Let the Flames Begin
Paramore Lyrics


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What a shame we all became such fragile, broken things
A memory remains, just a tiny spark
I give it all my oxygen, to let the flames begin
To let the flames begin

Oh glory
Oh glory
This is how we'll dance when
When they try to take us down
This is what we'll be, oh glory

Somewhere weakness is our strength, and I'll die searching for it
I can't let myself regret, such selfishness
My pain and all the trouble caused, no matter how long
I believe that there's hope

Buried beneath it all and
Hiding beneath it all and
Growing beneath it all and

This is how we'll dance when
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing oh
This is how we'll stand when
When they burn our houses down
This is what we'll be, oh glory

Reaching as I sink down into light (To light)
Reaching as I sink down into light (To light)

This is how we dance when
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing oh
This is how we'll stand when




When they burn our houses down
This is what we'll be, oh glory

Overall Meaning

The lyric "What a shame we all became such fragile, broken things" implies that the world is cruel and has made everyone vulnerable. Despite this fragility, we still have a spark of hope that we hold onto, which is symbolized as a flame. The line "I give it all my oxygen, to let the flames begin" means that we devote all our strength to keep that spark alive, to keep hope alive. "Oh glory" is an universal call to the force of hope and glory that is within us all.


The song seems to be a call to arms in the face of adversity. It is an anthem of resilience and hope in the face of the worst of things. The words "This is how we'll dance, When they try to take us down" and "This is how we'll stand when, When they try to burn our houses down" are a statement that when we face a crisis, the only way we can respond is with courage, resolve, and a fierce determination to survive.


"Let The Flames Begin" is a powerful ballad that speaks to the challenges facing us all, both personally and as a society. It is a call to never give up the fight, no matter what happens, and to always hold onto hope, no matter how fragile it may be.


Line by Line Meaning

What a shame we all became such fragile, broken things
It's unfortunate that we have become so fragile and broken.


A memory remains, just a tiny spark
Only a small part of our memories remain.


I give it all my oxygen, to let the flames begin
I am willing to put all my effort into igniting the flames.


To let the flames begin
I want to start the fire.


Oh glory
Expressing excitement, happiness or pride.


This is how we'll dance when
This is how we'll express ourselves.


When they try to take us down
When they try to bring us down.


This is what we'll be, oh glory
This is who we want to be, proud and strong.


Somewhere weakness is our strength, and I'll die searching for it
Sometimes our weakness can be our strength and I will always search for it.


I can't let myself regret, such selfishness
I don't want to feel regret for being selfish.


My pain and all the trouble caused, no matter how long
The pain I've endured and the trouble I've caused will always be there.


I believe that there's hope
I am optimistic that things will get better.


Buried beneath it all and
Hiding beneath the surface.


Hiding beneath it all and
Still hiding beneath the surface.


Growing beneath it all and
Still growing beneath the surface.


Reaching as I sink down into light (To light)
Trying to hold on to hope even when it's difficult.


This is how we'll sing oh
This is how we'll express ourselves through music.


This is how we'll stand when
This is how we will stand up for ourselves.


When they burn our houses down
When they destroy what we hold dear.


This is what we'll be, oh glory
This is who we want to be, proud and strong.




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

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@anida.m2952

"Somewhere weakness is strength
And I die searching for it"

"But I believe that there's hope
Buried beneath it all
And hiding beneath it all and
Growing beneath it all"

This song is just the best of their album lyrically.



@islab2458

"You made yourself a bed
At the bottom of the blackest hole (Blackest hole)
And you'll sleep 'til May and you'll say
That you don't want to see the sun anymore"

And

"Pain, make your way to me, to me
And I'll always be just so (So) inviting
If I ever start to think straight
This heart will start a riot in me"

And basically the entirety of "We Are Broken." Lyrically I think these are far superior examples of the best of this album.



@hectorhernandezpineda5559

What a shame we all became such fragile, broken things
A memory remains, just a tiny spark
I give it all my oxygen, to let the flames begin
To let the flames begin

Oh glory
Oh glory

This is how we'll dance when
When they try to take us down
This is what we'll be, oh glory

Somewhere weakness is our strength, and I'll die searching for it
I can't let myself regret, such selfishness
My pain and all the trouble caused, no matter how long
I believe that there's hope

Buried beneath it all and
Hiding beneath it all and
Growing beneath it all and

This is how we'll dance when
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing oh
This is how we'll stand when
When they burn our houses down
This is what we'll be, oh glory

Reaching as I sink down into light (To light)
Reaching as I sink down into light (To light)

This is how we dance when
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing oh
This is how we'll stand when
When they burn our houses down
This is what we'll be, oh glory



@whatnani7372

LYRICS
What a shame we all became such fragile broken things
A memory remains
Just a tiny spark
I gave it all my oxygen
So let the flames begin
So let the flames begin
Oh glory

This is how we'll dance when, when they try to take us down
This is what will be (oh glory)

Somewhere weakness is our strength
And I'll die searching for it.
I can't let myself regret
Such selfishness
My pain and oh the trouble caused
No matter how long.
I believe that there's hope
Buried beneath it all
And hiding beneath it all and
Growing beneath it all and

This is how we'll dance when, when they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing (oh)
This is how we'll stand when, when they burn our houses down
This is what will be oh glory.

Reaching as I sink down into light.

This is how we dance when, when they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing (oh)
This is how we'll stand when, when they burn our houses down
This is what will be oh glory.



@FLmanispretty

I don’t know why, but whenever I listen to this song it reminds me of the Series of Unfortunate Events. I just feel like it suits the situation that the Baudelaire orphans find themselves in perfectly, like their house being burned down.
“This is how we'll dance when
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing oh
This is how we'll stand when
When they burn our houses down
This is what we'll be, oh glory.”

A memory remains, just a tiny spark could be for remembering their parents. Somewhere weaknesses or strengths, I don’t know maybe Sunny’s pointy teeth or the freaks at the carnival (don’t even get me started on the dummy who thinks being ambidextrous was a curse and not a blessing 🙄)


And part 2 could be the Penultimate Peril when they are in the hotel spying and trying to figure out who is good or bad
“I question every human who won't look in my eyes”
And when they have to start fires and end up in the same boat as Olaf, then being stuck on the island in the last book, unravel long more mysteries, seeing Olaf in a different light before he dies etc.
“Dancing all alone
To the sound of an enemy's song
I'll be lost until you find me
Fighting on my own
In a war that's already been won
I'll be lost until you come and find me here
Oh, glory”

I’ll be lost until you come find me; searching for J.S. or waiting for Quigley/Kit Snicket in the last book?

“What a mess, what a mystery we've made
Of love and other simple things
Learning to forgive even when it wasn't a mistake
I question every human who won't look in my eyes
Scars left on my heart formed patterns in my mind.”
Ugh need I say more! So that’s why this is my ultimate anthem for Violet Klause and Sunny thanks for reading♥️



@julianoswerr1606

Letra: Tradução BR
Que vergonha o que nós todos nos tornamos
Tais frágeis coisas quebradas
Uma memória permanece
Apenas uma pequena faísca
Eu dou todo o meu oxigênio
Para deixar as chamas começarem
Então deixe as chamas começarem
Oh, glória, oh, glória

É assim que vamos dançar quando
Quando eles tentarem nos desanimar
É assim que vai ser, oh, glória

Em algum lugar a fraqueza é a nossa força
E eu vou morrer procurando por isso
Eu não posso me lamentar
De tal egoísmo
Minha dor e todos os problemas causados
Não importa quanto tempo
Eu acredito que há esperança
Enterrada por baixo de tudo e
Escondida por baixo de tudo e
Crescendo por baixo de tudo e

É assim que vamos dançar quando
Quando eles tentarem nos desanimar
É assim que vamos cantar, oh
É assim que vamos aguentar quando
Quando eles queimarem nossas casas
É assim que vai ser, oh, glória

Alcançando enquanto eu afundo à luz (à luz)
Alcançando enquanto eu afundo à luz (à luz)

É assim que vamos dançar quando
Quando eles tentarem nos desanimar
É assim que vamos cantar, oh
É assim que vamos aguentar quando
Quando eles queimarem nossas casas
É assim que vai ser, oh, glória

(Versão Ao Vivo)
Oh, Pai, oh, Pai
Oh, Pai, oh, Pai
Pai, bem, eu estou pronta
Você não vai deixar ela começar?
Porque eu estou aqui agora
Eu quero dançar
Na poderosa palma
De suas mãos

Igual a lua nós tomamos emprestado a luz
Eu não sou nada além de uma sombra na noite
Igual a lua nós tomamos emprestado nossa luz
Então deixe sua glória e misericórdia brilharem



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@MonicaIvette

My favorite from RIOT! It's honestly one of their best songs lyrically and musically.

@dreamworks8033

+New York Part II, is a continuation of this song, hence the name part 2

@TheTheramond

+Nacho Ramos Imo, It's the best song on their self-titled album

@bolenz1

Decode is my fav. But this whole album never gets old and every track is great and easy on the ears!

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