Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 Album

Artist(s): Shakira

Cover Art

Shakira Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 Cover Art

Tracklist

How Do You Do

length: 3:47
composer: Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Scott Spock, Shakira
lyricist: Graham Edwards, Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, Shakira

Forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who have trespassed against us
Give us this day our daily bread
Daily bread, daily bread

In cello et in terra fiat voluntas tua gloria spiritui sancto

What language do you speak
If you speak at all?
Are you some kind of freak
Who lives to raise the ones who fall?

Hey, would you tell me why
The cat fights the dog?
Do you go to the mosque
Or the synagogue?

And if our fates have all been wrapped around your finger
And if you wrote the script then why the troublemakers?

How do you do?
How does it feel to be so high
And are you happy?
Do you ever cry?

Are you sometimes shy?

You've made mistakes
Well that's OK 'cause we all have
But if I forgive yours
Will you forgive mine?

Hey, do you feel our pain
And walk in our shoes?
Have you ever felt starved
Or is your belly always full?

How many people die
And hurt in your name?
Hey, does that make you proud
Or does it bring you shame?

And if our fates have all been wrapped around your finger
And if you wrote the script then why the troublemakers?

How do you do?
How does it feel to be so high
And are you happy?
Do you ever cry?

Are you sometimes shy?

You've made mistakes
Well that's OK 'cause we all have
But if I forgive yours
Will you forgive mine?

Forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who have trespassed against us
Someh zoonoobe allah
Give us this day our daily bread
Ya allah
Daily bread
Ya alla
Daily bread
Ya alla

Forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who have trespassed against us
S'lach lanu
Give us this day our daily bread
Mechilah
Daily bread
Daily bread
Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory
Amen!

How do you do?
How does it feel to be so high
And are you happy?
Do you ever cry?

Are you sometimes shy?

You've made mistakes
Well that's OK 'cause we all have
And if I forgive yours
Will you forgive mine?

Will you forgive mine?

How do you do?
How does it feel to be so high
And are you happy?
Do you ever cry?

Are you sometimes shy?

You've made mistakes
And that's OK 'cause we all have
But if I forgive yours,will you forgive mine

Don’t Bother

length: 4:19
She's got the kind of look that defies gravity
She's the greatest cook
And she's fat free

She's been to private school
And she speaks perfect French
She's got the perfect friends
Oh isn't she cool?

She practices Tai Chi
She'd never lose her nerve
She's more than you deserve
She's just far better than me

Hey, hey

So don't bother
I won't die of deception
I promise you won't ever see me cry
Don't feel sorry

And don't bother
I'll be fine
But she's waiting
The ring you gave to her will lose its shine
So don't bother, be unkind

I'm sure she doesn't know
How to touch you like I would
I beat her at that one good
Don't you think so?

She's almost six feet tall
She must think I'm a flea
I'm really a cat, you see
And it's not my last life at all

Hey, hey

So don't bother
I won't die of deception
I promise you won't ever see me cry
Don't feel sorry

Don't bother
I'll be fine
But she's waiting
The ring you gave to her will lose its shine
So don't bother, be unkind

For you, I'd give up all I own
And move to a communist country
If you came with me, of course
And I'd file my nails so they don't hurt you
And lose those pounds, and learn about football
If it made you stay, but you won't, but you won't

So don't bother
I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine
I promise you won't ever see me cry

And after all I'm glad that I'm not your type
I promise you won't ever see me cry

Don't bother
I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine
I promise you won't ever see me cry

And after all I'm glad that I'm not your type
Not your type, not your type, not your type
I promise you won't ever see me cry

Illegal

length: 3:55
electric guitar: Carlos Santana
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

[Bridge]
You don't even know the meaning of the words 'I'm sorry'
You said you would love me until you die
As far as I know, you're still alive
Baby

[Chorus]
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

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

Open heart

The Day and the Time

length: 4:25
Who's to say that we always have to agree
I think we can both can take this one mistake
Like some kind of amnesty

Why to love and with such brutality?
We're compatible
Maybe a bit too much
That's our ambiguity

I've cried a thousand storms
I've blown away the clouds
The heartbeat of the sun is racing mine
I'm reaching out
My heart is waiting

This is the day and the time
I wanna believe that we may still have a chance
We took a leap in the dark
And I can see now
How shadows have turned to light

Well, we know
How ephemeral are things
Disillusion takes what illusion gives
What's the use of make believe?

The needles of the clock
Are moving right to left
Pretend we never heard of things we said
Like we've been deaf
And start all over

This is the day and the time
I wanna believe that we may still have a chance
We took a leap in the dark
And I can see now
How shadows have turned to light

Ah

The heartbeat of the sun is racing mine
I'm missing out

Ah

This is the day and the time
I wanna believe that we may still have a chance
We took a leap in the dark
And I can see now
How shadows have turned to light

Ah

The time

Ah
Oh

Ah

Animal City

length: 3:18
La la la la la lei
La la lei
La la la la la la lei
La la lei

Why do all my friends
Now want to be your lovers?
Your family got bigger
When they thought you were rich

And now like maniacs
They scratch your back
Even when it doesn't itch

I want to figure it all
I want to figure it all out
I want to save you from
Save you from all the fame
Save you from the things that cause us pain

'Cause it's an animal city
It's a cannibal world
So be obedient, don't argue
Some are ready to fight you

It's an animal city
It's a cannibal world
So be obedient, don't argue
Some are ready to fight you
My love

They believe you now
Have everything you wanted
And once you have become a star
You got no right to bitch

But someday when you fail
They'll put you on sale
And buy you by the inch

But you're the real deal
And "real" is your middle name
You know sometimes I feel
I gotta earn every breath you take
Baby, never mind the rules we break

'Cause it's an animal city
It's a cannibal world
So be obedient, don't argue
Some are ready to bite you

It's an animal city
It's a cannibal world
So be obedient, don't argue
Some are ready rip you right off

With you I feel safe
There's nothing to fear from us
Away from the fangs
The fangs of the world
I may be a coward but you are brave
And nothing seems so dangerous

'Cause it's an animal city
It's a cannibal world
So be obedient, don't argue
Some are ready to bite you

It's an animal city
It's a cannibal world
So be obedient, don't argue
Some are ready rip you right off

Cannibal world
Cannibal world
Cannibal world
Cannibal world

So be obedient, don't argue
Some are ready to bite you
My love

Dreams for Plans

length: 4:05
writer: Shakira, Brendan Buckley
Once upon a time you and I
When we were dreaming easy
Fresh as limes and happy as a Sunday sky
There was nothing we could sell or buy
Cause all we really needed
Was our bare feet and a pair of wings to fly

What do you think, darling?
Have we lived too much, too fast?
And have you
Have you felt melancholy, darling
Wishing that time hadn't passed?

Can you tell me how it used to be?
Have we missed our chance?
Have we changed our hopes for fears
And our dreams for plans?

Can you tell me how it used to be
When we really cared?
And when love was on our side
On our side

I remember all the times before
When we could spend our evening
Staring at the ceiling, lying on the floor
My vocabulary wasn't broad
I spoke so little English
And the word "stress"
Would sound like something odd

What do you think, darling?
Have I lived too much, too fast?
And have you
Have you felt the melancholy, darling
Wishing that time hadn't passed?

Can you tell me how it used to be?
Have we missed our chance?
Have we changed our hopes for fears
And our dreams for plans?
Can you tell me how it used to be
When we really cared?
And when love was on our side
On our side

What is your guess, darling?
Have I lived too much, too fast?
So if you
If you ever come and find me crying
Now you know
Now you know why

Can you tell me how I used to be?
Have I missed my chance?
Have I changed my hopes for fears
And my dreams for plans?
Can you tell me how it used to be
When we really cared?
And when love was on our side

Hey You

length: 4:12
I'd like to be the kind of dream you'd never share
To be your boss and to be your maid
Your shaving cream
Your razor blade
The buttons off your shirt
Your favorite underwear

I'd like to be the only thing on Earth that makes you cry
The only thing that makes you happy
Soon you will see
That no one else but me can take you this high
And soon you'll make your last name mine

[Chorus]
Hey you
I'm makin' an offer that no one could ever refuse
Don't play the adamant
Don't be so arrogant
Can't you see I've fallin' for you?

Hey you
I'm makin' an offer that no one would dare to refuse
Don't play the adamant
Don't be so arrogant
Let me in, let me be your muse tonight

I'd like to the first white hair upon your head
To be your cherry pie, your daily bread
I'll cook for free
I'll make your bed
If I can know the things you thought and never said

I'd like to be the owner of the zipper on your jeans
And that thing that makes you happy
I'd like to be the beginning, the end,
And the in between, and be your slave and be your queen

[Chorus]

Tonight, tonight, tonight

[Chorus]

Tonight
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight
Let me in, let me be your muse tonight

Your Embrace

length: 3:34
Tell me what's the use
Of a twenty-four inch waist
If you don't touch me

Tell me what's the use again
Of being on TV everyday
If you don't watch me

This house is full of emptiness
My closet's full of dresses that I'll never wear
My life is full of people
But you're my only friend, and my best friend

Hope it isn't too late to say I love you
Hope it isn't too late to say
That without you this place looks like London, it rains everyday
Don't you know it babe, I'm only half a body
Without your embrace

Let me tell you what
My heart is an unfurnished room
Any suggestions?
Don't have to tell you more than that
'Cause no one knows me like you do
Without exception

This house is full of emptiness
My closet's full of dresses that I'll never wear
My life is full of people
But you're my only friend, and my best friend

Hope it isn't too late to say I love you
Hope it isn't too late to say
That without you this place looks like London, it rains everyday
Don't you know it babe, I'm only half a body
Without your embrace

Hope it isn't too late to say I love you
Hope it isn't too late to say
That without you this place looks like London, it rains everyday
Don't you know it babe, I'm only half a body
Without your embrace

Costume Makes the Clown

length: 3:14
Told you I felt lucky with my humble breasts
Well I don't
Said that I was sure the world was gonna change
Well I'm not
Before I didn't give a damn 'bout what they say
But I do
Promised that I'll never ever lie to you

So you can't hide
I'm taking the make-up off my face
Before I forget my own features

I'm not here to let you down
But the costume makes the clown
It's just lashing out on me
Don't be so hard
Don't be so hard on this
It's your turn now
To cheat on me

Promises I made to you went down the sink
Really hope I haven't harmed your self esteem
I'm not a virgin but I'm not the whore you think
And I don't always smell like strawberries and cream

So you can hide
I'm taking the make-up off my face
Before I forget who I am now

Cause I'm not here to let you down
But the costume makes the clown
It's just life's anatomy
Don't be so hard on it
Don't be so hard on this
It's your turn now
Your turn now

I'm not here to let you down
But the costume makes the clown
It's just life's anatomy
Don't be so hard
Don't be so hard on this
It's your turn now
Your turn now

Something

length: 4:24

Quand tu
Quand tu me prends dans tes bras
Quand je regarde dans tes yeux
Je vois qu'un Dieu existe
Ce n'est pas dur d'y croire

Before I met you I wasn't terribly lucky
Every Prince Charming lost charm after twelve
But then you came and made the past look so funny
Put my old sadness to sleep on a shelf

If this was meant to be
Don't condemn me to be free
And even if we never marry
I will always love you, baby
Childishly

'Cause something
You've got something I can't resist
Things are what they will be
When I look into your eyes
They say to me that God's do exist

And there's something
You've got something I can't resist
Things are what they will be
When I look into your eyes
They say to me that God's do exist
You make me believe
You make me believe

I love the temperature and smell of your body
The shape of your lips and the size of your nose
I love that everything you say is so funny
Plus you're the best kisser that I've ever known

You see the way I am
Without make-up, without clothes
And you accept me like nobody
And I will always love you, baby
With eyes closed

'Cause something
You've got something I can't resist
Things are what they will be
When I look into your eyes
They say to me that God's do exist

And there's something
You've got something I can't resist
Things are what they will be
When I look into your eyes
They say to me that God's do exist
You make me believe
You make me believe

Quand tu
Quand tu me prends dans tes bras
Quand je regarde dans tes yeux
Je vois qu'un Dieu existe
Ce n'est pas dur d'y croire

There's something
I believe…

There's something
I believe…

There's something
I believe
I do

You make me believe…

Timor

length: 3:34
It's alright, it's alright
Cause the system never fails
The good guys are in power
And the bad guys are in jail

It's alright, it's alright
Just as long as we can vote
We live in democracy
And that's what we promote
Isn't it? Isn't it?
Isn't it? Isn't it?

It's alright, it's alright
At least there's half the truth
Hearing what we want isthe secret of eternal youth
It's alright, it's alright,
The planet splits in three
Cause I'll keep on selling records
And you've got your MTV

If we forget about them don't worry
If they forget about us then hurry
How about the people who don't matter anymore?
East Timor, Timor, Timor

It's alright, it's alright
We'll show all on TV
So we won't really know it
Just by watching *BC

It's alright, it's alright
For a flag we die or kill
As long as we don't know it
Do it just to pay the bills

If we forget about them don't worry
If they forget about us then hurry
How about the people who don't matter anymore?
If we forget about them don't worry
If they forget about us then hurry
How about the people who don't matter anymore?
East Timor, Timor, Timor

Let's keep tanning while it's sunny
They'll risk our hides to make their money
Now don't you find that funny?

If we forget about them
If they forget about us then hurry
How about those people who don't matter anymore?

If we forget about them don't worry
If they forget about us then hurry
How about those people who don't matter anymore?
East Timor, Timor, Timor
East Timor, Timor, Timor
East Timor