Paramore Album Lyrics by Paramore


Paramore Lyrics

Paramore Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Fast In My Car

Been through the wringer a couple times
I came out callous and cruel
And my two friends know this very well
Because they went through it too

The three of us were initiates
We had to learn how to deal
And when we spotted a second chance
We had to learn how to steal

Hollowed out and filled up with hate
All we want is you to give us a break

We're driving fast in my car
We've got our riot gear on but we just want to have fun
No we're not looking for violence, no oh oh oh
Tonight we want to have fun

No one's the same as they used to be
Much as we try to pretend
No one's as innocent as could be
We all fall short, we all sin

But now we aren't looking backward
We won't try raising the dead
We only see what's in front of us
We only see straight ahead

Hollowed out and filled up with hate
All we want is you to give us a break

We're driving fast in my car
We've got our riot gear on but we just want to have fun
No we're not looking for violence, no oh oh oh
Tonight we want to have fun

[Instrumental]

Get in my car and we'll drive around
We'll make believe we are free
Already proved we can tough it out

And we get along so sweetly

We're driving fast in my car
We've got our riot gear on but we just want to have fun
No we're not looking for violence, no oh oh oh
Tonight we want to have fun

We're driving fast in my car
We're driving fast in my car
No we're not looking for violence, no oh oh oh
We're driving fast in my car
And we just want to have fun

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Now

Don't try to take this from me
Don't try to take this from me
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow

Don't try to take this from me
Don't try to take this from me
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow

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 (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
Starting over, we'll 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-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow)
If there's a future, we want it
(Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow)
If there's a future, we want it
(Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow)
If there's a future, we want it
(Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow)

Don't try to take this from me
Don't try to take this from me
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow

Don't try to take this from me
Don't try to take this from me
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow

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 (granted)
Instead I have some memories... For the days I don't feel anything
At the least, they will 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, we'll 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-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow
If there's a future, we want it
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow
If there's a future, we want it
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow
If there's a future, we want it
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow

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-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow
If there's a future, we want it
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow
If there's a future, we want it now
Nooow!
(Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow)

If there's a future, we want it
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow
Now-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Grow Up

I told 'em all where to stick it
I left town with a dime to my name
I said, I'm done with all of my fake friends
Self-righteous pawns in a losing game

Got my band and a light that won't go out
Been burning since the day I was born
So I cried just a little then I'll dry my eyes
Cause I'm not a little girl no more

Some of us have to grow up sometimes
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind
Some of us have to grow up sometimes
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind

Stood in line for so long just to picket
Something I will never understand
Aren't you tired of always being mad at the world?
Won't you just admit you don't care?

And lady, I don't want your pity
So don't feel sad for me
I got a love I would die for and a song to sing
Maybe we're both just living out our dream

And some of us have to grow up sometimes
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind
Some of us have to grow up sometimes
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind

We get along for the most part
Me and reality, the light and the dark
We live alone, two different worlds
Me in a fantasy, you in your memories
But we get along

We get along
(For the most part)
We get along
(yeah, for the most part)
We get along
(For the most part)
We get along
(For the most part)

We get along
We get along

Some of us have to grow up sometimes
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind (leave you behind)
Some of us have to grow up sometimes
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind (leave you behind)

Some of us have to grow up sometimes (we grow up and evolve)
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind
Some of us have to grow up sometimes (we grow up and evolve)
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Daydreaming

Living in a city of sleepless people
Who all know the limits and won't go too far outside the lines
Cause they're' out of their minds.
I wanna get out and build my own home
On a street where reality is not much different from dreams I've had
A dream is all I have...

Daydreaming
Daydreaming all the time
Daydreaming
Daydreaming into the night
And I'm alright

Creep past the hours like the shorter hand on the clock
Hanging on a wall of a schoolhouse somewhere
We wait for the bell
And we dream of somewhere else

Daydreaming
Daydreaming all the time
Daydreaming
Daydreaming into the night
And I'm alright

Not that I won't remember where I'm from
Just don't wanna be here no more
It's not enough
(We're only half alive)
I'm gonna go
(We're only half alive)
Where the rest of the dreamers go

Where the dreamers go

Daydreaming
Daydreaming all the time
Daydreaming
Daydreaming into the night
And I'm alright

Daydreaming
Daydreaming all the time
Daydreamer
We used to be half alive
Now I'm alright

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Interlude: Moving On

Let 'em have their time
Sit back and let 'em shine
Let 'em rise and rise
Cause one day they're gonna fall

Let 'em soak in the sun
Sit back and let 'em have their fun
Let 'em spill their guts
Cause one day they're gonna slip on 'em

Well I could be angry
But you're not worth the fight
And besides I'm moving on

I've counted to ten
And I'm feeling alright
And besides I'm moving on

Let 'em play their songs
Let 'em say what's right and wrong
Let 'em do their thing
Cause they'll never be you and me

We got our own style
We got a way of livin' life
If they can't get down
Well we don't need them around

Well I could be angry
But you're not worth the fight
And besides I'm moving on

I've counted to ten
And I'm feeling alright
And besides I'm moving
Yes I'm moving
Besides I'm moving on

 

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Ain't It Fun

I don't mind letting you down easy
But just give it time
If it don't hurt now then just wait, just wait a while

You're not the big fish in the pond no more
You are what they're feeding on

So what are you gonna do when the world don't orbit around you?
So what are you gonna do when the world don't orbit around you?

Ain't it fun living in the real world
Ain't it good being all alone

Where you're from
You might be the one who's running things
Well, you can ring anybody's bell to get what you want

You see, it's easy to ignore a trouble
When you're living in a bubble

So what are you gonna do when the world don't orbit around you?
So what are you gonna do when nobody wants to fool with you?

Ain't it fun living in the real world
Ain't it good being all alone

Ain't it good to be on your own
Ain't it fun you can't count on no one
Ain't it good to be on your own
Ain't it fun you can't count on no one

Ain't it fun living in the real world

Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world

Ain't it fun
Ain't it fun
Baby, now you're one of us
Ain't it fun
Ain't it fun

Ain't it fun

Ain't it fun living in the real world
Ain't it good, ain't it good being all alone

Ain't it fun living in the real world
('Cause the world don't orbit around you)
Ain't it good, ain't it good being all alone (oh)

Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
(Down to your mama)
Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
(Don't go crying to your mama)
Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
(Oh, this is the real world)
Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
(Don't go crying to your mama)
This is the real world
This is the real world

Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go crying to your mama 'cause you're on your own in the real world

Writer: Taylor York, Hayley Williams
Copyright: Lyrics © Hunterboro Music, But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Part II

What a shame, what a shame we all remain
Such fragile broken things
A beauty half betrayed,
Butterflies with punctured wings.
Still there are darkened places deep in my heart,
Where once was blazing light, now
There's a tiny spark.

Oh glory,
Come and find me,
Oh glory,

Come and find me dancing all alone,
To the sound of an enemy's song,
I'll be lost until you find me
Fighting on my own,
In a war that's already been won,
I'll be lost until you come and find me here
Oh glory.

What a mess, what a mystery we've made
Of love and other simple things,
Learning to forgive,
Even when it wasn't our mistake.
I question every human
Who won't look in my eyes,
Scars left on my heart formed patterns in my mind.

Oh glory

You will find me dancing all alone
To the sound of an enemy's song,
I'll be lost until you find me,
Fighting on my own,
In a war that's already been won,
I'll be lost until you come and find me here
Oh, glory.

(I'll be lost until)

Like the moon we borrow our light.
I am nothing but a shadow in the night,
So if you let me I will catch fire
To let your glory and mercy shine.

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Last Hope

I don't even know myself at all
I thought I would be happy by now
The more I try to push it
I realize - gotta let go of control

Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen
So let it happen

It's just a spark
But it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out, no one's around
It keeps glowing

Every night I try my best to dream
Tomorrow makes it better
Then I wake up to the cold reality
And not a thing is changed

But it will happen
Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen

It's just a spark
But it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out, no one's around
It keeps glowing

It's just a spark
But it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out, no one's around
It keeps glowing

And the salt in my wounds isn't burning anymore than it used to
It's not that I don't feel the pain, it's just I'm not afraid of hurting anymore
And the blood in these veins isn't pumping any less than it ever has
And that's the hope I have, the only thing I know that's keeping me alive

Alive

Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen

Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen
Gotta let it happen

It's just a spark
But it's enough to keep me going
(So if I let go of control now, I can be strong)
And when it's dark out, no one's around
It keeps glowing

It's just a spark
But it's enough to keep me going
(So if I keep my eyes closed, with the blind hope)
And when it's dark out, no one's around
It keeps glowing

Ahhh
Ahhh
Ahhh
Ahhh

Ohhh
Ohhh

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Still Into You

Can't count the years on one hand
That we've been together
I need the other one to hold you
Make you feel, make you feel better

It's not a walk in the park
To love each other
But when our fingers interlock,
Can't deny, can't deny you're worth it
'Cause after all this time I'm still into you

I should be over all the butterflies
But I'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)

Let 'em wonder how we got this far
'Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah, after all this time I'm still into you

Recount the night that
I first met your mother
And on the drive back to my house
I told you that, I told you that I loved ya

You felt the weight of the world
Fall off your shoulder
And to your favorite song
We sang along to the start of forever
And after all this time I'm still into you

I should be over all the butterflies
But I'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)
Let 'em wonder how we got this far
'Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah, after all this time I'm still into you

Some things just, some things just make sense
And one of those is you and I (Hey)
Some things just, some things just make sense
And even after all this time (Hey)

I'm into you, baby, not a day goes by
That I'm not into you

I should be over all the butterflies
But I'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)
Let 'em wonder how we got this far

'Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah, after all this time
I'm still into you
I'm still into you
I'm still into you

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Anklebiters

Why do you care what people think?
Are you hooked up to their leash?
You know anklebiters
Ate up your personality.

Try to remember how it felt
To just make up your own steps
And let anklebiters
Chew up, spit out someone else.

Fall in love with yourself.

Because someday you're gonna be
The only one you've got.
Someday you're gonna be
The only one you've got.

Why you wanna please the world
And leave yourself to drop dead?
Someday you're gonna be
The only one you've got.

What do you actually expect?
A broken mirror to reflect?
You know, anklebiters
Gave you a false perception.

And why do I defend
(C'mon, c'mon) your ignorance?
Oh, why do I defend
(C'mon, c'mon) the state you're in?

You should fall in love
With yourself, oh, again.
Fall in love with yourself.

Because someday you're gonna be
The only one you've got.
Someday you're gonna be
The only one you've got.

Why you wanna please the world
And leave yourself to drop dead?
Someday you're gonna be
The only one you've got.

Anklebiters! Anklebiters!
Someday you're gonna be alone!
Anklebiters! Anklebiters!

 

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Interlude: Holiday

(Mmhmm).

Now I can move on to facing,
Big girl problems,
No more high school drama,
Graduated with honors.

And I'm drinkin' coffee while I,
Read the paper,
I've been savin' money, eatin',
Only top ramen.

Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh.

Now I get a holiday,
Wherever I go I might stay.
I don't plan on coming back,
Ever if I can help it.

Now I get a holiday,
I think I'll stay,
Holiday, think I'll stay.
Now I get a holiday.

 

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Proof

It's really hard,
I can't cry in your arms
'Cause you're not here
It's not your fault
And if it was I wouldn't care.

My heart is bigger
Than the distance
In-between us.
I know it 'cause I
Feel it beating.

So strong it'll knock you down
So strong, so strong.

Over here,
I can't count the miles away,
From where I wanna be.
I bet your skin is warm
And that you're smiling.

Yeah, that's what I always
Loved the most about you.
You're so strong
Come and knock me down, hey.

Baby, if I'm half the man I say I am
(Whoa-oh-oh), if I'm a woman with no fear
Just like I claim I am, (whoa-oh-oh).
Then I believe in what you say
There's nothing left for you to do
The only proof that I need is you.

I'll get in my car
Drive it faster than I
Ever did before.
Head out west until I finally
Reach the shore.

And then I'll swim out
To wherever you are
And we'll ride the undercurrent
Down to the floor.

Making friends with all
The unfamiliar creatures
And pushing back
All the unnecessary pressure.
Come up for air just so you
Know we won't drown.

You're so strong
The world can't keep us down, hey!

Baby, if I'm half the man I say I am
(Whoa-oh-oh), if I'm a woman with no fear
Just like I claim I am, (whoa-oh-oh).
Then I believe in what you say
There's nothing left for you to do
The only proof that I need is you.

Yeah, ooh, yeah, hey
Yeah, ooh, yeah, hey.

So do you love me? (Yeah)
All you gotta do is say yes.
Now do you love me? (Yeah, hey)
And I won't ever second guess.

Now do you love me? (Yeah)
All you gotta do is say yes.
Now do you love me? (Yeah, hey)
Then you already proved it.

Yeah, yeah, hey.

Baby, if I'm half the man I say I am
(Whoa-oh-oh), if I'm a woman with no fear
Just like I claim I am, (whoa-oh-oh).
Then I believe in what you say
There's nothing left for you to do
The only proof that I need is.

Baby, if I'm half the man I say I am
(Whoa-oh-oh), if I'm a woman with no fear
Just like I claim I am, (whoa-oh-oh).
Then I believe in what you say
There's nothing left for you to do
The only proof that I need is you.

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Hate To See Your Heart Break

There is not a single word in the whole world
That could describe the hurt
The dullest knife just sawing back and forth
And ripping through the softest skin there ever was

How were you to know?
Oh, how were you to know?

And I, I hate to see your heart break
I hate to see your eyes get darker as they close
But I've been there before
And I, I hate to see your heart break
I hate to see your eyes get darker as they close
But I've been there before

Love happens all the time
To people who aren't kind
And heroes who are blind
Expecting perfect scripted movie scenes
Who wants an awkward silent mystery?

How were you to know?
Well, how were you to know-oh-oh?

And I, I hate to see your heart break
I hate to see your eyes get darker as they close
But I've been there before
And I, I hate to see your heart break
I hate to see your eyes get darker as they close
But I've been there before

For all the air that's in your lungs
For all the joy that is to come
For all the things that you're alive to feel
Just let the pain remind you hearts can heal

Oh, how were you to know? (How were you to know?)
Oh, how were you to know?

And I, I hate to see your heart break
I hate to see your eyes get darker as they close
But I've been there before
And I, I hate to see your heart break
I hate to see your eyes get darker as they close
But I've been there before

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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(One Of Those) Crazy Girls

Now when you say you wanna slow down,
Does it mean you wanna slow dance?
Maybe you just want a little extra time
To focus on our romance.

What do you mean I got it backwards?
You know we're gonna be forever.
Why are you tellin' me goodbye?
Aren't you gonna stay the night?

Are we really over now?
Maybe I can change your mind?
Soon as you walk out my door,
I'm gonna call a hundred times.

Now I walk under a pink sky (ooh),
Lovers float along and pass me by.
I pour my heart out to your voice mail,
Let you know I caught a bus
To your side of town.

And now I'm standing at your doorstep
With Los Angeles behind me.
If you don't answer I'll just use the key
That I copied 'cause I really need to see you.

If you're not here when I break in,
I'm gonna go to your closet,
Just so I can smell your skin.
As the chemicals swim,
I know I'll never love again,
I swear I'll never love again!

Baby, are we over now?
Maybe I can change your mind?
As soon as you walk out my door,
I'm gonna call a hundred times!

I'm not one of those crazy girls,
I'm not one of those crazy girls,
I'm not one of those crazy girls,
I'm not one of those crazy girls.

Hey, baby, are we over now?
Maybe I can change your mind?
As soon as you walk out my door,
I'm gonna call a hundred times!

Baby, are we over now?
Maybe I can change your mind?
Soon as you walk out my door,
I'm gonna call a hundred times!

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.

Now I'm one of those crazy girls,
Now I'm one of those crazy girls,
Now I'm one of those crazy girls,
Now I'm one of those crazy girls.

 

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Interlude: I'm Not Angry Anymore

I'm not angry anymore,
Well, sometimes I am.
I don't think badly of you,
Well, sometimes I do.

It depends on the day,
The extent of all my worthless rage,
I'm not angry anymore.

I'm not bitter anymore,
I'm syrupy sweet.
I rot your teeth down to their core,
If I'm really happy.

Depends on the day,
If I wake up in a giddy haze,
Well, I'm not angry,
I'm not totally angry,
I'm not all that angry anymore.

 

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Be Alone

So what if I don't have,
A lot to talk about?
I shut my mouth and keep it,
Locked until it counts.

And what if I don't ever want,
To leave my house?
Stay on the couch while
All my friends are going out.

(Oh)
You should be alone,
Yeah, you should be alone,
You should be alone with me.
We could be alone,
Yeah, we could be alone,
But never get too lonely.

I'll make the journey down the hall
Back to my room.
And kill more time, and let it rot
Inside its tomb (inside its tomb).

See, I ain't one to climb
Some social ladder too.
Some Shangri-La
That all the cool kids will abuse.

(Oh)
You should be alone,
Yeah, you should be alone,
You should be alone with me.
We could be alone,
Yeah, we could be alone,
But never get too lonely.

(We could be alone together).

Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh,
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh.
I'm alone, now I'm in love with you alone.

Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh,
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh.
Come, be alone, and be in love with me alone.

Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh.

You should be alone,
Yeah, you should be alone,
You should be alone with me.
We could be alone,
Yeah, we could be alone,
But never get too lonely.

You should be alone,
Yeah, you should be alone,
You should be alone with me.
We could be alone,
Yeah, we could be alone,
But never get too lonely.

Writer: Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Copyright: Lyrics © But Father I Just Want To Sing Music, Hunterboro Music, WB Music Corp.

 

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Future

Yeah.

Yeah.

That's how you had it, yeah,
Pretty sure.

It is, it's goes clapping a bit.

Something just in that way,
Alright, here we go.

You go up and down this time.

I'm writing the future,
I'm writing it out, loud.
We don't talk about the past,
We don't talk about the past now.

So, I'm writing the future,
I'm leaving a key here.
Something won't always be missing,
You won't always feel emptier.

Ah-ah, mm-mm,
Ah-ah-ah-ah, mm-mm.

Just think of the future,
And think of your dreams.
You'll get away from here,
You'll get away eventually.

So, just think of the future,
Think of a new life.
And don't get lost in the memories,
Keep your eyes on a new prize.

Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah,
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah,
Mm.
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Writer: WILLIAMS, HAYLEY / YORK, TAYLOR
Copyright: Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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