If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that Paramore is my absolute favorite band in the whole world. After a long yet worthwhile wait, they released their fifth studio album, After Laughter, last May.
This album is brilliant because it overflows with honesty and emotion, which also makes it incredibly relatable. Although the music is upbeat and makes you want to do a little dance, lyrically, it’s some of the band’s most powerful work.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big music lover and part of that is because of song lyrics. Whether you’re going through a difficult time or a positive experience, there’s something out there for everyone. Words are so influential and really help with expression. Paramore nails it when it comes to that.
I listen to After Laughter a lot, but it doesn’t get old. Since I love it so much, I wanted to share my favorite lyrics (not an easy task, by the way).
“Reality will break your heart // Survival will not be the hardest part // It’s keeping all your hopes alive // When all the rest of you has died” – 26
“Of all the weapons you fight with // Your silence is the most violent” – Tell Me How
“Hard times // Gonna take you down a laugh when you cry” – Hard Times
“I know that you’re afraid to // Let all the dark escape you // But we could let the light illuminate these hopeless places” – Idle Worship
“You say we gotta look on the bright side // I say well maybe if you wanna go blind // You say my eyes are getting too dark now // But boy you ain’t ever seen my mind” – Rose-Colored Boy
“And I don’t pick up when you call // ‘Cause your voice is a gun // Every word is a bullet hole // Shot a hole in the sun” – Forgiveness
“Time is a bastard // I won’t break my neck to get around it” – Grudges
“Nostalgia’s cool // But it won’t help you now // A dream is good // If you don’t wear it out” – Caught in the Middle
What are some of your favorite lyrics (Paramore or not)? I’d love to hear them!