Lies, a Parody of Sia’s “Chandelier”

Sia Chandelier

Party Politicians love the hurt

Don’t feel anything, they will never learn

Money they push down, they push down

 

I’m the one “to represent you all”

Polls going up, representatives ring’ doorbells

But there is no love, there is no love

 

1,2,3,1,2,3 Lies

1,2,3,1,2,3 Lies

1,2,3,1,2,3 Lies

 

Throw the truth back ‘til we believe you

 

I’m gonna sit back and watch the world burn, watch the world burn

I’m gonna roast marshmallows and not give a shit

Like I ever did give a shit

I’m gonna lie like a snake through the news, feed you tears that were always dry

I’m gonna swig all the hearts and minds that believed in me, believed in me

 

But we’re holding on for dear life, forced to live down, unable to rise

Keep the lights and heat on through this plight, lies to hold on to for tonight

Help me, we’re holding on for dear life, forced to live down, unable to rise

Keep the lights and heat on through this plight, lies to hold on to for tonight

on to for tonight

 

The truth is, we’re a mess

The world’s burning, and you can’t run from this

You’re such a damn shame, such a damn shame

 

1,2,3,1,2,3 Lies

1,2,3,1,2,3 Lies

1,2,3,1,2,3 Lies

 

Throw the truth back ‘til we believe you

 

I’m gonna sit back and watch the world burn, watch the world burn

I’m gonna roast marshmallows and not give a shit

Like I ever did give a shit

I’m gonna lie like a snake through the news, feed you tears that were always dry

I’m gonna swig all the hearts and minds that believed in me, believed in me

 

But we’re holding on for dear life, forced to live down, unable to rise

Keep the lights and heat on through this plight, lies to hold on to for tonight

Help me, we’re holding on for dear life, forced to live down, unable to rise

Keep the lights and heat on through this plight, lies to hold on to for tonight

on to for tonight

 

Oh, just for tonight

‘Cause we can’t hold on to the heat or lights

Oh, I’m just lying to make it through tonight

On to for tonight

On to for tonight

‘Cause we can’t hold on to the heat or lights

‘Cause we can’t hold on to the heat or lights

Oh, I’m just lying to make it through tonight

On to for tonight

On to for tonight

 

 

Melissa R. Mendelson is a published short story author and a self-published poet, whose work has been featured in The Outreach for Breast Health Foundation’s Anthology: Beyond Memories, Names in a Jar: A Collection of Poetry by 100 Contemporary American Poets, and Espresso Fiction: A Collection of Flash Fiction for the Average Joe.