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Okay, so for a while now, I’ve been hooked on Sia’s career before she went mainstream. By the way, I’m sorry if my words get slurred. I’m trying to catch up with my thoughts. Yes, this is what alcohol and reflection does to me. Like all the pent up thoughts are trying to escape. Well, after a year of repressed free thinking in law school, what do I expect?

Okay, so I learned from my brother that Sia sang for Zero 7, an early 2000s (?) band that is among the bands he used to play as lullaby. My ever reliable brother and his vast knowledge of music.

Anyway, so, focus, Sia sang “Destiny” for Zero 7. It is fucking amazing. The lyrics are down below. And I thought, oh god, what profound lyrics, who the fuck can sing about post-orgasm over porn and still sound classy?

Sure, everyone has watched porn in some embarrassingly raw state, but nobody ever thought about writing a song for that. Did I mention Sia writes songs too?

I haven’t done my research about the song Destiny and who actually wrote it. But holy shit, that chorus, “When I’m weak I draw strength from you and when I’m lost I know how to change your mood and when I’m down…” DOWN. and then some instrument plays going UP in that perfect timing and harmony making my heart skip a beat. Holy. Fucking Cow. It’s a fucking revelation.

Then I did my research. When I let my bestfriend listen to it, who by the way is really hard to please when it comes to music, she liked it. Sia hasn’t even started singing but she fucking loves the song already. If that isn’t a sign that this song is good, I don’t know what is.

I’m really sorry about the profanity, but I just can’t contain myself.

So I finally did my research. It turns out that Sia is not just someone who can record, but she can actually write songs. She had a hand in writing Rihanna’s 2012 hit Diamond, and Beyonce’s Pretty Hurts, and other songs. I named only two because (a) I thought Rihanna’s performance of Diamonds beat Arianna Grande’s and Taylor Swift’s at the VS Fashion Show and (b) Well, Beyonce. Her art is everywhere.

Okay, so those are all pop songs. So what? Although Sia has since gone mainstream after Zero 7, her lyrics are what really hit me.

I recently had a fit over her new song, Chandelier. Okay, so there’s a young girl doing excellent contemporary dance for the music video, and Sia is nowhere to be found. Just another artistic music video for a pop song right?

No.

Fucking Sia does it again.

The song is actually about

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

I’m the one “for a good time call”
Phone’s blowin’ up, they’re ringin’ my doorbell
I feel the love, feel the love

[Pre-Chorus]
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

And then I started observing that the little girl isn’t just dancing, she’s actually portraying the party girl that Sia is talking about. Yeah sure anyone can do contemporary, but this girl is only 11. Her moves are so mature, it’s a wonder how she was able to get the message across. When she walks and rubs her tummy to the lines, “Sun is up, I’m a mess gotta get up now gotta run from this here comes the shame here comes the shame” I know Miss Party Girl got pregnant. I’m thinking, is Maddie Zeigler the “shame” Miss Party Girl is running away from?

Look at the surroundings. The place is a crumbly apartment with barely anything fun for a little girl.

Mind seriously blown.

I am never going to listen to Sia’s pop songs the same way ever again.

It strikes me because I’ve never been hit this bad by a pop song since Lady Gaga.

Okay, off to bed now.

I lie awake
I’ve gone to ground
I’m watching porn
In my hotel dressing gown
Now I dream of you
But I still believe
There’s only enough for one in this
Lonely hotel suite

The journey’s long
And it feels so bad
I’m thinking back to the last day we had.
Old moon fades into the new
Soon I know I’ll be back with you
I’m nearly with you
I’m nearly with you

When I’m weak I draw strength from you
And when you’re lost I know how to change your mood
And when I’m down you breathe life over me
Even though we’re miles apart we are each other’s destiny

On a clear day
I’ll fly home to you
I’m bending time getting back to you
Old moon fades into the new
Soon I know I’ll be back with you
I’m nearly with you
I’m nearly with you

When I’m weak I draw strength from you
And when you’re lost I know how to change your mood
And when I’m down you breathe life over me
Even though we’re miles apart we are each other’s destiny

When I’m weak I draw strength from you
And when you’re lost I know how to change your mood
And when I’m down you breathe life over me
Even though we’re miles apart we are each other’s destiny

I’ll fly, I’ll fly home
I’ll fly home and I’ll fly home

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