Shakira doesn’t care if her lyrics don’t make sense.
The Columbian singer – whose songs have included bizarre lines such as “I’m starting to feel just a little abused like a coffee machine in an office” in current hit ‘She Wolf’ – admits she struggles to explain the meanings behind the words in her songs.
She is quoted by the Daily Telegraph newspaper as saying: “It’s hard to explain my lyrics because sometimes I just write things because they rhyme.
“I’m starting to feel just a little abused like a coffee machine in an office.”
“I found this metaphor, and I thought it made a lot of sense. A coffee machine in an office has everybody’s fingerprints on it. Sometimes I feel like that.”
“Despite holding strong political views, Shakira deliberately doesn’t air them in her music because she prefers songwriting to be relaxing.
She said: “Now that I have the chance to sit down with journalists, I can relax when it comes to music and not use it as another instrument of communication.
“When I write, my subconscious somehow finds its way to the surface. It’s not such an intellectual process, it’s more organic.”