Daily Song Study

Paramore – The Only Exception

In songs on September 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

I’m not a fan of most love songs. However, when they’re done well, I like them a lot. Paramore is an odd little band who tends to write songs about topics that aren’t in the standard plastic-pop box, even if their sound is decidedly mainstream. Today’s study is the kind of love song one would expect from them, in the form of a grudging admission of affection.

Lead singer Hayley Williams grew up with parents who seemed to be constantly switching from one relationship to the other, so the tune comes out as a hard-fought concession to the fact that love may in fact exist despite much evidence to the contrary. It’s an honest love song, which is a rare beast.

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