I have tried to find a translation into Spanish or, even better a good parallel paraphrase version in easy English, for this hit by Gabriella Cilmi.

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The video is about a tough girl (No tengo nada de dulce=There's nothing sweet about me). And in the video there's a man hanging from a string who therefore sees the world upside down.
No problem here.

But the rest of the song is rather cryptic at least for non-native speakers.

This is my second huge frustration about an amazing song that I wanted to take to my English class but the lyrics are so obscure that don't make sense and will get the young students completely confused if I do (My first all time frustration is Dylan's Mr Tambourine man).

Any kind poetic soul who would give me, my students and other interested teachers the present of his/her wisdom??

Here's the lyrics with particularly obscure passages in brackets:

Ooh, watching me
Hanging by
A string this time

[Don't, easily
The climax
Of the perfect lie]

Ooh, watching me
Hanging by
A string this time

[Don't, easily
Smile worth
A hundred lies]

If there's lessons
To be learned
[I'd rather get
My jamming words --- In a Google search native speakers couldn't agree what jamming words are---
In first, ] so
Tell you something
That I've found
That the world's
A better place
When it's
Upside down, boy

If there's lessons
To be learned
I'd rather get
My jamming words
In first, so
When your playing
With desire
[Don't come running
To my place
When it burns
Like fire, boy ] ---- If the boy's desire is burning like fire, he should go to her place right???-----

Chorus (4x):
Sweet about me
Nothing sweet
About me, yeah

Blue, blue, blue
Waves, they crash
As time goes by
So hard to catch
[Too, too smooth
Ain't all that
Why don't you ride
On my side
Of the tracks ]

If there's lessons
To be learned
I'd rather get
My jamming words
In first, so
Tell you something
That I've found
That the world's
A better place
When it's
Upside down, boy

If there's lessons
To be learned
I'd rather get
My jamming words
In first, so
When your playing
With desire
Don't come running
To my place
When it burns
Like fire, boy

Lots of thanks!!
Hi,

That video is not available any more! Emotion: sad
Gora[Don't, easily
The climax
Of the perfect lie]
Desist: it is self-evidently the principal part of a major deception.
Gora[Don't, easily
Smile worth
A hundred lies]

Desist: I am only too well aware that smiles are effective vectors of deceit.
Gora[I'd rather get
My jamming words --- In a Google search native speakers couldn't agree what jamming words are---
In first, ]
If it is indeed the case that a lesson is to be learned from this, I would prefer to offer my improvised interpretation before anyone else.
Gora[Don't come running
To my place
When it burns
Like fire, boy ] ---- If the boy's desire is burning like fire, he should go to her place right???-----

Do not even think about visiting my apartment when your desires are particularly urgent, young man.
GoraToo, too smooth
Ain't all that
Why don't you ride
On my side
Of the tracks ]
An uneventful lifestyle is not as attractive as people might think. Consider adopting a lifestyle similar to mine.
GoraSweet about me
Nothing sweet
About me, yeah

NB: "Sweet about me" seems to suggest "having an amorous interest in me", at first; but it's immediately revealed as a cunning ellipsis for "(There's nothing) sweet about me".

Best wishes,

MrP
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PS The video still seems to be available on youtube, but it doesn't seem to work as a link.

MrP
This is a problem with the way videos are loaded when embedded in some pages. It occurs erratically.

Please search for Cilmi Sweet about me and have a look at the original (official) video in youtube.

Thanks.

(I'm kind if figuring out some of the lyrics anyway, except the part about the waves, too smooth and the ride on her track)

Her smile worth 100 lies is her retaliation for him cheating on her, right? I don't understand the "Don't, easily" preceding that.
Thanks Mr Pedantic. I had not seen your explanatory comments before I post my last.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
You're welcome – I should have added that the lyrics are quite enigmatic, and no doubt susceptible to other interpretations!

Best wishes,

MrP