"Franklin" as written by and Hayley Nichole/farro Williams....
When we get home, I know we won't be home at all
This place we live, it is not where we belong
And I miss who we were and the town we could call our own
Going back to get away after everything has changed
Everything has changed

So, we stand here now and no one knows us at all
I won't get used to this, I won't get used to being gone
And going back won't feel the same if we aren't staying
And going back to get away after everything has changed
Everything has changed

It's taking up our time again
Go back, we can't go back at all
It's taking up our time again
Go back, we can't go back at all

It's taking up our time
'Cause you remind me of a time when we were so alive
Do you remember that?
Do you remember that?

Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208, edited by Emzee4life, lolaranby

"Franklin" as written by Hayley Nichole Williams Hayley Williams

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  • +4
    General Comment'Cause you remind me of a time
    when we were so alive
    Do you remember that?
    Do you remember that?

    The vocals in this song are beautifully arranged. This could be related to something besides their touring. Like, leaving your home and then coming back. Maybe even just out-growing everything you once loved. I mean, sometimes things/people change. It's a part of everyday life. But, sometimes, other people that once liked you now don't because you changed too much (even though you couldn't truly control that). The majority of people don't like change, including myself. But, anyways, this is one of my favorite Paramore songs.
    WishingForYouon September 07, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAnyone who knows what Teen Mania's Honor Academy is should comment me back.

    If you are an intern or are alumni from the HA than you can relate to this song.

    "and when we get home, i know we won't be home at all"

    Its odd. you go away for a year to define what you believe and to figure out exactly who you are, and when you come back its often not home anymore. the people you used to know or used to "relate to" you all of a suddent, don't.

    You are changed and they are not.

    This song reminds me of my Honor Academy family every time i listen to it. it's probably my favorite Paramore song.

    YellowLedbetterLoveon December 02, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationso yeah i know that this song is about how paramore got famous and everything feels different and stuff
    but for me it's about my life; like paramore talks about how they miss franklin, but for me, the place i miss is happiness.
    "Everything has changed" basically to me means that as you grow older things change and you find yourself in different places
    "This place we live, it is not where we belong" to me is that we now live in a world of sadness and even though you don't belong here, you can't out of it ("we can't go back at all")
    "I won't get used to this, i won't get used to being gone" well this is basically how everyone would feel if they have all of a sudden hit the bottom; they won't be used to being at the bottom and they would miss being wherever they were.
    "going back won't feel the same, if we aren't staying going back to get away, after everything has changed" again, it won't feel the same if you think you're getting better but all of a sudden you hit the bottom once again and every now and then you try to go back to happiness to get away from depression but it doesn't work, because you're stuck in depression.
    catsson May 14, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere are the Actual Lyrics (Thank god I found them because I was desperate to know what was said in the background of the chorus' Second Line >_
    Saishoon March 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyep. i love this song so much, especially the vocals when the guitarist joins in with hayley.
    peace_love_empathyon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely one of the most heartfelt songs on the album besides 'My Heart'. Sometimes things change...
    volcomjerkon July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim thinking they wanna go back to a sense of normalcy, sure living out theyre dream is wonderful...but at what cost?
    touchdbyaflemingon October 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is definitly about touring. i know this feeling very well..
    cinemaairon December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt reminds me of how i feel about my college now that i've graduated
    OhioLuston March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfranklin is where paramore is from, so i'm sure this is all about them missing it.
    also, everything is different and im sure they get treated differently (some good, some bad) by people at home now.
    lalalalisaon March 22, 2006   Link

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