"That's What You Get" as written by and Hayley Nichole/farro Williams....
No sir, well I don't wanna be the blame, not anymore
It's your turn to take a seat
We're settling the final score

And why do we like to hurt so much?

I can't decide, you have made it harder just to go on
And why, all the possibilities, well I was wrong

That's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa
I drowned out all my sense with the sound of its beating
And that's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa

I wonder, how am I supposed to feel when you're not here?
Cause I've burned every bridge I ever built, when you were here

I still try, holding on to silly things, I never learn
Oh why, all the possibilities I'm sure you've heard

That's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa
I drowned out all my sense with the sound of its beating (Beating)
that's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa

Pain make your way to me, to me
And I'll always be just so inviting (So inviting)
If I ever start to think straight
This heart will start a riot in me, let's start, start, hey!

Why do we like to hurt so much?
Oh, why do we like to hurt so much?
That's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa
Now I can't trust myself with anything but this
And that's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa


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"Thats What You Get" as written by Hayley Nichole/farro Williams

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  • +4
    Song MeaningI think this song is about being in love with someone even though your head tells you they're going to hurt you in the end. Your heart wins over your head and eventually you get hurt, but in a strange way people enjoy the pain because at least they feel something. <3paramore narrates my life
    kaweekon May 10, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love the lines "Why do we like to hurt so much? Pain, make your way to me and I'll always be so inviting."

    I think it's adressing what a lot of songs kind of deny, which is that in a sick way we almost like to hurt a lot over someone we really care about, because even if they're negative emotions, it's a deep feeling of real passion for someone. In a way, we don't fight it a lot. I'm not sure if that's what they were pushing, but that's my personal opinion.
    heckyeahitsannaon June 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentExcellent song. Hayley Williams has a great voice. :)
    Thia007on November 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is really nice.
    hayley sounds absolutely amazing (:
    i have the RIOT! cd early hehe :P
    BlackandWhiteDreamson June 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the line is:

    "Why Do We Like To Hurt So Much?"
    Bryony--Xon June 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentparamore have improved sooo much. like musicwise and hayleys voice is growing more amazing by the second. i am so jealous. haha kidding.

    paramore is probably one of the only bands whove released a better sophmore album than their first. all the bands i know cept this one had really bad second albums compared to their earlier stuff.
    banashoeon June 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is really universal. It's basically saying we hurt ourselves emotionally when we feel with our heart or follow our heart rather than thinking with our head.

    "I wonder how am I supposed to feel when you're not here
    Cause I burned every bridge I ever built when you were here
    I still try holding onto silly things
    I never learn
    Oh why, all the possibilites
    I'm sure you've heard"

    She let go of everything that gave her secuirty when she fell in love, and she's stuck on one side, in this cause in this situation and she can't do anything about it now.

    even after this experience she's going to make the mistake of falling and hurting. She's never going to learn from the mistake of following her heart.

    "Pain, make your way to me, to me
    And I'll always be just so inviting
    If I ever start to think straight
    This heart will start a riot in me
    Let's start, start, hey!"

    Basically this verse is saying that she'd rather hurt than never feel love. And if she starts to think with her mind rather than think with her head, her heart will push through and fight off her thoughts and rationality and go with feelings.
    DreamersDiseaseon July 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti totally agree with DreamersDisease. especially this part....'It's basically saying we hurt ourselves emotionally when we feel with our heart or follow our heart rather than thinking with our head'...i can relate to that there.
    circa_survive_greenon July 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song :]
    BSoJealouson August 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis by far is my favorite song on the cd. I just love everything about it.

    Anyways, this song was played at Hollister today and of course I HAD to start singing. Some really cute guy smiled at me, and then later asked for my number.

    Thank you Paramore! haha.

    :D
    KaitlinAnn00on August 19, 2007   Link

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