Gypsy

Shakira

About Gypsy

"Gypsy" is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, from her eighth studio album She Wolf (2009). The song was chosen as the fourth and final single from the album by Epic Records. It was released internationally on 26 March 2010; in the United States, "Gypsy" was released as a CD single on 12 April 2010. The Spanish-language version "Gitana" was released as a digital promotional single on 1 March 2010. Written by Shakira, Amanda Ghost, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers, the lyrics of the song describe one's life travelling as a "gypsy". The song draws heavy influences from Indian bhangra music. Upon its release, "Gypsy" received generally positive reviews from music critics, many of whom complimented its production. The single was commercially successful and peaked within the top 10 of the charts of countries including Germany, Hungary, Mexico and Spain. In the United States, "Gypsy" peaked at number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while "Gitana" reached number six on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. "Gypsy" was certified platinum and gold in Spain and Mexico, respectively. 


Year:
2010
3:17
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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

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 made 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

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Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (pronounced [ʃaˈkiɾa isaˈβel moˈbɑːɾˤɑk riˈpoʎ]; born February 2, 1977),known mononymously as Shakira (English /ʃəˈkɪərə/,Spanish: [ʃaˈkiɾa]), is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Shakira began performing in school, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Arabic influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker who speaks fluent English and Portuguese, as well as some Italian, French, and Catalan. more »

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Written by: SHAKIRA ISABEL MEBARAK RIPOLL, CARL STURKEN, AMANDA GHOST, EVAN ROGERS, IAN DENCH

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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13 facts about this song

Artistry
"Gypsy" is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her eighth studio album, "She Wolf".
Release Information
The song was released by Epic Records as the fourth single of the album on 12 February 2010.
Collaborative Details
The Spanish version of the song is titled "Gitana" and features additional Spanish lyrics written by Shakira.
Genre and Style
Musically, "Gypsy" is a country-style pop track that incorporates elements of folk music.
Lyrical Interpretation
The song lyrical content is inspired by the nomadic lifestyle of a gypsy, a metaphor Shakira utilizes to explore themes of love and freedom.
Chart Performance
Upon its release, "Gypsy" achieved modest chart success, reaching the top 20 in Spain, Hungary and Mexico.
Music Video
The music video of "Gypsy" starred famous tennis player Rafael Nadal, sparking rumors of a romance between Shakira and the tennis star.
Live Performances
"Gypsy" has been performed live by Shakira in a number of her concert tours, including The Sun Comes Out Tour and the El Dorado World Tour.
Reception
The song received generally favourable reviews from music critics, who appreciated its upbeat energy and catchy rhythm.
Certifications
"Gypsy" achieved Gold certification in Mexico.
Song Information
The song was written by Shakira, Amanda Ghost, Carl Sturken, and Evan Rogers, and produced by Shakira.
Legacy
Although not as commercially successful as some of her other songs, "Gypsy" has become one of Shakira's fan-favorite tracks because of its unique blend of pop and folk elements.
Cover Versions
Several artists have covered Gypsy in many different genres, showcasing the song’s wide appeal and versatility.

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