Paramore is a beast. It’s the best band ever. LONG LIVE PARAMORE, even though “Long Live” is a Taylor Swift song.
1. When It Rains
This song has been with me since last December. I read online Hayley originally wrote it for her friend who had committed suicide. The lyrics seem makes sense regarding that, although that’s not why I listened to it. This song got me through happy moments and sad moments. It’s one of those classics that transcend time.
This song starts off with a bang, and it just gets better as time goes on! Comparing a current conscience to water, who else does that? HAYLEY WILLIAMS, WILL YOU PLEASE BE MY BESTIE FOR LIFE?
3. Still Into You
Some critics have completely dissed Paramore’s new album. I personally think that they’re heartless for doing so. Yes, Still Into You is more poppy that their old songs. Yes, it’s happy and exuberant. No, Paramore should not be insulted for creating a pop MASTERPIECE. It deserves some APPLAUSE (oops wrong artist!).
Paramore, it’s okay. I’m still into you! (HA. I have the last laugh!)
Hayley’s voice is just so powerful and awesome. If I weren’t so awed, I’d be jealous. She can write songs. She can sing. She’s secretly me. Just kidding!
5. Let the Flames Begin
Paramore deserves the award for the Best Song Titles. In the gallery of Valerie, Let the Flames Begin gets a freaking huge trophy. Hayley’s voice dominates yet comes off softly. It’s vulnerable yet invincible, diametrics to the extreme.
6. Hello Cold World
No, this is not entirely a pessimistic song. Despite what the title suggests, this song isn’t entirely about a cold world. It might also be about a cold heart. Too bad. Hayley Williams can sing. The rest of the band can rock on.
It’s not the Hallelujah Alexandra Burke sang at the X Factor Finale. It’s the Paramore version of Hallelujah, and it’s one hundred percent pure gorgeousness wrapped up in a song. Need I say more?
8. Hate to See Your Heart Break
I hate to see your heart-break too. Paramore’s being honest and raw with this song. It’s a short and sweet little melody that can never leave your head.
9. Misguided Ghosts
This title rocks. Who else sings about misguided ghosts ? That’s right, NO ONE.
10. For a Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic
Paramore’s got this down. It also happens to be the story of my life, not that anyone needed to know that.