Oh, hello! I hope this extremely random post finds you well.
I’m a long time fan of Shakira because she just seems cool and because a lot of her lyrics are translated to English from her native Spanish which causes all sorts of fun. They end up sounding kind of kooky but usually end up making sense in their own wonderful way. She even says so herself in her song Dreams for Plans:
My vocabulary wasn’t broad
I spoke so little English
And the words transferred
Sound like something odd.
Here are some of her funniest and best lyrics, in my opinion:
1. “Lucky that my breasts are small and humble,
so you don’t confuse them with mountains.” -Whenever, Wherever. As someone whose breasts are neither small nor humble, I can wholeheartedly say that they have NEVER been confused for mountains, or anything else for that matter.
2. “So I’ve got the arms to cuddle in
When there’s a ghost or a muse.” -The One. In all honesty, if there’s a ghost around, I’m going to be long gone so cuddling might not be an option.
3. “I don’t wanna look at fashion magazines
While someone does my nails.” -Ready for the Good Times. Like, not ever?
4. “I’d rather eat my soup with a fork
Or drive a cab in New York
Cuz to talk to you is harder work
So what’s the point of wasting all my words
If it’s just the same or even worse
Than reading poems to a horse.” -Poem To a Horse. I can actually relate to these lyrics on some level, but I’m not super familiar with horses’ literary tastes. Do they even enjoy poetry?
5. “For you, I’d give up all I own
And move to a communist country” -Don’t Bother. haki, please google “Communism” before you do anything rash.
6. “I’d like to be
The first white hair upon your head
To be your cherry pie
Your daily bread
I’ll cook for free
I’ll make your bed.” -Hey You. gain, I get where she’s coming from but this kind of sounds like a Craigslist ad.
7. “She Wolf” -She Wolf. Is a She Wolf kinda like a Sheezus?
8. “I wish I had longer legs
That I could fasten to your body so you’d take me with you everywhere.” – Long Time. Remember in Twilight when Edward says to Bella “You better hold on tight, Spider Monkey?” That’s what this makes me think of.
9. “God knows that I’m a good dancer.” -23 And so do the rest of us, Shakira. Remember “My Hips Don’t Lie?”
I’m glad we did this. Have a great night. XO