The Apology Song from The Book of Life

13 Feb

The Apology Song from The Book of Life. Directed by Mexican animator Jorge Gutierrez and co-produced by Guillermo del Toro, the film embraces an anti-bullfighting message. A young man named Manolo is trained by his father to become a bullfighter but rejects the bloodsport. During his first bullfight, he refuses to kill the bull. Later he sings “I’m sorry, let us end this dance of death, Two centuries of agony, that to your heart we sent, Here and now with my amends, the senseless killing ends.”

Have you seen The Book of Life? What did you think of the bullfighting content?

Lyrics for The Apology Song

Toro, I am humble, for tonight I understand
Your royal blood was never meant to decorate the sand
You’ve suffered great injustice, so have thousands before you
I offer an apology, and one long over due

I am sorry, Toro I am sorry,
Hear my song, and know I sing the truth
Although we were bred to fight, I reach for kindness in your heart tonight

And if you can forgive, and if you can forgive, love can truly live

Toro, I am frightened, but I’ll use my final breath
To tell you that I’m sorry, let us end this dance of death
Two centuries of agony, that to your heart we sent
Here and now with my amends, the senseless killing ends

I am sorry, Toro I am sorry,
Hear my song, and know I sing the truth
Although we bred to fight, I reach for kindness in your heart tonight

And if you can forgive, and if you can forgive, love can truly live

Watch The Book of Life trailer at

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