In the past, Sia has had the most success in indie scenes because of the subtle deepness to her lyrics and complicated tonal and harmonic aspects to the songwriting. At first glance, this song seems to go against this history with a purely pop appeal. This article will be an attempt to show that lyrically there is still the depth of her past material. If you ask someone for the lyrics, they will probably only remember the chorus:. But notice that already there is some sadness to the lyrics hinted at. It can indicate recklessness like swinging from a chandelier. It can also be taken a bit more literally since it is repeated. The other early indication of sadness is that her tears are drying. The verse lyrics go by fast and are generally easy to miss. The opening already gives away that the song is not as cheery as one might imagine:.
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Become a translator Request new lyrics translation. Login Registration. Sia - Chandelier. Chandelier Party girls don't get hurt. And I'm holding on for dear life, won't look down won't open my eyes.
Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, the song was released on 17 March as the lead single from the album. Lyrically, the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralisation and rationalisation of alcoholism through the thought process of a "party girl". More broadly, the song speaks to the fleeting feelings of release and abandon that come with intoxication, as well as the pain, guilt and emptiness that accompany addiction and hedonistic excess. The single received critical acclaim and reached the top 5 on record charts in 20 countries including France, Italy, Poland, Norway, Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, the single peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot , becoming Sia's first single as a lead artist to appear on the Hot , and has sold over 2 million copies in the country. It has been viewed on YouTube more than 2. She started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the mids in Adelaide. In , when Crisp disbanded, she released her debut studio album titled OnlySee in Australia, but it did not sell well.