"Fair Game" as written by and Gregory Kurstin Sia Furler....
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


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"Fair Game" as written by Sia Furler Gregory Kurstin

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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about an intelligent yet codependent girl who is falling for a narcissist. She knows the taste of his trap well and she is desperate to escape it this time, but she is powerless to escape the same old patterns of self-destruction.
    BiancaSon January 17, 2018   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a woman who is falling for a man she can’t game.

    She’s never played a fair game, because she’s smarter. She says she wants to play a fair game, though.

    The part about ‘take the reins, Watch me squirm, you are just what I need.’ She’s saying the idea of being with someone who is her match, her equal, is terrifying. She can’t use him, can’t treat him like a toy. And though the thought of someone having her number, maybe even being smarter than her, is frightening, she thinks that’s what’s been missing. That’s what she really needs.

    Sia girl, I hear ya. There’s nothing for terrifying than being totally vulnerable to someone else, especially when you’ve always run the show and had control. But that’s love, right?
    Spyronon February 06, 2018   Link

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