C’est Comme Ça
Paramore Lyrics


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C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na

In a single year, I've aged one hundred
My social life, a chiropractic appointment
Sit still long enough to listen to yourself
Or maybe just long enough for you to atrophy to hell

C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na

I'm off caffeine on doctor's orders
Said it was gonna help to level out my hormones
Lucky for me, I run on spite and sweet revenge
It's my dependence on the friction that really hinders my progression

I know that regression is rarely rewarded
I still need a certain degree of disorder

C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na

I know that regression is rarely rewarded
I still need a certain degree of disorder
I hate to admit getting better is boring
But the high cost of chaos, who can afford it?

C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na




C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Paramore's "C'est Comme Ça" delve into themes of personal growth, self-reflection, and the struggle between conformity and chaos. The French phrase "C'est comme ça" translates to "That's how it is" or "That's how things are." In these lyrics, it is repeated as a mantra or a reminder of the reality that the singer is facing.


The opening lines express a sense of feeling older and worn down emotionally. The comparison of aging one hundred years in a single year suggests a rapid maturing process or experiencing a lot of challenges within a short timeframe. The reference to a chiropractic appointment for the social life implies that the singer's social interactions are in need of adjustment or healing.


The following verse touches on the idea of self-reflection, urging the listener to sit still long enough to listen to themselves. It suggests that by taking the time to pause and introspect, one can either rediscover or deteriorate further. The line "It's my dependence on the friction that really hinders my progression" hints at a craving for conflict or chaos that may hinder personal growth and development.


The next verse reveals that the singer has been advised by a doctor to cut back on caffeine. However, the singer relies on a different source of fuel - spite and sweet revenge. This implies a somewhat unhealthy coping mechanism, drawing strength from negative emotions. The mention of dependence on friction further reinforces this idea. The desire for disorder and a certain degree of chaos can be seen as a rebellion against a predictable, monotonous lifestyle that is often associated with improvement and growth.


The final lines acknowledge that regression is rarely rewarded, meaning that going backward in personal development usually has negative consequences. However, the singer admits to needing a certain degree of disorder, suggesting that there is a part of them that craves unpredictability and instability. They resent the idea that getting better might be boring and question the affordability of chaos, implying that both personal growth and embracing chaos come at a cost.


Overall, the lyrics of "C'est Comme Ça" explore the complexity of personal growth, the tension between conformity and chaos, and the struggles associated with finding a balance between stability and embracing the unknown.


Line by Line Meaning

C'est comme ça, c'est comme ça, na-na-na-na
This is how it is, this is how it is, na-na-na-na


In a single year, I've aged one hundred
In just one year, I've felt the weight of time passing


My social life, a chiropractic appointment
My interactions with others feel like an adjustment, trying to align myself


Sit still long enough to listen to yourself
Take a moment of stillness to truly listen to your own thoughts and feelings


Or maybe just long enough for you to atrophy to hell
Or maybe you've been still for so long that you've lost your vitality and passion


I'm off caffeine on doctor's orders
I've stopped consuming caffeine because my doctor advised me to do so


Said it was gonna help to level out my hormones
They said it would help to balance my hormones


Lucky for me, I run on spite and sweet revenge
Fortunately, my motivation comes from a sense of revenge and defiance


It's my dependence on the friction that really hinders my progression
It's my reliance on conflict and tension that truly holds me back from moving forward


I know that regression is rarely rewarded
I understand that going backwards is seldom acknowledged or praised


I still need a certain degree of disorder
However, I still crave a level of chaos and unpredictability


I hate to admit getting better is boring
I dislike acknowledging that improvement can sometimes feel dull


But the high cost of chaos, who can afford it?
Yet, the consequences of embracing chaos can be too great for anyone to bear




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

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@Lizzzzzalicious

How does every song Paramore releases somehow relate to whatever obscure pain I am currently in? I love growing and stumbling through this life with this band

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last vid has tons of comments from plenty of fellow 28yos who found the band in their early teens meaning we've been following this music for about half our entire life atp... just curious, how old are you and when did you find Paramore? :)

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I love how different each song has been but still totally fitting each other. Truly gonna be an amazing album

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couldn't agree more. we can still feel the connection between on every song even tho every tracks has its own vibes and sounds

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