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The Only Exception - Paramore

The Only Exception

Brand New Eyes
Paramore acoustic alternative Love female vocalists


The third single from Paramore's third album, Brand New Eyes. This soulful acoustic number is a heartfelt song about love. (Source The Only Exception Songfacts) Frontwoman and lyricist Hayley Williams told Kerrang! May 9, 2009, that it's "the first time I've been able to write a song about that." She added: "Josh (Farro - guitar) brought me the music and I thought it was so beautiful. I don't know where my head was at when I heard it, but it really hit me. Josh and I wanted to write a two-minute interlude, just guitar and vocals. It's such a departure from our other songs. When I wrote the lyrics and sang them to the band, we decided to make it into a full song. I've never written lyrics like this before. The first verse is about where I think the fear to be open or vulnerable started. Ever since the first story in Kerrang!, everyone has known about my family issues and domestic whatever, it's something that's kinda stayed with me and I've learned from. I played this song to my mom and there were tears. It was kind of embarrassing."


Paramore is an American Grammy-award winning rock band formed in Franklin, Tennessee, United States in 2004. The band currently consists of Hayley Williams (vocals), Taylor York (guitar) and Zac Farro (drums). They have released five studio albums: All We Know Is Falling (2005), RIOT! (2007), Brand New Eyes (2009), their first Billboard 200 chart topper Paramore (2013), and After Laughter (2017). Paramore, as a quartet, released their debut studio album, All We Know Is Falling, in 2005. Show more ...

The Only Exception - Paramore

{Verse 1}
When I was younger
I saw my daddy cry
And curse at the wind
He broke his own heart
And I watched
As he tried to reassemble it
And my momma swore that
She would never let herself forget

And that was the day that I promised
I'd never sing of love
If it does not exist


But darlin'

{Chorus}
You are the only exception!
You are the only exception!
You are the only exception!
You are the only exception
!

{Verse 2}
Maybe I know, somewhere
Deep in my soul
That love never lasts
And we've got to find other ways
To make it alone
Or keep a straight face

And I've always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable, distance
And up until now
I had sworn to myself that I'm content
With loneliness

Because none of it was ever worth the risk, well

{Chorus}
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

{Instrumental and Drums}

{Bridge}
I've got a tight grip on reality, but I can't
Let go of what's in front of me here
I know you're leaving in the morning, when you wake up
Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream
Ooh Ooh
...

{Chorus}
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
[X2]

And I'm on my way to believing
Oh, and I'm on my way to believing




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