"I Caught Myself" as written by and Hayley Nichole/farro Williams....
Down to you
You're pushing and pulling me down to you
But I don't know what I
Now when I caught myself, I had to stop myself
I'm saying something that I should have never thought
Now when I caught myself, I had to stop myself
I'm saying something that I should have never thought of you, of you

You're pushing and pulling me down to you
But I don't know what I want
No I don't know what I want

You got it, you got it
Some kind of magic
Hypnotic, hypnotic
You're leaving me breathless
I hate this, I hate this
You're not the one I believe in
With God as my witness

Now when I caught myself, I had to stop myself
I'm saying something that I should have never thought
Now when I caught myself, I had to stop myself
I'm saying something that I should have never thought of you,

You're pushing and pulling me down to you
But I don't know what I want
No I don't know what I want

Don't know what I want
But I know it's not you
Keep pushing and pulling me down
But I know in my heart it's not you

Now when I caught myself, I had to stop myself
I'm saying something that I should have never thought
Now when I caught myself, I had to stop myself
I'm saying something that I should have never thought of you
I knew, I know in my heart it's not you
I knew, but now I know what I want, I want, I want
Oh no, I should have never thought


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"I Caught Myself" as written by Hayley Nichole Williams Hayley Williams

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  • +3
    Song Meaningok, so this is my idea for the song meaning, its not about twilight though.

    ok, so its when you start to like someone, to fall for them, but you dont want to. your trying not to, but you cant help it... you know your not supposed to end up with that person, or be with them, etc... you dont want to like them, but your starting to anyway... they sort of amaze you lol, whether they mean to or not

    amazing song. very unique, you dont see many songs like this one, but its one im sure many people can relate to.

    i actually first heard of this song like, 2 days after i had this dream where i almost told this guy that i DONT like that he was hot xD (which i dont think in real life, lol)
    anonymous12345on November 15, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou got it, you got it
    Some kind of magic
    Hypnotic, hypnotic
    You're leaving me breathless
    I hate this, I hate this
    You're not the one I believe in
    With god as my witness

    oh my goodness, pure magic right there, this verse gives me goosebumps. This song is amayzing and Im not a twilight booke reader, but now I want to see the movie so I can hear this song and see how it ties in with the movie. Hayley has a beautiful voice and Paramores songs are all fan frikenn tastic.
    Carricrisson November 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm glad this is on the Twilight soundtrack. I really like this more than Decode. But, I think that's because it's more chill.
    barbegurlon November 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love both songs Paramore made for the film. They're AMAZING.

    Lol that said I guess I'd agree this is about Edward's feelings for Bella, though to be honest it would fit better in new moon or eclipse. To me it sounds like Bella's feelings for Jacob.
    tricdiceon November 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI haven't bought the soundtrack or actually heard this song yet, but having read the books, the lyrics seem to me like they're describing Bella's feelings for Jacob in 'New Moon.' She knows she feels something for him, but she knows it isn't the same thing she felt for Edward, and she isn't sure whether it's just a sisterly affection or love (just not epic love-of-your-life love). She's confused.
    sepiastarson November 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about Bella and Jacob but it can be interpreted in many ways! Paramore are so amazing, i LOVE this song so much..
    dearhannahon November 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmm, I find this song in Bella's perspective, the same as with “Decode”. Edward pushed her: pushed her boundaries and her expectations, pushed her buttons, pushed her to her limits emotionally and especially every time he pushed her away against his will and hers. It’s an utterly addictive dynamic to their relationship. Their relationship blossomed & he was inexplicably drawn to her even though he could of have had anyone he wanted and he chose this regular, unordinary human, Bella.

    At the end of Twilight, she asked him to never leave her and he promised. In New Moon, he goes against his promise. He wanted to protect her but even with him gone, Bella cant shake his gravitational pull he has on her! She hears his voice throughout the book when she does reckless things. “You got it, you got it, Some kind of magic, Hypnotic, hypnotic, You're leaving me breathless, I hate this, I hate this, You're not the one I believe in, With god as my witness” .. She knows she should of never thought to do what she did but she did it to hear his voice again, to somehow have him with her through the pain of it all. She leans and finds comfort with Jacob, her good friend. He loves Bella, he wants her as his girlfriend but she loves Edward and she knows that even if she tried to move on with Jacob, to try to be happy with him without Edward, it would never compare to what she had with Edward. Something she would never get over! Now she finds a similar pull to Jacob because he makes her feel better, but the things they do bring Edward back to her. She hears his voice when he is around but he isn’t the one for her and she knows it! “Don't know what I want, but I know it's not you, Keep pushing and pulling me down, When I know in my heart it's not you”

    Pretty much the song jumbles meanings of whole Edward/Bella story. Hailey’s wordage can be misunderstood. But pretty much, it comes down to the hate relationship in the beginning to the blossomed love. Neither Edward or Bella expected it and they both fought against the urges. In New Moon, those urges are freed for some time and even with them away they can’t stop that shocking, gravitational pull they have on one another. Bella’s hearing the words of Edward throughout the book, she knows its his voice but its not really him but she longs for it. “Don't know what I want, but I know it's not you
    Keep pushing and pulling me down, Down to you, but I don't know what I want”
    sourstraws214on December 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it could also be about Bella in love with Jake in Eclipse, I think it fits better for that book. Like Bella is saying that Jake keeps getting hurt by what she does with Edward but she doesn't want to let Jake go either because she it also in love with him; and at the same time it is Edward that she truly wants and needs to survive. But, I don't know I think it works for that situtation better because Edward never really felt that harsh about her loving him that much and in the song it describes that they keep pushing and pulling; that doesn't really fit with Edward and Bella. If you don't agree or have something to add, PLEASE DO!
    schultz18on January 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti wish people would evaluate this song without the Twilight reference... I understand it's for Twilight specifically, but it actually makes me hate the song because it's about one of the worst series of books in the spotlight right now.


    too bad. i had hope for the song.
    kdawg08on January 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite song right now! I love this section:
    "You got it, you got it
    Some kind of magic
    Hypnotic, hypnotic
    You're leaving me breathless
    I hate this, I hate this
    You're not the one I believe in"

    Ok, yes, I do know that this song is on the soundtrack, but can we not talk about Twilight for one god damn minute?! I hate Twilight, and it would be nice to go to one website and not hear about it. I think this whole Twilight epidemic is actually worse then the High School Musical fad.

    !!Come at me Twilight fan-girl-freaks! I dare you!!
    0pretty0odd0on August 22, 2009   Link

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