Disarm
Empire of the Sun Lyrics


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The army yearns, come on dance
Push it just enough
Ancient parts, distant bloods
Take a chance my love
If I'll run pass the rocks to a wonderful
Piece of love like they can
Spirit up above
Way beyond the cliff tops
When it meets the blue we will see
Just beyond her skin
Where you might be

Disarm now
Disarm the armies and people stop
Just like disco
Being a superstar

Disarm now
Disarm the armies and people stop
Just like disco
Being a superstar

All define secret get
They still passed it low
The audience stop and dance as they looked around

Way beyond the cliff tops
When it meets the blue we will see
Just beyond her skin
Where you might be

Disarm now
Disarm the armies and people stop
Just like disco
Being a superstar

Disarm now
Disarm the armies and people stop
Just like disco
Being a superstar

It's the night
I wanna kill the light
Just go easy now
I don't her playing around
Oh just go now go, baby go now
Don't waste another, yea never worry
Oh just go now go, baby go now
Just go now

Disarm now
Disarm the armies and people stop
Just like disco
Being a superstar

Disarm now
Disarm the armies and people stop




Just like disco
Being a superstar

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Empire of the Sun's song "Disarm" are open to interpretation, but one could argue that they speak to the desire for peace and unity despite the wounds of past conflicts. The first verse may allude to the idea of embracing diversity and taking risks in order to find love-- even if it seems distant or unfamiliar. The following verses encourage disarmament and an end to conflict ("Disarm now / Disarm the armies and people stop"), with the repeated reference to "just like disco / being a superstar" perhaps suggesting a utopian vision of people coming together in harmony.


The bridge ("It's the night / I wanna kill the light / Just go easy now") is more ambiguous, but it seems to express a sense of urgency and determination to make a change. The closing lines of the song ("Just go now go, baby go now / Don't waste another, yea never worry") suggest a sense of possibility and hope for the future.


Overall, "Disarm" can be seen as a call for peace and disarmament, and a vision of a world where people can come together despite past conflicts and differences.


Line by Line Meaning

The army yearns, come on dance
Encouraging army personnel to forget their troubles and dance, to momentarily abandon their duties and responsibilities and be free to just have a good time


Push it just enough
To put in only a minimal amount of effort, to do just enough to get by


Ancient parts, distant bloods
Referring to a deep connection to ancestors who existed long ago, despite the vast distance between them


Take a chance my love
Urging a loved one to take a risk, to seize an opportunity that may not come again


If I'll run pass the rocks to a wonderful
Describing a difficult journey that may be made worthwhile by what awaits at the end


Piece of love like they can
A love so powerful that it inspires awe and admiration, something that can't be easily replicated


Spirit up above
A reference to a higher power, representing something beyond ourselves


Way beyond the cliff tops
Looking far into the distance, beyond what can be seen from a typical vantage point


When it meets the blue we will see
Describing the moment when the sky meets the ocean, a point of awe-inspiring beauty


Just beyond her skin
Referring to a person's emotional and psychological depths, as distinct from their physical appearance


Where you might be
The place where someone's true self exists, somewhere beneath the surface


Disarm now
A call for the end of violent conflict, urging people to lay down their weapons


Disarm the armies and people stop
If the armies are disbanded, then there will be no need for fighting


Just like disco
Referring to a time when disco dancing was at the height of popularity and could bring people together in celebration


Being a superstar
The feeling of being on top of the world, of overcoming obstacles and achieving greatness


All define secret get
It's human nature to try to uncover secrets, to gain access to hidden knowledge


They still passed it low
Despite best efforts to keep secrets, they inevitably get passed around in hushed tones


The audience stop and dance as they looked around
Describing a moment when everyone in a room is seized by the same impulse to dance and feel alive, caught up in the music


It's the night
A reference to a specific moment in time, signaling the beginning of an event or ritual


I wanna kill the light
A desire to extinguish the light, to abandon the familiar and venture into the unknown


Just go easy now
A plea for restraint, to take things slowly and with caution


I don't her playing around
A warning to the person being addressed that they shouldn't take things lightly or fail to take things seriously


Oh just go now go, baby go now
An urging to take a particular action, to leave behind doubts and pursue something with determination


Don't waste another, yea never worry
Don't waste time, seize every opportunity with confidence and motivation


Disarm now
A repetition of the earlier call to disarm, urging people to lay down their weapons and end violent conflict




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JONATHAN THOMAS SLOAN, NICK LITTLEMORE, LUKE JAMES STEELE

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