"Dressed In Black" as written by and Grant Michaels Sia Furler....
I had given up
I didn't know who to trust, oh
So I designed a shell
Kept me from Heaven and Hell, oh
And I had hit a low
Was all I let myself know, yeah
Yeah I had locked my heart
I was imprisoned by dark (I was imprisoned by dark)

You found me dressed in black
Hiding way up at the back
Life had broken my heart into pieces
You took my hand in yours
You started breaking down my walls
And you covered my heart in kisses
I thought life passed me by
Missed my tears, ignored my cries
Life had broken my heart, my spirit
And then you crossed my path
You quelled my fears, you made me laugh
Then you covered my heart in kisses

I was down for the count
Yes I was down, I was out, oh ooh
And I had lost it all
Yes I was scared, I was torn oh
And I took to the night
I'd given in to the fight oh ooh
And I slipped further down
I felt like I had drowned

You found me dressed in black
Hiding way up at the back
Life had broken my heart into pieces
You took my hand in yours
You started breaking down my walls
And you covered my heart in kisses
I thought life passed me by
Missed my tears, ignored my cries
Life had broken my heart, my spirit
And then you crossed my path
You quelled my fears, you made me laugh
Then you covered my heart in kisses

I was hopeless and broken, you opened the door for me
Yeah I was hiding and you let the light in and now I see
That you do for the wounded, what they couldn't seem to, you set them free
Like a butterfly kissing a child with an eye for the minor key yeah

You found me dressed in black
Hiding way up at the back
Life had broken my heart into pieces
You took my hand in yours
You started breaking down my walls
And you covered my heart in kisses
I thought life passed me by
Missed my tears, ignored my cries
Life had broken my heart, my spirit
And then you crossed my path
You quelled my fears, you made me laugh
Then you covered my heart in kisses

Covered my heart in kisses


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"Dressed in Black" as written by Kate I Furler Sia Grant Phillip Michaels

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    General Commenta child with an eye for the minor key? Anyone?
    rabab10329on August 28, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song might be about her finding her husband, or more likely him finding her. Earlier in her career the love of her life was killed in a car accident or something akin to that, I believe the part where she says "I thought life passed me by, missed my tears, ignored my cries"
    Dijonazeon January 21, 2015   Link
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    General CommentCall me crazy, but I feel like this song is about finding God, some kind of higher power. Just think about it. And God, this song is so beautiful on so many levels. Oh, Sia.
    zelkaon April 17, 2015   Link
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    General Commentconsidering sia lost his first boyfriend to a car accident he had maybe that is why she was dressed in black. Or recovering from herself and her problems as if hr soul was of mourning.
    lugrimaldoon February 09, 2015   Link

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