Despacito

I took Spanish in middle school, and two semesters in college, but I still don’t have a good grasp of the language. Nevertheless, this song seemed to be a great challenge, so I had to go for it.

Although this song is this overtly sensual, when you actually look at the translation, it’s not as bad as some puritans may say. I use a mix of Justin Bieber’s lyrics in my version, but I love the fact that I can actually sing the song in Spanish, and he can’t. If you’re going to make millions of dollars from a song, the least you can do is learn the lyrics. I doubt I will ever make a million dollars from my performance of this song, but at least I know how to sing it.

Here is the poem I use to introduce it in The Cowboy Cabaret.

We rush through life much more than we should.

We don’t notice anything in our adulthood.

We’re pushed to the point where we do everything fast,

but there are certain moments we’d rather have last.

The moments we most cherish, when we start to connect,

when we forget the rest of the world and start to respect

the movements of bodies and the flavor of skin,

in those beautiful moments where true love begins.

When the speed of life makes intimacy seem like its incognito, 

you got and take your time, esta amor de despacito.

And here is my version of the song. I always felt that for a song called “Slowly”, the original version is really fast, so I slowed it down a little.

By the way, if you’re wondering about the translation of the lyrics, here they are.

You you are the magnet and I’m the metal

I’m getting closer and I’m setting up the plan

Just the thought of It accelerates the pulse

now I’m enjoying it more than usual

All my senses are asking for more

This must be taken without any trouble

Slowly

I want to breathe your neck slowly

Let me tell you things in your ears

So that you remember when you’re not with me

Slowly

I want to undress you with kisses slowly

Sign the walls of your labyrinth

And make your whole body a manuscript

Turn it up turn it up….. turn it up, turn it up

I wanna see you dance

I wanna be your rhythm

I want you to show me

Your favourite places places places Places

Let me surpass your danger zones

To make you scream

And forget your name

If I ask you for a kiss , come give It to me

I know that you’re thinking about it

I’ve been trying for some time

Mommy this is giving and giving it

You know that your heart with me makes you bom bom

You know that this baby is looking for my bom bom

Come test my mouth to see what It taste like to you

I want to see how much love do you have

I’m not in a hurry , I want to do the trip

Let’s start slowly then wildly

Step by step, soft softly

We are going to get caught little by little

When you kiss me so skillfully

I think that you’re malicious delicately

Step by step, soft softly

We’re going to get caught, little by little

And it’s just that this beauty is a puzzle

But to put it together here I have the pieces

Slowly

I wanna breathe your neck slowly

Let me whisper things into your ear

So that you remember if you’re not with me

Slowly

I wanna undress you with kisses slowly

Sign the walls of your labyrinth

And make your whole body a manuscript

Turn it up

I wanna see you dance

I wanna be your rhythm

I want you to show me

Your favourite places

Let me surpass your danger zones

Till I make you scream

And forget your name

Slowly

We will do It on the beach in Puerto Rico

Till the waves scream dear lord

So that my seal stays with you

Step by step, soft softly

We’re going to get caught little by little

I want you to show me

Your favourite places places places Places

Step by step, soft softly

We’re going to get caught little by little

To make you scream 

And forget your name

Slowly

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