scenes to be discussed about this gem of a movie, Sound track Dos Oruguitas tops them all. What is so inherently special about this song that everybody is affected by it and hunting for its exact meaning, like you are, right now! They say the song is a success if even people who don’t understand the language still get the essence of the music and feel the emotions right through it. After all, good music has no language, it transcends all the boundaries. Let’s know the meaning behind this soulful sound track. 

In-Depth Meaning of Dos Oruguitas

Dos Oruguitas

Before beginning, the song is nominated in Academy award for the best original song, if awards are something you look forward to and is a credibility factor. Starting with the basics, Dos Oruguitas means ‘two caterpillars.‘ The insect in literature is often an allegory for transformations, change and growth as caterpillars after some time grow up to become beautiful, colorful, and vibrant butterflies. This also indicates that in a life after darkness comes light and one becomes stronger and lively than before.

Penned by Lin-Manuel-Miranda and sung by Sebastian Yatra, the song conjures up perfect raw emotions of the characters and what they are going through without overplaying or downplaying it. As the song starts, the lyricist is trying to tell us that there are two caterpillars, they are together despite all the odds. They survive, work hard, hold on to each other and satisfy their hunger. If they fall, they know how to rise again. But, suddenly, they turn into cocoons and find it hard to change. Turning them into ‘Mariposas’ that is butterflies, it is conveyed to us that they must go back, fly and a find way for tomorrow. 

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The Inspiration behind Dos Oruguitas

Dos Oruguitas

Interestingly, Dos Oruguitas song is played in the end credits of the Disney movie Encanto which explains its heavy remembrance in the minds of the people long after they have finished watching the movie. Fun fact- this song sequence was first decided to be played in between the movie but later it was scrapped.

As a calculative decision, the storytelling via song was kept saved for the last. Lyricist Miranda talked about how the creative idea behind the song was to make music that feels like a folk song everybody is familiar with. A song that is hummed by people in Colombian streets. Check out the lyrics below.

Dos Oruguitas Lyrics in English 

Dos Oruguitas

Two oruguitas
In love and yearning
Spend every evening
And morning learning
To hold each other
Their hunger burning
To navigate a world
That turns and never stops turning
Together in this world
That turns and never stops turning

Two oruguitas
Against the weather
The wind grows colder
But they’re together
They hold each other
No way of knowing
They’re all they have for shelter
And something inside them is growing
They long to stay together
But something inside them is growing

Ay, oruguitas
Don’t you hold on too tight
Both of you know
It’s your time to grow
To fall apart, to reunite
Wonders await you
Just on the other side
Trust they’ll be there
And start to prepare
The way for tomorrow

Ay, oruguitas
Don’t you hold on too tight
Both of you know
It’s your time to grow
To fall apart, to reunite

Wonders await you
Just on the other side
Trust they’ll be there
Start to prepare
The way for tomorrow

Two oruguitas
Cocooned and waiting
Each in their own world
Anticipating
What happens after
The rearranging?

And so afraid of change
In a world that never stops changing
So let the walls come down
The world will never stop changing
(Never stop changing)
(Never stop changing)
(Never stop changing)

Ay, mariposas
Don’t you hold on too tight
Both of you know
It’s your time to go
To fly apart, to reunite
Wonders surround you
Just let the walls come down
Don’t look behind you
Fly till you find
Your way toward tomorrow (3)

Background story of Dos Oruguitas

Dos Oruguitas

Did You Know? This is the first ever Disney song in the Spanish language. The song deals with love and loss. It narrates and goes back into Mirabel’s grandmother Alma’s history of heartbreak. How her grandparents met and had to separate at the hands of war. 

Where can you watch the movie and hear the song?

You can revel in the beauty of this movie on Disney+Hotstar and listen to the song on Youtube.

FAQ

Q- Who wrote Dos Oruguitas?

A- The writer of Dos Oruguitas is Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Q- Did Dos Oruguitas win an award?

A- The song won Best Animated feature and was nominated for Academy Award for best original song.

Q- Who is the singer of Dos Oruguitas?

A- Colombian singer Sebastian Yatra has sung the song.

Q- What is the original language of the song?

A- Spanish

Q- What is the meaning of Dos Oruguitas?

A- It means Two caterpillars.

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