Say What?! Shakira’s 10 Most Confusing Lyrics

With NBC’s The Voice premiering tonight, we attempt to decipher the Colombian superstar judge’s most puzzling lyrics. Take a listen and tell us what you hear!

1. 1. “Hips Don’t Lie” Part 1

"Hips Don't Lie" Part 1

What It Sounds Like: “And the Mets go real slow/Don’t you see baby the sea is perfecto” 

Actual Lyrics: “Come on lets go, real slow/Don't you see baby asi es perfecto”


2. 2. “Hips Don’t Lie” Part 2

"Hips Don't Lie" Part 2

What It Sounds Like: “My will self constraint after up to fail now, fail now” 

Actual Lyrics: “My will and self restraint/Have come to fail now, fail now”

 


3. 3. “Whenever, Wherever”

“Whenever, Wherever”

What It Sounds Like: “Lucky you were born far away so we can both let the distance/Lucky for the foreign Panthero lucky fact of your existence/Maybe I’ll be solely a freckle on your body”

Actual Lyrics: “Lucky you were born that far away so we could both make fun of distance/ Lucky that I love a foreign land for the lucky fact of your existence/ Baby I would climb the Andes solely to count the freckles on your body”


4. 4. “Loca” Part 1

“Loca” Part 1

What It Sounds Like: “Tell you all time just to keep the fun to get you on like ahhh so be careful amigo/Talking just to wake you up it’s time to for your love for a mango”

Actual Lyrics: “She's playin' dumb all the time just to keep it fun/ To get you on like (ahh!)/ Be careful amigo/ She talkin' and walkin' just to work you up/ She'd die for your love/ But your love's only mine, boy”


5. 5. “Loca” Part 2

“Loca” Part 2

What It Sounds Like: “You’re the one for me/And for her no more/You think she got it all ain’t got one qui qui/ You’re the one for me/And for her no more/You think she got it all ain’t got one qui qui/That’s another thing that I do to please you/Take you to the malecon for a caminito/They say you been looking for a light bulb and then cocinando but she don’t allow it”

Actual Lyrics: “You're the one for me/ And for her no more/ Now you think she's got it all/ I got one kiki/ You're the one for me/ And for her no more/ Now you think she's got it all/ I got my kiki/ I guess she doesn't know the things/ That I do to please you/ I take you to the malecon por un caminito/ They say your girl is looking for me with a rifle/ Cause we were dancin' Mambo what she don't allow it?”


6. 6. “Underneath Your Clothes”

“Underneath Your Clothes”

What It Sounds Like: “As every boyfriend’s had it from the salad and hang it from the ceiling/Like the way you tied it to her mallets and tied up to this building” 

Actual Lyrics: “As every voice is hanging from the silence/ Lamps are hanging from the ceiling/ Like a lady tied to her manners/ I'm tied up to this feeling”


7. 7. “Objection (Tango)”

“Objection (Tango)”

What It Sounds Like: “To get her off once it’s so killed you better put your feet on the ground.”

Actual Lyrics: “But you gotta know small things also count/ You better put your feet on the ground”


8. 8. “La Tortura” Part 1

“La Tortura” Part 1

What It Sounds Like: “Mejor me guardes sudor eso terreco con el perro con el sueno 

Actual Lyrics: “Mejor te guardas todo eso/ A otro perro con ese hueso”


9. 9. “La Tortura” Part 2

“La Tortura” Part 2

What It Sounds Like: “Todo lo que hecho por ti donde la tortura esta babada y he dado eso asi/sigue llorando”

Actual Lyrics: “Ay todo lo que he hecho por tí/ Fue una tortura perderte/ Me duele tanto que sea así/ Sigue llorando perdón”


10. 10. “Give It Up To Me”

“Give It Up To Me”

What It Sounds Like: “Amen I’m trying to get snow/FYI I’m ready to go/People say they are just like him/Never believe you’d behave like feens.”

Actual Lyrics: “Aim high when the target is low/ FYI, I am ready to go/ People say men are just like kids/ Never saw a kid behave like this”