"Hard Times" as written by and Taylor York Hayley Nichole Williams....
All that I want
Is to wake up fine
Tell me that I'm alright
That I ain't gonna die
All that I want
Is a hole in the ground
You can tell me when it's alright
For me to come out

(Hard times) gonna make you wonder why you even try
(Hard times) gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
(These lives) and I still don't know how I even survive
(Hard times)
(Hard times)
And I gotta get to rock bottom

Walking around
My little rain cloud
Hanging over my head
And it ain't coming down
Where do I go?
Gimme some sort of sign
You hit me with lightning!
Maybe I'll come alive

(Hard times) gonna make you wonder why you even try
(Hard times) gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
(These lives) and I still don't know how I even survive
(Hard times)
(Hard times)
And I gotta head to rock bottom

Tell my friends I'm coming down
We'll kick it when I hit the ground
Tell my friends I'm coming down
We'll kick it when I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
When I hit the ground
When I hit the ground

(Hard times) gonna make you wonder why you even try
(Hard times) gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
(These lives) and I still don't know how I even survive
(Hard times) (hard times)
(Hard times) (hard times)

(Hard times) gonna make you wonder why you even try
(Hard times) gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
(These lives) and I still don't know how I even survive
(Hard times) (hard times)
(Hard times)

And I gotta get to rock bottom!


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"Hard Times" as written by Taylor York Hayley Nichole Williams

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    Song Comparison50% Cindy Lauper + 50% Kid Creole = a 30 years old song; probably they watched the video of 'Glamour boy' by Living Colour to realize the clip of this song.
    But, after the jokes, I think that Paramore uses an unusual funny way to describe a person who's facing the decision of suicide by jumping out of the window.
    Straydogon May 09, 2017   Link
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    Song MeaningI think everyone can agree on the fact that this is an easy interpretation.

    Basically Hayley (and the whole band) have gone through some rough times, and by the time they wrote the song, they still were kinda suffering, so they're singing about how hard it is to live in those hard times, even if you're rich and famous (as she says in the line "these lives, and i still don't know how I even survive"), and how it will take a while but you will get over it (as in the lines "and now I gotta hit rock bottom" and the bridge "tell my friends I'm coming down, we'll kick it when I hit the ground" as a methaphore of waiting for those hard times to pass).
    Luciawwon May 20, 2017   Link

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