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Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato's 'Echame la Culpa' Lyric Translation Doesn't Really Have a Happy Ending

Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato "Échame La Culpa"
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Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato "Échame La Culpa"

We've all heard it before: It's me, not you. While many of us know the aforementioned to be a weak cop-out in certain situationships, Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato actually mean it.

In their latest duet in "Échame la Culpa," whose music video reached over 500 million YouTube views in just eight weeks, each takes the blame for what is wrong in their relationship. They acknowledge an initial fascination, but admit the honeymoon phase is totally over, and question whether they ever really knew one another to begin with. Point is: They're tired of faking the funk. 

And while the song's ending feels hopeful, we think these two ultimately agreed to part ways.

See for yourselves:  

Verse one, Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato

I have something I want to confess here

I understand very well exactly what's happened

And even thought it hurts, I have to accept it

That you are not the bad one, that the bad one is me

You never got to know the real me

The magic that made you fall in love is gone

And I do not want to be in your place

Because your only mistake was getting to know me

 

Chorus, Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato

It's not you, it's not you, it's not you, it's me (it's me)

I do not want to make you suffer, it's better we forget this and let it be (like this)

Put the blame on me

It's not you, it's not you, it's not you, it's me (it's me)

I do not want to make you suffer, it's better we forget this and let it be (like this) 

Put the blame on me

 

 

Bridge, Demi Lovato & Luis Fonsi

Okay, I don't really, really wanna fight anymore

I don't really, really want to fake it no more

Play me like The Beatles, baby, just let it be

So come on, put the blame on me, yeah

I don't really, really wanna fight anymore

I don't really, really want to fake it no more

Play me like The Beatles, baby, just let it be

So come on, put the blame on me

 

Chorus, Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato

It's not you, it's not you, it's not you, it's me (it's me)

I do not want to make you suffer, it's better we forget this and let it be (like this)

Put the blame on me

It's not you, it's not you, it's not you, it's me (it's me)

I do not want to make you suffer, it's better we forget this and let it be (like this) 

Put the blame on me

 

Bridge, Demi Lovato & Luis Fonsi

Okay, I don't really, really wanna fight anymore

I don't really, really want to fake it no more

Play me like The Beatles, baby, just let it be

So come on, put the blame on me, yeah

I don't really, really wanna fight anymore

I don't really, really want to fake it no more

Play me like The Beatles, baby, just let it be

So come on, put the blame on me

 

Chorus, Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato

It's not you, it's not you, it's not you, it's me (it's me)

I do not want to make you suffer, it's better we forget this and let it be (like this)

Put the blame on me

It's not you, it's not you, it's not you, it's me (it's me)

I do not want to make you suffer, it's better we forget this and let it be (like this) 

Put the blame on me

 

Bridge two, Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato

You only need one kiss

You only need one kiss

That kiss that I always promised you

Put the blame on me

You only need one kiss

You only need one kiss

That kiss that I always promised you

Put the blame on me

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