"Arabella" as written by and Alex Turner....
Arabella's got some interstellar-gator skin boots
And a helter skelter 'round her little finger and I ride it endlessly
She's got a Barbarella silver swimsuit
And when she needs to shelter from reality she takes a dip in my daydreams

My days end best when this sunset gets itself
Behind that little lady sitting on the passenger side
It's much less picturesque without her catching the light
The horizon tries but it's just not as kind on the eyes

As Arabella
As Arabella
Just might have tapped into your mind and soul
You can't be sure

Arabella's got a 70's head
But she's a modern lover
It's an exploration, she's made of outer space
And her lips are like the galaxy's edge
And her kiss the colour of a constellation falling into place

My days end best when this sunset gets itself
Behind that little lady sitting on the passenger side
It's much less picturesque without her catching the light
The horizon tries but it's just not as kind on the eyes

As Arabella
As Arabella
Just might have tapped into your mind and soul
You can't be sure

That's magic in a cheetah print coat
Just a slip underneath it I hope
Asking if I can have one of those
Organic cigarettes that she smokes
Wraps her lips round the Mexican coke
Makes you wish that you were the bottle
Takes a sip of your soul and it sounds like…

Just might have tapped into your mind and soul
You can't be sure


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"Arabella" as written by Alex Turner

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  • +3
    My OpinionIt's obviously about his girlfriend Arielle Vandenberg and he is so infatuated since he talks about her like she's got "a Helter Skelter 'round her little finger and I ride it endlessly". Also, could be that he's the dominant one in the relationship, because he's the one driving the car and Arabella is in the passenger seat.
    svelleneon September 03, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionActually, he sings:

    "Just might've tapped into your mind and soul,
    You CAN be sure".

    Just listen closely.

    If you take the emotional vibe and the lyrics all together, and Alex's certainty about who Arabella is to him, and how bad he wants her, you can tell he digs her, definitelly - so he sings that way, not the other.
    showyourscarson September 09, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAbsolutely my favorite song from the new album, it describes my feelings for a girl who I dig more that I thought I could dig a girl. The ways he describes certain things about the girl he's singing about are awesome, the use of metaphors make the song.

    My favorite lines have to be
    "And her lips are like the galaxy's edge
    And her kiss the colour of a constellation falling into place"

    and

    "Wraps her lips round the Mexican coke
    Makes you wish that you were the bottle
    Takes a sip of your soul and it sounds like…"

    The solo just kicks too much ass and also perfectly describes how this girl makes me feel inside on most occasions. 10/10 would recommend loving this song.
    masonwilliamhon November 15, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThe song is most likely about the connection between the two. He finds a strong mental and physical connection with her through her own in genius ways along with her gorgeous looks and mystery. A "helter skelter" is a word used in England a lot, it is a ride or a slide of some sort. He wants to let her know that she is all he desires; she is all he wants to see, but she also needs to know that he's in control.
    hjcon May 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentArabella means "Beautiful Altar".
    Nosferobtuon April 09, 2014   Link

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