“Maria” on #SongLyricSunday

Hello out there in this vast blogosphere. How are you doing today? I hope you have a beautiful Sunday despite everything. And if not that there are those who hug you and support you. I am sending you good vibes all the same!

It’s been a while since I took part in Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday but today’s topic “Maria” captured my imagination. Surely I could find a song that has a “Maria” in it?

I directly remembered Santana’s “Maria, Maria”, “Maria” in “West Side Story” and, of course, the unforgettable “Maria” in “The Sound of Music”. And who thought how many versions of “Ave Maria” are out there? Even Beyonce did one.

But if you have visited my blog on regular basis since December 2019 then you know I am on a mission to challenge your and my listening habits. I am exploring music from countries like Estonia or Ghana and gosh have I discovered some gems.

I wouldn’t call today’s choice a gem. The lyrics seem slightly sexist to me which made me hesitate to use this one. However, I could not find any other song about “Maria” from the more exotic places on this planet with enough information about the musicians. Or I really disliked the song. So, I stuck with this one because it’s a good dance song and I love music in Spanish and French. This one has both and yes, you get a translation after the video.

So come away with me to Colombia, a country that is only known to me via drug gang-related news from tv or Gabriel Garcia Marques’s books. Today’s musicians are GIMS & Maluma. Gandhi Bilel Djuna is known by his stage name Maitre Gims. He is a well-known Rapper from France but was born in Congo. His father and brothers are musicians too. He has worked with Sting, Sia, Little Wayne, and others.

Juan Luis Londoño Arias is professionally known as Maluma. He was born in Medellin and discovered music at a young age. He seems to be a regular in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs and has worked with Shakira and Madonna. In 2019 they recorded “Hola Seniorita (Hello Miss)” and filmed the video in Riad, Marrakesh and at the Bassin de la Menara in Marocco.

But enough information. Enjoy the music:

Video Credit: Maluma via YouTube

Hello young Lady

Lyrics by LyricsTranslate (link at the end).

[chrous : Maluma & Gims] It is said that her name is María, María, María Who would have thought that day I fell in love?

She, hello young lady, tell me if you think we have said everything. I can’t dance and tonight I’ll keep a low profile.

She’s a pretty lady through and through But what I like the most is when she speaks French. Dance, dance hottie Dance, dance hottie 

[verse 1 : Maluma] From L.A to France, baby, what elegance! Channel, Dior perfume, baby what a fragance! You’re hot, delicious, you look scrumptious

I just want be inside if you’re emotional You send me an emoji, those ones that are like the devil Why don’t you talk face to face? baby, speak to me straight In this tale, I don’t want to be the villain Don’t send hints, let’s go straight to the point 

[Pre-chorus: Maluma] Tell me if you and I are going to a far-away place Follow that movement To-to-to-to-ton-ton To-to-to-to-ton-ton 

[Chorus : Maluma & Gims] It is said that her name is María, María, María Who would have thought that day I fell in love?

She, hello young lady, tell me if you think we have said everything. I can’t dance and tonight I’ll keep a low profile.

She’s a pretty lady through and through But what I like the most is when she speaks French. Dance, dance hottie Dance, dance hottie 

[verse 2 : Gims] Tell me what you want, tell me what you’re expecting from me I saw you appear and disappear like a ninja You’ve heard things about me, you’re careful around. I already know it.

I hold you, you escape from me, stealthy like a cat Good luck to the one who marries you I’ll be happy to call you María

Under the Santa Monica’s sunshine or Santa María, ah Tell me what you want, tell me what you’re waiting from me I saw you appear and disappear like a ninja

You’ve heard things about me, you doubt about me, I already know it. I hold you, you escape from me, stealthy like a cat Always on the search, on the search of some money

It’s not easy to love with a heart pierced with bars I’ve lost a lot of blood, It’s about time make myself a tourniquet Just right after we make peace, in this language, I love you 

[Chorus : Maluma & Gims] It is said that her name is María, María, María Who would have thought that day I fell in love? She, hello young lady, tell me if you think we have said everything.

I can’t dance and tonight I’ll keep a low profile. She’s a pretty lady through and through But what I like the most is when she speaks French. 

Dance, dance hottie Dance, dance hottie (Prrrrrrr! I love you!, J’t’aime!, Te amo!)

It is said that her name is María, María, María (To all my rivals)

Who would have thought that day I fell in love (hottie!) Maluma, Baby!

https://lyricstranslate.com

This post takes part in Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday. Please head over and find many exciting posts about Maria Songs and the suggestions on how to take part too.

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