Burn the Pages
Sia Lyrics


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You're dark grey like a storm cloud
Swelling up with rage that is desperate to be let out
And I know it's a heavy load carrying those tears around
Carrying those fears around, worry makes the world go round

You're twisted up like a slipknot
Tied by a juicehead who just took his t-shot, and I know
There's a hungry dog tugging at your frayed ends
But he's just playing with you, he just wants to be your friend

So don't worry, don't worry I'm here by your side
By your side, by your side
We're letting go tonight!

Yesterday is gone and you will be OK
Place your past into a book
Burn the pages, let 'em cook oh
Yesterday is dead and gone and so today
Place your past into a book
Burn the pages, let 'em cook

Eyes stinging from the black smoke, new hope, loose rope
Risen from the undertow, all is well
We welcome the cry, of the dark night sky
Swallow me peacefully, follow my heart back inside

So don't worry, don't worry I'm here by your side
By your side, by your side
We're letting go tonight!

Yesterday is gone and you will be OK
Place your past into a book
Burn the pages, let 'em cook oh
Yesterday is dead and gone and so today
Place your past into a book
Burn the pages, let 'em cook

Don't worry, don't worry I'm here by your side
By your side, by your side
We're letting go tonight!

Yesterday is gone and you will be OK
Place your past into a book
Burn the pages, let 'em cook oh
Yesterday is dead and gone and so today




Place your past into a book
Burn the pages, let 'em cook

Overall Meaning

In “Burn the Pages,” Sia sings about overcoming the pain of the past and finding hope for the future. The lyrics suggest that the singer is carrying an emotional burden, represented by tears and fears, which is causing them to feel stuck, trapped, and twisted up like a slipknot. The image of the slipknot is a powerful metaphor for the feeling of being tied to something that is holding you back, whether it be a person, a place, or an experience. The singer is also being pulled in different directions, represented by the hungry dog tugging at their frayed ends, but Sia reassures them that they don't have to worry because she is by their side.


The chorus of the song encourages the singer to let go of the past and move on with their life. Sia suggests that the past should be placed into a book and burned, so that the pages can cook and be transformed into something new. This represents the idea of catharsis, of purging oneself of emotional baggage by confronting it, dealing with it, and ultimately transforming it into something positive. The repeated lines "Yesterday is gone and you will be OK" emphasize the need to accept the past as a part of oneself, but not to dwell on it or let it hold you down.


Overall, "Burn the Pages" is a song that encourages the listener to find hope for the future by letting go of the past. It reminds us that we all carry emotional baggage to some degree, but that we have the power to overcome it and move forward with our lives.


Line by Line Meaning

You're dark grey like a storm cloud
You are filled with anger and turmoil, like a dark storm cloud.


Swelling up with rage that is desperate to be let out
Your anger is growing and needs to be released.


And I know it's a heavy load carrying those tears around
I understand how difficult it is to hold in your emotions.


Carrying those fears around, worry makes the world go round
The weight of your fears is heavy, and it seems like worry is what drives the world.


You're twisted up like a slipknot
You are tangled and tied up in your emotions like a knot.


Tied by a juicehead who just took his t-shot, and I know
You are held captive by someone who is not thinking clearly, and I understand.


There's a hungry dog tugging at your frayed ends
You feel like something is constantly pulling at your loose ends.


But he's just playing with you, he just wants to be your friend
What appears to be a threat may actually just be harmless and seeking friendship.


So don't worry, don't worry I'm here by your side
Do not fear or stress, I am here to support you.


Yesterday is gone and you will be OK
The past is over and things will improve.


Place your past into a book
Put your past experiences behind you.


Burn the pages, let 'em cook oh
Remove yourself completely from your past to move on to better things.


Eyes stinging from the black smoke, new hope, loose rope
The past is painful and dark, but there is hope for a brighter future.


Risen from the undertow, all is well
Emerging from the struggles of the past, everything will be okay.


We welcome the cry, of the dark night sky
We accept the sadness and pain that comes with moving on from the past.


Swallow me peacefully, follow my heart back inside
Embrace peace as we let go of the past and return to our true selves.


Don't worry, don't worry I'm here by your side
Again, do not fear or stress, I am here to support you.


Yesterday is dead and gone and so today
The past is over and gone, which brings us to the present moment.


Place your past into a book
Reaffirming the need to let go of the past.


Burn the pages, let 'em cook
Remove yourself from your past to move forward in life.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: GREGORY KURSTIN, SIA FURLER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@john2953

You're dark grey like a storm cloud
Swelling up with rain
That is desperate to be let out
And I know it's a heavy load
Carrying those tears around
Carrying those fears around
Worry makes the world go round

You're twisted up like a slipknot
Tied by a juicehead
Who just took his t shot, and I know
There's a hungry dog tugging at your frayed ends
But he's just playing with you
He just wants to be your friend

So don't worry, don't worry
I'm here by your side
By your side, by your side
We're letting go tonight!

Yesterday is gone and you will be ok
Place your past in to a book, burn the pages
Let 'em cook oh
Yesterday is dead and gone and so today
Place your past in to a book, burn the pages
Let em cook

Eyes stinging from the black smoke
New hope
Loose rope, risen from the undertow
All is well
We welcome the cry, of the dark night sky
Swallow me peacefully
Follow my heart back inside

So don't worry, don't worry
I'm here by your side
By your side, by your side
We're letting go tonight!

Yesterday is gone and you will be Ok
Place your past in to a book, burn the pages
Let 'em cook oh
Yesterday is dead and gone and so today
Place your past in to a book, burn the pages
Let em cook

Don't worry, don't worry
I'm here by your side
By your side, by your side
We're letting go tonight!

Yesterday is gone and you will be Ok
Place your past in to a book, burn the pages
Let 'em cook oh
Yesterday is dead and gone and so today
Place your past in to a book, burn the pages
Let em cook



All comments from YouTube:

@4GabeArellano

"Carrying those tears around, carrying those fears around, worry makes the world go round" Such a great line

@waterfiresaga6392

Yes!! I feel the some :'c the song is rarely fearly and preciois

@piggyinthemiddle1

FINALLY!!!!!!!! IVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR THIS SONG FOR AGES!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO FIND A SONG WHEN YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SHE IS SINGING BESIDES "BY YOUR SIDE BY YOUR SIDE"

@JennaKal

HAHAHA

@inasunn

piggyinthemiddle1 Happens to me all the time.. to remember only the music line or just a few meaningless words. And somehow my mind captures that song and mumbles it on and on. I usually find them, even if I don`t have any words. But it is indeed painful..

@saletol

piggyinthemiddle1 trust me I know how it feels. tried so hard to find la la la by naughty boy ft. sam smith cuz i only knew "la la la" part. it took me years! hahaha

@KettiexD

This is so true. I know the lyrics and I still forget them while listening

@shamwari1134

piggyinthemiddle1 TinkerBell

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@zein9147

Sia , you saved my life ❤

@mpumemathatela2366

mine too

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