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Hips Dont Lie
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Hips Dont Lie

Shakira
Album:
Oral Fixation Vol 2

Song Meaning of Hips Don't Lie by Shakira, and what it is about


Shakira and Wycleaf Jean wrote the lyrics and jointly composed the music with additional co-writing by Shakira's percussionist Archie Pena.


The song incorporates samples from "Amores Como el Nuestro" written by Alfanno, and "Carnaval (Baile En La Calle)" written by Días.


Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Pras originally composed and recorded "Hips Don't Lie" for the Fugees reunion. The song was still called "Lips Don't Lie" at that point, but Hill never finished it.


"Hips Don't Lie" reimagines Wyclef Jean's 2004 song "Dance Like This" as a Latin song with a regaggeton beat.


Shakira revealed in an interview that the lyrics were motivated by her ability to judge a song's suitability for release by whether or not it makes her want to dance. She recalls telling her band members, "My hips don't lie! Are they moving? They're not moving! So this is not ready."


"Hips Don't Lie" became a global success, reaching number one in seventeen countries, including the U.S. Billboard 100.


Song lyrics of Hips Don't Lie by Shakira


Ladies up in here tonight

No fighting

We got the refugees up in here

No fighting, no fighting

 

Shakira, Shakira

 

I never really knew that she could dance like this

She make a man wanna speak Spanish

¿Cómo se llama (sí), bonita (sí), mi casa (sí, Shakira Shakira), su casa

 

Oh baby when you talk like that

You make a woman go mad

So be wise (Sí!) and keep on (Sí!)

Reading the signs of my body

(Uno, dos, tres, cuatro)

 

I'm on tonight

You know my hips don't lie

And I'm starting to feel it's right

All the attraction, the tension

Don't you see baby? this is perfection

 

Hey girl, I can see your body moving

And it's driving me crazy

And I didn't have the slightest idea

Until I saw you dancing

 

And when you walk up on the dance floor

Nobody cannot ignore the way you move your body, girl (Just smooth)

And everything's so unexpected – the way you right and left it

So you can keep on shaking it (Let's go)

 

I never really knew that she could dance like this

She make a man wanna speak Spanish

¿Cómo se llama (sí), bonita (sí), mi casa (sí, Shakira Shakira), su casa

 

Oh baby when you talk like that

You make a woman go mad

So be wise (Sí!) and keep on (Sí!)

Reading the signs of my body

No fighting

 

I'm on tonight

You know my hips don't lie

No fighting

And I'm starting to feel you boy

Come on let's go, real slow

Don't you see baby? Así es perfecto

 

Baby, I know I'm on tonight my hips don't lie

And I'm starting to feel it's right

All the attraction, the tension

Don't you see baby? This is perfection

Shakira, Shakira

 

Oh boy, I can see your body moving

Half animal, half man

I don't, don't really know what I'm doing

But you seem to have a plan

My will and self-restraint

Have come to fail now, fail now

See, I'm doing what I can, but I can't so you know

That's a bit too hard to explain

(Uno, dos, tres, cuatro)

 

Baila en la calle de noche (Uh, yeah)

Baila en la calle de día (Let's go!)

Baila en la calle de noche (Uh, yeah)

Baila en la calle de día (Let's go!)

 

I never really knew that she could dance like this

She make a man wanna speak Spanish

¿Cómo se llama (sí), bonita (sí), mi casa (sí, Shakira Shakira), su casa

 

Oh baby when you talk like that

You know you got me hypnotized

So be wise (Sí!) and keep on (Sí!)

Reading the signs of my body

 

Señorita, feel the conga, let me see you move like you come from Colombia

Yeah, oh, yeah, ladies, sí! (Yeah, yeah, hey, yeah)

 

Mira en Barranquilla se baila así, say it!

Mira en Barranquilla se baila así

 

Yeah

She's so sexy every man's fantasy a refugee like me back with the Fugees from a third-world country

I go back like when 'pac carried crates for Humpty Humpty

We lead the whole club jazzy

Why the CIA wanna watch us?

Colombians and Haitians

I ain't guilty, it's a musical transaction

Bo-bop-so-bop, no more do we snatch ropes

Refugees run the seas 'cause we own our own boats, boats (No fighting)

 

I'm on tonight, my hips don't lie

And I'm starting to feel you boy

Come on let's go, real slow

Baby, like this is perfecto (No fighting)

 

Oh, you know I'm on tonight and my hips don't lie

And I'm starting to feel it's right

The attraction, the tension

Baby, like this is perfection

 

No fighting

No fighting

Release Date

2006

Songwriter/s

Shakira, Omar Alfanno, LaTavia Parker, Luis Días, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Archie Pena

Producer/s

Shakira, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean

Label/s

Epic

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