Thoughts Posted by Alee Aris
The artiste took the principles of psychology and injected it in this song. With the use of the words "meditate", "hypnotize" more so writing the songs along the concept of "The 5 Stages of grief" - denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But also seeking counselling and confiding in friends to gather support while going through ... a seperation
It's as if she's personifying a cigarette particularly when she inhales in the song and uses the lines "wrap me up" and "warm me up". Leading the listener to interpret relying on an addiction while combating self inflicted damage at the line "hurt myself again today". A very emotional song by Sia with the themes of reliance, self conflict and desperation for acceptance/comfort
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.
Initially, hearing the term "elastic heart" immediately suggested endurance to me, so I was happily singing this song until it finally dawned on me the underline theme of tolerance and being "stretched" to a breaking point. It's an easily relatable song for the heartbroken and dwindling relationships. Her reference to "another one bites the dust " suggesting death or closing as she transitions from a partner which was immediately followed by " It's hard to lose a chosen one"
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