The song's lyrics describe a woman who will "follow, follow, follow" her man because "she can't remember to forget you." And, she addresses him singing that she "keep(s) forgetting I should let you go/ But when you look at me/ The only memory is us kissing in the moonlight."
Ah, romance. Rihanna has a verse about "repeat(ing) yesterday's mistakes" but what she's "trying to say is not to forget/ You see only the good, selective memory."
Huh. Well, it seems that both Shakira and Rihanna will have all good memories of recording "Can't Remember to Forget You" together. In fact, as the Voice coach described it to Glamour magazine's February issue, working with Rihanna "was utopia."
"She's the sexiest woman on the planet," Shakira, born in Colombia, gushed of the Barbados-born beauty. "And at the end of the day, we're both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher."
Now we just have to wait to see those moves in the music video!