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Chandelier Lyrics Meanings
by Sia

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2014
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Chandelier Lyrics

Party girls don't get hurt
Can't feel anything, when will I learn
I push it down, push it down

I'm the one "for a good time call"
Phone's blowin' up, they're ringin' my doorbell
I feel the love, feel the love

One, two, three, one, two, three, drink
One, two, three, one, two, three, drink
One, two, three, one, two, three, drink

Throw em back, till I lose count

I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier
I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist
Like it doesn't exist
I'm gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry
I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier

And I'm holding on for dear life, won't look down won't open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light, 'cause I'm just holding on for tonight
Help me, I'm holding on for dear life, won't look down won't open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light, 'cause I'm just holding on for tonight
On for tonight

Party girls don't get hurt
Can't feel anything, I push it down, push it down

I'm the one "for a good time call"
Phone's blowin' up, I feel the love, feel the love
I feel the love, feel the love

Sun is up, I'm a mess
Gotta get out now, gotta run from this
Here comes the shame, here comes the shame

One, two, three, one, two, three, drink
One, two, three, one, two, three, drink
One, two, three, one, two, three, drink

Throw em back till I lose count

I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier
I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist
Like it doesn't exist
I'm gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry
I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier

And I'm holding on for dear life, won't look down won't open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light, 'cause I'm just holding on for tonight
Help me, I'm holding on for dear life, won't look down won't open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light, 'cause I'm just holding on for tonight
On for tonight
On for tonight

Writer(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Copyright: Jesse Shatkin, Sia Furler
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Turning to partying and alcohol to forget any miseries in life that don't need any attention, but to run away from them. She knows that partying and alcohol numbs the pain, so she can't get hurt. "I'm gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry" suggest that she's going non- stop with intoxicating herself so she can feel like she's flying, which can seem like the greatest feeling in the world, and while she's doing this, her tears will dry up; and the hurt that she's feeling will be temporarily gone. "And I'm holding on for dear life, won't look down won't open my eyes" says that when she's impaired from drinking, she doesn't want to let that go and open her eyes to witness her reality, which may seem unbearable and intolerable.

I'll stick to this line here, repeating counting 1,2,3 for 3 times, ending with drink and a soft drum crush, before this stunning voice begins to to drown you inside it. It's like this is her power, have 3 shots, and then sing it all out, let it all out....

The sole verse that refrains this song from becoming a girl's night out anthem: "here comes the shame". Sia constructs a high and lively, gotta sing to the beat song yet still suggesting turmoil in her backstory when you hear " Feel my tears as they dry". With lyrics surrounding careless freedom it's easy to visualize the artist having a wild night but then she slips in the reality of shame, and remorse.

In these cheerful, yet melancholic verses Sia describes this experience that, if not all, many of us had... Leaving it all behind during a night, or more, forgetting all about our troubles and worries by getting so drunk that you feel as if gravity is gone and partying as if there's no tomorrow, only to wake up on the next day and find out that, actually, nothing worked out so well, that it's all still there in your head and life.

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