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Chandelier
Kina Grannis Lyrics


Party girls don't get hurt
Can't feel anything, when will I learn?
I push it down, I push it down

I'm the one "for a good time call"
Phone's blowin' up, 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 'til I lose count

I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, the chandelier
I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist
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, the chandelier

But 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, I 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

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 'til I lose count
I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, the chandelier
I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist
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, the chandelier

Contributed by Mila O. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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denim v

I absolutely love this. Many people are talking about the lack of emotion with this cover compared to the original. It's more disenchantment to me. Sia sings this song in the midst of chaos, with all the armor of being that good time girl. This is the girl the next morning. This is the aftermath when you're ashamed of the night before but knowing you'll do it again. It's simply stunning!!

Hrishi Rao

I'm so glad I read this comment. Thank you. you're absolutely right.

Shuaib Mahsud

Nice

Kaalyn

Soooo confused by all the semi-negative commentary.  I have been GRAVELY disappointed by all but one cover of this song so far.  The chorus kills me EVERY time because everyone is trying something they can't do; or edits it because they know they can't, and picks a couple notes different and it sounds wretched.  I LOVE this.  I love the consistency throughout.  I like the different take on it.  I can't imagine singing every night on tour and then trying to do the hardest range song ever -- but even if she wasn't on tour, this is perfectly Kina.  It reminds me of her Am I Wrong cover.  The slowness was lovely...made you listen.  I love how soothing this is.  Others saying this is lazy don't know much about just how much time composing something THAT drastically different is.  It's like writing a new song with only the slightest template to work from.  I would rather someone do it masterfully like this and do it WELL, than try to do a crazy vocal that they can't achieve and hurt everyone's ears in the process. A good musician and vocalist knows their limits and sings/plays accordingly.  While not on tour, Kina's soprano voice likely could've pulled off a Sia cover no problem.  But I'm glad she conserved her voice AND gave us something different.  I was SO excited when this hit my box and I am JUST as in love with this as the other cover that I enjoyed.  They're so different I can't compare them -- but I'm thinking I may even prefer this.  The harmonies throughout were mesmerizing and smooth and buttery and gah.... I just love it so much.  I don't understand so much of the negative commentary; but I know every opinion is valid.  I just don't find myself in agreement at all.  I LOVE this, Kina.  It's beautiful and feels honest.  :)

George williams

@a. asrx I can't hit those notes, so I don't try

Derek G

I certainly think one should appreciate the kind of talent Kina has.

asrx _

well, critics are like eunuchs: Although they know how to do it in principle, but cannot do it itself...

Derek G

Well yeah I don't think people should be too harsh on Kina. She was clearly trying something different. But in my honest opinion it didn't turn out very good overall, again more because of the composition rather than raw talent. True, one can say she made it her own, but one could also say she didn't get a good feel for what the song is about.

Ok, so if you type in "jess hess chandelier," I think it's the first or second video that comes up. What's funny about it is that it was only a "practice session," so it's not edited or anything like that, but I simply loved it. Her voice is so melodic and sophisticated and full of passion.

Kaalyn

@Derek G​ Do you remember who sang it? I'd really like to hear it. I've heard about 15+ and all were awful, but were people I love and respect and do great things musically. I finally heard one (not on YouTube) recently and its my new favorite cover and has more of a powerful chorus like you'd expect and crave. Until then, Sia was the only one I'd heard do that well; without genuinely inducing pain in my ears. I'd love more examples of it. I agree with you, that the contrast and powerful vocal in the chorus especially are a great, almost necessity, for this song -- but that didn't mean that Kina's was "bad". Instead of appreciating a completely different spin on it and what it had to offer, the commentary has been so strongly about how she ruined the song and this was the most awful thing they heard, etc. That's what took me by surprise/confused me. Being unexpected or different didn't mean it had no value or destroyed the integrity of the original or was flat out bad. My appreciation for it also doesn't mean it's the greatest thing ever or what I would've personally wanted to hear Kina do. ...bc I personally think she could slay a more Sia-like rendition. If you have other examples of well-done covers please direct them my way. I love this song too much to want to miss out on one that's expertly done. 

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Melanie

Kina, get ready for a lot of hate from others....

People don't seem to understand the meaning of COVER. When you cover you make it your own. I applaud you for doing this, because it would be boring to see everyone hit the same notes and do it the same way. All your covers are amazing, and I appreciate you for going outside of the box. Many people don't realize that you can be creative with covers, and re-arrange the pitch, and change the words, and make it your own. You don't have to do it exactly the same as the song. 

Many people also don't understand how much planning and learning it takes to do a song like this for the public eye. And yet, no one seems to care. They are so quick to judge and that's not fair to you, and all the hard work  you put in it. Coming from a cover person my self, I know how it is. 

So, keep your head up high, and this cover was amazing, and just ignore the haters, cause they clearly don't know what real music is. I loved your harmonies, and I love your voice. The emotion in your voice was clear, and I loved the effects you added ^_^ You are amazing, and I adore your music so so much! Keep doing what your doing! Many hugs from Canada :D

~Melanie

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