Ignorance
Paramore Lyrics


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If I'm a bad person, you don't like me
Well, I guess I'll make my own way
It's a circle, a mean cycle
I can't excite you anymore

Where's your gavel? Your jury?
What's my offense this time?
You're not a judge, but if you're gonna judge me
Well, sentence me to another life

Don't wanna hear your sad songs
I don't wanna feel your pain
When you swear it's all my fault
'Cause you know we're not the same (no)
We're not the same (no)
Oh, we're not the same
Yeah, the friends who stuck together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can't accept that the change is good (hey)
It's good (hey), it's good

Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out

Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend

This is the best thing that could have happened
Any longer and I wouldn't have made it
It's not a war, no, it's not a rapture
I'm just a person, but you can't take it
The same tricks that, that once fooled me
They won't get you anywhere
I'm not the same kid from your memory
Well, now I can fend for myself

Don't wanna hear your sad songs
I don't wanna feel your pain
When you swear it's all my fault
'Cause you know we're not the same (no)
We're not the same (no)
Oh, we're not the same
Yeah, we used to stick together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can't accept that the change is good (hey)
It's good (hey), it's good

Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out

Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend

Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir




I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out

Overall Meaning

The song "Ignorance" by Paramore is about a person who is being judged and criticized by someone who used to be their friend. The lyrics refer to a mean cycle where the person cannot excite the other person as they once did. The chorus emphasizes that the two are not the same and that the friends who wrote their names in blood cannot accept the change that has occurred. The person is being treated like a stranger, even though they used to be close. They feel like they are being unfairly judged and sentenced by someone who is not even a judge.


The song's title "Ignorance" refers to the other person's unwillingness to accept change and the fact that they are ignorant of the person's growth and development. The lyrics suggest that the other person is holding the singer back and that they need to move on and make their own way.


Overall, "Ignorance" is a powerful song about the struggle to stay true to oneself in the face of criticism and judgment from others.


Line by Line Meaning

If I'm a bad person, you don't like me
If you dislike me for who I am


Well, I guess I'll make my own way
I will find my path in life


It's a circle, a mean cycle
It's a vicious circle


I can't excite you anymore
I cannot impress you anymore


Where's your gavel? Your jury?
Are you a judge?


What's my offense this time?
What have I done wrong this time?


You're not a judge, but if you're gonna judge me
You're not a legal judge, but if you're going to criticize me


Well, sentence me to another life
Punish me by sending me away


Don't wanna hear your sad songs
Don't want to hear about your sorrows


I don't wanna feel your pain
I don't want to share your pain


When you swear it's all my fault
When you blame everything on me


'Cause you know we're not the same (no)
Because you know we are different


Oh, we're not the same
We are not alike


The friends who stuck together
The friends who were loyal to each other


We wrote our names in blood
We made a vow to always be friends


But I guess you can't accept that the change is good (hey)
But you refuse to see the benefits of change


It's good (hey), it's good
It's for the best


Well, you treat me just like another stranger
You treat me like a stranger


Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
Well, it's a pleasure to meet you


I guess I'll go
I suppose I'll leave


I'd best be on my way out
I should leave now


Ignorance is your new best friend
You prefer to remain ignorant


This is the best thing that could have happened
This is the best outcome


Any longer and I wouldn't have made it
If this had gone on any longer, I would have been unable to handle it


It's not a war, no, it's not a rapture
This isn't a battle, nor a religious event


I'm just a person, but you can't take it
I'm only human, but you can't accept that


The same tricks that, that once fooled me
The same deceitful tactics that worked on me before


They won't get you anywhere
They won't work on me now


I'm not the same kid from your memory
I am not the same person you remember


Well, now I can fend for myself
I can take care of myself now




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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@fern1162

If I'm a bad person, you don't like me
Well, I guess I'll make my own way
It's a circle, a mean cycle
I can't excite you anymore
Where's your gavel? Your jury?
What's my offense this time?
You're not a judge, but if you're gonna judge me
Well, sentence me to another life
Don't wanna hear your sad songs
I don't wanna feel your pain
When you swear it's all my fault
'Cause you know we're not the same (no)
We're not the same (no)
Oh, we're not the same
Yeah, the friends who stuck together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can't accept that the change is good (hey)
It's good (hey), it's good
Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
This is the best thing that could have happened
Any longer and I wouldn't have made it
It's not a war, no, it's not a rapture
I'm just a person, but you can't take it
The same tricks that, that once fooled me
They won't get you anywhere
I'm not the same kid from your memory
Well, now I can fend for myself
Don't wanna hear your sad songs
I don't wanna feel your pain
When you swear it's all my fault
'Cause you know we're not the same (no)
We're not the same (no)
Oh, we're not the same
Yeah, we used to stick together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can't accept that the change is good (hey)
It's good (hey), it's good
Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out



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@fern1162

If I'm a bad person, you don't like me
Well, I guess I'll make my own way
It's a circle, a mean cycle
I can't excite you anymore
Where's your gavel? Your jury?
What's my offense this time?
You're not a judge, but if you're gonna judge me
Well, sentence me to another life
Don't wanna hear your sad songs
I don't wanna feel your pain
When you swear it's all my fault
'Cause you know we're not the same (no)
We're not the same (no)
Oh, we're not the same
Yeah, the friends who stuck together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can't accept that the change is good (hey)
It's good (hey), it's good
Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
This is the best thing that could have happened
Any longer and I wouldn't have made it
It's not a war, no, it's not a rapture
I'm just a person, but you can't take it
The same tricks that, that once fooled me
They won't get you anywhere
I'm not the same kid from your memory
Well, now I can fend for myself
Don't wanna hear your sad songs
I don't wanna feel your pain
When you swear it's all my fault
'Cause you know we're not the same (no)
We're not the same (no)
Oh, we're not the same
Yeah, we used to stick together
We wrote our names in blood
But I guess you can't accept that the change is good (hey)
It's good (hey), it's good
Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Ignorance is your new best friend
Well, you treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out
You treat me just like another stranger
Well, it's nice to meet you, sir
I guess I'll go
I'd best be on my way out

@muhammadrafipashataofik3560

i cant stop my head up down when hear this

@emmasartandanimation2857

Someone please continue the lyrics!

If I'm a bad person, you don't like me well, I guess I'll make my own way

@lovelyalayna

It's a circle a mean cycle I can't excite you anymore

@Juju_Box

@@lovelyalayna where’s your gavel, your jury whats my offense this time

@stevewynnsy6106

@@Juju_Box you're not a judge but if you're gonna judge me, well sentence me to another life

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