This Is Acting Album Lyrics by Sia


Sia Lyrics

This Is Acting Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Bird Set Free

Clipped wings, I was a broken thing
Had a voice, had a voice but I could not sing
You would wind me down
I struggled on the ground
So lost, the line had been crossed
Had a voice, had a voice but I could not talk
You held me down
I struggle to fly now

But there's a scream inside that we all try to hide
We hold on so tight, we cannot deny
Eats us alive, oh it eats us alive
Yes, there's a scream inside that we all try to hide
We hold on so tight, but I don't wanna die, no
I don't wanna die, I don't wanna die

And I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free
No I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free

Now I fly, hit the high notes
I have a voice, have a voice, hear me roar tonight
You held me down
But I fought back loud

But there's a scream inside that we all try to hide
We hold on so tight, we cannot deny
Eats us alive, oh it eats us alive
Yes, there's a scream inside that we all try to hide
We hold on so tight, but I don't wanna die, no
I don't wanna die, I don't wanna die

And I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free
No I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
I'll shout it out like a bird set free



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Alive

I was born in a thunderstorm
I grew up overnight
I played alone
I'm playing on my own
I survived

Hey
I wanted everything I never had
Like the love that comes with light
I wore envy and I hated that
But I survived

I had a one-way ticket to a place where all the demons go
Where the wind don't change
And nothing in the ground can ever grow
No hope, just lies
And you're taught to cry in your pillow
But I'll survive

I'm still breathing [4x]
I'm alive [4x]

I found solace in the strangest place
Way in the back of my mind
I saw my life in a stranger's face
And it was mine

I had a one-way ticket to a place where all the demons go
Where the wind don't change
And nothing in the ground can ever grow
No hope, just lies
And you're taught to cry in your pillow
But I survived

I'm still breathing [4x]
I'm alive [4x]

You took it all, but I'm still breathing [8x]

I had made every single mistake
That you could ever possibly make
I took and I took and I took what you gave
But you never noticed that I was in pain
I knew what I wanted; I went in and got it
Did all the things that you said that I wouldn't
I told you that I would never be forgotten
And all in spite of you

And I'm still breathing
I'm still breathing
I'm still breathing
I'm still breathing
I'm alive (You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
(You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
I'm alive (You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
(You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
I'm alive (You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
(You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
I'm alive

I'm alive [4x]



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One Million Bullets

Under the moonlight
Weathering with your warm embrace
I feel so safe here
Baby we're worth the wait
Yeah I picked the wrong kind
Time after time
I drank from the poisoned wine
Yeah I picked the wrong kind
But baby you're alright
Yeah baby I've seen the light

I got a feeling, I got a feeling
Danger is coming, a danger is coming
A danger is coming,
Oh oh oh
I got a feeling, I got a feeling
The war has been won here, the war has been won here
Ohhhhh

Under the moonlight, under your moonlit gaze
I know that I'd take one million bullets babe
Yeah, one million bullets could come my way
But I want you to know that I'd take a million babe

How many would you take?
How many would you take?
How many would you take?
How many would you take?
Cause I'd take, one million bullets babe

If you were a poet and I was a faultless muse
If you were the hero, yeah, I'd take a bullet for you
So take me in your arms, take me for all I have
Cause I'd give my life for one of your belly laughs

I got a feeling, I got a feeling
Danger is coming, a danger is coming
A danger is coming,
Oh oh oh
I got a feeling, I got a feeling
The war has been won here, the war has been won here
Ohhhhh

Under the moonlight, under your moonlit gaze
I know that I'd take one million bullets babe
Yeah, one million bullets should come my way
But I want you to know that, I'd take a million babe

How many would you take?
How many would you take?
How many would you take?
How many would you take?
Cause I'd take one million bullets babe



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Move Your Body

Poetry on your body
You got it in every way
And can't you see it's you I am watching
I am hot for you in every way
And turn around, let me see you
Wanna free you with my rhythm
I know you can't get enough
I'mma turn up with my rhythm

Your body's poetry, speak to me
Won't you let me be your rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
I wanna be your muse, your music
Let the movement be the rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
Your body's poetry, speak to me
Won't you let me be your rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
I wanna be your muse, your music
Let the movement be the rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body

Poetry on your body
Got me started, it'll never end
Feel my rhythm in your system
This is heaven, I'm your only friend
Feel the beat in your chest
Beat your chest like an animal
Free the beast from it's cage
Free the rage like an animal

Your body's poetry, speak to me
Won't you let me be your rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
I wanna be your muse, your music
Let the movement be the rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
Your body's poetry, speak to me
Won't you let me be your rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
I wanna be your muse, your music
Let the movement be the rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body

You body's poetry
Move your body for me
Your body's poetry
Move your body for me
Me, me, me, me, me, me, me...

Your body's poetry, speak to me
Won't you let me be your rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
I wanna be your muse, your music
Let the movement be the rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
Your body's poetry, speak to me
Won't you let me be your rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body
I wanna be your muse, your music
Let the movement be the rhythm tonight
Move your body, move your body



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Unstoppable

All smiles, I know what it takes to fool this town
I'll do it 'til the sun goes down and all through the night time
Oh yeah, oh yeah, I'll tell you what you wanna hear
Leave my sunglasses on while I shed a tear
It's never the right time, yeah, yeah

I put my armor on, show you how strong how I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today

Break down, only alone I will cry out now
You'll never see what's hiding out
Hiding out deep down, yeah, yeah
I know, I've heard that to let your feelings show
Is the only way to make friendships grow
But I'm too afraid now, yeah, yeah

I put my armor on, show you how strong how I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today

I put my armor on, show you how strong how I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today



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Cheap Thrills

Come on, come on, turn the radio on
It's Friday night and I won't be long
Gotta do my hair, I put my make up on
It's Friday night and I won't be long

Til I hit the dance floor
Hit the dance floor
I got all I need
No I ain't got cash
No I ain't got cash
But I got you baby

Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
But I don't need no money
As long as I can feel the beat
I don't need no money
As long as I keep dancing

Come on, come on, turn the radio on
It's Saturday and I won't be long
Gotta paint my nails, put my high heels on
It's Saturday and I won't be long

Til I hit the dance floor
Hit the dance floor
I got all I need
No I ain't got cash
No I ain't got cash
But I got you baby

Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
But I don't need no money
As long as I can feel the beat
I don't need no money
As long as I keep dancing

(I love cheap thrills)
(I love cheap thrills)
I don't need no money
As long as I can feel the beat
I don't need no money
As long as I keep dancing

Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
Baby I don't need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
I don't need no money
As long as I can feel the beat
I don't need no money
As long as I keep dancing

La, la, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)
La, la, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)
La, la, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)
La, la, la, la, la
(I love cheap thrills)



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Reaper

Broke down, thought that I would drown
Hope that I've been found, 'fore I hit the ground
Sun rays out the corner of my eye, hey
Saw you weeping, saw you creeping
Saw you sneaking in the shadow's dawn
I feel so strong
Saw you out the corner of my eye

Don't come for me today
I'm feeling good
I'mma savor it
Don't come for me today
I'm feeling good
I remember when
(Reaper)

You came to take me away
So close I was to heaven's gates
But no baby, no baby, not today
Oh, you tried to track me down
You followed me like the darkest cloud
But no baby, no baby, not today
(Reaper) Oh reaper
(Reaper) Oh no baby, no baby, not today
(Reaper) Oh reaper
(Reaper) Oh no baby, no baby, not today

So come back when I'm good to go
I got drinks to drink, and men to hold
I got good things to do with my life, yeah
Oh, I wanna dance in the open breeze
Feel the wind in my hair, hear the ocean sing
I got good things to feel in my life, yeah

Don't come for me today
I'm feeling good
I'mma savor it
Don't come for me today
I'm feeling good
I remember when
(Reaper)

You came to take me away
So close I was to heaven's gates
But no baby, no baby, not today
Oh, you tried to track me down
You followed me like the darkest cloud
But no baby, no baby, not today
(Reaper) Oh reaper
(Reaper) Oh no baby, no baby, not today
(Reaper) Oh reaper
(Reaper) Oh no baby, no baby, not today

Reaper
Reaper
Reaper
Reaper



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House On Fire

I don't like to wait too long, to wait too long, wait too long
Figured out I'm burning slow, but I burn babe
I feel the pain and it feels good, I know it would
Your heart burns slow, I feel the pain and I cry out

I need you, I need you
Baby I want to breathe you in
Like oxygen, like oxygen

Baby I'm a house on fire
And I want to keep burning
Going on up in flames
And you're to blame
Yeah, you're to blame
Baby I'm a house on fire
And I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
Baby I'm a house on fire
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
Baby I'm a house on fire

So take me to the heavens now
As we burn down, as we are found
Take me to the heavens now
My heart screams out

I need you, I need you
Baby I want to breathe you in
Like oxygen, like oxygen

Baby I'm a house on fire
And I want to keep burning
Going on up in flames
And you're to blame
Yeah, you're to blame
Baby I'm a house on fire
And I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
Baby I'm a house on fire
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
Baby I'm a house on fire

Love me, to the beat of a drum, to the beat of a drum yeah
Love me, till the walls give in yeah
Love me, to the beat of a drum, to the beat of a drum yeah
Love me, I don't wanna say yeah

Baby I want to breathe you in
Like oxygen, like oxygen

Baby I'm a house on fire
And I want to keep burning
Going on up in flames
And you're to blame
Yeah, you're to blame
Baby I'm a house on fire
And I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
Baby I'm a house on fire
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
I want to keep burning
Baby I'm a house on fire
Baby I'm a house on fire



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Footprints

I've fallen through the floor again, crashed into the basement
Your pain was swallowing me
I was like a leper when I couldn't even get up towards
The lights from the door was swallowing me

Lord knows you can't trust your head
When you're standing on the edge
I'm breaking down
Lord knows you can't trust your head
When you're hanging by a thread
I was breaking down

And I saw only two footprints in the sand
Thought you'd abandoned me and
Let go of my hand
But you were carrying me
Carrying me to safety
Two footprints, your footprints in the sand
Two footprints, two footprints, your footprints in the sand
Two footprints, your footprints in the sand

Oh what if I had got the things I knew it was I
Who would have been done with you
Forgive me, I was lost and found
Who would never've left my side
Pick me up when I thought that I would die
You helped me and I was fine

Lord knows you can't trust your head
When you're standing on the edge
I'm breaking down
Lord knows you can't trust your head
When you're hanging by a thread
I was breaking down

And I saw only two footprints in the sand
Thought you'd abandoned me and
Let go of my hand
But you were carrying me
Carrying me to safety
Two footprints, your footprints in the sand
Two footprints, two footprints, your footprints in the sand
Two footprints, your footprints in the sand



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Sweet Design

Thong, th-thong, thong, thong
Thong, th-thong, thong, thong
Thong, th-thong, thong, thong

"Thong Song", I'ma bring it, part 2
Don't, don't, I'mma make your blood food
My junk, hypnotise the whole room
Bump, bump, I'ma rub it up on you
My peace, juices happens on the edges
My seats come here and hit you with the wedges
True love, come on make me turn it up
My girls are ready and you heard enough

Word travels fast
When you've got an ass like mine
Sweet design
Baby got back on my cockback
Where the mens at?
Someone's gonna move a lot of heads
What's mine, sweet design

"Thong Song", I'ma bring it, part 2
Don't, don't, I'mma make your blood food
My junk, hypnotise the whole room
Bump, bump, I'ma rub it up on you
My peace, juices happens on the edges
My seats come here and hit you with the wedges
True love, come on make me turn it up
My girls are ready and you heard enough

Word travels fast
When you've got an ass like mine
Sweet design
Baby got back on my cockback
Where the mens at?
Someone's gonna move a lot of heads
What's mine, sweet design

Thong, th-thong, thong, thong
Thong, th-thong, thong, thong

Word travels fast
When you've got an ass like mine
Sweet design
Baby got back on my cockback
Where the mens at?
Someone's gonna move a lot of heads
What's mine, sweet design
You've gotta move fast
When you've got an ass like mine
Sweet design
Baby got back on my cockback
Where the mens at?
Someone's gonna move a lot of heads
What's mine, sweet design



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Broken Glass

Laying down in your arms
I don't wanna fight anymore
Rough seas will be calm
I'm home while we weather the storm

We fall down like dogs playing dead
Well our love's not worth playing chicken, baby

I'm not discarding you like broken glass
There are no winners when the die is cast
There's only tears when it's the final task
So don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance
So don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance

There's [?] in our past
When we are where we're meant to be
Learn things I don't ask
[?] get her to me

We fall down like dogs playing dead
Well our love's not worth playing chicken, baby

I'm not discarding you like broken glass
There are no winners when the die is cast
There's only tears when it's the final task
So don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance
So don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance
So don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance
So don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance
I'm not discarding you like broken glass
There are no winners when the die is cast
There's only tears when it's the final task
So don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance
I'm not discarding you like broken glass
There are no winners when the die is cast
There's only tears when it's the final task
So don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance
Don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance
Don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance

I'm not discarding you like broken glass
I'm not discarding you like broken glass
I'm not discarding you like broken glass
So don't give up, it's just young lovers' romance



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Space Between

Never ending symptoms in my head
We lay hollow in the emptiness
I'm too tired to push you from the bed

No more fighting, no more fighting
No more fighting for us

Feel the void in our bed
The space between is deafening
Oh, we don't bend or break it
The space between is deafening
The space between is deafening

No one's moving, we lack the courage to
We lay in stalemate, wishing the other would
But we're too tired, we're at the ember's core

No more fighting, there's no more fighting
There's no more fighting for us

Feel the void in our bed
The space between is deafening
Oh, we don't bend or break it
The space between is deafening

No more fighting, we've given up now
Silence has more than worth
Imagination cures loneliness
When you become a prisoner

Feel the void in our bed
The space between is deafening
Oh, we don't bend or break it
The space between is deafening



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First Fighting A Sandstorm

(Bonus Track)

I fought so hard for your heart, all the way down
And I thought that I could save you from destruction

But I was never in contro-o-ol, never in control
Fighting another war
No I was never in contro-o-ol, never in control
Fighting another war

Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
Now I ain't boxing anymore
I'm letting go and it's beautiful
Fist-fighting a sandstorm
Fist-fighting a sandstorm
Is a losing battle
Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
Fighting a sandstorm
Fighting a sandstorm
Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
But I won't fight it anymore
I'm letting go and it's beautiful

I was hurting, I couldn't let go, I couldn't leave you
And I told myself, don't [?] ourselves, that we push through

But I was never in contro-o-ol, never in control
Fighting another war
No I was never in contro-o-ol, never in control
Fighting another war

Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
Now I ain't boxing anymore
I'm letting go and it's beautiful
Fist-fighting a sandstorm
Fist-fighting a sandstorm
Is a losing battle
Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
Fighting a sandstorm
Fighting a sandstorm
Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
But I won't fight it anymore
I'm letting go and it's beautiful

But I was never in contro-o-ol, never in control
Fighting another war
No I was never in contro-o-ol, never in control
Fighting another war

Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
Now I ain't boxing anymore
I'm letting go and it's beautiful
Fist-fighting a sandstorm
Fist-fighting a sandstorm
Is a losing battle
Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
Fighting a sandstorm
Fighting a sandstorm
Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
Was fist-fighting a sandstorm
But I won't fight it anymore
I'm letting go and it's beautiful



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Summer Rain

(Bonus Track)

My summer rain

I prepared for the worst in a storm
It doesn't take long before I'm shaking
I watch the news end, wait for the forecast
I fill a tall glass, try to be patient
It's been a long time, I feel my temperature rise
You might be moving too fast, oh
Wait for the sirens, sit in the silence
I sit on my hands

I feel the breeze, feel the sea swelling and drowning me
I feel the night, feel the sunlight, I feel everything
I feel your love, and I'm done and I surrender now
I want my level, you've got to bring him, bring him down

I thought you were a game
Turns out you were the summer rain
You came
To wash away the love I made
I needed you in every way
My summer rain
My summer rain
My summer rain
My summer rain

I was mistaken, but I feel safe here
So now we're making some kind of rainbow
The storm has broken, two words are spoken
And I am soaking, and now you're love so
Love me for all time, and feel my temperature rise
Thought you were moving too fast, oh
But I was just scared to let you into my head
And let you see my past

I feel the breeze, feel the sea swelling and drowning me
I feel the night, feel the sunlight, I feel everything
I feel your love, and I'm done and I surrender now
I want my level, you've got to bring him, bring him down

I thought you were a game
Turns out you were the summer rain
You came
To wash away the love I made
I needed you in every way
My summer rain

When you live in fear
You miss everything
I was struggling
When you stop fighting
The war within
Everybody wins

I thought you were a game
Turns out you were the summer rain
You came
To wash away the love I made
I needed you in every way
My summer rain
My summer rain
My summer rain
My summer rain
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