"Gypsy" as written by Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, Carl Sturken, Amanda Ghost, Jorge Drexler, Evan Rogers and Ian Dench....
Broke my heart
On the road
Spent the weekend
Sewing the pieces back on

Friends and thoughts pass me by
Walking gets too boring
When you learn how to fly

Not the homecoming kind
Take the top off
And who knows what you might find

Won't confess all my sins
You can bet I'll try it
But you can't always win

'Cause I'm a gypsy
Are you coming with me?
I might steal your clothes
And wear them if they fit me
I never made agreements
Just like a gypsy
And I won't back down
'Cause life's already bit me
And I won't cry
I'm too young to die
If you're gonna quit me
'Cause I'm a gypsy
'Cause I'm a gypsy

I can't hide
What I've done
Scars remind me
Of just how far that I've come
To whom it may concern
Only run with scissors
When you want to get hurt

'Cause I'm a gypsy
Are you coming with me?
I might steal your clothes
And wear them if they fit me
I don't make agreements
Just like a gypsy
And I won't back down
'Cause life's already bit me
And I won't cry
I'm too young to die
If you're gonna quit me
'Cause I'm a gypsy

I said hey you
You're no fool
If you say "no"
Ain't it just the way life goes?
People fear what they don't know

I said hey you
You're no fool
If you say "no"
Ain't it just the way life goes?
People fear what they don't know

Come along for the ride (oh yeah)
Come along for the ride (ooh)

'Cause I'm a gypsy
Are you coming with me?
I might steal your clothes
And wear them if they fit me
I never make agreements
Just like a gypsy
I won't back down
'Cause life's already bit me
And I won't cry
I'm too young to die
If you're gonna quit me
'Cause I'm a gypsy


Lyrics submitted by aristuma21

"Gypsy" as written by Evan A. Rogers, Carl Allen Sturken, Amanda Ghost, Shakira Isabel Mebarak, Ian Alec Harvey Dench

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentThis woman is a genius. I have followed her music for several years and not once have I been disappointed. She writes her own music and she has a unique, yet amazing voice that captivates. I would love to see her live. Maybe I will get the chance when she goes on tour next year.
    miranda1717on December 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove this song.
    skyycaptainon October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome ode to freedom and happiness .. she is singing to all the strong women that never let themselves down because of a broken heart !
    beatmess66on March 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commentfrom my own past expierence gypsys dont talk like tht, more like a mix of a farmer and irish, still, shakiras still a fucking hotty!
    Music-Guy!on April 17, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI LOVE THIS SONG AND IF U DONT KNOW WHAT SHES SAYING SHE SAYING SHES HAD HER HEARTBROKEN SO MANY TIMES THATS SHE NOT READY TO commitment to anyone becuz shes been hurt. so shes just on the go with her love.
    CHRISSIESKon May 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsorry Shakira you cannot sing about being free and never making agreements... gypsy girls are forced to marry when they are around 13.
    Katatoniaon May 11, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionCrayons and dolls pass me by (?)

    I think it's "Friends and thoughts pass me by"
    huntervon May 12, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaningmmm actually the line IS "crayons and dolls pass me by" if you connect it with the following part: "walking gets too boring when you learn how to fly" it makes perfect sense. Like a woman who learnt her way around sex at a very early age, like she grew up faster or lost her inocence at a very early age and so all childish games (crayons and dolls) meant nothing to her, she learnt how to "fly" which was much more interesting

    the song always makes me think of how i feel after a party when i've drunk too much and i've kissed lots of strangers and behaved like people in the i gotta feeling video, then i wake up and feel guilty for some of the stuff; she says "can't confess all my sins, scars (anything that hurts me when remembering what i've done o who...) remind me just how far that i've come"

    it sopunds like a woman leading a very dangerous way of life and also very passionate, so she's risked herself and got hurt along the way but accepts it and is also willing to take what she needs from others
    mvcindon November 17, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt talks about freedom and a girl's power to make her way in this world. This song makes me feel edgy X)
    cloud77on December 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song always helps me get over a broken heart. Love it.
    ellomate13on January 27, 2012   Link

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