“I Can’t Keep Going Like This” – Betrayed by Gerard Pique While Father Battled for Life in ICU, Shakira Drops Break Up Hints in Latest Song ‘Copa Vacia’

Published 07/01/2023, 8:42 AM EDT

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It has been more than a year since Shakira and Gerard Pique parted ways. Even after such a long time, the fanbase cannot stop talking about them. The Waka–Waka singer released four songs in 2023. All of them have gone viral, especially the first track with Bizarrap. But her most recent song in collaboration with Manuel Turizo seems to be quite a deep one with some special lyrics.

That is simply because the Colombian icon has seemingly dropped a few hints surrounding her tragic breakup. In an earlier interview, she once publicly revealed that Pique left her while her dad was struggling in the ICU.

The deep lyrics from Shakira’s latest song


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As usual, the lyrics of Shakira’s newest track are quite engaging. The reason her songs garner so many views is mainly because she talks about her personal experiences in them. Just like in previous tracks, she has taken a slight dig at her ex. But this time, it just seems like she is trying to reveal an inside secret about the last days of their sudden breakup. Let’s look at a few lines from Copa Vacia.

“Can you see it? The way it is. I can’t keep going like this. I don’t know what else to do, to get more from you. Why don’t you want it when I do? You’re colder than the month of January. I ask for warmth and you give nothing but ice. I’ve been thirsty for you for a while, I don’t know why”, as compiled by AS.


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“I’m left wanting more and trying to drink from an empty cup. I’ve been thirsty for you for a while, I don’t know why”. The Grammy Award winner hasn’t written or said anything about her newest release till now. While she poked fun at Gerard Pique in previous songs, these lines in Copa Vacia definitely have a deeper meaning to them in context to her breakup.

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Correlating these lines to the facts that we already know, the Waka–Waka singer once spoke about her dad’s tragic fall in 2022. And how she got to know about Pique’s reality through the media. Let’s dive deeper.

Gerard Pique left Shakira while her dad was in the ICU


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In a recent interview, the Colombian icon spoke about the time when ‘everything was falling apart’. Her dad was critical in the ICU after a bad fall. During that time, the FC Barcelona legend’s infidelity came to the forefront. The singer revealed that she got to know about it through the media. There was a time when she felt that she wouldn’t make it too because of the stress. But in the end, it all panned out.

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Her father is currently recovering from critical brain surgery in Colombia. On the other hand, Shakira has just returned from a brief vacation with Tom Brady’s wife and her kids. As above, the singer just released Copa Vacia, her newest track that is seemingly against Pique. Apart from giving us clarity on these latest lyrics, the Hips Don’t Lie singer needs to address her reported secret relationship with Lewis Hamilton.


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Do you think that there is a hidden meaning behind Shakira’s latest lyrics in Copa Vacia? Let us know in the comments below.


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Daniel D'Cruz


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Daniel D'Cruz is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports, with a degree in Mass Media studies. He brings a wealth of experience to his writing, having published over 500 articles that cover everything from the dramatic sagas in the world of football to the latest happenings in the entertainment industry. Daniel is a die-hard football fan who has a deep-rooted passion for the game.
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