"She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)" as written by Sia Furler, Chris Braide, David Guetta and Giorgio,....
A shot in the dark
A past lost in space
Where do I start?
The past and the chase
You hunted me down
Like a wolf, a predator
I felt like a deer in the lights

You loved me and I froze in time
Hungry for that flesh of mine
But I can't compete with the she wolf who has brought me to my knees
What do you see in those yellow eyes?
'Cause I'm falling to pieces

I'm falling to pieces
I'm falling to pieces
I'm falling to pieces
Falling to pieces

Did she lie and wait
Was I bait, to pull you in
The thrill of the kill
You feel, is a sin
I lay with the wolves
Alone, it seems
I thought I was part of you

You loved me and I froze in time
Hungry for that flesh of mine
But I can't compete with the she wolf who has brought me to my knees
What do you see in those yellow eyes?
'Cause I'm falling to pieces

I'm falling to pieces
I'm falling to pieces
I'm falling to pieces
Falling to pieces

I'm falling to pieces (Falling to pieces)
Falling to pieces (Falling to pieces)
I'm falling to pieces (Falling to pieces)
Falling to pieces (Falling to pieces)

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"She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)" as written by Sia Furler

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  • +3
    My InterpretationFirstly another fantastic song from Guetta and Sia, always love the combo of his beats and Sia's voice, great mix
    The song needs to be read first to get what the story is about, Ignore the video as cool as it is visually apart from the fact the wolf turns into a naked woman at the end

    In short the story in past tense is about 2 people meeting and being attracted to one another, they fall in love, but the "she wolf" clearly comes into the equation and using her dominace wins over the someone, the girl devastated hense "falling the pieces" by this is trying to figure out in her head, what went wrong, and mainly why,

    im sure other comments from people will explain the story better but here are a few points to get you thinking theres more to this song that meets the eye

    * The definition of she wolf is 1, A female wolf 2. A predatory woman
    also many Prostitutes get refered to being a she wolf.

    * "hungry for that flesh of mine" refering to Lust rather than love which is a deadly sin, "the thrill of the kill you feel as a sin" could be adultery which again many belive is a sin

    * The lyric "what do you see in those yellow eyes", interesting because not many people if anyone actually has yellow eyes, therefore the colour yellow is symbolism, she asks that question because shes working out in her head what the she wolf had that she didn't to make whoever stay ... I copied and pasted this from a Colour meanining website...

    How the color yellow affects us mentally and physically
    * Mentally stimulating
    * Stimulates the nervous system
    * Activates memory
    * Encourages communication

    * Lastly there is no point whatever in that song where she is talking about a man !!! this could be a lesbian affair, but i will admit i didn't think this when i first heard it or read it, its the sexist way of looking at this song assuming its a man she's falling to pieces about.
    JamieGhoston October 24, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song talks about man's innate ability to be a predator even in modern times. Wolves may date sheep but they will marry wolves. The yellow light in the she-wolf's eyes refers to her innate primitive animalistic instinct, (seen in the glowing of wolf eyes at midnight) which is evident in some modern women more than in others. Men will devour sheep ("bring them to their knees"), but they will respect and be enamored with fellow she-wolves, though they may be destroyed and have others around them be destroyed by them.

    Falling to pieces, while a metaphor for a spoke of the love triangle gone bad, is also exemplary of man's loss of balance with the world and nature. While we are attacking and cornering Nature up on a hill (hunters cornering the wolf), She puts up a fight and eventually makes us fall into pieces, through deforestation, global warming, animal attacks, devastation of the seas and others. Nature will always help nature, not man, hence the wounded cornered wolf will fight valiantly and use all of nature's resources to survive (digitized spikey landscape attacks on the hunters).

    Yellow eyes may also refer to man's disposition to be a coward, a vision of himself reflected in the the eyes of the woman that she allows to conquer. Yellow could stand for cowardice or low self-esteem. A she-wolf is not a challenge, quite the contrary, and is quite easy to get it in with. A sheep, i. e. regular woman who is not as aggressive as a wolf, may be quite a challenge to pursue and retain.

    The third wheel (Boticelli's Venus or the red-headed blue-eyed beauty transforming into a she-wolf) is the secret lover which preys upon men, does its damage and then moves over. Thus, she gives men the illusion (hunters chasing her) that they are chasing her, when in actuality the she-wolf is setting traps to entice then destroy her hunters (suiters = hunters = men) . The wounded wolf could exemplify a feigning at a loss of virginity (blood on the felt) in order to attract men (a she-wolf behaving cute, innocent, a virgin to entice
    and attract men's attention).

    The 1st womAn, the sheep, secretly wishes she were the hunters, yet realizes
    that she-wolves are impossible to catch, destroy without getting hurt (physically or emotionally). Thus she surrenders to falling into pieces (getting emotionally killed as others in the past have done) and follows the destiny of the hunters.
    sarpe8on November 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhen you read the lyrics ..it's very simple to think it's about love, adultry etc...

    I love to see this song in a very different perspective, may be far fetched, but bare with me... ;-)

    Looking at the wolf..the wolf is a mamal that lives longer on earth then humankind.
    In fact the Gray wolf is over 300.000y old , surviving the dire wolf, sabre tooth etc...
    The wolf is , spiritually seen, one of those natural symbols of survival, strenght and a pure , natural honest way of living with the way of nature.
    The She-Wolf, the alpha female is actually the strongest position within a pack.
    This is also the place of Mother Nature..she will always win from her pack!

    I love to believe this video/song is actually about the way we as people disrespect Mother Nature in which the wolf always seems to survives it's cruelness and way of reparing herself.

    Metaphorically Mother Nature is the She-wolf/Woman in this song.
    That's also why she lures the hunting men into their death at the end, when they keep on hunting her. The yellow eyes and the moment she set foot on the ground to eliminate them is a way of showing, she'd had enough and jumps into action, because else she would 'fall into pieces'.

    From the start of humankind, we are destroying our most precious thing we have..our home, our earth ..Mother Nature.
    Seen it this way , the video also is more correct aswell, seeing it as a symbolized/metaphorical way.

    A shot in the dark, a past lost in space...is the beginning of mankind. A brief moment forgotten after being destroyed by their own doing.
    From the start of our civilisation, we hunt down animals, destroy the nature around us ( nature is falling to pieces) etc...
    At first she's bleeding, hurt , but keeps hanging on to the suffering , just until she had enough of it...
    In the end of the video you also see the 'distortion' effect, effecting everything around her..she's restoring everything that was damaged..natural disasters we call them..tsunami's, hurricanes etc.a way of nature to wipe out what is destroying her .

    Everyone can see this song about love or look at it like they want ofcourse..
    This is the way I love to see this song, since it can be explained well along with the video...

    Greetings !
    looneycoonon September 02, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think in this song Sia (singer, not David Guetta) met a guy and they fell in love. Then some mean girl that Sia has met before came along and the guy Sia loved fell in love with this other girl. I think she was jealous and confused and wondered why he would leave her for that other girl. I don’t think the girl Sia is referring to is actually a she wolf. I believe personally that Sia was just saying she was just so mean and cruel and was comparing her to a wolf. But that’s just my thoughts :)
    kylie11514on March 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationhere's my take on this:

    singer - girl
    she wolf - friend/best friend
    'you' - guy

    'you' hits on singer probably when singer going out together with she wolf. 'you' hooks up with singer. after a while she wolf shows her true color. 'you' getting seduced. singer devastated. initially felt so loved, afterwards felt used. not by 'you' but by she wolf. singer thought she was her best friend, and 'you' the ultimate lover, thus falling to pieces.

    all in all, it's a story of a backstabbing best friend and what she felt afterwards.
    dorfyon January 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think the key is in the yellow eyes.. I think the "singer" is David Guetta because it is his words, he has written a song about a girl he was dating who was stolen from him by a Lesbian (Lemons are yellow)
    ashgaunton January 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think it is about a boy (or possibly a girl) who has a girlfriend. The boy likes another girl but his girlfriend doesn't know. He is to scared to tell her to break up, but he knows she has a fragile heart, so he doesn't want to tell her. The she wolf is the feeling he has about wanting to break up with her, knowing she will be sad.
    RoseFon September 19, 2013   Link

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