What does Rococo mean?

Arcade Fire: Rococo Meaning

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Rococo Lyrics

Let's go downtown and watch the modern kids
Let's go downtown and talk to the modern kids
They will eat right out of your hand
Using great big words that they don't understand
They say

Rococo, rococo, rococo, rococo
Rococo, rococo, rococo,...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 30th 2013 !⃝

    Rococo refers to the Rococo time period, also known as late baroque. It was an 18th century art movement in which artists opted for a lighter, happier tone rather than focusing on the suffering of every day life. Rococo art usually depicts the leisure of the wealthy, and the carefree nature of their daily life

  2. Ronald Bass
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    Nov 22nd 2011 !⃝

    I agree with the interpretation submitted on may 8thbut I don't think the childs name is Rococo. I think the line "Using great big words that they don't understand, they're singing Rococo" means that kids like to pretend to know what they're talking about and they pretend to understand life and a lot of the time it can end up sounding like they're just speaking jibberish.

  3. anonymous
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    May 8th 2011 !⃝

    its a paradox of modern parenthood. Despite disagreeing with the behaviour of modern youths, they still long for a child. A song that reflects the duality of innocence and moronic youth- and the corresponding angst in parents that emerges.
    *child possibly named rococo

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