Brick by Boring Brick
Paramore Lyrics


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Well, she lives in a fairy tale
Somewhere too far for us to find
Forgotten the taste and smell
Of a world that she's left behind
"It's all about the exposure the, lens," I told her
The angles were all wrong now
She's ripping wings off of butterflies
Keep your feet on the ground
When your head's in the clouds

Well, go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

Ba-da-ba-ba-da-ba-ba-da

So one day he found her crying
Coiled up on the dirty ground
Her prince finally came to save her
And the rest you can figure out
But it was a trick
And the clock struck twelve
Well, make sure to build your home brick by boring brick
Or the wolf's gonna blow it down
Keep your feet on the ground
When your head's in the clouds

Well, go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
We'll bury the castle, bury the castle

Whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa

Well, you built up a world of magic
Because your real life is tragic
Yeah, you built up a world of magic

Well, if it's not real
You can't hold it in your hand
You can't feel it with your heart
And I won't believe it
But if it's true
You can see it with your eyes
Oh, even in the dark
And that's where I want to be, yeah

Go get your shovel (you'll be better)
We'll dig a deep hole (off without me now)
To bury the castle, bury the castle (ooh)
Go get your shovel (you'll be better)
We'll dig a deep hole (off without me now)
To bury the castle, bury the castle (ooh)

Ba-da-ba-ba-da-ba-ba-da
Ba-da-ba-ba-da-ba-ba
Ba-da-ba-ba-da-ba-ba-da
Ba-da-ba-ba-da-ba-ba (ba)

Ba-da-ba-ba-da-ba-ba-da
Ba-da-ba-ba-da-ba-ba




Ba-da-ba-ba-da-ba-ba-da
Ba-da-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba

Overall Meaning

Paramore’s “Brick by Boring Brick” is a song about growing up and the pressure to conform to society’s expectations. The song starts by describing a girl who lives in a fairy tale world that is too far for us to find. She has forgotten what the real world is like due to being caught up in her own world of fantasy. The girl is told that life is not just about appearances and that the angles she is using are not correct. This leads to her being disillusioned and she ends up ripping wings off of butterflies.


The chorus of the song talks about burying the castle, which represents the fairy tale world that the girl has created. It is a metaphor for letting go of what is not real and facing the harsh reality of life. This is reinforced when the song talks about building a home brick by boring brick, meaning that the real world is not always exciting, but it is necessary to build a strong foundation.


The second verse of the song talks about a prince coming to save the girl, but it turns out to be a trick. The clock striking twelve is a reference to Cinderella, and this reinforces the idea that fairy tales are not real. The song ends by stating that if something is true, you can see it with your eyes, even in the dark. It encourages the listener to let go of fantasy and embrace the truth.


Line by Line Meaning

She lives in a fairy tale
She lives a life of make-believe


Somewhere too far for us to find
She's unreachable and distant


Forgotten the taste and smell
She can't remember what the real world is like


Of a world that she's left behind
She's moved on from reality


It's all about the exposure the lens I told her
The way you see things is important


The angles were all wrong now
Her perspective was warped


She's ripping wings off of butterflies
She's destroying beautiful things


Keep your feet on the ground
Stay rooted in reality


When your head's in the clouds
Even when you're dreaming big


Well go get your shovel
Get to work and take action


And we'll dig a deep hole
We'll do the work necessary


To bury the castle, bury the castle
We need to let go of the unrealistic


So one day he found her crying
Someone came to save her


Coiled up on the dirty ground
She was in a helpless state


Her prince finally came to save her
Someone finally came to offer help


And the rest she can figure out
She only needs a little help


But it was a trick
The help was not genuine


And the clock struck twelve
Time ran out for the fake magic


Well make sure to build your home brick by boring brick
Stay grounded and focus on the basics


Or the wolf's gonna blow it down
Otherwise, it will all crumble


Well you built up a world of magic
She created a world of fantasy


Because your real life is tragic
Her own life is too difficult to face


If it's not real
Don't hold onto illusions


You can't hold it in your hand
Real things are tangible


You can't feel it with your heart
Real things are felt emotionally


And I won't believe it
Don't be fooled by fake promises


But if it's true
Real things can be trusted


You can see it with your eyes
Real things are visible


Oh, even in the dark
Even when things are hard to see


And that's where I want to be, yeah
She wants to embrace the real world


We'll bury the castle, bury the castle
We need to let go of illusions




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Hayley Nichole Williams, Joshua Neil Farro

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@qq84

Paramore: Brick By Boring Brick

[Verse 1]
She lives in a fairy tale
Somewhere too far for us to find
Forgotten the taste and smell
Of a world that she's left behind
It's all about the exposure
The lens I told her
The angles were all wrong now
She's ripping wings off of butterflies

[Pre-Chorus]
Keep your feet on the ground
When your head's in the clouds

[Chorus]
Well, go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

[Break]
Ba-da-ba, ba-da ba-ba-ba

[Verse 2]
So one day he found her crying
Coiled up on the dirty ground
Her prince finally came to save her
And the rest you can figure out
But it was a trick
And the clock struck twelve
Well, make sure to build your house brick by boring brick
Or the wolf's gonna blow it down

[Pre-Chorus]
Keep your feet on the ground
When your head's in the clouds

[Chorus]
Well, go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
We'll bury the castle, bury the castle

[Bridge]
Well, you built up a world of magic
Because your real life is tragic
Yeah, you built up a world of magic

[Verse 3]
If it's not real
You can't hold it in your hand
You can't feel it with your heart
And I won't believe it
But if it's true
Then you can see it with your eyes
Oh, even in the dark
And that's where I want to be, yeah

[Chorus]
Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
(You'll be better off without me now)
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

[Break]
Ba-da-ba, ba-da ba-ba-da
Ba-da ba-ba, ba-da-ba ba



@andrewp.8432

Emily Marcin You are insightful. This is much like the video "Katy Perry - Wide Awake". There are many of the same elements,

- Smaller 'Katy Perry'
- Butterfly symbolism
- Fracturing
- Dissociation
- Alice in wonderland references
- Countless mirrors
- "illumination"
- bad "men"
- Little girl disappearing at the end.

This crap everywhere. I am glad there are more people out there that can see it for what it is.



@rizkybenang3063

Well, she lives in a fairy tale
Dia hidup di dunia dongeng

Somewhere too far for us to find
Di suatu tempat yang sangat jauh dari kita

Forgotten the taste and smell
(Dia) tlah lupa rasa dan bau

Of the world that she's left behind
Dunia yang tlah dia tinggalkan

It's all about the exposure
Semua ini hanya soal sudut pandang

The lens I told her
Lensa yang kukatakan padanya

The angles were all wrong now
Semua sudut yang kini salah

She's ripping wings off of butterflies
Dia mengoyak sayap kupu-kupu

Keep your feet on the ground
Tetaplah rendah hati

When your head's in the clouds
Saat anganmu melayang tinggi

Well, go get your shovel
Ambillah sekopmu

And we'll dig a deep hole
Dan kita akan menggali lubang yang dalam

To bury the castle, bury the castle
Untuk mengubur kastil, mengubur kastil

Go get your shovel
Ambillah sekopmu

And we'll dig a deep hole
Dan kita akan menggali lubang yang dalam

To bury the castle, bury the castle
Untuk mengubur kastil, mengubur kastil

So one day he found her crying
Suatu hari sang pria melihatnya sedang menangis

Coiled up on the dirty ground
Terduduk di tanah yang kumuh

Her prince finally came to save her
Akhirnya sang pangeran datang menyelamatkannya

And the rest you can figure out
Dan kau bisa menebak lanjutannya

But it was a trick and the clock struck twelve
Namun itu hanyalah khayalan dan pukul dua belas pun tiba

Well, make sure to build your heart
Pastikan kau bangun hatimu

Brick by boring brick
Dengan batu-batu yang kokoh

Or the wolf's gonna blow it down
Atau serigala akan meluluhlantakkannya

Keep your feet on the ground
Tetaplah rendah hati

When your head's in the clouds
Saat anganmu melayang tinggi

Well, go get your shovel
Ambillah sekopmu

And we'll dig a deep hole
Dan kita akan menggali lubang yang dalam

To bury the castle, bury the castle
Untuk mengubur kastil, mengubur kastil

Go get your shovel
Ambillah sekopmu

And we'll dig a deep hole
Dan kita akan menggali lubang yang dalam

To bury the castle, bury the castle
Untuk mengubur kastil, mengubur kastil

Well, you built up a world of magic
Kau bangun dunia khayalan

Because your real life is tragic
Karena kehidupan nyatamu menyedihkan

Yeah, you built up a world of magic
Yeah, kau bangun dunia khayalan

If it's not real
Jika sesuatu tak nyata

You can't hold it in your hand
Tanganmu takkan bisa menggenggamnya

You can't feel it with your heart
Hatimu takkan bisa merasakannya

And I won't believe it
Dan aku takkan mempercayainya

But if it's true
Namun jika ia nyata

You can see it with your eyes
Mata akan bisa melihatnya

Oh, even in the dark
Oh, meski dalam gelap

And that's where I want to be, yeah
Dan di situlah aku ingin berada, yeah

(2x)
Go get your shovel
Ambillah sekopmu

And we'll dig a deep hole
Dan kita akan menggali lubang yang dalam

To bury the castle, bury the castle
Untuk mengubur kastil, mengubur kastil



All comments from YouTube:

@ForeverStarFox

The "ba ba ba ba" part just gives me absolute life

@mckenzeefallon

same

@shaefisher1700

It reminds me of maccas

@TonyettaPerry813

same

@rakedos9057

+Sakara Chan Same especially the last one. I rarely like those shortcuts in song but in this song it's just great !
I love that song.

@war0f1812

Para pa para pa para*





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@ianme4806

" you built a world of magic because your real life is tragic" that hits u better when its true

@grroleanderr

That line is a bit too accurate

@bluefootwalking

This comment hits from a direction I wasn't expecting

@makmakg242

It hits different when you finished OMORI for the first time

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