Ain't It Fun
Paramore Lyrics


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Okay, until then
We love you, we love you, and we are Paramore
Woo, hey, hey
Put those dancing shoes on
I wanna see your moves

I don't mind
Lettin' you down easy but just give it time (c'mon)
If it don't hurt now, but just wait, just wait a while
You're not the big fish in the pond no more
You are what they're feedin' on

So what are you gonna do
When the world don't orbit around you?
Alright, sing it out
Hey

Ain't it fun
Livin' in the real world?
Ain't it good
Bein' all alone?

Where you're from
You might be the one who's runnin' things
Well, you can ring anybody's bell and get what you want
See, it's easy to ignore trouble, what
When you're livin' in a bubble

So, what are you gonna do
When the world don't orbit around you? (Oh, ah)
So, what are you gonna do
When nobody wants to fool with you, ah, hey

Ain't it fun
Livin' in the real world?
Ain't it good
Bein' all alone? Alright, you help me sing this one, come on
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
Livin' in the real world?

Alright, we're gonna take y'all to church, let's go

Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world, hey
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' 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
Livin' in the real world?
Ain't it good, ain't it good
Bein' all alone?

Don't go cryin' to your mama (now to your mama)
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama (to your mama)
'Cause you're on your own (hey) in the real world (world)
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own, this is the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world (this is the real world)
Don't go cryin' (this is the real world) to your mama (don't go cryin')
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world (alright, everybody I want you to sing it with me)
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real, you
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own, sing it louder
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world (alright, this time louder than never, louder than ever, go)
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world (that's right, sing it for me one more time)




Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world, ah-ha, wooh, yeah

Overall Meaning

Paramore's "Ain't it Fun" is an empowering song that challenges the listener to come to grips with the harsh realities of life. The lyrics express a message that challenges an arrogant and self-centered individual, who has lost their status or power, to deal with the new reality of being nobody’s favorite or being unable to control everyone and everything. The song urges the individual to be self-sufficient and not to rely on their parents or others to come to their rescue when they experience adversity. The songwriters use the chorus, "Ain't it fun living in the real world" as a way of saying that life can be challenging and unpleasant, but it is still a good thing that should be embraced.


The first verse of the song speaks to the fall from grace experienced by an individual who was once the big fish in the pond but has since lost their lofty status. This person is accustomed to being the center of attention and receiving adulation from people around them. The songwriter admonishes this individual to accept that they are no longer the biggest deal around and that others have taken their place. The second verse addresses the issue of living in a bubble, ignorant of troubles that other people are facing. The message here is that it is easy to ignore problems when one is removed from the harsh realities of the world.


Overall, the song's message is to embrace life's challenges and to be self-sufficient, not afraid to embrace your independence in a world where no one owes you anything.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't mind
I'm okay with something


Lettin' you down easy but just give it time
I'll be gentle with you, but it might take a while


If it don't hurt now, but just wait, just wait a while
Even if it doesn't hurt now, it will eventually


You're not the big fish in the pond no more
You're no longer the most important person


You are what they're feedin' on
Others are taking advantage of you


So what are you gonna do When the world don't orbit around you?
What will you do when you realize you're not the center of attention?


So what are you gonna do When nobody wants to fool with you?
What will you do when no one wants to be around you?


Ain't it fun Livin' in the real world?
Isn't it interesting to experience the world as it truly is?


Ain't it good Bein' all alone?
Isn't it nice to be independent?


Where you're from You might be the one who's runnin' things
In your hometown, you might be important


Well, you can ring anybody's bell and get what you want See, it's easy to ignore trouble When you're livin' in a bubble
You can get what you want and ignore problems when you're in a comfortable position of power


Don't go cryin' to your mama 'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't complain to your family because you have to deal with life by yourself


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?
Welcome to the real world, where things aren't always easy or fun


('Cause the world don't orbit around you) Ain't it good, ain't it good Bein' all alone?
It's nice to be independent and not have to rely on others to fulfill your needs


Don't go cryin' (this is the real world) to your mama (don't go cryin') 'Cause you're on your own in the real world
You have to learn to handle things on your own in the world


Don't go cryin' (don't you cry) to your mama (to your mama) 'Cause you're on your own ('cause you're on your own) in the real world
Stop being dependent on your family, because you're on your own now


Don't go cryin' (don't go, don't go cryin' to your mama) Don't go cryin' (don't you cry)
Stop complaining and learn to handle things on your own




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Hayley Nichole Williams, Taylor Benjamin York

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[Verse 1]
I don't mind
Lettin' you down easy, but just give it time
If it don't hurt now, but just wait, just wait a while
You're not the big fish in the pond no more
You are what they're feedin' on

[Pre-Chorus]
So what are you gonna do
When the world don't orbit around you? (Ooh, uh-uh)
So what are you gonna do
When the world don't orbit around you?

[Chorus]
Ain't it fun
Livin' in the real world?
Ain't it good
Bein' all alone?

[Verse 2]
Where you're from
You might be the one who's runnin' things
Well, you could ring anybody's bell and get what you want
You see, it's easy to ignore trouble
When you're livin' in a bubble
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[Pre-Chorus]
So what are you gonna do
When the world don't orbit around you? (Mm, uh-uh)
So what are you gonna do
When nobody wants to fool with you? (Oh, uh-uh)

[Chorus]
Ain't it fun
Livin' in the real world?
Ain't it good
Bein' all alone?
Ain't it good to be on your own? (Oh-oh-oh)
Ain't it fun you can't count on no one? (Oh-oh-oh)
Ain't it good to be on your own? (Ah-ah-ah)
Ain't it fun you can't count on no one? (Ah-ah-ah)
Ain't it fun
Livin' in the real world?

[Refrain]
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world
Don't go cryin' to your mama
'Cause you're on your own in the real world


[Bridge]
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?

[Chorus]
Ain't it fun
Livin' in the real world?
Ain't it good, ain't it goo-oo-ood
Bein' all alone?
Ain't it fun
Livin' in the real world? ('Cause the world don't orbit around you)
Ain't it good, ain't it goo-oo-ood
Bein' all alone? (Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah)

[Refrain]
Don't go cryin' to your mama (Not to your mother)
'Cause you're on your own in the real world (Don't go cryin')
Don't go cryin' to your mama (To your mama)
'Cause you're on your own in the real world (Hey, baby, don't cry)
Don't go cryin' to your mama (Yeah, oh)
'Cause you're on your own in the real world (This is the real world)
Don't go cryin' to your mama (Hey, don't go cryin')
'Cause you're on your own in the real world (This is the real world)


[Outro]
This is the real world, this is the real world
(Don't go cryin' to your mama) Don't go cryin'
('Cause you're on your own in the real world) Oh, oh
(Don't go cryin' to your mama) Don't you cry to your mama
('Cause you're on your own in the real world) 'Cause you're on your own
(Don't go cryin') Don't you go, don't you go cryin'
(Don't go cryin') You're on your own
(Don't go cryin') No, don't go cryin' to your mama
(Don't go cryin') Don't you cry, don't you cry



@arcticedge2022

Do they still hold any of these records?

Edit: THEY DO! They still hold:
Most balloons popped by two people during a one-minute radio interview.

Most World Records set in a music video.

Fastest time for 3 people to smash 30 clocks with guitars.

Most feathers caught in 30 seconds.

Most Vinyl records broken by 3 people in 1 minute.



All comments from YouTube:

@SonPan96

Paramore won a grammy and pissed off all the rock music elitists.
Today is a good day.

@SonPan96

***** I mean people bashing the song because it's not "rock" enough for their taste.

@Childofbhaal

The best rock album of the year that hardly anyone knows about is obviously Descensus by Circa Survive. This song isn't just not rock, it's complete shit. 

@SonPan96

***** The point is that this song contains multiple subgenres of rock. From pop rock, to funk rock, to new wave.. so no, it's not wrong to consider it rock. If you look at the others nominees, none of the song is what you would consider 'typical' rock as well. 

@SonPan96

***** lol see? you're one of them. You should realize that music isn't one dimensional. Genres get mixed and subgenres exist for a reason.

@frenchs2728

***** What makes a song pop, rock, new wave or whatever is the instruments, the melody, not the record industry. If it has soul, funk and new wave influences, it can fits on the rock category. xoxo

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@kengineexpress

Let’s be honest-the algorithm didn’t bring you here, your nostalgia did.

@Oxygenpdf

yeah

@lucycolman3755

Yeah

@siimplyeva5287

It's been six years I'm blasting this and crying bc of the good old days

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