The Meaning Behind The Song: Wide Open Arms by Marc Scibilia
As a music teacher, I have had the privilege of introducing my students to various genres of music. One song that has always held a special place in my heart is “Wide Open Arms” by Marc Scibilia. I first stumbled upon this song during a casual gathering at a friend’s house, and from the moment I heard it, I was captivated by its heartfelt lyrics and soulful melody.
In “Wide Open Arms,” Scibilia explores the universal theme of finding solace in the embrace of a loved one. The first verse sets the stage for a search for genuine connection in a fast-paced world. The songwriter yearns for an honest love and a sanctuary to hold onto his soul. However, life’s circumstances often make it challenging to find solid ground, causing one to feel upside down and lost.
The chorus is where the true essence of the song shines through. Scibilia describes the love he has found as having “wide open arms.” This metaphorical notion of open arms conveys a sense of comfort, safety, and unconditional acceptance. The way his partner loves him is unlike anyone else before, as if she has never experienced any harm. It is in her embrace that he finds refuge whenever he feels like falling apart.
The second verse paints a picture of a weary protagonist returning home late at night after a long day. Despite the challenges and sacrifices, he knows that his partner will be waiting for him with those same wide open arms. The mention of Rihanna’s song “baby please don’t go” adds a touch of relatability and reminds us of the power of music in expressing emotions.
The bridge serves as a reaffirmation of the devotion and commitment present in their relationship. Scibilia promises to hold his partner tight and never let her down. He acknowledges that their love story is evolving and assures her that this time around, it will be different.
In the outro, the song comes full circle, with Scibilia emphasizing once again the wide open arms his partner possesses. He falls into them every time he feels like falling apart. These arms become a symbol of his sanctuary, offering love and support in times of need.
“Wide Open Arms” is a beautiful testament to the power of love and the comfort it brings in the midst of chaos. Through his heartfelt lyrics and melodic delivery, Marc Scibilia captures the essence of finding solace in the arms of a loved one. It is a song that resonates deeply with me and reminds me of the importance of connection and support in our lives.
Marc Scibilia released “Wide Open Arms” as part of his album “Out Of Style” in 2015. With its timeless message and soulful sound, this song continues to inspire and touch the hearts of listeners worldwide.
– Album title: Out Of Style (2015)
– Release Date: February 1, 2015