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Complete lyrics and video of ‘El Jefe’, the new song by Shakira and Fuerza Regida: what does it mean?

“They say out there there’s no hardship that lasts more than a hundred years, but there goes my ex-father-in-law, still not stepping into a grave...” Here’s the lyrics to Shakira’s latest song

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“They say out there there’s no hardship that lasts more than a hundred years, but there goes my ex-father-in-law, still not stepping into a grave...” Here’s the lyrics to Shakira’s latest song
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In her latest song titled “El Jefe” (“The Boss” in English), Shakira collaborates with the American regional Mexican band Fuerza Regida. This catchy corrido, as described in a press release, is an uptempo ska-infused regional Mexican track.

Within the lyrics of “El Jefe,” Shakira and Fuerza Regida’s frontman, Jesús Ortiz Paz, known as JOP, express their dissatisfaction with an unfair and poorly paying boss. They convey the weariness of their current jobs and their desire to quit and pursue independent paths.

“Siete y treinta ha sonado la alarma/Yo con ganas de estar en la cama/Pero no se puede/Llevo a los niño’ a las nueve,” the Colombian star kicks off the song in Spanish, which translates to, “7:30 the alarm goes off/I want to be in bed/But I can’t/I take the kids at 9.”

In the music video, directed by Jora Frantzis and shot in Miami, Shakira displays her distinctive dance skills and is seen riding a horse dressed entirely in red attire.

Here is the full English lyrics translation for Shakira’s “El Jefe”

Shakira “El Jefe” lyrics

(Intro: Fuerza Regida)

Shakira, Shakira

Fuerza Regida

Shakira

Stick it to the man

7:30 the alarm goes off

I want to be in bed

But I can’t

I take the kids at 9

Fuerza Regida

The same coffee, the same kitchen

The same as always, the same routine

Another s--- day

Another day in the office

Pre-Chorus: Fuerza Regida

I have a s--- boss that doesn’t pay me well

I arrive walking and he arrives in a Mercedes Benz

He has me as a recruit

The son of a b----

Chorus: Shakira

You’re dreaming of leaving the neighborhood

You have everything to be a millionaire

Expensive tastes, the mentality

You only need the salary

Fuerza Regida

Bills pile up, being poor is rubbish

Mom always told me that studying assures a good future

I studied and nothing happened, d--- this hard life

I work harder than a b------, but I f--- less than a priest

Shakira

What irony, what madness, this is torture

You kill yourself from dawn to dusk and you don’t even have a book

They say that there is no evil that lasts more than a hundred years

But there is still my ex-father-in-law who has not set foot in the grave

Pre-Chorus: Fuerza Regida

I have a s--- boss that doesn’t pay me well

I arrive walking and he arrives in a Mercedes Benz

He has me as a recruit

The son of a b----

Chorus: Shakira

You’re dreaming of leaving the neighborhood

You have everything to be a millionaire

Expensive tastes, the mentality

You only need the salary

Pre-Chorus: Shakira

You have a s--- boss that doesn’t pay you well

You get there walking and he arrives in a Mercedes Benz

He has you like a recruit

That son of a b----

Chorus: Fuerza Regida

I dream of leaving the barrio

I have everything I need to be a millionaire

Expensive tastes, the mentality

I only need the salary

Shakira

Lilly Melgar

This song is for you, they didn’t compensate you

Shakira and Fuerza Regida

You’re dreaming of leaving the neighborhood

You have everything to be a millionaire