Bird Set Free - Sia


The Experience: You held me down but I fought back loud, but there's a scream inside... Oppression, escape,freedom, and deep scars are the experiences behind Bird Set Free...



Music video: Still waiting.

The Meaning of Bird Set Free: Sia describes the harsh reality of oppression - I was a broken thing - the thrill of escape - I fought back loud - and the happiness of freedom - I sing for love, I sing for me, I shout it out like a bird set free. However, there's a harsh realism even to the happiness: the scars are still there - I struggle to fly now - and - I sing off key - and finally there's still - a scream inside that I'm frightened.

Ask yourself: Is there a way to truly be whole again after you've been abused?

LYRICS:

Clipped wings, I was a broken thing
Had a voice, had a voice but I could not sing
You would wind me down
I struggled on the ground
So lost, the line had been crossed
Had a voice, had a voice but I could not talk
You held me down
I struggle to fly now

But there's a scream inside that we are frightened
We hold on so tight, we cannot deny
Eats us alive, oh it eats us alive
Yes, there's a scream inside that we are frightened
We hold on so tight, but I don't wanna die, no
I don't wanna die, I don't wanna die

I'm not gon' care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free
No I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me

I'll shout it out like a bird set free (3x)

Now I fly, hit the high notes
I have a voice, have a voice, hear me roar tonight
You held me down
But I fought back loud

But there's a scream inside that we are frightened
We hold on so tight, we cannot deny
Eats us alive, oh it eats us alive
Yes, there's a scream inside that we are frightened
We hold on so tight, but I don't wanna die, no
I don't wanna die, I don't wanna die

I'm not gon' care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free
No I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me

I'll shout it out like a bird set free (6x)