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Sia – Elastic Heart lyrics

[Verse 1: Sia]
And another one bites the dust
But why can I not conquer love
?
And I might've thought that we were one
Why not to fight this war without weapons

And I wanted it and I wanted it bad
But there were so many red flags

Now another one bites the dust
And let's be clear, I trust no one


[Pre-Chorus: Sia]
You did not break me
I'm still fighting for peace


[Chorus: Sia]
I've got a thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp
I'm like a rubber band until you pull too hard
But I may snap and I move fast
But you won't see me fall apart
Cause I've got an elastic heart
I've got an elastic heart
Yeah, I've got an elastic heart


[Verse 2: Sia/The Weeknd]
And I will stay up through the night
Let's be clear, I won't close my eyes

And I know that I can survive
I walked through fire to save my life
And I want it, I want my life so bad
And I'm doing everything I can

Then another one bites the dust
It's hard to lose a chosen one


[Pre-Chorus: Sia/The Weeknd]
You did not break me
(You did not break me, no, no)
I'm still fighting for peace


[Chorus: Sia]
I've got a thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp

I'm like a rubber band until you pull too hard
But I may snap and I move fast
But you won't see me fall apart

Cause I've got an elastic heart
I've got an elastic heart


Oooh~

[Chorus: Sia]
I've got a thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp

I'm like a rubber band until you pull too hard
But I may snap and I move fast

But you won't see me fall apart
Cause I've got an elastic heart

I've got a thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharp
I'm like a rubber band until you pull too hard
But I may snap and I move fast
But you won't see me fall apart
Cause I've got an elastic heart


I've got an elastic heart



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  • u
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    Shia was the embodiment of thought and reasoning (adulthood) while Maddie was the embodiment of freedom and carefree nature (childhood) all in the mind (cage which can also be formed by society among other factors). The dance i believe was meant to portray that the two cannot always co-exist in harmony. While your mind wants to be free it is still restricted to reasoning, thus they fight.

    Your reasoning fights your freedom and carefree nature, trying to tame and control it, but the mind will always long for freedom and thus will never be tamed no matter what angles or whatever methods you use (shia using chains against maddie where she resists and escapes, then he tries to use the gentle approach to which he was bitten). Reasoning will get angry and lashout at this side of you, but you cannot truly hurt or banish your free side no matter how much you want, but your free side can injure your reasoning quite easily but truly wishes not to (notice how many times Maddie kicked him and threw him against the cage, but Shia could barely touch her. His hands are cut and bruised from the countless fights, but Maddie barely has a scratch).

    There are then times that reasoning and freedom are harmonious, resulting in bliss. They have truly accepted one another for what they are and are not. They realize they both need each other fundamentally. At this point your freedom will try to pull you into other things, but while your freedom is as it says, free, your reasoning and thought is not. At this point I believe that it was intentional that the cage gaps was indeed big enough for Shia to slip through, but it was all in his head why he couldn't truly leave (the cage). The freedom is there, urging you and tugging you to step outside your cage, showing you the way, but your reasoning is forever trapped in the cage that your mind created (to why tears formed for Shia in the end, he saw the way but he could never leave). Freedom is puzzled and wants to understand why you cant leave but cannot due to her nature. Reasoning wants to understand how freedom can leave but cannot due to his nature. And so it will be an everlasting fight.

    The more I watched the video the more I understood why SIA chose those actors to play those roles. The expressions needed to convey those ideas is not something you come across everyday (especially the last scene). It truly is unfortunate that some of us see it as something twisted instead of the piece of art it is supposed to be. The video could have been dumbed down for easier viewing and understanding, but some of its meaning would be lost. I watched the video a couple times to pick up the subtle hints (freedom is not restricted by the cage. She sees the cage, she walks around in it but it never restricts her movement, she rarely even touches it lest for entering and exiting the cage. Reasoning on the other hand interacts with the cage quite frequently. He climbs it, shakes it, punches it to show his interaction with it.)

    I find the video very accurately portrays today's world.
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  • u
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    While I agree with some of what Katrinarivera said in explanations about the video I saw something a little different in the portrayal by Maddie and Shia, what I saw was Maddie playing the part of Sias untrusting side, the side that feels the need to protect herself, and flee when necessary and Shai playing the part of her that wants and reaches out for love and affection. When the two come together and Maddie gains an understanding of the part of herself she is at war with she tried to bring Shia out of the cage with her, the cage that she discovered she can leave at will, but the Shia aspect cannot leave the cage, much as he longs to. Perhaps both the lyrics and the portrayal of the war within Sia hits a bit close to home for me, Or, as with all expressions of art, we see what we can identify with.
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    At first I thought they reflected a father-daughter relationship in which the father abandons the daughter and she grows up trusting no man to love. The song sounds to me like a quarrel between lovers who constantly have issues, and the person speaking says that it's not the other person's fault. "You did not break me." But instead love has been a process of losing loved ones thinking they are the one who will stay.

    The Elastic Heart depicts a heart that is used to loss and cannot be easily broken, but the current lover is the one that she has opened up to the most, and may be the one to break her despite of what the singer says. The fact that the author uses the words 'break me' and 'elastic heart' demonstrate that there are conflicting emotions and that despite the fact that she says she is elastic she may see herself as broken because she sees love as a conflict 'war' 'weapons' 'trust no one' and something she cannot conquer. The fact that she says her heart is rubber and may snap if you are too close reminds me of a bullet ricochet.

    Despite what I feel from the song, I think there might be an underlying dark memory because I felt uneasy after listening to it for a while. Needless to say I loved the video and I don't see anything wrong with it but I did get nightmares after listening to the song for a while.
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  • u
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    When I first watched it, I was thinking it could be about mental illness. It keeps him trapped, and he slowly goes insane.

    My second thought was that it was about Addiction. He tries to get free, then wants it back, etc... a constant battle between the two. And the addiction always lures him back.

    However, I agree with some comments here about it being a battle between your carefree side and your reasoning side.

    It could be anything, whatever fits with you!
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  • u
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    In Sia's "Elastic Heart", the cage (in the video) represents the skull or brain. The two dancers inside represents the problem. Both of them are fighting against each other even when they're the same. They have to achieve their heart's desire in order to 'be free' from the cage. It's literally about, for example, you fighting yourself. One of the problem is solved (the girl escapes) yet it comes back, to help solve the emotions the other problem is struggling with. Since that problem still can't face reality and conquer their emotions, they can't be freed.
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