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"Footprints" is the ninth track from Sia's seventh studio album, This Is Acting.

Background Edit

"Footprints" was originally written for Beyoncé during the Hamptons session, which spawned a single for Beyoncé's then-upcoming studio album, Beyoncé.[2]

Composition Edit

Lyrically, the song compares the progress of a relationship to "two footprints in the sand."[3]

Lyrics Edit

I've fallen through the floor again
Crashed into the basement
The pain was swallowing me
I was like a lead balloon
I couldn't even get up to
Turn the lights on
The dark is swallowing
Lord knows you can't trust your head

When you're standing on the edge of breaking down
Lord knows you can’t trust your head
When you're hanging by a thread
I was breaking down and I saw

Only two footprints in the sand
Thought you'd abandoned me and let go of my hand
But you were carrying me, carrying me to safety
Two footprints, your footprints in the sand
Two footprints, two footprints, your footprints in the sand
Two footprints, your footprints in the sand

I forgot the things I knew
It was I who'd abandoned you
Forgive me, I was lost in doubt
You had never left my side
Picked me up when I thought I might die
You held me and I was found
Lord knows you can't trust your head

When you’re standing on the edge of breaking down
Lord knows you can't trust your head
When you’re hanging by a thread
When you're breaking down...

And I saw only two footprints in the sand
Thought you'd abandoned me and let go of my hand
But you were carrying me, carrying me to safety
Two footprints, your footprints in the sand
Two footprints, two footprints, your footprints in the sand
Two footprints, your footprints in the sand

References Edit

  1. "Album Review: Sia's This Is Acting". Vulture. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  2. Spanos, Brittany (3 December 2015). "Sia on Reclaiming Adele, Rihanna's Unwanted Hits". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  3. Dolan, Jon (15 January 2016). "Sia's New Album: This Is Acting. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-01-25.


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