"Playing God" as written by Hayley Williams, Josh Farro and Taylor York...
Can't make my own decisions
Or make any with precision
Well, maybe you should tie me up
So I don't go where you don't want me

You say that I've been changing
That I'm not just simply ageing
Yeah, how could that be logical?
Just keep on cramming ideas down my throat

Woah
You don't have to believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
And break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I'll point you to the mirror

If God's the game that you're playing
Well, we must get more acquainted
Because it has to be so lonely
To be the only one who's holy

It's just my humble opinion
But it's one that I believe in
You don't deserve a point of view
If the only thing you see is you

Woah
You don't have to believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
And break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I'll point you to the mirror

This is the last second chance
(I'll point you to the mirror)
I'm half as good as it gets
(I'll point you to the mirror)
I'm on both sides of the fence
(I'll point you to the mirror)
Without a hint of regret
I'll hold you to it

I know you don't believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
Or break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I'll point you to the mirror

I know you won't believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
And break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I'll point you to the mirror


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"Playing God" as written by Hayley Nichole Williams Hayley Williams

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    General CommentThe lyrics are legit, but I think these are only a few lines. The song is pretty long so I'm not sure if there are parts missing.

    This song is about a band member that Hayley has declined to name (for obvious reasons) but in my opinion I think she's talking about Josh here.

    Like people have mentioned already, the lyrics are very self-explanatory. Hayley feels pressured by this band mate because she's changed and he doesn't like the change - "You say that I been changing, that I'm not just simply aging". He's probably been judging her - "next time you point a finger" - and making her feel bad about herself - "just keep on cramming ideas down my throat". So this is her retaliation to him, and the song is called "Playing God" because he thinks he's above her and he is more 'holy' - "It must be so lonely... to be the only one who's holy" - while she - "It's just my humble opinion, but one I firmly believe in" - believes that he is far from godly.

    The reason why I believe this is Josh is because I know that he's been saying that Chad Gilbert has 'changed' Hayley. If thats not enough proof of who this song is about, I don't know what is. Also, from what I've seen (not that they all aren't good good friends, but) Taylor and Jeremy are much more chummy with Hayley than Josh and Zac are.


    I think this whole album will be good for the whole band (even though Taylor probably has no part, or little part, in the other four's fighting since he hasn't been with them as far back as AWKIF). They need to work out their issues and an album is a perfect way to do so.
    ParamoreIsABandon August 25, 2009   Link

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