I heard this Karmin song titled "Acapella," but I'm not sure what the meaning of acapella is as used in this song.

I've googling the lyric and still not sure about the meaning of it. Can anyone explain what its means?

Thanks for your answer.


I think she may be confused regarding the actual meaning of the phrase "a cappella". She seems to be using it to state that she will be going solo - without whomever she's singing about.

"A Cappella" is an old Italian phrase - literally "in the style of chapel". Originally, it could be used to describe any facet of a church and its procedure. It made its way into common vernacular in the 19th century, used to describe the style of the purely vocal Cappella Sistina (Sistine Chapel) Choir. Over time, it came to describe any music without instrumental accompaniment.
You can certainly do a cappella solo.

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    so is that mean in this song, she likes to be "alone" rather than in a relationship? – JTR Oct 21 '15 at 9:45
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    Not necessarily that she likes to be alone, she's done with the relationship she's talking about. But yes, in the context she's using "a cappella" to mean she's leaving the guy and 'going out on her own'. It's not proper use of the phrase, but it's not uncommon when writing lyrics to bend meanings a little to make things rhyme and/or fit with the melody. – user1103 Oct 21 '15 at 11:21
  • aaah... I get it now, thanks for you answer – JTR Oct 22 '15 at 1:10
  • a cappella is not literally "in the style of chapel," that's the understood meaning of it. It's literal translation is "to/from chapel/church." – Jacob Swanson Oct 24 '15 at 3:59
  • You are correct, that is not the literal Latin translation. It's the literal Italian translation: a cappella - in chapel style First Known Use: circa 1864 – user1103 Oct 24 '15 at 5:43

That she will never be with you again because she wants to stay single in the song acapella so like solo

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    This is just a summary of the other answer. – PiedPiper 2 days ago

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