Cellophane
Sia Lyrics


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Look at me, I'm such a basket case
Delivered to you wrapped in cellophane
Waiting on your doorstep every day
Delivery, a basket filled with pain

Patience is your virtue, saint o' mine
I'd have fallen through the cracks without your love tonight
I'm your groundhog and I'm skating on thin ice
But you see me at your feet and carry me inside

Can't you see I'm wrapped in cellophane
Watch the blood pump through my veins
Electricity floods my brain
Can't hide the pain, can't hide the pain
When you're wrapped in cellophane

Look at me, I'm such a basket case
While I fall apart you'll hide all my pills again
And all the things I need to hear you say
You'll watch as all my thoughts get right back on the train

Can't you see I'm wrapped in cellophane
Watch the blood pump through my veins
Electricity floods my brain
Can't hide the pain, can't hide the pain
When you're wrapped in cellophane

Can't you see I'm wrapped in cellophane
Watch the blood pump through my veins
Electricity floods my brain




Can't hide the pain, can't hide the pain
When you're wrapped in cellophane

Overall Meaning

In Sia's song "Cellophane," the singer is expressing their own feelings of vulnerability and dependence on someone else. The metaphor that the singer uses repeatedly throughout the song is that they are "wrapped in cellophane," suggesting that they feel transparent and exposed. The singer believes that they are a burden to the person they are addressing, saying that they are "such a basket case" and that their actions cause the other person to "hide all my pills again." Despite this, the singer also appears to be grateful for the support and patience of the other person. They refer to this person as a "saint," and acknowledge that they "would have fallen through the cracks" without them.


The lyrics also explore the physical and emotional sensations that the singer experiences. They describe feeling the electricity in their brain and the blood pumping through their veins, suggesting that the intensity of their emotions is almost overwhelming. However, the mention of pain at the end of each chorus suggests that there is still a sense of struggle and difficulty in the singer's situation.


Overall, the song is an honest examination of the complexities of dependence, vulnerability, and gratitude in a personal relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

Look at me, I'm such a basket case
I am a mess, struggling to keep myself together.


Delivered to you wrapped in cellophane
I have put up a facade, hiding my true self from you. I am vulnerable but trying to appear strong


Waiting on your doorstep every day
I am longing for your love and attention, and waiting for you to notice me.


Delivery, a basket filled with pain
The love I am delivering to you comes with a lot of emotional baggage and pain.


Patience is your virtue, saint o' mine
You are a patient and kind person, who is always there to support me when I am struggling.


I'd have fallen through the cracks without your love tonight
Without your love and support, I would have completely fallen apart and lost myself.


I'm your groundhog and I'm skating on thin ice
I am fragile and vulnerable, and in need of your protection to feel safe.


But you see me at your feet and carry me inside
You are always there to lift me up when I am feeling low and bring me to a safe place.


Can't you see I'm wrapped in cellophane
I am still trying to hide my true self, despite your love and support.


Watch the blood pump through my veins
I am feeling so much emotion that it feels like it is physically pulsing through me.


Electricity floods my brain
My mind is overwhelmed with intense emotions, making me feel like I am being electrocuted.


Can't hide the pain, can't hide the pain
I am unable to mask the emotional pain I am feeling.


When you're wrapped in cellophane
No matter how much you try to hide your emotions or put up a front, eventually the truth will come out.


While I fall apart you'll hide all my pills again
You are aware of my struggles and continually help me through them, even if it means hiding things from me for my own good.


And all the things I need to hear you say
I am looking to you for words of support and encouragement when I am feeling low.


You'll watch as all my thoughts get right back on the train
You are there to guide me and help me get back on track when I am feeling lost.




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

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Snake Charmer

ikr... I can't pick one.

Cellophane
Bring Night
You Have Been Loved
Jesus Wept
Elastic Heart
Chandelier
I'm in Here
Breathe Me
Eye of the Needle
Straight for the Knife
Big Girls Cry

those are my faves + a few others



Emanuel Silva

Cellophane: Sia

Look at me I’m such a basket case
Delivered to you wrapped in cellophane
Waiting on your doorstep, every day
Delivery, a basket filled with pain

Patience is your virtue, saint o’ mine
I’d have fallen through the cracks without your love tonight
I’m your groundhog, and I'm skating on thin ice
But you see me at your feet and carry me inside

Eh eh eh eh
Eh eh eh eh

Oh, can't you see I’m wrapped in cellophane?
Watch the blood pump through my veins
Electricity floods my brain
Can’t hide the pain
Can’t hide the pain
When you’re wrapped in cellophane

Look at me I’m such a basket case
While I fall apart, you'll hide all my pills again
And all the things I need to hear you say
You’ll watch as all my thoughts get right back on the train

Eh eh eh eh
Eh eh eh eh

Oh, can't you see I’m wrapped in cellophane?
Watch the blood pump through my veins
Electricity floods my brain
Can’t hide the pain
Can’t hide the pain
When you’re wrapped in cellophane

Oh

Can't you see I’m wrapped in cellophane?
Watch the blood pump through my veins
Electricity floods my brain
Can’t hide the pain
Can’t hide the pain
When you’re wrapped in cellophane



Karib C


Look at me I’m such a basket case
Delivered to you wrapped in cellophane
Waiting on your doorstep, out your day
Delivery, a basket filled with pain

Patience is your virtue, saint o’ mine
I’d have fallen through the cracks without your love tonight
I’m your groundhog, and I'm skating on thin ice
But you see me at your feet and carry me inside

Eh eh eh eh
Eh eh eh eh

Oh, can't you see I’m wrapped in cellophane?
Watch the blood pump through my veins
Electricity floods my brain
Can’t hide the pain
Can’t hide the pain
When you’re wrapped in cellophane

Look at me I’m such a basket case
While I fall apart, you hide all my pills again
And all the things I need to hear you say
You’ll watch as all my thoughts get right back on the train

Eh eh eh eh
Eh eh eh eh

Oh, can't you see I’m wrapped in cellophane?
Watch the blood pump through my veins
Electricity floods my brain
Can’t hide the pain
Can’t hide the pain
When you’re wrapped in cellophane

Oh

Can't you see I’m wrapped in cellophane?
Watch the blood pump through my veins
Electricity floods my brain
Can’t hide the pain
Can’t hide the pain
When you’re wrapped in cellophane



victoria turnbill

look at me im such a basket case
delivered to you wrapped in cellophane
waiting on your doorstep every day
delivery a basket filled with pain
patients is is your virtue saint of mine
I am falling through the cracks without your love tonight
I'm your groundhog and I'm skating on thin ice
but then you see me at your feet and you carry me inside

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can't you see I'm wrapped in cellophane
watch the blood pump through my veins
electricity floods my brain
cant hide the pain
cant hide the pain
when you're wrapped in cellophane

look at me im such a basket case
while I fall apart you hide all my pills agian
and all the things I need to hear you say
as you watch as all my thoughts get right back on the train

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eh eh eh eh eh eh eh

can't you see I'm wrapped in cellophane
watch the blood pump through my veins
electricity floods my brain
cant hide the pain
cant hide the pain
when your wrapped in cellophane

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

can't you see I'm wrapped in cellophane
watch the blood pump through my veins electricity floods my brain
cant hide the pain
cant hide the pain
when your wrapped in cellophane



All comments from YouTube:

Tim Schweizer

People, I swear this woman has the best voice in the world.

Captain Joker

oh no wow really?! I didn't believe it until you said it !!!!!!!!!

Santiago Celi

Lana Del Rey Please 😌

Angel Hernandez

I love it when her voice breaks. Rihanna and she kind of sound alike but Rihanna cant sing like Sia. Sorry.

Bobdylanator Tenthousandsix

8

nuna me

no swear, the world already know it.
Unfortunatly some of them can't even admit

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Murleve Roberts

I don't see how people can pick their favorite Sia song because I love all of them and just when I think I can't love one more I hear another amazing one.

Michael Leiva

+Murleve Roberts ikr.she's the best

siamoemoe

Same.. Same sister.

Jordan Peckham

EXACTLY!

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