Born for This
Paramore Lyrics


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Oh no, I just keep on falling (Back to the same old)
And where's hope, when misery comes crawling? (Oh my way, eh)
With your fate, you'll trigger a landslide (Victory)
To kill off this common sense of mine

And it takes acquired minds
To taste, to taste, to taste this wine
You can't down it with your eyes
So we don't need the headlines
We don't need the headlines, we just want
We want the airwaves back, we want the airwaves back

Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure now?
Everybody live
Like it's the last day you will ever see
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure now?

Right now, you're the only reason (I'm not letting go, oh)
And time out, if everyone's worth pleasing (Well ha)
You'll trigger a landslide (Victory)
To kill off the finite state of mind

And it takes acquired minds
To taste, to taste, to taste this wine
You can't down it with your eyes
So we don't meet the headlines
No, we don't want your headlines, we just want
We want the airwaves back, we want the airwaves back

Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure now?
Everybody live
Like it's the last day you will ever see
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure now?
Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure?

Alright, so you think you're ready?
OK, then you say this with me, go
We were born for this (we were born for this)

Alright, so you think you're ready?
OK, then you say this with me, go
We were born for this (we were born for this)
We were born for this (we were born for this)
We were born for, we were born for

Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me can you feel the pressure?
Everybody live
Like it's the last day you will ever see
Tell me, tell me can you feel the pressure now?
Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me can you feel the pressure?
Tell me, tell me can you feel the pressure?





We were born for this (we were born for this)
We were born for this

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Paramore's song "Born for This" seem to be about feeling the pressure to succeed and to live your life to the fullest. The first verse talks about how the singer keeps falling back into old habits and is struggling to find hope when things get tough. They then mention that with fate on their side, they can conquer anything and get rid of their doubts and worries. In the chorus, the band encourages everyone to live their lives like it's the last day they'll ever have and to feel the pressure of making the most of every moment.


The second verse further explores the idea of feeling pressure and how it can be overwhelming to constantly try to please everyone. The band encourages listeners to let go of their finite state of mind and to take risks in order to achieve their goals. The outro of the song consists of a call-and-response where the band asks the audience if they're ready to live their lives to the fullest, and the audience responds by chanting "We were born for this."


Overall, the song seems to be about overcoming fears and doubts in order to live your life to its fullest potential, and encouraging listeners to do the same.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh no, I just keep on falling (Back to the same old)
I find myself continuously returning to my same old ways, despite trying to change.


And where's hope, when misery comes crawling? (Oh my way, eh)
When sadness arrives, it feels like all optimism has vanished.


With your fate, you'll trigger a landslide (Victory)
Your destiny has the power to set a chain of events in motion leading to success.


And kill off this common sense of mine
Despite our better judgement, we often make choices that go against common sense.


And it takes acquired minds
It requires people who have gained knowledge and understanding through experience to truly appreciate certain things.


To taste, to taste, to taste this wine
You can only fully experience and appreciate certain things by participating in them and giving them a try.


You can't down it with your eyes
You have to engage all of your senses to truly experience and understand something.


So we don't need the headlines
We don't require recognition or fame to be content with what we're doing.


No, we don't want your headlines, we just want (We want the airwaves back, we want the airwaves back)
We would rather share our message with everyone and connect with others than simply receive recognition.


Everybody sing, like it's the last song you will ever sing
We should all appreciate and put our best effort into every moment in life, as though it could be our last.


Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure now?
Do you sense a sense of urgency to make the most of every moment?


Everybody live, like it's the last day you will ever see
We should approach each day as though it could be the end and cherish every moment.


Right now, you're the only reason (I'm not letting go, oh)
You are currently the sole motivation for me to keep going and not give up.


And time out, if everyone's worth pleasing (Well ha)
If we constantly strive to please everyone, we lose sight of our own identity and what makes us happy.


To kill off the finite state of mind
We need to let go of limiting beliefs and move beyond a fixed mindset to achieve our full potential.


Alright, so you think you're ready? OK, then you say this with me, go: We were born for this (We were born for this)
We are capable of handling and thriving in any situation, as it is what we were meant to do.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Hayley Nichole Williams, Joshua Neil Farro, Kristofer Martin Steen, David Per Sandstrom, Dennis Sven Olof Lyxzen, Jon Albin Brannstrom

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@hectorhernandezpineda5559

Oh no, I just keep on falling (Back to the same old)
And where's hope, when misery comes crawling? (Oh my way, eh)
With your fate, you'll trigger a landslide (Victory)
And kill off this common sense of mine

And it takes acquired minds
To taste, to taste, to taste this wine
You can't down it with your eyes
So we don't need the headlines
We don't need the headlines, we just want (We want the airwaves back, we want the airwaves back)

Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure now?
Everybody live
Like it's the last day you will ever see
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure now?

Right now, you're the only reason (I'm not letting go, oh)
And time out, if everyone's worth pleasing (Well ha)
You'll trigger a landslide (Victory)
To kill off the finite state of mind

And it takes acquired minds
To taste, to taste, to taste this wine
You can't down it with your eyes
So we don't meet the headlines
No, we don't want your headlines, we just want (We want the airwaves back, we want the airwaves back)

Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure now?
Everybody live
Like it's the last day you will ever see
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure now?
Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me do you feel the pressure?

Alright, so you think you're ready?
OK, then you say this with me, go:
We were born for this (We were born for this)

Alright, so you think you're ready?
OK, then you say this with me, go:
We were born for this (We were born for this)
We were born for this (We were born for this)
We were born for, we were born for

Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me can you feel the pressure?
Everybody live
Like it's the last day you will ever see
Tell me, tell me can you feel the pressure now?
Everybody sing
Like it's the last song you will ever sing
Tell me, tell me can you feel the pressure?
Tell me, tell me can you feel the pressure?

We were born for this (We were born for this)
We were born for this



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@Toby20

Who's listening in 2024???

@aldrincelestino8894

🙌

@jorgecondori8265

Estaba escuchando The final Río hoy

@stell4rw1nd

yep

@jessicaneves9723

Always❤

@aikouncoloured5571

obviously

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@wilcoxStudios18

This album never gets old for me

@isickantonio4544

This song never gets old .... MB W and E get so played out. But I still love them.

@alexfpower

Greatest fucking song EVER lol.

@helenjames2356

alex lefeve couldnt agree more! So much emotion in the song i love it 💪🏼 we were born for this 👌🏼

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