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Camila Cabello ‘Bam Bam’ Lyrics Meaning English Translation


Camila Cabello – Bam Bam Lyrics Meaning ft. Ed Sheeran

Following a shocking breakup with Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello was laying low. Now, she is back with a banger. In a collaborative effort with Ed Sheeran, the lyrics of ‘Bam Bam’ shows the meaning of Camila Cabello moving on from Shawn Mendes with many Spanish lines that needed translation in English.

The translation of “así es la vida” in English is “this is life”. Also, “Así es la vida sí” translates into “that’s life, yeah”.

Introduction: Bam Bam Lyrics

On the 21st of February 2022, Camila Cabello announced the song for her upcoming album, Familia. Cabello then gave us the teasers of ‘Bam Bam’ on her TikTok account. Including ‘Bam Bam’, it is her third collaboration with Ed Sheeran. Singing Spanish lyrics of ‘Bam Bam’, Ed Sheeran is comforting Camila Cabello on her breakup with a famous ex, Shawn Mendes.

Así e’ la vida, sí
Yeah, that’s just life, baby

Yeah, love came around and it knocked me down
But I’m back on my feet

Lyrics of ‘Bam Bam’ by Camila Cabello

Bam Bam Lyrics Meaning Translation

Let’s analyze the meaning of the lyrics behind the song ‘Bam Bam’ by Camila Cabello translation in English line by line in detail.

[Verse 1: Camila Cabello]

Shawn wasn’t very fond of surfing. At least that’s what Camila Cabello was told while they were dating. After they broke up, the first thing Shawn did was post an Instagram picture surfing. He had admitted to being afraid of the ocean water with Jimmy Fallon in 2020. After their breakup, they sold their house as well. Despite Camila saying she would love Shawn forever, things didn’t work out for them.

[Pre-Chorus/ Chorus/ Bridge/ Post-Chorus: Camila Cabello & Ed Sheeran]

While moving on, Camila is also making sure that she has fun. She is dancing with strangers and some have turned out to be casual dates for her as well. Everything is changing at a fast pace. But this is what life is all about, uncertainty. Love came for her when she was hopeless and left her when she was the happiest.

“Y sigue bailando” translates into “and keep on dancing”. “Hay amor en todos lados” translates into “There is love everywhere”.

Now, she is moving on and she is dancing with strangers to keep herself surrounded and occupied. The post-chorus is the repetition of the title of the song, ‘Bam-Bam’. Camila has been both a “heartbreaker” and “heartbroken”. She wouldn’t go back in time to change a thing as it has made her stronger. Both of them have made mistakes and they have now turned into moments.

[Verse 2: Ed Sheeran]

Ed Sheeran in his verse seems to be grateful that his year didn’t go as bad as Camila’s. He is appreciative of the fact that he and his wife made it out okay. Especially with the global pandemic going on, there were many hurdles in Sheeran’s love life as well. But miraculously, they could turn it into something better. They are truly made for each other.

Conclusion: Bam Bam Meaning

The lyrics and sound to “Bam Bam” is a vibe where Camila Cabello tries to find meaning after a harsh breakup. It is a point of realization that both of them have made mistakes and blaming the other person wouldn’t be wise. The touch of Ed Sheeran in the song feels like he is playing a role of a mentor as he helps Camila Cabello to move on.

Camila Cabello is from Cojímar, Cuba where Spanish is widely used. She is a 5’2″ singer while Shawn Mendes was 6’2″. Their height difference is crazy.

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