"Straight for the Knife" as written by and Sia Furler Justin Parker....
Put on my best dress, I wanted to impress
I put a little make-up on
Put a bow in my hair, wore pretty underwear
Hoping you might take it off
Don't know your etiquette
But I'm strapped to my chair
And it ain't 'cause you're pretty
You were charming, until
You saw your chance to kill
Your chance to make history

You went straight for the knife
And I prepared to die
Your blade it shines
Looked me straight in the eye
You turned the gas on high
Held the flame alight
You wonder why
I'm scared of fire
You wonder why you make girls cry

My mascara a mess, harsh words for your princess
Boy, you and your promises
If your goal was to love, you scored an epic miss
Now you'll just have memories

You went straight for the knife
And I prepared to die
Your blade it shines
Looked me straight in the eye
You turned the gas on high
Held the flame alight
You wonder why
I'm scared of fire
You wonder why you make girls cry

Boy, you draw me back in
I'm hungry for your bad loving
But will someone find me swinging from the rafters
From hanging on your every word

You went straight for the knife
And I prepared to die
Your blade it shines
Looked me straight in the eye
You turned the gas on high
Held the flame alight
You wonder why
I'm scared of fire
You wonder why you make girls cry

You wonder why you make girls cry


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"Straight for the Knife" as written by Sia Furler Justin Parker

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    General CommentThis is a great song.

    She’s talking about being in a relationship with someone toxic and emotionally abusive.

    She tries to be her best self, to entice him, to please him. But he delights in destroying her. The bit about being strapped to his chair... she’s stuck there because she’s addicted to him, not because he’s pretty.

    The bit about being hungry for his bad loving. Toxic, abusive relationships can also be extreme and passionate. Addictive.

    ‘But will someone find me swinging from the rafters from hanging on your every word.’ Ouch. If you’ve ever been in one of these relationships that line cuts. These relationships drive you to your limits, they unmake you. They can kill you, or at least make you think you’re going to die (or want to die).

    The chorus sums it all up pretty well. He starts the abuse, takes out the knife, and she prepares to take it. He looks her in the eye and turns the gas on high. It’s symbiotic. He loves to destroy her, she wants him to consume her.


    But what’s left after that?
    Spyronon February 06, 2018   Link

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