Shakira loves lyrical riddles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 December 2009

Shakira loves lyrical riddles

Shakira can't always explain the meaning of her songs because sometimes she chooses lyrics because ''they rhyme''

Shakira doesn't care if her lyrics don't make sense.

The Columbian singer - whose songs have included bizarre lines such as "I'm starting to feel just a little abused like a coffee machine in an office" in current hit 'She Wolf' - admits she struggles to explain the meanings behind the words in her songs.

She is quoted by the Daily Telegraph newspaper as saying: "It's hard to explain my lyrics because sometimes I just write things because they rhyme. 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." Despite holding strong political views, Shakira deliberately doesn't air them in her music because she prefers songwriting to be relaxing.

She said: "Now that I have the chance to sit down with journalists, I can relax when it comes to music and not use it as another instrument of communication.

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


Latin-flavoured pop from the Columbian 'She Wolf'.

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