"Illegal (featuring Carlos Santana)" as written by Lester A Mendez and Shakira Mebarak....
Who would have thought that you could hurt me?
The way you've done it
So deliberate, so determined

Since you have been gone
I bite my nails for days and hours
And question my own questions on and on

Tell me now, tell me now
Why you're so far away
When I'm still so close

You don't even know the meaning of the words 'I'm sorry'
You said you would love me until you die
And as far as I know, you're still alive, baby

You don't even know the meaning of the words 'I'm sorry'
I'm starting to believe it should be illegal to deceive a woman's heart

I tried so hard to be attentive
To all you wanted, always supportive, always patient
What did I do wrong?
I'm wondering for days and hours
It's clear it isn't here where you belong

Anyhow, anyhow
I wish you both all of best
I hope you get along

You don't even know the meaning of the words 'I'm sorry'
You said you would love me until you die
And as far as I know, you're still alive, baby

You don't even know the meaning of the words 'I'm sorry'
I'm starting to believe it should be illegal to deceive a woman's heart

You don't even know the meaning of the words 'I'm sorry'
You said you would love me until you die
And as far as I know, you're still alive, baby

You don't even know the meaning of the words 'I'm sorry'
I'm starting to believe it should be illegal to deceive a woman's heart

Open heart, open heart
It should be illegal to deceive a woman's heart
Open heart, open heart
It should be illegal to deceive a woman's heart


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"Illegal" as written by Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll Lester Mendez

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! It's amazing. I love the whole idea of the song. The music video is great and even makes sense!
    cornylovesongon December 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo comments? That's understandable... this song is sweet and sad but not incredibly entertaining or even that heartfelt... I wouldn't like it any differently if Hilary Duff sang it...
    lizzieluvs2playon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnah, its a good song. i love the guitar with her voice.

    its clearly about a guy who cheated on her when she thought she did everyhthing right "doesnt know where it went wrong"
    xheyohxon November 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the value of this song depends on the person... If you've been through a situation like the song is, it means alot to you.
    shewaitsxxon December 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe part 'but you dont even know the meaning of the words "im sorry"' really packs a punch the way she sings it
    shannonmoorepopon February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas shewaitsxx said, this song's value depends on the person. in my case, it fits like a sock.
    but i think that if my boyfriend did not leave me, this would be just another love song, to sing for days and then to forget it.
    coisaon March 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so pretty i really love it. i think she sings beautifully, the lyrics are good and the guitar is also beautiful. i don't know how people have more to say about "hips don't lie" than this.
    jasssson April 19, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about a guy that was unfaith to his girl-friend, she found out about it and the guy said that he was sorry. But then he goes around and is unfatihfull again and the girl is sad that he was not really sorry and that hole time it was just one big lie. I really like that Santana plays on this song.
    songofsongson July 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTry this: My fiance one day got cold feet and told me he loved his ex more then me. I couldn't take it, I broke down, and the next day broke up with him. He said sorry a million times and wanted me back three months later. I wouldn't have him back because he had hurt me too much. I was a fool, and even more of one when I found out I wasn't the first girl he had gotten "cold feet" with. If he was that serious he shouldn't have had another girl on his mind.
    nataliejones9on May 24, 2010   Link

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