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Sia – Big Girls Cry lyrics

[Verse:]
Tough girl in the fast lane
No time for love, no time for hate
No drama, no time for games
Tough girl whose soul aches

[Pre-Hook:]
I'm at home, on my own
Check my phone, nothing, though
Act busy, order in
Pay TV, it's agony

[Chorus:]
I may cry ruinin' my makeup
Wash away all the things you've taken
And I don't care if I don’t look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their heart is breaking


[Verse 2:]
Tough girl, I'm in pain
It's lonely at the top, black outs and airplanes
And I still pour you a glass, of champagne

Tough girl whose soul aches

[Pre-Hook:]
I'm at home, on my own
Check my phone, nothing, though
Act busy, order in
Pay TV, it's agony


[Chorus - Variation]
I may cry ruining my makeup
Wash away all the things you’ve taken
And I don’t care if I don’t look pretty

Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking

Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking

[Bridge:]
Away I go (13x)
Alone


[Chorus:]
I may cry ruinin' my makeup
Wash away all the things you've taken
And I don't care if I don’t look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
Big girls cry when their heart is breaking



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    I had two impressions about this song; first about a lonely rich girl, and second about a woman who had survive this life all by herself for a little too long.

    The first verse: It's about a teenage girl who lives on a high class, all of her life already planned out and restricted by her parents. Which is why she has no time to act like her own age. But deep inside, she craves it. She craves her life.

    The pre-hook: It seems like she has grown into a woman who lives by her own and pay her own. There is a moment where she doesn't know how to spent her time by her own, she try to act busy and check her phone for message, but the truth is her social life is close to none. That's why there is nothing interesting. She has no friend, because her previous restricted life. She is lonely.

    Chorus: the make up part is representing her outer look, the mask she's wearing outside to shield what she actually feels inside. The line "I may cry ruining my make up" tell us that she considering to ruin her mask so people know the turmoil inside her, she wants to let it go.

    "Wash away all the things you've taken" is about how she wants to forget her past and all the things that has been taken from her; her childhood, her need for affection, her possibility to make friends, her change to be a teenager, and her happiness. She actually wants to move on from her unhappy past.

    "I don't care if i don't look pretty" is saying about how she doesn't care anymore about the way people see her as, she doesn't care if she's not looking perfect. For once she wants to let it all out.

    "Big girls cry when their is breaking" - even the toughest girl can break.

    Verse 2: the word says it all; she is in pain. She feels so lonely living in a high class.
    "And I still pour you a glass of champagne". But doesn't matter how in pain she is, she always try to suck it up and once again wear her mask, she still even try to please other people (the Champagne part).

    And that's what I get from this song.
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    This song is trying to say that people get there hearts broken and think oh I am too old to be crying but when in truth and in fact people cry when there hearts are breaking everyone has there times, sometimes you might hold it in but there is going to be a time when you can't keep it in anymore you are just going to cry and no matter where you are you are going to cry people give up on you they say they will always be there when they wont and you will soon realize that they are going to leave they are going to give up on you they wont always be there so you just have to accept it you will sit there checking your phone every minute when you know in your heart that they wont call so it makes no sense you sit there and wait for them to call because they wont and all you are doing is wasting your time there sitting and saying oh he or she is going to call when they wont they are just going to give up on you and don't given care meanwhile you sit there waiting when the phone will not ring listen life sucks so don't waste your time waiting.
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