Elastic Heart
Sia Lyrics


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And another one bites the dust
But why can I not conquer love?
And I might've got to be with one
I learned to fight this war without weapons
And I wanted it , I wanted it bad
But there was so many red flags
Now another one bites the dust
And let's be clear, I trust no one

You did not break me
I'm still fighting for peace

Well 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 move no more
'Cause I've got an elastic heart

I've got an elastic heart
Yeah, I've got an elastic heart

And now we stay up through the night
Let's be clear, won't close my eyes
And I know that I can't survive
I walked too far to save my life
And I want it, I want my life so bad
I'm doing everything I can
Then another one bites the dust
It's hard to lose a chosen one

You did not break me
I'm still fighting for peace

Well 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 move no more
'Cause I've got an elastic heart

Well 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 move no more
'Cause I've got an elastic heart

Well 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

You won't see me move no more
'Cause I've got an elastic heart





I've got an elastic heart

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Sia's song Elastic Heart speak of the singer's struggle with love, the pain of failed relationships, and the fight to protect herself from further harm. The opening lines "And another one bites the dust, But why can I not conquer love?" describe Sia's repeated failed attempts at love and her inability to understand why she can't make it work. She admits that despite her efforts, she always ends up on the losing side. She goes on to say that she has learned to fight this war without weapons, meaning that she is now emotionally guarded, and uses her past experiences to protect herself.


The chorus "Well 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" describes Sia's ability to withstand emotional pain while remaining flexible, but warns that the wrong person might cut too deep and cause her to snap. She acknowledges that she is vulnerable, but is not one to be easily defeated.


The verse "And now we stay up through the night, Let's be clear, won't close my eyes, And I know that I can't survive, I walked too far to save my life" speaks to the singer's struggle to let go of a relationship that is causing her pain. She admits that she has walked too far down the path of self-destruction and knows that she cannot survive if she continues on this path. However, she continues to fight for her life because she wants it so badly.


Overall, the song Elastic Heart is a raw and emotional examination of Sia's personal struggles with love and life. It speaks to the human experience of love and loss and showcases the singer's ability to convey powerful emotions through her music.


Line by Line Meaning

And another one bites the dust
Another relationship has ended, failed.


But why can I not conquer love?
Why is it so difficult for me to find and keep love?


And I might've got to be with one
I may have had the opportunity to find love.


I learned to fight this war without weapons
I have learned to deal with relationships and love on my own, without outside help.


And I wanted it, I wanted it bad
I really wanted love and a successful relationship.


But there was so many red flags
There were warning signs, signals that indicated the relationship was not going to work out.


And let's be clear, I trust no one
I don't trust anyone anymore after my failed relationships.


You did not break me
I'm still strong and standing despite my failed relationships.


I'm still fighting for peace
I'm still trying to find inner peace despite my past experiences.


Well I've got a thick skin and an elastic heart
I seem tough on the outside, but I'm still capable of being hurt by love.


But your blade it might be too sharp
Your words and actions can still hurt me, no matter how tough I seem.


I'm like a rubber band, until you pull too hard
I can bend and stretch, but there's a limit to how much I can take.


But I may snap and I move fast
If pushed too far, I may react quickly and harshly.


But you won't see me move no more
I won't let myself be vulnerable or hurt like that again.


'Cause I've got an elastic heart
I'm still capable of love, but I won't let myself become too attached or hurt again.


And now we stay up through the night
We're up all night trying to work things out.


Let's be clear, won't close my eyes
I won't let myself be blind to what's going on or be hurt again.


And I know that I can't survive
I know that I can't keep going like this, something needs to change.


I walked too far to save my life
I've come too far in life to give up or let myself be hurt again.


It's hard to lose a chosen one
It's difficult to lose someone you thought was right for you, someone you chose to be with.


You won't see me move no more
I won't let myself be hurt or vulnerable like that again.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Hipgnosis Songs Group
Written by: Andrew Fitzgerald Swanson, Abel Tesfaye, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Sia Kate I. Furler

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@aleasianothing4642

Lyrics:

And another one bites the dust
Oh, why can I not conquer love?
And I might've thought that we were one
Wanted 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
Yeah, let's be clear I'll trust no one
You did not break me
I'm still fighting for peace
I've got 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
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
And I will stay up through the night
Let's be clear, won't close my eyes
And I know that I can survive
I'll walk through fire to save my life
And I want it, I want my life so bad
I'm doing everything I can
Then another one bites the dust
It's hard to lose a chosen one
You did not break me
I'm still fighting for peace
I've got 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
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 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
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 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
And 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



@SpunkWHAT

step by step:
Maddie is Sia, Shia is her father.
He is confused because of (maybe) her new self, so he stays away from her.
But he can´t let her alone, so he tried to get closer to her again.
She refused and (maybe because of the scream moment) even screamed at him to go away.
He is shocked, confused and maybe they even fought together, because he couldnt handle it.
But every time she was down and confused because of herself, he came and tried to get her up.
She refused it again and just wanted to be alone.
Maybe one time he even tried to get away from her or leave her complete alone (cage climbing scene)
But as soon as he saw her breaking down again, he went back to help her get up.
She was scared, but she tried to open herself. But he got to close and she wanted to be lonely again.
One day he got depressed because of her (the lonely cave scene) 
She couldnt see him like that, so she tried to help him or better saying...she let him help her.
They had fun again and everything went better , for some time.
End opinion: She tried to get out of her cage (the depression) and tried to take him with her...but he
couldnt let it go and fell even deeper, alone without her.

But this is all just a opinion. I can feel the story behind it or better saying....I lived it. 



@iiavalanchei

I think it is the internal struggle of the man who lost a daughter, but could be generalized to grief.
0:00 to 1:17 Denial
He keeps running away from her, covers his eyes in the beginning, seems shocked and scared whenever they make eye contact. He seems scared of her
1:17 to 1:57 Anger
He starts to fight back against the idea of loss, the first time he pushes back against her in the video. He then climbs to the top, refusing to think about the loss, angry that it happened to him. He stays up there and the memory starts to die.
1:57 to 3:16 Bargaining
The man gets to the point where he doesn't want to lose the memory of his daughter and drops down, trying to approach the painful memories again. At first he is able to block out the loss because of the time that has passed, but it doesn't last long. He then looks determined in the video and they wrestle, which is symbolic of him coming to grips with the reality of the loss and realizing no bargaining can be done, what's done is done. Then she leaves the cage and taunts him, which is the memories not being real enough for him, and he has a burst of anger before feeling like giving up, which segues into depression.
3:16 to 4:25 Depression
He carries the grief around, and it feels like it controls every emotion he has (hitting head, changing faces). After time living with the depression, it leads him to the verge of suicide (leaving the cage) but he doesn't do it. He stays on the edge until acceptance kicks in.
4:25 to 5:07 Acceptance
You can see the sadness turn into acceptance, with sadness still being there but lessened. He stops reaching out of the cage and his arms go limp. He stays in the cage and life goes on.

What do you guys think of this theory? It doesn't feel forced to me even though it directly correlates to the 5 stages of grief which makes me thing the choreographers used that theory as the basis for the video.



@marlonalvarez597

jordan richardson 
 
FYI-

Sia, who co-directed the visuals with Daniel Askill, tweeted. "All I can say is Maddie and Shia are two of the only actors I felt could play."

Further explaining the video, she said LaBeouf and Ziegler represent "TWO WARRING 'Sia' SELF STATES"

"I apologize to those who feel triggered by #ElasticHeart," Sia later went on to tweet. "My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody."



@treynathaniel4075

Jenna Waldman Again with the subjective realities. Very scary. Very dangerous. 
You need an extreme level to accuse?
Sad indeed. Maybe it is that it is too late and the desensitizing is too deep.
How ironic will it be when you come face to face with the reality that you have accepted and promoted.
When you realize just how unimportant your life will be seen as. How you will be dispensable. Just another animal one above an ape. That a woman is just a means to create another disposable animal.
They have eyes but cannot see.
It makes one laugh at the cries of "think for yourself" when you people do nothing of the sort.
You promote that sex,morality,abuse, should be entirely subjective. The world you people want will happen. You will then realize the folly of your ways. But it will be too late.
All this "thinking" but you cannot see past the end of your nose.
You go right ahead and defend it. It will come back to harm you. I guarantee.



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@queenvictoria1305

the part where maddie tries to get shia out of the cage but he can't get out reminds me of those moments when you are trying to get someone out of something like depression or anorexia or a disorder like that, and just like maddie ran out, it looks so easy to just leave it, but for some people it's difficult to get out of the cage, like something pulls you back, you are afraid of what people will say, or you are just to attached to it. then people trying to desperately pull you out but you can't no matter how you try and im crying help

@queenvictoria1305

it could also be trying to get out of an addiction to drugs or alcohol or bad habits like cutting or stuff like that

@lacitippett7273

Honestly, kind of how I feel about the idea of being myself. I want to but I don't know how. In this case, I am Shia who can't get out of the cage..

@ximvalper

laci Tippett I feel the same. In my case, sadness started to be daily...and my cage.
the exhausting part is pretend the whole day 4 the others, so they don't dive stupid monologues of how living, when they either know how.
best wishes

@lacitippett7273

+Ximena Perez Ikr? I always haft to pretend to be the person I used to be when really, I've changed like almost a year ago. My family thinks some 5 year old little girl who's not ready for boys yet and I'm in 8th grade. But yeah, I feel pretty caged everyday😔

@kaya3834

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@hannah-tl1yy

Thank god we have Youtube comments or else I’d forget what year I’m in.

@tukinieves4975

finally something original

@Oly1y

@@tukinieves4975 except this comment is also being parroted for likes. It's a never ending cycle of attention seeking dipshits

@hermionegranger6222

Hi Ginny!

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