Sia Dressed in Black cover

Dressed in Black
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
Jul 7, 2014
Genre
Pop
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3.3K


Dressed in Black Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
I had given up
I didn't know who to trust, oh
So I designed a shell
Kept me from Heaven and Hell, oh
And I had hit a low
Was all I let myself know, yeah
Yeah I had locked my heart
I was imprisoned by dark (I was imprisoned by dark)
Verse 2
You found me dressed in black
Hiding way up at the back
Life had broken my heart into pieces
You took my hand in yours
You started breaking down my walls
And you covered my heart in kisses
I thought life passed me by
Missed my tears, ignored my cries
Life had broken my heart, my spirit
And then you crossed my path
You quelled my fears, you made me laugh
Then you covered my heart in kisses
Verse 3
I was down for the count
Yes I was down, I was out, oh ooh
And I had lost it all
Yes I was scared, I was torn oh
And I took to the night
I'd given in to the fight oh ooh
And I slipped further down
I felt like I had drowned
Verse 4
You found me dressed in black
Hiding way up at the back
Life had broken my heart into pieces
You took my hand in yours
You started breaking down my walls
And you covered my heart in kisses
I thought life passed me by
Missed my tears, ignored my cries
Life had broken my heart, my spirit
And then you crossed my path
You quelled my fears, you made me laugh
Then you covered my heart in kisses
Verse 5
I was hopeless and broken, you opened the door for me
Yeah I was hiding and you let the light in and now I see
That you do for the wounded, what they couldn't seem to, you set them free
Like a butterfly kissing a child with an eye for the minor key yeah
Verse 6
You found me dressed in black
Hiding way up at the back
Life had broken my heart into pieces
You took my hand in yours
You started breaking down my walls
And you covered my heart in kisses
I thought life passed me by
Missed my tears, ignored my cries
Life had broken my heart, my spirit
And then you crossed my path
You quelled my fears, you made me laugh
Then you covered my heart in kisses
Verse 7
Covered my heart in kisses

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4 months ago
Dressed in Black, is the most lovely song I have never heard in my entire life. This song tells the story of a person whose true-self had to hide from rest of the world because of this person untrusted people, this person closed its heart to those who surrounded it. In my opinion, this is NOT just in relationships.
"I had given up"
"I didn't know who to trust"
"So I designed a shell"
"Kept me from Heaven and Hell"
This occurred for an unknown thing because we cannot find proofs in this song, but the rest of the album 1000 forms of fear tells us.

Sia, this person probably, was really affected by this. Maybe she was insecure, afraid, or in pain (as the song Cellophane apprises).
Quotes like "I had hit a low", "I was in prison by dark", and "I was scared, I was torn", and more show a negative impact in Sia.

Sia was wary of this and she pushed herself to close herself for her own good (I KNOW thanks to other tracks of the album 1000 Forms of Fear that this is true, but you still can predict that Sia pushes herself to close her heart, to stay in her "shell").
" Was all I let myself know"
"I'd given into the fight"
"And I slipped further down"

But then, there was somebody strong headed enough who took the apprehensions to care about Sia. This person gave Sia what she had lost, love, comprehension, understanding, everything she had lost. This person took the nest out of Sia and she put her love back in this outstanding track.

"You found me dressed in black...
Covered my heart in kisses"


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