"Conspiracy" as written by Hayley Williams, Josh Farro and Taylor York...
Please speak softly
For they will hear us
And they'll find out
Why we don't trust them

Speak up dear
Cause I cannot hear you
I need to know
Why we don't trust them

Explain to me
This conspiracy against me
Yeah yeah yeah
And tell me how
I've lost my power
Oh yeah

Where can I turn
Cause I need something more
Surrounded by uncertainty
I'm so unsure
Tell me why
I feel so alone
Cause I need to know
To whom do I owe

Explain to me
This conspiracy against me
Yeah yeah yeah
And tell me how
I've lost my power
Oh yeah

I thought that we'd make it
Because you said
That we'd make it through
And when all security fails
Will you be there to help me through

Explain to me
This conspiracy against me
Yeah yeah yeah
And tell me how
I've lost my power
Oh yeah


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"Conspiracy" as written by Hayley Nichole Williams Hayley Williams

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song says a lot to me. I promised to keep this secret, but at the same time I'm not even sure what secret I am keeping.


    Please speak softly
    for they will hear us
    and they'll find out
    why we don't trust them

    Don't say anything too loudly or say too much because the people you don't want to know might hear you.

    Speak up dear
    'cause I cannot hear you
    I need to know
    why we don't trust them

    At the same time, speak a little louder/clearer so at least I know what is going on. I need to know why they can't know this secret.

    Explain to me
    this conspiracy against me, yeah
    And tell me how
    I lost my power, oh yeah

    When the hell did I become responsible for all of this? It's overwhelming, and I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have no power because I promised to keep this secret, yet at the same time, telling this secret might be the only way to fix some things.

    Where can I turn
    'cause I need something more
    Surrounded by uncertianty
    I'm so unsure of...
    Tell me why I feel so alone
    'cause I need to know
    to whom do I owe

    I am so confused as to what to do. Whom do I have a loyalty to? This family? Or one of my best friends? I don't know which person deserves to know.

    I thought
    you would make it
    because you said
    that we'd make it through
    And when all security fails
    you'd be there
    to help me through

    And this is where it hits home. The son (whom was also one of my best friends) passed away. He's the person I originally promised to keep the secret for. And in return, he promised he'd always be there for me because he knew how hard it was to keep the secret. But now he's not here, and it's even harder.
    lilangl977on July 04, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Explain to me
    This conspiracy against me
    Tell me how
    I've lost my power"

    She can't see what's the truth from the lies, why is this [things] happening to her? What happened? Can someone please explain to her? She's in doubt in everything she hears/sees/

    "Where can I turn
    Cause I need something more
    Surrounded by uncertainty
    I'm so unsure
    Tell me why
    I feel so alone
    Cause I need to know
    To whom do I owe"

    She don't know who to trust anymore. She's looking [because she's not sure in all she sees/hears] for a REAL FRIEND or someone to help her through. She feels so alone because as I've said, she can't differ now what's the truth from all of it

    "I thought that we'd make it
    Because you say that we'd make it through
    And when all security fails,
    Will you be there to help me through?"

    It's like she's asking if you can help her from all of these uncertainty, she needs someone to help her through all of what [problems] she's facing now

    Yeah, that's it for me.. Hahahaha
    wahtwahtwhaton March 07, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWOAH, I can't believe there's only like one comment for this song....
    Well to me, it seems like she's not sure of what she's supposed to be thinking about in general because poeple have lied to her.
    "Please speak softly,or they will hear us,and they'll find out,why we don't trust them"
    She doesn't know who to believe anymore. and she is confused
    "I need to know, why we don't trust them"
    She feels like everything is piling up and like when did she become like this, doubtful and when she realised that she really doesn't actually know what's true anymore.
    "Explain to me,this conspiracy against me, yeahAnd tell me how,I lost my power, oh yeah"

    She wants answers for what has happened to her and she wants to know when things started to go wrong, whilst she thoguht that there was someone there to help her, a lover that maybe promised her that he would be ther for her no matter what happened between them, and that he'd help her with what she was feeling. She wants to know why maybe he is the one that lied to her.
    Meh, probably doesn't make sense, but this song really is beautiful

    xxx Ani xxx
    xxxanixxxon May 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI do love this song, this is y favourite song by Paramore. It's just so raw, so full of emotion it makes me very happy and inspired -also it helps me write stories-

    At first the lyrics confused me...well they still do a bit but not as much, there's what I think of them;

    When Hayley sings 'Speak up, dear, cause I cannot hear you I need to know why we don't trust them' I think she's saying she doesn't know whom/what to trust or believe anymore that the lyrics kinda just give them same idea.

    But when she sings 'Explain to me this conspiracy against me And tell me how I've lost my power' This put a different idea in my head it sounds like she being backstabbed in a way, like people are hating on her and she doesn't know why and she just wants some answers. And when she sings 'I've lost my power' it suggests -to me- that she is hated or is not what she used to be and so o and so fourth

    Well that's just my veiw anyways :'3

    Hoshi1sanon October 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFor me this song is showing that she lost a war. She had disagreed with something and fought against it. But she lost, or maybe won but she lost something else. For me it reminded me of the last Divergent book. Because Tris rebelled against the factions and they won but Tris died. Sorry for spoilers. -Mia
    miamcCRAZYPANTon June 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor real? No one? This was the first song I heard from them...Typical relationship stuff gone bad I imagine and shes wondering why it is happening to her...
    360degreeson March 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs right now. Just... mm so good.
    drearylilskieson May 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst of all.. it goes "please speak sofly FOR they will hear us" secondly..this is one of my favorites too.. =] BUT! the lyrics are weird..

    "Please speak softly
    for they will hear us"

    & then in the next line....


    "Speak up dear
    'cause I cannot hear you"

    what does she want? i mean at first she was like "speak softly" then she said to speak up.. wtf? LMAO
    ohs0otinayon June 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst of all.. it goes "please speak sofly FOR they will hear us" secondly..this is one of my favorites too.. =] BUT! the lyrics are weird..

    "Please speak softly
    for they will hear us"

    & then in the next line....


    "Speak up dear
    'cause I cannot hear you"

    what does she want? i mean at first she was like "speak softly" then she said to speak up.. wtf? LMAO
    ohs0otinayon June 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually think this is one song where everything starts to go wrong for her, then she just... I dunno... I just know I could relate to this song.

    One time, all ten of my friends somehow got into trouble with the school, and when I was asked to tell them (the school's administration) what really happened, I did tell them the truth from my point of view. However, to my "friends" they think I'm lying.

    I'm not sure how I could elaborate more...

    but I think this song fits for a runaway hahahaha! >_
    lonestar_x_tragedyon July 07, 2006   Link

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