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Despacito in English - What do the lyrics really mean?

22 Jul, 2017 Popular Songs & Meanings
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Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee is the most streamed song in history. It's one of the first songs that many will remember when looking back at the Summer of 2017. The track which features Justin Bieber on the remix has also reached over 4.6 billion streams throughtout the world. However, the lyrics of this song have caused parents befuddled. And the raunchy lyrics of this song have been branded "obscene" or "unislamic" by clerics in the Asian country. In fact, it has been banned by the Malaysian government.

So what are the lyrics of Despacito in English? Here's Despacito Spanish lyrics and English translation!

Despacito Lyrics

[Intro: Justin Bieber]

Comin' over in my direction
So thankful for that, it's such a blessin', yeah
Turn every situation into heaven, yeah
Oh-oh, you are
My sunrise on the darkest day
Got me feelin' some kind of way
Make me wanna savor every moment slowly, slowly
You fit me tailor-made, love how you put it on
Got the only key, know how to turn it on
The way you nibble on my ear, the only words I wanna hear
Baby, take it slow so we can last long

[Verso 1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee]
¡Oh!
Tú, tú eres el imán y yo soy el metal
Me voy acercando y voy armando el plan
Sólo con pensarlo se acelera el pulso (oh yeah)
Ya, ya me está gustando más de lo normal
Todos mis sentidos van pidiendo más
Esto hay que tomarlo sin ningún apuro

[Coro: Justin Bieber & Luis Fonsi / Daddy Yankee]
Despacito
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo
Despacito
Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito
Firmo en las paredes de tu laberinto
Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito
(Sube, sube, sube
Sube, sube)

[Puente: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee]
Quiero ver bailar tu pelo, quiero ser tu ritmo (woah, woah)
Que le enseñes a mi boca (woah, woah)
Tus lugares favoritos (favorito, favorito, baby)
Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro (woah, woah)
Hasta provocar tus gritos (woah, woah)
Y que olvides tu apellido

[Verso 2: Daddy Yankee]
Si te pido un beso, ven, dámelo, yo sé que estás pensándolo
Llevo tiempo intentándolo, mami, esto es dando y dándolo
Sabes que tu corazón conmigo te hace bang-bang
Sabes que esa beba está buscando de mi bang-bang
Ven, prueba de mi boca para ver cómo te sabe
Quiero, quiero, quiero ver cuánto amor a ti te cabe
Yo no tengo prisa, yo me quiero dar el viaje
Empecemos lento, después salvaje

[Puente: Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber / Daddy Yankee]
Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Cuando tú me besas con esa destreza
Veo que eres malicia con delicadeza
Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Y es que esa belleza es un rompecabezas
Pero pa' montarlo aquí tengo la pieza
¡Oye!

[Coro: Justin Bieber & Luis Fonsi / Daddy Yankee]
Despacito
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo
Despacito
Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito
Firmo en las paredes de tu laberinto
Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito
(Sube, sube, sube
Sube, sube)

[Puente: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee]
Quiero ver bailar tu pelo, quiero ser tu ritmo (woah, woah)
Que le enseñes a mi boca (woah, woah)
Tus lugares favoritos (favorito, favorito, baby)
Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro (woah, woah)
Hasta provocar tus gritos (woah, woah)
Y que olvides tu apellido

[Verso 3: Luis Fonsi]
Despacito
This is how we do it down in Puerto Rico
I just wanna hear you screaming, "¡Ay, Bendito!"
I can move forever cuando esté contigo
¡Bailalo!

[Puente: Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi & Justin Bieber]
Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Que le enseñes a mi boca
Tus lugares favoritos
(Favorito, favorito, baby)
Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Hasta provocar tus gritos (Fonsi)
Y que olvides tu apellido (D.Y.)
Despacito

English translation of Despacito

[Intro: Justin Bieber]

Come on over in my direction

So thankful for that, it's such a blessin', yeah
Turn every situation into heaven, yeah
Oh, you are
My sunrise on the darkest day
Got me feelin' some kind of way
Make me wanna savour every moment slowly, slowly
You fit me, tailor-made love, how you put it on
Got the only key, know how to turn it on
The way you nibble on my ear, the only words I wanna hear
Baby, take it slow so we can last long

[Verse 1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee]

Oh, you, you are the magnet and I'm the metal
I keep getting closer and building up the plan
Just thinking about it raises my heartbeat
Oh, yeah

I, I'm already liking you more than usual
All my senses are asking for more
This needs to be taken with no hurry

[Chorus: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber]

Slowly
I want to smell your neck slowly
Let me whisper things in your ear
So that you'll remember if you're not with me

Slowly
I want to undress you with my kisses, slowly
I sign the walls of your labyrinth
And make your whole body a manuscript
(Hop on, hop on, hop on!
Hop on, hop on!)

[Bridge 1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee]

I want to see your hair dance
I want to be your rhythm
And you show my mouth
Your favourite places
(Favourite, favourite, baby)

Let me surpass your danger zones
To make you scream
And you forget your last name

[Verse 2: Daddy Yankee]

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 a while
Baby, this is giving and giving it
You know that your heart with mine makes you go bang-bang
You know that she is looking for my bang-bang
Come, taste from my mouth to see what it tastes like
I want to, I want to, I want to see how much love you can take in
I am not in a hurry, I want to take the trip
Let's start slow, then wild

[Bridge 2: Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber]

Step by step, smooth and gentle
We're sticking together, little by little
When you kiss me with such skill
I see that you're malice with tenderness
Step by step, smooth and gentle
We start sticking, little by little
And such beauty is a puzzle
But to solve it here I have the piece
Listen!

[Chorus: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber]

I want to smell your neck slowly
Let me whisper things in your ear
So that you remember if you're not with me
Slowly
I want to undress you with my kisses, slowly
I sign the walls of your labyrinth
And make your whole body a manuscript
(Hop on, hop on, hop on!
Hop on, hop on!)

[Bridge 1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee]

I want to see your hair dance
I want to be your rhythm
And you show my mouth
Your favourite places
(Favourite, favourite, baby)
Let me surpass your danger zones
To make you scream
And you forget your last name

[Verse 3: Luis Fonsi]

Slowly
We will do it on the beach in Puerto Rico
Till the waves scream 'Oh Lord'
So that my seal stays with you
Dance!

[Bridge 3: Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi & Justin Bieber]

Step by step, smooth and gentle
We're sticking together, little by little
You show my mouth
Your favourite places
(Favourite, favourite, baby)

Step by step, smooth and gentle
We're sticking together, little by little
Until I make you scream (Fonsi)
And you forget your last name (D.Y.)
Slowly

This song was released on January 13,2017 and topped the charts of 40 countries. It's the first song primarily in Spanish to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Macarena in 1996. The remix of Justin on April 17, 2017 has helped it spread wide into English-speaking charts.

The lyrics of the original and the remix are identical, except for Justin's intro as well as the third verse. "Despacito" is about a sexual but romantic relationship between two people. The title of the song which is translated as "Slowly" describe the pursuit of a love interest. And sure, those catchy words of this most-streamed song aren't that innocent. One of the lines is "Let me surpass your danger zones until I make you scream and you forget your last name". And another line rife with sexual innuendo is: “We will do it on the beach in Puerto Rico. Till the waves scream dear lord. So that my seal stays with you."

 

 

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