This song refers to the love of the Venezuelan cowboy
for his native plains (including rivers, animals, flowers and sky). It could be considered as a patriotic or regionalistic song. In contrast to the dry and lifeless American Southwest
, the Venezuelan plains (llanuras) are in a rainy and almost tropical area, full of trees and life.
The culture of the American cowboy and his latin counterparts (Mexican vaquero
, Argentine gaucho
, Venezuelan llanero
and the Brasilian gaucho
) share many characteristics, but there are also differences. For example, most South Americans surely don't share the Mexican and Texan fondness for hot food and good chili (Peruvians and Ecuatorians a big exception). And being a good singer and guitar player would be more important for a Colombian or Venezuelan than for a Texan; it would be helpful if you want to be a ladies' man and popular in parties.
You see, not all the macho men are insensitive fools. The japanese samurais used to spend their free time practicing kanji calligraphy