Coldplay has come out with this beautiful song called ‘Arabesque’ on October 24, 2019, at just the right time, trying to spread the message that music unites us all. Regardless of our ethnicities or backgrounds, our hearts beat in similar fashion and music stimulates all of tapping our feet or even shedding a tear on similar lines. Let’s learn the meaning behind the lyrics of ‘Arabesque’ by Coldplay.
It is insightful to note that Arabesque is actually an art form and the Arabic world is the abode of arts and culture. Human DNA consists of about 3 billion bases, and more than 99 percent of those bases are the same in all people. And yet most of us unnecessarily alienate ourselves or even others, on feeling even the least bit ‘threatened’, at the drop of a hat.
Introduction: Arabesque Lyrics
The song is a part of the album ‘Everyday Life’, which is slated for release on November 22, 2019, is set to be a double album, with the first half titled Sunrise and the other Sunset. Arabesque is a part of ‘Sunrise’. Sung by Chris Martin, Will Champion, Femi Kuti and Stromae, the song has its heart in the right place. The song is accompanied by another song titled “Orphans”.
In the wake of the Arab Spring and wars to eradicate terrorism, and the aftermath of it all, a lot of us have reaffirmed in their minds the pre-existing xenophobia. The xenophobia, or fear of strangers, or any set of individuals who we perceive as ‘aliens’, could actually be for anyone from a different geographical location.
Arabesque Lyrics Meaning
Let’s dissect the meaning behind the lyrics of ‘Arabesque’ by Coldplay section-wise.
Chris Martin opens the song with an appeal for communal harmony. Only he does that the most poetically – ‘I could be you, you could be me’. All of our units of the species ‘homo sapiens’, all of us are human beings. Why do we not stand together in being human? We are raindrops that have fallen along with billions of others to form the ocean of humanity. Many a time we are all looking at the same thing, but owing to our different points of view and occasionally also a narrow understanding, we think it is not the same thing at all.
It is like the story of the blind men who were asked to describe an elephant on the basis of their touching the animal. All of them gave a different account, given the size of the animal and the portion of the animal they felt in order to understand it. In simpler terms, we are all in the same world with similar circumstances, and yet we never agree on life or things about it with our fellow human beings. The beings who have the same blood as us.
Stromae and Will Champion reiterate the message that any two fellow humans are like drops of water with the same chemical composition – H2O. And that we are all progeny of the same forefathers. We are two streams of water who come together to be a part of big rivers. And yes, like Yours Truly previously said 99% of our DNA, our building blocks, are the same.
It is time that we lay down all our ‘weapons’. Not just the physical things that cause bodily harm or damage but every other harmful entity there is, be it even a thought. All the weapons will have to be laid to rest and the only ‘weapon’ or in other words, the only revolution that will remain will be music.
Conclusion: Arabesque Meaning
The Coldplay team, like an artist in the truest right, has always advocated for communal harmony and for unity in diversity. They have again come together to remind us that we are all apples of the same orchard. What do you think of the meaning behind the lyrics of ‘Arabesque’ by Coldplay? Please let us know in the comments!
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