Camila Cabello: Havana Meaning
Song Released: 2017
Havana, ooh na-na (ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na
All of my heart is in Havana (ay)
There's somethin' 'bout his manners (uh huh)
Havana, ooh na-na (uh)
He didn't walk up...
anonymous Dec 14th, 12:47pm report
I think it's about a woman meeting a man that excited her, most likely a smooth-talking badboy. A summer love.
Her father says "he has the malo in him". Malo, in Spanish, means 'bad'.
He didn't walk up with that "how you doing" when he approached her, says there's a lot of women in his life. He made her feel, "oooh-ooooh-ohhhh". He's literally getting her excited and aroused. There is something about his "manners" - he's mysterious, and engaging, a sexy man who is stimulating her mind and senses, and promises passion and adventure. Literally sweeps her away, by taking her to Atlanta.
However, she leaves him ("has to go"). She says she 'loved him when she left him'. Perhaps he was leading her astray, introducing her to enjoyable (but transgressive) experiences. I think her lover really did have the malo in him, and although he was sexy, passionate, and exciting - he was most likely dangerous, so her 'heart' belongs in Havana, with the man who really deserves it, her Papa.
The song encapsulates the dilemna of womens' love life. Dependable protectors - and dangerous lovers.
anonymous Jan 7th, 1:47am report
She feels in love with a man in havana, and that's why half of her heart is there.
anonymous Jan 3rd, 1:04pm report
I thinks its about her meeting a guy in America and he took her to Havana which is an actual place btw, and she left him in Havana, and went back to America and half of her heart still belongs to him.
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anonymous Nov 19th, 11:46pm report
She was born in Havana, Cuba. she came to Florida as a kid.
anonymous Nov 13th, 11:44am report
It is about falling in love but having to leave and wishes she could go back to him but knowing that part of her heart will always be there with him
anonymous Nov 2nd, 11:41pm report
Dude sold her some great drugs and she just wanted some more.
anonymous Oct 23rd, 10:05pm report
She found a lover in Havana and misses him after she left. Could probably also replace 'lover' with 'home'.
anonymous Oct 21st, 10:14am report
This song implies that she loves East Atlanta because she says that the man " takes her back to East Atlanta ", which could mean he takes her back to Heaven or joy or something. She says there's something bout his manners that she loves. So we can understand that she loves the way he was raised or something.
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