"Now" as written by Hayley Williams and Taylor York....
Don't try to take this from me
Don't try to take this from me, now

Don't try to take this from me
Don't try to take this from me, now

Feels like I'm waking from the dead
And everyone's been waitin' on me
Least now I'll never have to wonder
What it's like to sleep a year away
But were we indestructible
I thought that we could brave it all
I never thought that what would take me out
Was hiding down below

Lost the battle, win the war
Bringing my sinking ship back to the shore
We're starting over, or head back in
There's a time and a place to die but this ain't it

If there's a future, we want it, now
If there's a future, we want it, now
If there's a future, we want it, now
If there's a future, we want it, now

Don't try to take this from me
Don't try to take this from me, now

Don't try to take this from me
Don't try to take this from me, now

Wish I could find a crystal ball
For the days I feel completely worthless
You know I'd use it all for good
I would not take it for granted
Instead, I'd have some memories
For the days I don't feel anything
At least, they would remind me
Not to make the same mistakes again

Lost the battle, win the war
I'm bringing my sinking ship back to the shore
We're starting over or head back in
There's a time and a place to die but this ain't it

If there's a future, we want it, now
If there's a future, we want it, now
If there's a future, we want it, now
If there's a future, we want it, now

There's a time and a place to die

There's a time and a place to die
And this ain't it

There's a time and a place to die
And this ain't it, this ain't it
This ain't it

There's a time and a place to die
There's a time and a place to die
But this ain't it, no

If there's a future, we want it, now
If there's a future, we want it, now
If there's a future, we want it, now

If there's a future, we want it, now
Now, now


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"Now" as written by Hayley Williams, Taylor York

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  • +8
    My OpinionThis song is definitely about being face to face with the end and rising from the ashes. Paramore has been through a lot in the past few years, and this song definitely typifies their sort of "rebirth."
    allisonemnon January 22, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationFirst things first. This song is BURSTING with hope, excitement and adrenaline.The future IS bright for Paramore.

    A very honest portrayal of the bands bottled up ambition and drive to start this new chapter of Paramore.

    Can't wait for Paramore by Paramore.
    Trivamoreon February 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHad a heck of a time trying to upload these. Kept getting an error. Finally got through after hours of trying to resubmit them.
    Skoobasteve24on January 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely about the aftermath of Zac and Josh's departure and the band going forward. I'm sure Zac and Josh's leaving heavily influenced the writing of this new album. I'm excited to hear it.
    Sunny31489on January 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou would think that the departure of the brothers is what this song is about but Hayley specifically said in an interview that she was tired of writing about band issues and that she was ready to move past all that and do something different

    youtube.com/…

    she talks about it at 13:20 ^^^^^^
    foxboy290on June 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song is about peace. Whenever I hear the chorus "If there's a future we want it now" It sounds like a plea for peace- a better future for everyone. Especially with the music video, which influenced my opinion a lot. They start offff fighting but realize that the better ending is a peaceful one, hence the hug.
    secretstarz7on August 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think that the people Paramore are fighting are the media and all the negative attention that is being given from the departure of the two brothers and Hayley is singing about how she wants peace.
    The line "If there's a future we want it now" is getting across how Paramore want to be recognised to still be that kick ass band they always were and they don't want to fight the media.
    The line "There's a time and a place to die. This ain't it." strengthens that point and dying is a metaphor, the metaphor being the band dying and being forgotten.
    When they finally hug the person who started the fight, let's call that the media that is symbolising Hayley is opening up and telling everybody what the band thinks about the critics responses.

    Then they go on to say that they aren't over and that they will still keep going with line like "Bringing my sinking ship back to the shore." supporting that.

    But that is just MY interpretation.
    Groxxyon April 22, 2014   Link

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