Dutch singer and musical star Petra Berger sings “Eres Todo Para Mí” from her 2001 album “Eternal Woman”. Composed & produced by Jeroen Englebert, this song is about Juana la Loca (1479 – 1555) “Joanna the mad”, queen of Castile from 1504 and of Aragon from 1516.

Petra Berger – Eres todo para mi

Joanna was the daughter of Isabelle of Castile and Leon and Ferdinand of Aragon, Spain’s most famous royal couple. In 1495 she wed Phillip the Flair, Archduke of Austria and Duke of Burgundy. It was an arranged and highly political marriage

Joanna was raised a devout Catholic. By nature she was a shy and somewhat abrupt girl. Phillip on the other hand was outgoing, gentle, friendly, flightly, and a notorious womaniser. However, when the two finally met, they did fall in love, and were married in Antwerp in 1946.

Even though they had five children, Phillips marital infidelities and Joanna’s jealousy prevented a happy marriage. During this time, she started to display some of the symptoms that later in life earned her the moniker “Joanna the mad”.

After the death of Isabelle, Phillip and Joanna were installed as Castile and Leon’s royal couple, but Ferdinand remained regent. This state of affairs created a tremendous amount of tension between Phillip and Ferdinand. Joanna, ignored by both her husband and her father, had to stand idly by as Phillip all of sudden took deathly ill and died within a week, allegedly poisoned on Ferdinand’s orders.

For two years Phillip’s coffin never left her side. At this point, her father Ferdinand declared her insane, and Joanna spent the next 45 years isolated in Tordesillas castle. Whether she was truly insane or merely a pawn in a high-stakes political game, history does not reveal. What is known is that she never stopped loving her husband, as she gazed at his tomb from her lonely castle window.

From the union of these two crowns (Castile and Aragon) modern Spain evolved. Joanna married Philip the Handsome, who was crowned King of Castile in 1506, initiating the rule of the Habsburgs in Spain. After Philip’s death that same year, Joanna was deemed mentally ill and was confined to a nunnery for the rest of her life. Though she remained the legal queen of Castile throughout this time, her father, Ferdinand II of Aragon, was regent until his death, when she inherited his kingdom as well. From 1517, her son, Charles, ruled as king, while she nominally remained co-monarch.

Eres Todo Para Mí lyrics

Eres Todo Para Mí

De noche y día te cuidaba
Vi como la muerte te llevaba
Dime como debo de seguir sin ti mi amor

Tu boca yo la rozo con mis manos
Mis lágrimas mojan tus labios fríos
Serás para siempre solo mío
Te tendré, cuidaré, amaré, a si que

Acaríciame mi amor
Te necesito cerca
A tu lado yo estaré, aquí me quedaré
Eres todo para mí, mi vida, mi pasión
Siento que jamás podré compartir tu corazón

A tu lado el tiempo veo pasar
Y de noche amor, te puedo tocar
Pensarán que yo estoy loca pero
Te tendré, cuidaré, amaré a si que

Acaríciame mi amor
Te necesito cerca
A tu lado yo estaré, aquí me quedaré
Eres todo para mí, mi vida, mi pasión
Siento que jamás podré compartir tu corazón

No destroces mi alma
Aquantaré mi amor
Acaríciame mi amor
Te necesito cerca
A tu lado yo estaré, aquí me quedaré
Eres todo para mí, mi vida, mi pasión
Siento que jamás podré compartir tu corazón

You’re everything to me

I couldn’t find the English lyrics, this is Google translation.

Night and day I took care of you
I saw how death carried you
Tell me how should I go on without you my love

I touch your mouth with my hands
My tears wet your cold lips
You will forever be only mine
I’ll have you, I’ll take care of you, I’ll love you

Caress me my love
I need you close
I’ll be by your side, I’ll stay here
You are everything to me, my life, my passion
I feel like I can never share your heart

Next to you, time I see pass
And at night love, I can touch you
They’ll think I’m crazy but
I will have you, I will take care, I will love if

Caress me my love
I need you close
I’ll be by your side, I’ll stay here
You are everything to me, my life, my passion
I feel like I can never share your heart

Don’t destroy my soul
I will hold my love
Caress me, my love,
I need you close
I’ll be by your side, I’ll stay here
You are everything to me, my life, my passion
I feel like I can never share your heart

Sources

Joanna of Castile on Wikipedia