If you've had your ears open at all over the past few months, you've no doubt been bombarded with "Despacito." The Spanish language track by Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonzi and Justin Bieber has been inescapable. It is, without question, the song of the summer.
However, the song has many more lyrics besides just the title word. And those lyrics might be a bit more on the raunchy side than you may have thought is you don't speak Spanish. Here are some of the lyrics translated into English.
At the start of the song, the lyrics in English are, "Yes, you know that I’ve been looking at you for a long time, I must dance with you today. I saw that the look in your eyes was calling me, Show me the path that I will take." So far, not so bad.
Next in the song is, "You, you’re the magnet and I’m the metal, I am getting closer and making a plan, Simply thinking about it makes my heart race." Again, nothing terribly shocking just yet. But there's more.
The second half of the chorus says, "Slowly, I want to undress you in kisses slowly, Firmly in the walls of your labyrinth, And of your body, I want to create a manuscript." So are they comparing her vagina to an elaborate maze? We're not sure, but these guys are just getting warmed up.
Next in the song, they sing, "I want to see your hair dance, I want to be your rhythm, Want you to show my mouth your favorite places." So do he want her to show his mouth to her favorite hiking trail, or the backyard of her grandma's house? We're not entirely sure.
However, all the previous lyrics were pretty tame compared to the next lines. "Let me trespass your danger zones, Until I make you scream, And you forget your last name." Even if we assume that he's trespassing with permission, the idea of screaming and forgetting your last name doesn't sound particularly pleasant.
Later in the song, they sing, "Come try my mouth and see if you like its taste, I want to see how much love fits in you, I’m not in a rush I want to experience this trip." Why do we get the feeling that when they say "love" they really mean something entirely different?
The song continues with the lyrics, "We come up against each other, little by little, And it’s just that your beauty is a puzzle, But to finish it here I have the missing piece." Does this mean that Luis has the other half of the heart-shaped medallion she's been carrying with her since her childhood?
Many more lyrics follow, including, "Slowly, We’re gonna do it on a beach in Puerto Rico, Until the waves scream Oh Lord, So that my seal stays with you." Wait, what does he mean by "seal"? Is he talking about an actual seal hanging out on the beach?
Of course, "Despacito" isn't the first song to be raunchier than what people may have realized. Sometimes you might even be fooled by a song that's sung completely in English. For instance, "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People may seem like a fun pop song, but it's really about a school shooting.
Another song you may not have realized is dirty is "Come On Eileen." It contains the lyrics, "You in that dress, my thoughts I confess, Verge on dirty, Ah, come on Eileen." But you may have missed those lyrics because, well, almost none of the lyrics are actually understandable.
And then there's "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones. This song has lyrics about having sex with slaves, and yet has remained a staple of classic rock radio for decades. So perhaps the lyrics of 'Despacito' shouldn't be all that shocking after all.