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Verse 1
Nada voy a hacer
I will do nothing
Rebuscando en las heridas del pasado
Digging in the wounds of the past
Or: Searching through the wounds of the past
No voy a perder
I'm not going to lose
Yo no quiero ser un tipo de otro lado
I don't want to be a guy from the other side
A tu manera, descomplicado
In your way, uncomplicated
En una bici que te lleve a todos lados
On a bike that takes you everywhere
Un vallenato desesperado
A desperate vallenato
Vallenato, along with cumbia, is a popular folk music genre of Colombia
Chorus 1
Una cartica que yo guardo donde te escribí
A little letter that I keep where I wrote to you
Que te sueño y que te quiero tanto
That I dream of you and that I love you so much
Que hace rato está mi corazón
That for a while, my heart is
Latiendo por ti, latiendo por ti
Beating for you, beating for you
La que yo guardo donde te escribí
The one that I keep where I wrote to you
Que te sueño y que te quiero tanto
That I dream of you and that I love you so much
Que hace rato está mi corazón
That for a while, my heart is
Latiendo por ti, latiendo por ti
Beating for you, beating for you
Verse 2
Puedo ser feliz
I can be happy
Caminando relajada entre la gente
Walking relaxed among people
Yo te quiero así
I want you like this
Y me gustas porque eres diferente
And I like you because you're different
A mi manera, despelucado
In my way, disheveled
Despelucado means disheveled, when your hair is messy. Another similar word in Spanish is 'despeinado'
En una bici que me lleva a todos lados
On a bike that takes me everywhere
Un vallenato desesperado
A desperate vallenato
Vallenato primarily comes from Colombia's Caribbean region
Chorus 2
Una cartica que yo guardo donde te escribí
A little letter that I keep where I wrote to you
Que te sueño y que te quiero tanto
That I dream of you and that I love you so much
Que hace rato está mi corazón
That for a while, my heart is
Latiendo por ti, latiendo por ti
Beating for you, beating for you
La que yo guardo donde te escribí
The one that I keep where I wrote to you
Que te sueño y que te quiero tanto
That I dream of you and that I love you so much
Que hace rato está mi corazón
That for a while, my heart is
Latiendo por ti, latiendo por ti
Beating for you, beating for you
Verse 3
Ella es la favorita, la que canta en la zona
She is the favorite, the one who sings in the area
Se mueve sus caderas como un barco en las olas
She moves her hips like a boat on the waves
Tiene los pies descalzos como un niño que adora
She has bare feet like a child who is adored
Y su cabello largo son un sol que te antoja
And her long hair is a sun that you crave
Le gusta que le digan que es la niña, la lola
She likes to be told that she's the girl, the girl
Le gusta que la miren cuando ella baila sola
She likes to be watched when she dances alone
Le gusta más la casa, que no pasen las horas
She likes more the home, that the hours don't pass
Le gusta Barranquilla, le gusta Barcelona
She likes Barranquilla, she likes Barcelona
Barranquilla is the capital district of Atlántico Department in Colombia. Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain.
Bridge 1
Lleva, llévame en tu bicicleta
Take, take me on your bicycle
Óyeme, Carlos, llévame en tu bicicleta
Listen to me, Carlos, take me on your bicycle
Quiero que recorramos juntos esa zona
I want us to travel that area together
Desde Santa Marta hasta La Arenosa
From Santa Marta to La Arenosa
Santa Marta is a city in Colombia. La Arenosa (meaning The Sandy) is another name given to Barranquilla, a large city in Colombia, located near the Caribbean Sea.
Bridge 2
Lleva, llévame en tu bicicleta
Take, take me on your bicycle
Pa' que juguemos bola-'e-trapo allá en chancletas
So that we play bola-'e-trapo there in flip-flops
Bola-'e-trapo is the name of a traditional game of Barranquilla (city of Colombia). It's basically soccer played in the streets. Can be baseball too.
Que si a Pique algún día le muestras el Tayrona
Because if some day you show Pique the Tayrona
The Tayrona National Natural Park is an area in the Colombian northern Caribbean region
Después no querrá irse pa' Barcelona
After he won't want to go to Barcelona
Prechorus
A mi manera, descomplicado
In my way, uncomplicated
En una bici que me lleva a todos lados
On a bike that takes me everywhere
Un vallenato desesperado
A desperate vallenato
Vallenato literally means 'born in the valley'
Chorus 3
Una cartica que yo guardo donde te escribí
A little letter that I keep where I wrote to you
Que te sueño y que te quiero tanto
That I dream of you and that I love you so much
Que hace rato está mi corazón
That for a while, my heart is
Latiendo por ti, latiendo por ti
Beating for you, beating for you
La que yo guardo donde te escribí
The one that I keep where I wrote to you
Que te sueño y que te quiero tanto
That I dream of you and that I love you so much
Que hace rato está mi corazón
That for a while, my heart is
Latiendo por ti, latiendo por ti
Beating for you, beating for you
Outro 1
Lleva, llévame en tu bicicleta
Take, take me on your bicycle
Óyeme, Carlos, llévame en tu bicicleta
Listen to me, Carlos, take me on your bicycle
Que si a Pique algún día le muestras el Tayrona
Because if some day you show Pique the Tayrona
Pique is Shakira's long term partner. He is a football player, who plays for FC Barcelona.
Después no querrá irse pa' Barcelona
After he won't want to go to Barcelona
Outro 2
Lleva, llévame en tu bicicleta
Take, take me on your bicycle
Óyeme, Carlos, llévame en tu bicicleta
Listen to me, Carlos, take me on your bicycle
Que si a mi Pique tú le muestras el Tayrona
Because if you show my Pique the Tayrona
Después no querrá irse pa' Barcelona
After he won't want to go to Barcelona