This ballad-like track with an Indian flavor is the third international single from Shakira's third English studio album, She Wolf. She told The Daily Star about the song's meaning, saying it represents her way of living and seeing life. "I've been on the road since I was very young, so that's where the gypsy metaphor comes from," she explained.
In this song, Shakira warns her lover that she's a gypsy, and not the "homecoming kind." She invites him to come with her on the road, but adds, "You're no fool if you say 'no.'"
Shakira also recorded a Spanish version of this song titled "Gitana." It was released as a single in Latin America and Spain.
The song's music video features the Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal as Shakira's love interest. Jaume de Laiguana directed the clip in Barcelona.
Shakira performed this song as a duet with Rascal Flatts on the April 28, 2010 episode of American Idol.
This was used on the 2009 Ugly Betty episodes "Level (7) With Me" and "The Bahamas Triangle." It was also featured on Wizards of Waverly Place in the 2010 episode "Dude Looks Like Shakira," which featured the singer as a guest star.