"Ready For The Good Times" as written by Shakira Mebarak and Lester Mendez....
I don't want to clear the cobwebs from my head
Time will bring them back I bet
So, if you hear me say that I believe in love
Don't make me feel ashamed
I used to sing the saddest songs
And while in the meantime roaches used to climb my door
Falling back down to the floor
I used to read survival guides
When my world was full of seven-legged cats
But here I am with eight more lives

I'm ready for the good times
I'm ready for the good times
Ready to get it on

I'm ready for the good times
I'm ready for the good times
Now that I'm not alone

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You know it
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You better not
Ignore it

I don't want to look at fashion magazines
While someone does my nails
Sitting here, watching other people live
Frozen by the fear to fail
'Cause everyday there's a war to fight
And if I win or lose, never mind
As long as you're my shelter every night
I used to cry against a wall
But now I've got a shoulder that I can lean on
Swear to me you won't be gone

I'm ready for the good times
I'm ready for the good times
Ready to get it on

I'm ready for the good times
I'm ready for the good times
Now that I'm not alone

'Cause everyday there's a war to fight
And if I win or lose, never mind
As long as you're my shelter every night
I used to cry against a wall
But now I've got a shoulder that I can lean on
Swear to me you won't be gone

I'm ready for the good times
I'm ready for the good times
Ready to get it on

I'm ready for the good times
I'm ready for the good times
Now that I'm not alone

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You know it
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You better not
Ignore it


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"Ready for the Good Times" as written by Shakira Mebarak Lester Mendez

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  • +1
    General CommentSorry, I'm pedantic:

    I don't wanna clear the cobwebs from my head
    Time will bring them back, I bet
    So if you hear me say that I believe in love
    Don't make me feel the shame (this wird sounds a lot like s$#%)

    I used to sing the saddest songs
    And in the meantime roaches used to climb my door
    Falling back down to the floor
    I used to read survival guides
    When my world was full of seven legged cats
    But here I am with eight more lives

    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Ready to get it on
    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Now that I'm not alone

    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    You know It
    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    You better not
    Ignore it

    I don't wanna look at fashion magazines
    While someone does my nails
    Sitting here watching other people live
    Frozen by the fear to fail

    'Cause everyday there's a war to fight
    And if I win or lose, never mind
    As long as you're my shelter every night
    I used to cry against a wall
    But now I've got a shoulder that I can lean on
    Swear to me you won't be gone

    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Ready to get it on
    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Now that I'm not alone

    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh

    'Cause everyday there's a war to fight
    And if I win or lose, never mind
    As long as you're my shelter every night
    I used to cry against a wall
    But now I've got a shoulder that I can lean on
    Swear to me you won't be gone

    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Ready to get it on
    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Now that I'm not alone

    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    You know it
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    You better not
    Ignore it
    syd_Melon June 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, it is quite funny, isn't it?...
    syd_Melon June 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjust to be clear, the "seven legged cats" is an expression that we have in spanish ("no le busques 7 patas al gato" = "dont look for a 7 legged cat") which basically means making a situation complicated when it does not have to be complicated, hence, being a drama queen. other than that, this song is really energyzing and the lyrics are awesome. very eclectic. oh, and for the person who re-posted the lyrics and said that "wird sounds a lot like s$#%", honey, they "sound a lot like s&%" coz those are not the actual words. the song says "dont make me feel ashamed" not "dont make me feel the shame". gosh
    e3ferdon March 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh, one last thing, just to be very clear, we obviously know there are no 7 legged cats, there has never been no 7 legged cats and there will never be no 7 legged cats, so the expression is a way to say "dont look for stuff that you know they just cant be" just a spanish expression she wanted to use. ok, bye
    e3ferdon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat would she mean with her world being full of seven legged cats? I wonder...
    SiNiStEr ImPon February 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.... she wants to have fun & be in love forever, I say!

    Live on, Shakira!
    syd_Melon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, I'm pedantic:

    I don't wanna clear the cobwebs from my head
    Time will bring them back, I bet
    So if you hear me say that I believe in love
    Don't make me feel the shame (this wird sounds a lot like s$#%)

    I used to sing the saddest songs
    And in the meantime roaches used to climb my door
    Falling back down to the floor
    I used to read survival guides
    When my world was full of seven legged cats
    But here I am with eight more lives

    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Ready to get it on
    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Now that I'm not alone

    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    You know It
    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    Oh Oh Oh Oh
    You better not
    Ignore it

    I don't wanna look at fashion magazines
    While someone does my nails
    Sitting here watching other people live
    Frozen by the fear to fail

    'Cause everyday there's a war to fight
    And if I win or lose, never mind
    As long as you're my shelter every night
    I used to cry against a wall
    But now I've got a shoulder that I can lean on
    Swear to me you won't be gone

    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Ready to get it on
    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Now that I'm not alone

    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh

    'Cause everyday there's a war to fight
    And if I win or lose, never mind
    As long as you're my shelter every night
    I used to cry against a wall
    But now I've got a shoulder that I can lean on
    Swear to me you won't be gone

    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Ready to get it on
    I'm ready for the good times
    I'm ready for the good times
    Now that I'm not alone

    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    You know it
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    You better not
    Ignore it
    syd_Melon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry peeps, that was only meant to happen once
    syd_Melon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim wondreing the same thing about the whole cat thing. but i do like this song. its fun to sing to.
    Tracyon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShakira is quite funny. The way she tries to speak English, and then she comes out with the odd Spanish thing here and there which I don't understand, but I do submit. What does surprise me is that this ain't mine, I've submitted a lot of her Spanish songs.
    Bobo192on June 30, 2002   Link

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