Chandelier Lyrics by Sia


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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

1,2,3 1,2,3 drink
1,2,3 1,2,3 drink
1,2,3 1,2,3 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

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

1,2,3 1,2,3 drink
1,2,3 1,2,3 drink
1,2,3 1,2,3 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
'Cause I'm just holding on for tonight
Oh, I'm just holding on for tonight
On for tonight
On for tonight
'Cause I'm just holding on for tonight
'Cause I'm just holding on for tonight
Oh, I'm just holding on for tonight
On for tonight
On for tonight

[Thanks to SamNPS for correcting these lyrics]
Writer: Jesse Shatkin, Sia Furler
Copyright: Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing Ltd., Aidenjulius Music, Emi April Music Inc.
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Chandelier Info:

Chandelier is the lead single from Sia's sixth studio album 1000 Forms of Fear (2014).

Lyrically, Chandelier has a sad theme talking about "the glitter and fatigue of a party girl's life".

Sia revealed that she initially wrote the track for Rihanna or Beyoncé, but scrapped it and kept the song as her own record.

Sia told Ryan Seacrest: "I usually think, 'Oh this would work for Rihanna, or this would be a good one for B or Katy. But this time I was like, 'Uh oh I think I just wrote a full-blown pop song for myself by accident!'"

From the Album:
1000 Forms of Fear (2014)

Released:
March 17th, 2014

Format:
Digital download

Recorded:
2013

Genre:
Pop

Length:
3:36

Writers:
Sia Furler
Jesse Shatkin

Producers:
Greg Kurstin
Jesse Shatkin

Music video:
"Chandelier" on YouTube

The music video for the song was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, and was choreographed by Ryan Heffington. It features Maddie Ziegler, a Dance Moms competitor, doing the dance routine.

Ziegler shared her thought about the dance moves to New York magazine:
"I like the whole dance. It was really different and weird for me, because I usually don’t, you know, be a crazy person every time. It was so fun to do and it was really out of the box and it expanded me a lot, because I’m used to competition dances where you’re like, Point your legs! But this time it was like, you just need to let go and feel it."

• The video won for "Best Choreography" at the 2014 MTV VMAs



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