I'm gonna go on
Livin' like I never met you
And it'll feel wrong at first
But I think I can forget you
Ignore the fact that we sleep
No more than three feet apart
I feel you now
You're all around me, underneath me
You're all around me, underneath me

Well, how was I to know
That what we carved in stone
Would be so temporary?
Well, how was I to know
That my first crack in luck
Would not be the last?
It won't be the last

It's in the air now
Bitter tears and broken hearts
We're teenagers
We count the years we think we're smart
But we're not
We don't know anything

So don't ask me where I'll go
'Cause, frankly, I don't know
And I don't give a shit
Why must we all make sense?
Oh, I just won't make sense
For once, I'm just gonna live
I'm just gonna live

We're teenagers
(We don't know anything)
We're teenagers
(We don't know anything)

Well, how was I to know
That what we carved in stone
Would be so temporary?
(I'm gonna go on)
Why must we all make sense?
Oh, I just won't make sense
For once, I'm just gonna live
I'm just gonna live


Lyrics submitted by aristuma21

Teenagers (Hayley Williams) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI agree with lizzie88, but i also see a loss of innocence in this song (And it'll feel wrong at first
    But I think I can forget you) And making a transition into being a cocky teenager (We count the years we think we're smart But we're not We don't know anything) And being lost in life, but not wanting to admit it (So don't ask me where I'll go 'Cause, frankly, I don't know And I don't give a sh**) And finally realizing that you aren't the greatest, smartest thing to walk the earth (Why must we all make sense? Oh, I just won't make sense For once, I'm just gonna live I'm just gonna live). Honestly I just see it as what being a teenager is all about.
    XxmisguidedghostxXon November 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Hayley's teenage-years, and how she felt and acted and what happened. That's probably why the lines:

    "Ignore the fact that we sleep
    No more than three feet apart"

    is in it, which probably is about Josh and her touring together.

    I like the song, but I can't really relate to it. Yeah, I'm a teenager, but I've never been and probably never will be that cocky I-know-everthing-and-I'm-so-awesome type of teenager. I just feel a bit attacked by it, even though I know that's not the point :P Haha, I felt the same to Taylor Swifts "Fifteen".
    ilikeboatson August 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually really like this song, but I think it would sound so much better if it was an actual Paramore song and not a Hayley song. I just think the band could complete the song.
    Jane_Doeon September 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy first thought was that this was about josh too. is the lyric really "crack in luck"? because i always thought it was "crack at love" :/
    but to paramoreisaband - in the movie megan and amanda's characters are not roommates, so i don't think that line was written for the film unless it's about sleepovers.
    linentreeson December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Ignore the fact that we sleep no more then 3 feet apart".

    I hate to be the one to say this, but this song kind of seems to be about Josh.
    PurplePantheron September 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentErr, wait, now that I think about it, it seems to be about the whole band. I don't know why I looked at this in a romantic sort of light. The more I read the words, the more it seems to be about the ENTIRE band's issues.
    PurplePantheron September 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song if for the movie "Jennifer's Body" with Megan Fox. The "sleep more than 3 feet apart" thing refers to the fact that in the movie Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried are roommates. I know Hayley wrote a version of this song way back when, but that line is clearly for the movie. The whole band might be playing in this song, because I can't think of anyone else who would be on the instruments... I doubt Hayley would use random musicians for a soundtrack song.
    ParamoreIsABandon September 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*is for the movie Jennifer's Body.

    Typo!
    ParamoreIsABandon September 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song. I wish it was longer.

    And if Hayley did ever decide to do something on her own, I would listen if this was going to be her style.
    Like_A_Doveon September 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentConfusion about being a teenager, dealing with first broken relationship/friendship, da da da.
    Pretty straightforward.
    lizzie88on September 28, 2009   Link

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