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Shakira explains bizarre lyrics

While most chart-toppers sing about broken hearts, the Colombian singer is far more unpredictable.


Whenever, Wherever was her first track to get noticed back in 2001, after the interesting line about her boobs.


She sang: “Lucky that my breasts are small and humble/ So you don’t confuse them with mountains.”


But Shakira insists it’s not because of the mis-translation into English and instead because she likes to use words that rhyme.


Shakira said: “It’s hard to explain my lyrics because sometimes I just write things because they rhyme.”


Her latest oddball lyric was for lycanthropic song She-Wolf when she sang: “I’m starting to feel just a little abused/ Like a coffee machine in an office.”


Shakira said: “I found this metaphor and I thought it made a lot of sense.


“A coffee machine in an office has everybody’s fingerprints on it. Sometimes I feel like that.


“When I write, my subconscious somehow finds its way to the surface. It’s not such an intellectual process, it’s more organic.”



 

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