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Paramore – Misguided Ghosts lyrics

{Verse 1}
I am going away for a while
But I'll be back, don't try and follow me
'Cause I'll return as soon as possible
See I'm trying to find my place
But it might not be here where I feel safe
We all learn to make mistakes


{Chorus}
And run
From them, from them
With no direction
We'll run from them, from them
With no conviction

'Cause I'm just one of those ghosts
Traveling endlessly
Don't need no roads
In fact they follow me

And we just go in circles

{Verse 2}
So Now I'm told that this is life
And pain is just a simple compromise
So we can get what we want out of it
Would someone care to classify,
Our broken hearts and twisted minds
So I can find someone to rely on

{Chorus}
And run
To them, to them
Full speed ahead
Oh you are not useless
We are just

Misguided ghosts
Traveling endlessly
The ones we trusted the most
Pushed us far away
And there's no one road
We should not be the same
But I'm just a ghost
And still they echo me

They echo me in circles



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    hurtingiinside
    You get lost in all the confusion, you don't know you are anymore. You are lost. Wandering. Without anyone, anything. Lonley in the world. The cruel world. You just need to get away, run away from fears, mistakes, broken hearts, with no one to reley on. Going on the same path, not finding what you are looking for, and not knowing what it is. You have a meaning, but don't know what it is.
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    This song means everything and resembles how my current situation is now. I sing this song everytime, deep down, quietly just dying and wishing how I could just sing this song to my bestfriend (who I have been secretly admire and love him for the past 7 years) cause he's been stressing out with life. I know my post doesn't make sense. So let's just listen and sing along to the song: b
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    I believe it is about searching for the meaning in life. Sometimes we go through so much heartache and feel so much anger towards the world that it is hard to see the point in everyday life. This song is a reassurance, that it isn't just you who feels this way. Everyone feels lost and broken at one point or another, and we don't always trust the people around us. We tend to feel like ghosts who go unnoticed when we need to be noticed the most. This is a song that brings hope to those lost souls.
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    My friend and I are doing a dance to this for the talent show. And I am her ghost, or whatever she is running from. I represent everything that has hurt her all of her regrets that she is trying to escape. But I just haunt her and she cannot run away from the fact that she made all of these mistakes even though they help her find who she is. She is trying not to let her mistakes define her, but she let's them control her because she doesn't know how to know cope and deal when she finds that running won't do anything. She just needs time to break free and learn who she is.
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    It's about having to find your place in life wether ot not that means having to leave the ones you love behind. On the other hand it's saying we can get pushed away and we need to make a new start. The whole thing of it being misguided ghosts it's saying we are not to all follow one straight line but we have to seprate as indivuals and choose are own way in life. And take it 'full speed ahead' (sorry for spelling mistakes).
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    I believe it is about running away, not emotionally but physically, she runs away from her family and shes just trying to find a new life both physically and emotionally. Because she can't stand with what she's going through, and there are people that feel the same, and she knows that so she's trying to speak to them in lyrics.
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    At the first lyrics its talking that she want to run away from anyting and she don't want anyone follow her, but at chorus she's seem like theres somebody chasing her, but she is one of these ghost, yahh perhaps ghost it means us who try to run away from problem.
    So this song meaning is the woman try to getting away from her problem.
    But she can't finding it.
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    I love this song I think is about how you about decied something to go somewhere but then you find out it not like you expected so your confused and trying the right path to take to get you life back but your having hard time because you don't know what it all means and it is a person trying to get away from life but they are confused how can't do it.
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    Sometimes we need to get away to make us realize what we have, who cares for us, to no where we belong. I constantly find myself running from myself or my problems. Its just an endless cycle. People push each other away cuz they don't wanna see them hurt or get hurt. We're just kinda like lost soles. Some of us hurt ourselves cuz we dnt no how to deal wit things n we have no one to talk to. But when we find that person to talk to they become our run to. Our "hero". N you come to find they"re kinda like you.
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    musicallyinspired
    This song is about being lost and confused, not knowing where to run next. Like your trapped in a hole and you want to escape it. The hole representing your blank mind. Wanting to escape yourself. Not knowing want you want out of life and trying to find ot. Its as if you had it at one point. As if you knew why you wanted to live and who you were and what joys you got our of life but somewhere along the way you lost all that and forgot your will to live and what you want out of life and your desperately grasping for a clue but you get nothing because your trapped in the hole. In your own blank mind. Trapping yourself without when knowing it. And you have been there so long, that dark place that your living in oblivion of it but your trying to find yourself while not knowing what's holding you back and being confused and lost and trying to find your place in the world.
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    This was specifically meaningful for me when I was having doubts about my relationship. I was to get married and I wasnt sure if I could be happy the rest of my life with that one person. So, I told him, I needed to go off and find myself, try other people because I had lost sight as to who and what makes me happy anymore. I felt that by going off on my own, I could find myself and experience new things. I may or may not be back. I may find that I loved him more, or I may find that I never loved him at all.
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    To me, at the beginning of the song, she is having a talk with herself, telling herself that she needs to find where it is she belongs. She is leaving the physical body behind to kind of soul search. And now where she is, there is no set path for her. She has to make the road she wants to walk on but she keeps making the same mistakes and winds up going in circles. She learns that the people she trusted misled her and now she needs to find someone to rely on. She may have found that person to trust but still, they're both just misguided ghosts that can't seem to find the right path so they follow each other in circles.
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    I think this song symbolizes when you feel alone and your stuck in a rut a with no one there to help you escape it and you feel like people look rite through you as if you were a ghost and you feel as if you could disappear and noone would notice that you were gone I also think it symbolizes the feeling you've been misguided all your life and that's why youre in a rut.
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    murrellrr
    I would say it's about the regret of/mistakes haunting you. Always following you, effecting how you feel and how you make choices, and that her, herself is someone elses mistake, "just one of those ghosts".
    There first verse has, to me, a profound statement about how the singer feels safe but doesn't think it's right for her. Focusing you on the fact that things can be good but not what someone wants or doesn't like what it has made them. That she doesn't know who she is and is going to find herself by measuring herself by her mistakes.
    I do like the cry for the ability to identify the bitter from the broken hearted in the second verse. This implies that most of the singers mistakes are based on love, or perhaps lack there of, and just wants to know who she can relate with and trust.
    I also enjoy the sense of hopelessness, that it needs to be this way forever. That there is no way to stop it. I do like the last chorus as well, indicates that she can be many thing (read: grey) and that most people are black and white. I find that especially interesting because the singer previously forces people into that exact scenario of black and white by "broken hearts or twisted minds". It exemplifies the inability for people to rationalize themselves when they feel lost. Great song!
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    rmlj382
    I think it is interesting that this would ask me to give a meaning to this song. Why does there need to be a meaning to this song. Perhaps we want there to be a meaning to this song. But if there is a meaning to this song if there is any meaning at all, where o where does that meaning come from. I believe from a Creator God who created us on purpose and for a purpose. But dear lost and confused one I leave that to you.
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    MaxLuvzMusic
    I feel like this song is about how she kinda got caught up in all that commercialism crap and stuff- like we all are. And how it's really sad and we're losing sight of what used to be important. Plus how we're all just acting the same, going through life in the same old way. I looove this song, its so fun to sing (ha, even if I'm not a pro at singing). We're all kind of lost. Misguided.
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    Typically as a youth or young adult, people try to find themselves. Oftentimes we need to seperate ourselves from our parents to find our own direction in life and make our own decisions and mistakes. Rightfully so, parents struggle to let go, and often hold on tighter during the transition. At the same time seperating ourselves from our security blanket is slow moving and we all too well want a replacement of someone else to rely on, even if just emotionally. Ultimately we are small images of our parents, but still our own. "we should not be the same" yet we are still ghosts that echo our parents as we circle into their role as we mature.
    I love the depth and availability for interpretation in this song.
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