Fair Game
Sia Lyrics


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You terrify me
'Cause you're a man, you're not a boy
You got some power
And I can't treat you like a toy
You're the road less
Travelled by a little girl
You disregard the mess while I try to control the world
Don't leave me, stay here and frighten me
Don't leave me, come now enlighten me
Give me all you got
Give me your wallet and your watch
Give me your first-born
Give me the rainbow and the

So go and challenge me
Take the reins and see
Watch me squirm baby
But you are just what I need

And I've never played a fair game
I've always had the upper hand
But what good is intellect and airplay
If I can't respect any man
Oh I want to play a fair game
Yeah I want to play a fair game

You terrify me
We've still not kissed and yet I've cried
You got too close and
I pushed and pushed hoping you'd bite
So I could run, run
And that I did but through the dust
You saw those teeth marks
They weren't all yours, you had been thrust into a history
That had not worked for me, into a history
From which I could not flee
So go on shake me
Shake until I give it up, wearing me down baby
I know that we could make some love

So go and challenge me
Take the reins and see
Watch me squirm baby
But you are just what I need

And I've never played a fair game
I've always had the upper hand
But what good is intellect and airplay
If I can't respect any man
Yeah I want to play a fair game
Yeah I want to play a fair game

And I've never played a fair game
I've always had the upper hand
But what good is intellect and airplay
If I can't respect any man
Yeah I want to play a fair game

Oh I've never played a fair game
I've always had the upper hand
But what good is intellect and airplay
If I can't respect any man




Yeah I want to play a fair game
Yeah I want to play a fair game

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Fair Game" by Sia portray a struggle between two people whose relationship is complicated by their differing power dynamics. The singer acknowledges her fear of the power held by the man, and recognizes that she cannot treat him like a toy. He is different from the boys she has known; a "road less travelled" by a little girl. While she is trying to control the world, he disregards the mess. She is inviting him to stay and frighten her, to give her all he's got, even as he challenges her and takes the reins. The singer has never played a fair game in relationships; she has always had the upper hand. But she realizes the importance of respecting the other person, regardless of gender, and desires to play a fair game in her interactions with others.


The lyrics show a poignant vulnerability that is characteristic of Sia's music. Through her raw and emotional delivery, she conveys the complexities of gender politics, power struggles, and the desire for mutual respect in relationships. The song speaks to the difficulty of navigating power dynamics in romantic relationships, and the importance of acknowledging and respecting the other person's perspective.


Line by Line Meaning

You terrify me
I'm scared of you


'Cause you're a man, you're not a boy
You're mature


You got some power
You have influence


And I can't treat you like a toy
I can't play around with you


You're the road less Travelled by a little girl
I'm inexperienced in comparison


You disregard the mess while I try to control the world
You are not bothered by my insecurities, while I try to control everything


Don't leave me, stay here and frighten me
Stay with me, even if I'm scared


Don't leave me, come now enlighten me
Don't leave me in the dark, teach me


Give me all you got
Give me everything you have


Give me your wallet and your watch
Give me your material possessions


Give me your first-born
Give me your most precious possession


Give me the rainbow and the
Give me everything else


So go and challenge me
Challenge me


Take the reins and see
Take control and experience


Watch me squirm baby
See me struggle


But you are just what I need
But you are perfect for me


And I've never played a fair game
I've always manipulated situations in my favor


I've always had the upper hand
I've always been in control


But what good is intellect and airplay
Being smart and good at talking doesn't matter


If I can't respect any man
If I don't respect anyone


Oh I want to play a fair game
I want to be fair


Yeah I want to play a fair game
I really want to be fair


We've still not kissed and yet I've cried
Things are intense even though we haven't physically been intimate


You got too close and
You were becoming too important to me


I pushed and pushed hoping you'd bite
I pushed you away trying to provoke a reaction


So I could run, run
So I could escape


And that I did but through the dust
And I ran away, but consequences remained


You saw those teeth marks
You saw the impact you had on me


They weren't all yours, you had been thrust into a history
My actions were not solely because of you, but rather a result of past experiences


That had not worked for me, into a history
That impacted my life negatively, leaving a mark in my history


From which I could not flee
I couldn't escape from it


So go on shake me
Challenge me again, make me question things


Shake until I give it up, wearing me down baby
Challenge me until I give up, even if it's exhausting


I know that we could make some love
I know that we could develop an intimate connection


Oh I've never played a fair game
I've always manipulated situations in my favor


I've always had the upper hand
I've always been in control


But what good is intellect and airplay
Being smart and good at talking doesn't matter


If I can't respect any man
If I don't respect anyone


Yeah I want to play a fair game
I really want to be fair


Yeah I want to play a fair game
I really want to be fair




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Sia Furler, Gregory Kurstin

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on Unstoppable

All smiles, I know what it takes to fool this town
I'll do it 'til the sun goes down and all through the nighttime
Oh yeah, oh yeah, I'll tell you what you wanna hear
Keep my sunglasses on while I shed a tear
It's never the right time, yeah, yeah

I put my armor on, show you how strong I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
And, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today

Break down, only alone I will cry out loud
You'll never see what's hiding out
Hiding out deep down, yeah, yeah
I know, I've heard that to let your feelings show
Is the only way to make friendships grow
But I'm too afraid now, yeah, yeah

I put my armor on, show you how strong I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
And, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today

I put my armor on, show you how strong I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today

Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, yeah, I'm unstoppable today

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on Chandelier

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on Chandelier

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