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Paramore – Brick By Boring Brick lyrics

She lives in a fairy tale
Somewhere too far for us to find
Forgotten the taste and smell
Of a world that she's left behind

It's all about the exposure, the lens, I told her
The angles are all wrong now
She's ripping wings off of butterflies


Keep your feet on the ground
When your head's in the clouds


Well go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

Ba-da ba ba-da ba ba-da

So one day, he found her crying
Coiled up on the dirty ground
Her prince finally came to save her
And the rest she can figure out
But it was a trick
And the clock struck twelve
Well make sure
To build your home brick by boring brick
Or the wolf's gonna blow it down


Keep your feet on the ground
When your head's in the clouds

Well go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
We'll bury the castle, bury the castle, whoa, whoa

Well you built up a world of magic
Because your real life is tragic
Yeah you built up a world of magic

If it's not real
You can't hold it in your hand
You can't feel it with your heart
And I won't believe it
But if it's true
You can see it with your eyes
Oh, even in the dark

And that's where I want to be, yeah

Go get your shovel (You'll be better off without me)
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle (ooh), bury the castle
Go get your shovel (You'll be better off without me)
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle (ooh), bury the castle

Ba-da ba ba-da ba ba-da
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Ba-da ba ba-da ba ba-da
Ba-da ba ba ba-da ba ba
Ba-da ba ba-da ba ba-da
Ba-da ba ba ba ba ba ba ba



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  • foreverme
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    forevermeNov 4, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    I love this song! It means how this girl is so far from reality and lives in her own bubble where nothing bad happens. But later in the end, everything comes crashing down on her and she wakes up to find how hard and tough you gotta be to be able to live in this world. So instead of living in castles, you have to live in houses built by brick by boring brick or else someone sooner or later is going to stomp all over you.
  • m
    +7
    miamia_11Mar 30, 2010 at 1:21 am
    If we look at the music video, I think its about how we build up these wonderful dreams to shield us from the harsh realities. The little girl represents hayley's dream self going off to her wonderland and after a while, her world is shattered by the evils of the real world. When she escapes wonderland, she falls into the hole where the real hayley is "burying the castle;" living in reality. She throws the doll in the hole to symbolize she doesn't need dreams anymore, because reality and truth is enough.
    What do you think? Btw, didn't she look so pretty? (:
  • s
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    studleyJan 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    @Paramorechick, I had to create an account just for you. It most definitely is "angles", since the previous line is talking about the exposure and lens of a camera. Angels, as in the heavenly beings with wings, would not logically fit into the song here, and would only confuse the listeners. A true photographer worries about the angles of his or her photograph, and because of the meaning behind the song, our proverbial "photographer" has the angles all wrong. Savvy?
  • n
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    ngoctoOct 23, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    I think "to build your house brick by boring brick" means something like accepting reality, like, you need to build your house (or life) with real things and not with dreams or whatever. And that's surely "boring" but you need to stick to it, or else "the wolf's gonna blowing it down", meaning that it won't last. Basically, I think she's telling herself to wake up, bury her fairytale world and come back to reality.
  • ParamoreXNoDoubt
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    ParamoreXNoDoubtApr 30, 2010 at 4:33 am
    I personaly went through what this song it talking about. It's my fave song and I can really understand it.
    It's about how someone doesn't want to face the dangers of reality and rather live in their own head to escape it. Like I was always hiding by playing another story in my head and making myself belive it. Doing this made me almost fail school and was really vague and no one could ever get me to do anything properly.
    So what Hayley is saying. Well she's helping the person to realize that real life is better becuase it is real! I love it how she says after the you can see with your eyes and "that's where I want to be", it shows that maybe she was in that position to once and she is encouraging us to follow her example.
    But at the same time she lightens it up by focusing on some beloved fairy tales. I love Paramore and this sond is the best.
    Come to think of it riot and this cd brand new eyes have two more similar songs, when it rains and also feeling sorry. The meanings are very familiar. But I'm thinking that when it rains is more about suicide. I wasn't close suicide I assure you.

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