Coconut Tree

Album: El Dorado (2017)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Skakira recalls how in the early days of her relationship with soccer star Gerard Pique, they took a vacation away from the prying eyes of the media. She told Beats 1's Ebro Darden:

    "This 'Coconut Tree' song is one of my most beloved songs because it's very personal. It narrates the story of how Gerard, my baby daddy - we actually fled and took a plane hiding from everyone and went to an island. We actually disappeared form the map. Nobody knew we were starting to fall in love and so that song describes all of that magical moment in my life and how it all happened. It's one of those songs that just came out so easy like it had always been there."
  • Shakira also recounts some stories from the early days of her relationship with Gerald Pique during the song, "Me Enamoré."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Edwin McCain

Edwin McCainSongwriter Interviews

"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."

Lecrae

LecraeSongwriter Interviews

The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.

Gentle Giant

Gentle GiantSongwriter Interviews

An interview with Ray and Derek Shulman of the progressive rock band Gentle Giant to discuss counterpoint, polyrhythms, and... Bon Jovi.

Dwight Twilley

Dwight TwilleySongwriter Interviews

Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.

Scott Stapp

Scott StappSongwriter Interviews

The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.

Rick Astley

Rick AstleySongwriter Interviews

Rick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.