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Paramore – Ignorance lyrics
{Verse 1}
If I'm a bad person, you don't like me
Well I guess I'll make my own way
It's a circle, a mean cycle
I can't excite you anymore
Where's your gavel? Your jury?
What's my offense this time?
You're not a judge, but if you're gonna judge me,
Well sentence me to another life

{Bridge}
Don't wanna hear your sad songs
I don't wanna feel your pain
When you swear it's all my fault
'Cause you know we're not the same (Yeah! )
We're not the same (Yeah! )
Oh we're not the same
Yeah, the friends who stuck together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can't accept that the change is good (Hey! )
It's good (Hey! )
It's good (Hey! )

{Chorus}
Well you treat me just like another stranger
Well it's nice to meet you sir
I guess I'll go
I best be on my way out


You treat me just like another stranger
Well it's nice to meet you sir
I guess I'll go
I best be on my way out

Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend

{Verse 2}
And this is the best thing that could've happened
Any longer and I wouldn't have made it
It's not a war, no, it's not a rapture
I'm just a person, but you can't take it
The same tricks that, that once fooled me
They won't get you anywhere
I'm not the same kid from your memory
Well, now I can fend for myself

{Bridge}
Don't wanna hear your sad songs
I don't wanna feel your pain
When you swear it's all my fault
'Cause you know we're not the same (No! )
We're not the same (No! )
Oh we're not the same
Yeah, the friends who stuck together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can't accept that the change is good (Hey! )
It's good (Hey! )
It's good

{Chorus}
Well you treat me just like another stranger
Well it's nice to meet you sir
I guess I'll go
I best be on my way out

You treat me just like another stranger
Well it's nice to meet you sir
I guess I'll go
I best be on my way out

Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend

Well you treat me just like another stranger
Well it's nice to meet you sir
I guess I'll go
I best be on my way out

You treat me just like another stranger
Well it's nice to meet you sir
I guess I'll go
I best be on my way out
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    dancemoves
    This song is about a friend of the Hayleys. This friend judges her out of ignorance. Most people walk around saying they don't like this or that. And they blame the thing they don't like, they call it bad. But that's just their opinion, and causes a big wall between people sometimes.
    For instance: Why can't she excite them anymore? Is that really her problem? Why should she be put down for that. Maybe if that other person paid closer attention, they'd see many more interesting things about her.
    She is saying, if we are friends, why do you treat me harshly like you would treat a stranger with your hurtful judgements? Why can't you accept me as I am if we are friends? That's fine if that's how you want to be, but she doesn't have any time for this person.
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    beka_paramore
    Hayley Williams recently did this interview and in it she said that Josh came up with riff, and everyone liked it so people came up with their own parts on the spot, they got it recorded and hayley took it home and started putting lyrics together.
    She says that this song is about the band. And when they were having problems as a band (when they cut the european tour short) and how these problems are still there within them, and this was how she felt.
    She also states that putting together Brand New Eyes, was the best theraoy they could have gotten as a band, because it made them see each through Brand New Eyes.
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  • p
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    Paramore_
    This song is about when Paramore were about to break up, Josh had wrote the music for it and hayley took it home and wrote these lyrics about how nothing was working anymore and how much strain they we're under, she then preformed it for them a couple of days later but mumbled it because she felt a little shy about what she had wrote as it was all her feelings towards the other band members at that time because they created Paramore for fun as they were all friends but it didn't feel like fun anymore it felt like a buisness and it wasnt working. Jeremy asked Hayley what it was about and she didn't say but that caused them to talk about what was affecting them and they made up and now they are strong and friends again and Paramore are back :)
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  • xxxDarknessxxx
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    xxxDarknessxxx
    Wow, some of you people need lives.
    One point to be made: I like Twilight, but it's getting really old.
    Two: I like Decode, but they overpalyed it.
    Three: There is a seperation, a very big one, between "emo" and a "cutter". Emo comes originally from music started in the 80's called emotional hardcore. It shortened to emocore, and now emo. It's a style and a type of music, not a type of person. A cutter, cuts themselves. It's that simple.
    Also.
    @cutie_good, cutting is not something to be proud of or to announce like it makes you cool. I've been there, am there, and I am not proud of it. I want to stop, am working my way to stopping, but it's a process.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    Its actually about the paramore breakup. . Its hayleys feelings about the move to sign with atlantic records. . The band were growing apart as people. . Josh had his own anger towards hayley. About her reasons for taking her career in that direction. Its her way of saying, I'm not the kid I used to be, I'm my own person now and don't judge me for doing what I'm doing. The band was going through alot when she wrote the lyrics to this song, and she admits being afraid to sing them at band practice.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    I think that its all about when a friendship or a relationship or whatever has ended, and the other half of the relationship/friendship just ignores you and pretends that you never existed and just treats you like they treat a stranger. I believe that its about all of the hate that you give to that person who you have fallen out with. I also think that its about the person falling out with you because you've changed, and that you're a different person, and that changes are good, not sticking to one person, or one type of lifestyle.
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  • m
    + 1
    mrdizzy
    I hate you all. How about writing about the song's meaning, not just fapping over how great Hayley is?
    The line "Well sentence me to another life" makes me think Hayley's speaking to an all-powerful being. A creator who is supposedly responsible for her life, like God.
    A lot of other lines, like the entire second verse among others, suggest that Hayley may have changed her views regarding this god, and she thinks that this is a good, freeing thing.
    There are a lot of lines about her bandmates' reactions to her losing faith, and a lot of lines that are her dealing with their objections. There are also portions that seem to be Hayley angrily chastising God for creating her flawed and blaming her for messing up.
    Just thought I'd toss that speculation out there.
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  • ld_123
    + 1
    ld_123
    Ohh I forgot one thing. After I said the part where she tries sohard to pull the lightbulb on the other members. She can't because the lightbulb won't go that far. That's basically saying the spotlight is on hayley not the other band members. Please don't put thins in the negative area because it ois the truth. Watch the music video. And I'm so tired of people saying that the song is about two people who hate each other. It not.!
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    BigTimeHayleyFan
    I love this song! Its about people who used to be bestest of mates a long time ago, and now theyve been united it seems one of the friends has seemed to completely forgotten all the good memories and good times they shared, and is completely blanking the other. The person in hayley's point of view used to be desperate for them to be best mates again, but now she just doesn't want to stand for the ignorance anymore.
    Or at least, that's what I guess at X. X. X
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    HazelDountLovesBullet
    Woah! This song is amazing! And its weird that it fits my writing so well.
    I have these two characters who were really close, but they were seperated because of a death curse (stay away from eachother or one of them dies). But when the curse is broken and they can be together again, they've changed and they feel like they're strangers. More the girl than the boy. He tries to make it work, but she's sick of hearing him complain (Don't wanna hear your sad songs).
    And when he finds out who she starts dating afterwards (a vampyre, of course! He hates them, haha) he starts judging her and they really do become strangers.
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  • sockpuppet872
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    sockpuppet872
    The lyrics don't hit the music in this song the way they should, so like most of paramores songs they are all focused on the lyrics while the acuual music (which I think there guitar and bass players are capable of much more of) suffers to try and continessly remake the same beat and word placement as the song before it. And by the way. No one cares if this song reminds you of someone ect. Post the accuall song meaning you dickshines!
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      dancemoves
      This song is about a friend of the Hayleys. This friend judges her out of ignorance. Most people... Read more →
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      beka_paramore
      Hayley Williams recently did this interview and in it she said that Josh came up with riff, and... Read more →

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