Song of the Day #1,294: ‘Loca’ – Shakira

My second installment of Random Weekends starts off with the English-language version of Shakira’s ‘Loca,’ a bonus track from her most recent album, 2010’s Sale El Sol.

The Spanish version of this song was the album’s lead-off single and I prefer it to this one, though to be honest, they’re basically the same. I just prefer Shakira’s voice in her native Spanish — the way the multi-sylabbic words roll off her tongue so effortlessly.

These days she doesn’t have to work so hard at the English lyrics (before she was fluent, she had to learn them phonetically) but it’s still not as natural a performance.

This was a nice random discovery, a reminder of a terrific album I don’t listen to enough. I hope Shakira is planning a new release in 2012.

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

Sigo tranquila
Like I’m on a beach in Anguilla
Sippin’ my Corona
Like it’s nothin’ goin’ on
I ain’t leavin’ you alone
What is meant for me
No other girl is gonna take
So keep them off

And I’m crazy, but you like it (loca, loca, loca)
You like that it ain’t easy (loca, loca, loca)
I’m crazy but you like it (loca, loca, loca)
And I’m crazy but you like it

That girl is a nutter
Hot though, I heat up when I touch her
Chica caliente
Got me rapping to merengue
I feel so el presidente
I’m runnin’ shit and I’m lovin’ it
She’s got a mean lil’ butt,
But you should see what she does with it
She keeps it down low (down low, down low)
I can never get enough (oh no, oh no)

She gives me the runaround,
But I stay chasin’
But I mean, yo, I’m in love
With a crazy girl
But it’s all good
And it’s fine by me
Just as long as I hear her say, “Ay, papi”

And I’m crazy, but you like it (loca, loca, loca)
You like that it ain’t easy (loca, loca, loca)
I’m crazy but you like it
And I’m crazy but you like it (loca, loca, loca)

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??

I really can’t help it
If I make the lady loca
I don’t want no trouble
I just wanna hit the (Ooh!)

And I’m crazy, but you like it
‘Cause the kinda girl like me
They’re running out of in the market

And I’m crazy, but you like it (loca, loca, loca)
You like that it ain’t easy (loca, loca, loca)
I’m crazy but you like it (loca, loca, loca)
And I’m crazy but you like it (Dios Mío)

That girl is (loca)
That girl is (loca)
That girl is (loca)

Loca
That girl is (loca)
That girl is (loca)

You’re the one for me
And for her no more
Now you think she’s got it all
I got my kiki

And I’m crazy, but you like it (loca, loca, loca)
You like that it ain’t easy (loca, loca, loca)
La loca, la loca (loca), la loca (loca)
Loca (loca)

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One thought on “Song of the Day #1,294: ‘Loca’ – Shakira

  1. Dana says:

    I probably would like the Spanish version better as well, as I find the English incongruous with the music. Meanwhile, forget the random song selection…kudos to the video that resulted therefrom!

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