Elastic Heart Lyrics
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Writer(s):Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING
Copyright: THOMAS WESLEY PENTZ, ABEL TESFAYE, ANDREW FITZGERALD SWANSON, SIA FURLER
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Share your thoughts on "Elastic Heart" by Sia (Feat. The Weeknd & Diplo).
11 Thoughts and Song Meanings
To a point, this song gives another impression as inner strength for ones more deeper and personal reasons that doesn't directly need to mean breakups or relationships. It can be gaining inner strength from someone in whichever part of life who swallowed her whole, and left her feeling lost and hopeless; but by having thick skin and an elastic heart, she won't be down too long, and will come back up fighting for herself and inner peace.
And likewise an elastic band can contract - that's what they do.
So the "I" of the song probably feels both hate and love for this other person.
In the song she compares herself to a rubber band, when you pull to hard, the rubber band will snap and so will she. Snap meaning several tihings - breaking, breaking down, up and into two. But she has got thick skin - her rubber band is strong. It bounces back.
This sounds like an unhealthy on/off relationship. The rubber band expands and contracts (just like a beating heart) in what sounds like an ongoing and neverending cycle . The rubber band reminds me somewhat of a boomerang in this song - it always return. She is possibly not likely to break the cycle. - Because you cannot conquer love.