Coconut Tree

Album: El Dorado (2017)
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  • 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."

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