"Decode" as written by Hayley Williams, Josh Farro and Taylor York....
How can I decide what's right
When you're clouding up my mind?
I can't win your losing fight
All the time

Not gonna ever own what's mine
When you're always taking sides
But you won't take away my pride
No, not this time
Not this time

How did we get here?
When I used to know you so well
How did we get here?
Well, I think I know how

The truth is hiding in your eyes
And it's hanging on your tongue
Just boiling in my blood
But you think that I can't see
What kind of man that you are
If you're a man at all
Well, I will figure this one out
On my own
(I'm screaming, "I love you so")
On my own
(My thoughts you can't decode)

How did we get here?
When I used to know you so well, yeah
How did we get here?
Well, I think I know how

Do you see what we've done?
We've gone and made such fools
Of ourselves
Do you see what we've done?
We've gone and made such fools
Of ourselves

How did we get here?
When I used to know you so well, yeah, yeah
Well, how did we get here?
When I used to know you so well.
I think I know
I think I know

There is something I see in you
It might kill me
But I want it to be true


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"Decode" as written by Hayley Williams, Josh Farro, Taylor York

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  • +4
    General CommentI seriously agree with hobomclacey. I've been listening to Paramore since 2005 too, and I think it's stupid that when bands finally get recognized for their talent, and get big, their original "fans" turn their backs on the band and say they suck or call them sell-outs. Paramore is an amazing band with great talent, that make amazing music. This song by the way is really good, and I just really don't understand how it makes them seem likes they've, "sold their integrity."
    xxJadeStarxxon October 01, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti hate the twilight series.
    HARRY POTTER FTW. hah, but i love love this song.
    hayley's vocals just send chills down my spine.
    theycameforannahhon October 04, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentidk, it just never appealed to me. i tried reading it, and the more i got into the book, the more i foundit to be stupid, and the hype around it at my school was suffocating. so that's why i dont like it.
    theycameforannahhon October 04, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is AMAZING! I think it was especially made for Twilight and that being the case I think that the song is from Bella's AND Edward's point of view. The first verse is Edward's

    "How can I decide what's right
    When you're clouding up my mind?
    I can't win
    You're losing sight
    All the time"

    "Not gonna ever own what's mine
    When you're always taking sides
    But you won't take away my pride
    No, not this time
    Not this time"

    Edward is scared and confused as to why he can't read Bella's mind. He's upset that she almost made him lose control and all these feelings are new to him.

    The second verse is Bella's point of view and what she is feeling.

    "The truth is hiding in your eyes
    And it's hanging on your tongue
    Just boiling in my blood
    But you think that I can't see
    What kind of man that you are
    If you're a man at all
    Well, I will figure this one out
    On my own
    (I'm screaming, "I love you so")
    On my own
    (My thoughts you can't decode)"

    Bella knows that there is something that Edward is hiding. She doesn't know that he is a vampire yet, this is still at the beginning, confusing stages of their relationship. "My thoughts you can't decode" Edward is unable to read Bella's mind.

    "Do you see what we've done?
    We've gone and made such fools
    Of ourselves
    Do you see what we've done?
    We've gone and made such fools
    Of ourselves"

    Both Bella and Edward are scared of this newfound love and the consequences that may follow.

    "How did we get here?
    I used to know you so well, yeah
    How did we get here?
    Well, I used to know you so well
    I think I know
    I think I know"

    The chorus basically tells of the pre-conceived notions that they had of eachother. They thought they had the other all figured out but now they are in completely new territory.

    "There is something I see in you
    It might kill me
    I want it to be true"

    The last lines speak of the hope that the love will grow.

    I am so excited for this movie!!!
    Harry Potter is still #1 in my heart!
    Sprinkles!on October 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis may be slightly off the wall to be honest but apart from the obvious boy/girl love, i think this can relate to relationship with a controlling father or boyfriend

    "I can't win
    You're losing fight
    All the time"

    ^nomatter how hard you try they always win.

    "How did we get here?
    I used to know you so well"

    ^looking back on when the relationship didnt have any problems. What went wrong?

    "The truth is hiding in your eyes
    And it's hanging on your tongue"

    ^even when nothing is said the tension is still there, waiting for an aargument

    "But you think that I can't see
    What kind of man that you are
    If you're a man at all"

    ^can finally see through him though he doesnt know

    "(I'm screaming, "I love you so")"

    ^confusion between loving and hating someone. even though they hurt you and you want to hate them you cant help but love them still

    "We've gone and made such fools
    Of ourselves"

    ^the constant fighting is pointless because nothing can be gained from it

    "There is something I see in you
    It might kill me"

    ^the hatred and anger eats away at you.

    know this wasnt the intended meaning but ya. . what ye think?
    pucca1on February 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA love song and this is how i see it for couples and/or relationships between friends:

    Two people ( friends or couple ). One ( A ) is trying to help the other out ( B ) and A is being playing and/or being two faced by B ( her/his boy/girl friend or just friend) B is trying to keep secrets from A, who is trying to help and A can read the B, knowing that B is trying to keep a little of ( his/her ) identity and/or secrets away from A. And A knows it and its making him/her mad at B.
    So A trys to dig in deeper by questioning B and A can tell that B will do anything to keep from spilling the secrets to A. A is now wondering how is that some one he/she once knew is trying to play games with her/him. She can now read what type of person B is and is wondering if B even knows what type of person he/she is because B wont admit to the questions that A asked. So now A openly "tests" B to see how their relationship really is with each other. B fails and now "secretly" admits the tuths by avoiding the signs and clues he/she gave to A. Now that A has figured out B A still cares for be but wonders how did it come to this and why didint B openly tell A the secrets B kept from A. So B thinks he/she has A figured out after B realizes that A does know whats up but B really doesnt have A figured out b just think he/she does. So A just confronts B about everything and knows itll kill him/her in the inside and just shares a little to B about him/her self. So A knows everything about B and knows the secret about B even if it kills their relationship in the heart. Just as long as its true.
    theBolivianon February 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is what Haley said
    "because the song is about the building tension, awkwardness, anger and confusion between Bella and Edward. Bella's is the only mind Edward can't read and I feel like that's a big part of the first book and one of the obstacles for them to overcome. It's one added tension that makes the story even better." -- Hayley Williams, Paramore

    So pretty much this song is about first love-in way.Where theres all this tension and awkwardness at first.You just have no idea where this exciting,yet strange infacutaion is taking you.And just like Edward and Bella we have no idea whats going on inside the other person's mind..as they don't know whats going in ours..Only Bella and Edward's relationship is much more intense :]
    dorky_twilighteron October 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentugh. the song sounds good and all, but when i think about how it's written about fucking twilight, i cringe. such a poorly written series, and everyone loves it, and i don't understand. i might have lost like two points of respect for paramore because of this.
    dreamtiwason October 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Twilight.
    This song is so perfs.
    I'm glad it was written for Twilight.
    It blends so well.
    There would be no better song to briefly describe what happens in the story.
    I just wish it wasn't at the end of the credits.
    I love this song.
    &it works so well with the story.
    It may have gotten even MORE popular (yah hard to believe) if people heard it throughout the movie.
    Instead of waiting to see if there was an extra scene at the end of the movie to hear it.
    Loveeeeeeeeee it<3
    japaneseygurl73on November 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think there are some errors in the lyrics. "Not gonna ever own what's mine" should be "Now can I ever own what's mine"

    This is my take on the song. I think this whole song is based on Bella's point of view.

    "How can I decide what's right? When you're clouding up my mind, I can't win you're losing fight all the time."

    Edward is always on Bella's mind and she can't decide on whether turning into a vampire is the right thing to do. All she knows is that she wants to be with him forever.

    "Now can I ever own what's mine? You're always taking sides but you won't take away my pride, not this time. No not this time."

    She's referring to her life. She believes that it's her life and she should have the right to be turned into a vampire but Edward refuses to do it. The pride part refers to how she's determined to be transformed.

    "How did we get here? I used to know you so well. How did we get here? I think I know.
    Do you see what we've done? Gone and made such fools of ourselves."

    I'm not sure about this part but I think she's referring to herself. I can imagine her looking at the mirror and speaking to her own reflection. She doesn't know herself anymore because falling in love has changed her. She's making a fool of herself because she has fallen in love with a vampire.

    "The truth is hiding in your eyes and its boiling in my blood, just hanging on your tongue... but you think that I can't see what kind of man that you are, if you're a man at all. Well, I will figure this one out on my own"

    The truth part is referring to Edward's thirst for Bella's blood. It's just hanging on his tongue that he wants to drink it. Throughout the book she has always trusted Edward and was never fearful in front of him so Edward doesn't think that she understands how dangerous it is to be around him. The truth is that she does understand about the danger and that he is suffering from being around her and not being able to drink her blood. But she loves him too much to stay away and will figure everything out on her own (which takes us back to her decision on turning into a vampire, the only way they can be together forever, without making Edward suffer).

    "Oh there is something I see in you
    It could kill me but I want it to be true."

    Bella wants Edward to end her human life so that she can start a vampire life with him.
    tranquillityon December 16, 2008   Link

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