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Maluma & J Balvin Are Forgetful and Seductive in 'Que Pena' Lyric Translation

Maluma, J Balvin - Qué Pena
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Maluma and J Balvin, "Qué Pena"

The highly-awaited Maluma and J Balvin collaboration finally happened because, as they say at the end of their track, “The good things take time.”

On Sept. 27, both artists from Medellin launched “Que Pena,” a seductive urban track with fusions of Caribbean, EDM, and tango dance melodies. In the song, Balvin and Maluma sing about meeting a woman for the second time, and although they remember her face, they can’t seem to remember her name. 

As they go back-and-forth trying to convince the woman for another night out, Balvin and Maluma admit that they feel embarrassed about the situation.

"If Maluma and I can support each other to start a movement and inspire others, we will do it,” Balvin previously told Billboard in 2018. 

Read the complete lyrics translated to English below. 


Maluma, baby (Yeah, yeah)
J Balvin
Colombia, this is for you
She’s alone and I’m alone
She says she knows me but I don’t know her
She got all dolled up today so I notice her
And she says we’ll do whatever I want if I remember her

Get close, get close a bit more
That we won’t achieve anything being distant
If you get near, it’ll help me remember you
Get close, get close a bit more
That we won’t achieve anything being distant
If you get near, it’ll help me remember you

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ey, how embarrassing
I don’t know your name but I remember your face
Let’s get out of this dilemma
The fact that I don’t remember you doesn’t take away your sexiness
Ey, how embarrassing
I don’t know your name but I remember your face
Let’s get out of this dilemma
Out of all the girls, you are the sexiest

Sorry for not remembering you
But your friend told me everything and gave me the green light
I don’t fall in love because the one who does loses it all
So, you only came here to see me? 

I can see from afar that you want me
Turn up the bass to get it in
With a bla-bla-bla so I can remember
It’s always Friday for me, yeah
I can see from afar that you want me
Turn up the bass to get it in
With a bla-bla-bla so I can remember
It’s always Friday for me, yeah

Ey, how embarrassing
I don’t know your name but I remember your face
Let’s get out of this dilemma
Out of all the girls, you are the sexiest
Ey, how embarrassing
I don’t know your name but I remember your face
Let’s get out of this dilemma
The fact that I don’t remember you doesn’t take away your sexiness

I drank something that night that messed with my mind
I was crazy, unconscious
Just because I can’t remember you
Doesn’t mean I’m not happy to see you
I’m curious and you know that
I’m ready to do bad things today
I don’t remember your name well
But I’ll learn it tonight

Get close, get close a bit more
That we won’t achieve anything being distant
If you get near, it’ll help me remember you
Get close, get close a bit more
That we won’t achieve anything being distant
If you get near, it’ll help me remember you

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ey, how embarrassing
I don’t know your name but I remember your face
Let’s get out of this dilemma
The fact that I don’t remember you doesn’t take away your sexiness
Ey, how embarrassing
I don’t know your name but I remember your face
Let’s get out of this dilemma
Out of all the girls, you are the sexiest

Leggo'
J Balvin, man
Maluma, baby
The boys from Medellín
De Medellín, Colombia, parceros
Sky Rompiendo
Dímelo, Edge
We had to finally do it
The good things take time
Leggo'
Here you have it