On the side of Babylon Fu-Gee-La by Fugees

Babylon in Rastafarian culture is used to refer to the imperial/white man’s world. In this verse, Clef is telling us that he is in Babylon — in his case, NJ.

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Staring right at her prey She Wolf by Shakira

Hunters in the animal world like to look at their targets directly in the eye:

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And the fire department hotline She Wolf by Shakira

Likely a double reference to the fact that Shakira will be calling up the fire department looking for some hotties, and also that this she-wolf is going to be wreaking havoc, so may need the fire department to put out any fires — literal and figurative — she starts.

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Let it out so it can breathe She Wolf by Shakira

Wolves need air circulation.

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A domesticated girl
That's all you ask of me
She Wolf by Shakira

Shakira’s man wants a tame woman.

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Nocturnal creatures
Are not so prudent
She Wolf by Shakira

Werewolves never die, so there’s no need to act cautiously.

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Or rich city guys, She Wolf by Shakira

No, thank you.

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Darling, it is no joke She Wolf by Shakira

Shakira’s got other ideas…

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The moon's awake now She Wolf by Shakira

There’s a full moon, so Shakira is ready to transform into a she-wolf.

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This is lycanthropy She Wolf by Shakira

Lycanthropy is the ability to for a human being to turn into a werewolf, or in Shaki’s case, a she-wolf.

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