Elastic Heart
by Sia

Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack (2013)
Charted: 10 17
  • And another one bites the dust
    But why can I not conquer love?
    I might have thought that we were one
    Why not fight this war without weapons?
    And I want it and I wanted it bad
    But there were 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 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 when I move close
    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, I won't close my eyes
    And I know that I can survive
    I walked through fire to save my life
    And I want it, I want my life so bad
    And 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 (You did not break me, no, no)
    I'm still fighting for peace

    Well 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
    But I may snap when I move close
    But you won't see me fall apart
    'Cause I've got an elastic heart

    Well 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
    But I may snap when I move close
    But you won't see me fall apart
    'Cause I've got an elastic heart

    Well 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
    But I may snap when I move close
    But you won't see me fall apart
    'Cause I've got an elastic heart
    I've got an elastic heart Writer/s: Andrew Fitzgerald Swanson, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Sia Kate Furler
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Sarah from AlabamaThere is a reason why the video is like it is.
    Maddie Ziegler represents Sia's wild side, like the animal inside of her.
    Shia LeBeouf represents Sia's reason.
    In the beginning, they do not agree with each other.
    But, they are slowly growing closer together and agreeing.
    In the end, Sia's wild side can get out.
    But, Sia's reason is stuck in side.

    I hope this helps you out.
    (I don't know if this is right or not, but I think it sounds reasonable)
  • Holly from SeattleI think this song is absolutely beautiful. I think having an "elastic heart" means that your heart has been through a great amount of trauma and hurt throughout the years. Somehow you're still standing, still breathing, still living..so it that way it's almost a surprise that after everything that should've broke you down, it has not. Instead, it's proven that you are a strong person (or that you tell yourself you must be a strong person) and can handle anything that comes your way. However, I think with recognizing the strength, we still cannot deny the pain that exists with each event that causes us pain or torment in life.

    Sia is a brilliant song writer and artist. She has an amazing ability to transfer her most inner soul into song. I hope she continues gifting the world with her beautiful music for years to come.
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