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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



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    UnregisteredApr 1, 2014 at 9:21 am
    Surely this is about someone that either lost something of someone special or perhaps got dumped and going all out trying to escape that sad reality. Or that lonely person that has alot of partyfriends, but not that special someone in his or her life.

    Monkeys are known for going bananas, mischievously swinging from chandeliers and all, by figure of speech. Which is what she is bursting out of her iron lungs. Yet she is still tearful about the very reason of that wild night. Drinking the sorrow away, symbolic hanging on, trying not to lose the joy of life by falling down in depression.

    This is such a powerful song, and to me, really symbolizes an ultimate attempt to emotional freedom.

    Jeff.
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm
    With this Song in particular, I can't help but take the official video in consideration as well.
    For those who haven't seen it: go watch it! For those who haven't seen it: a young girl almost invisibly dressed, wearing the iconic platinum blonde Sia wig, is dancing in a hauntingly beautiful yet menacing manner around a moldy and somewhat run down flat.

    Looking at this imagery, I personally can't help but think of this song as kind of a survivor's song. A girl who was or maybe still is subjected to some form of abuse, and she cannot confide in anyone. She's putting on a show, a fake smile. Trying to drown out the sorrow and thoughts.
    In her mind though she can travel to place where nobody can hurt her.
    A sort of mechanism to cope with a tarnished childhood.
  • U
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2014 at 9:39 am
    It's about a woman (perhaps herself) and having a good time putting on a face to show others she is fearless in having fun being the 'party girl'. "I'm going to swing from the chandelier" look at me, I don't care. But it's fact the complete opposite. She is consumed by her party lifestyle which is short term thrill which causes her pain. It's a deeply emotional song about a young woman's struggle and succumbing to the party life. Beautiful.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJun 6, 2014 at 1:31 am
    I love this song and your two meanings given, the two unregistered comments, beautiful. I guess I feel the song has to deal with a person who lost their way through trying to please everyone by partying and having fun. When they woke up one day and realized their gaping hole for something more than the life they are living; it caused them to desire to leave their old life for a more respectable one. She or he is drinking this last few hundred drinks and hoping that tomorrow she or he will have the strength or courage to change.

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