Despacito - Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee




The Experience: Let me cross all your boundaries... Undiluted lust...


Music video: The video starts with picturesque seaside town scenery, and ends in a hot and heavy dance party. For the girl at the center of both, that visual progression from beautiful and daydreamy to the party says "this is what you're looking for and dreaming of". But being ogled and manhandled is very different from being cherished and caressed.

The Meaning of Despacito: For listeners who don't speak Spanish, the catchy rhythm of Luis Fonsi's hit was what brought it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. But translating the lyrics takes the song to an extended, half poetic but very graphic description of exactly what Fonsi and Daddy Yankee want to do to the girl they're drooling over. It's a song that that focuses exclusively and selfishly on what they want to do with her, what they want to feel. She never gets a say - she's just a tool. Seeing someone's body through the selfish lens of your own lust is demeaning to them and you. But the happy tone of the song and the acting in the music video make it seem like every girl's dream is to be a sex toy - that's a sad way to sell women's dignity and dreams short.

Ask yourself: Why do some people let themselves be used and abused? Have they ever met someone who respected them? If they haven't, what does that say about our world?

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LYRICS:

¡Ay!
¡Fonsi!
¡D.Y.!

Ohhh
Oh, no, oh, no
Oh
Hey, yeah!

Diridiri dirididi Daddy

Go!

Si sabes que ya llevo un rato mirándote
Tengo que bailar contigo hoy (¡D.Y.!)
Vi que tu mirada ya estaba llamándome
Muéstrame el camino que yo voy, oh
Yes you know that I've been watching you for a while
I have to dance with you today (D.Y.!)
I saw your eyes starting to call me
Show me the path and I'll follow it, 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
You, you are the magnet and I'm the metal
I'm drawing close and putting together my plan
Just thinking about it makes my heart race
Oh yeah

Ya, ya me está gustando más de lo normal
Todos mis sentidos van pidiendo más
Esto hay que tomarlo sin ningún apuro
Yes, I'm liking this more than usual
All of my senses are begging for more
We've got to do this without any hurry

Des-pa-cito
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo
Slowly
I want to breath your neck slowly
Let me whisper things in your ear
So that you remember me if I'm not with you

Des-pa-cito
Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito
Firmo en las paredes de tu laberinto
Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito
Slowly
I want to undress you with kisses slowly
I want to sign my name on the walls of your labyrinth
And make your body a a hand written letter

Sube, sube, sube
Sube, sube
Rise, rise, rise
Rise, rise

Quiero ver bailar tu pelo
Quiero ser tu ritmo
Que le enseñes a mi boca
Tus lugares favoritos
I want to watch your hair dance
I want to be your rhythm
I want you to teach my mouth
Your favorite places

(Favorito, favorito, baby)
(Favorite, favorite, baby)

Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro
Hasta provocar tus gritos
Y que olvides tu apellido
Let me cross all your boundaries
Until I have you moaning
And you forget your last name

[Daddy Yankee]
Si te pido un beso ven dámelo
Yo sé que estás pensándolo
Llevo tiempo intentándolo
Mami, estoy dando y dándolo
Sabes que tu corazón conmigo te hace bom bom
Sabes que esa beba está buscando de mi bom bom
If I ask you for a kiss come and give it to me
I know that you're thinking it
I've been here for a while trying it
Bae, I'm giving giving it
You know that I make your heart beat boom boom
You know what this babe is wanting from me boom boom

Ven prueba de mi boca para ver como 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
Come try my mouth to see how it tastes to you
I want, I want, I want to see how much love you can hold
I'm not in a hurry, I want to enjoy the trip
Let's start slow, then savage

[Luis Fonsi]
Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Cuando tú me besas con esa destreza
Veo que eres malicia con delicadeza
Step by step, soft softly
We come together, little by little
When you kiss me with that skill
I see that you are all malice and delicacy

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
Step by step, soft softly
We come together, little by little
And that beauty is a puzzle
And my piece brings it all together

¡Oye!
Listen!

Des-pa-cito
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo
Slowly
I want to breath your neck slowly
Let me whisper things in your ear
So that you remember me if I'm not with you

Des-pa-cito
Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito
Firmo en las paredes de tu laberinto
Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito
Slowly
I want to undress you with kisses slowly
I want to sign my name on the walls of your labyrinth
And make your body a a hand written letter

Sube, sube, sube
Sube, sube
Rise, rise, rise
Rise, rise

Quiero ver bailar tu pelo
Quiero ser tu ritmo
Que le enseñes a mi boca
Tus lugares favoritos
I want to watch your hair dance
I want to be your rhythm
I want you to teach my mouth
Your favorite places

(Favorito, favorito, baby)
(Favorite, favorite, baby)

Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro
Hasta provocar tus gritos
Y que olvides tu apellido
Let me cross all your boundaries
Until I have you moaning
And you forget your last name

Des-pa-cito
Vamos a hacerlo en una playa en Puerto Rico
Hasta que las olas griten "¡Ay, Bendito!"
Para que mi sello se quede contigo
Slowly
Let's do it on a beach in Puerto Rico
Until the waves shout "Holy Moly!"
So that my mark stays on you

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Que le enseñes a mi boca
Tus lugares favoritos
Step by step, slow slowly
We come together, little by little
Until I have you moaning
And you forget your last name

(Favorito, favorito, baby)

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Hasta provocar tus gritos
Y que olvides tu apellido
Step by step, slow slowly
We come together, little by little
Until I have you moaning
And you forget your last name

Des-pa-cito
Slowly


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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