The story behind the swinging from Sias Chandelier

Posted on: May 25, 2018, by :

Hidden in the lyrics, the story of the song-writer is revealing a tough and sorrowful story of one personal battle  the one that Sia herself had to lead against addictions. Of course, this technique in song-writing is popular, but whats interesting here is the choice of words she made. The first thing that crosses ones mind when thinking about alcoholism, partying hard and use of addictive substances is thatIm gonna swing from the chandeliercould literally means suicide.

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While listening to a song for a first time, most of us dont bother even to try to interpret the lyrics. But when you stop and hear what the Australian singerSiais expressing in, you cant help but simply be amazed that this is something way beyond just another successful hit.

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On the other hand, this swinging points directly to the sad, broken attention-seeker who desperately needs help but fails to express in a good way this need of his own.

In a certain, maybe even more dramatic way, the song re-creates Sias story and serves as attention sign for all the young girls who find themselves swinging from the chandelier at a party, fiercely starving for attention  attention, but from the wrong people; attention, but on the wrong place and definitely in a wrong way.

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Alone in her own fight against addictions and problems, the main character in the story (brilliantly performed by a young Sia-like girl in the video of the song) passes through ups and downs, shameful moments and despair, while having anotherglass full until morning light. But shesholding on for dear lifeand shell continue to hold on until she finally gets through this.

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