Pool
Paramore Lyrics


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As if the first cut wasn't deep enough
I dove in again 'cause I'm not into giving up
Could've gotten the same rush from any lover's touch
Why get used to something new?
'Cause no one breaks my heart like you

When you kiss me, I wish we could see what happens next
For a moment, I can forget what happens in my head
If I doubt you, would you come through?
Happy second chance or happy ending
But this time you don't leave me sinking

I'm underwater
No air in my lungs
My eyes are open
I'm done giving up
You are the wave
I could never tame
If I survive
I'll dive back in

As if the first blood didn't thrill enough
I went further out to see what else was left of us
Never found the deep end of our little ocean
Drain the fantasy of you
Headfirst into shallow pools

And I wonder, is it better to get it over with?
The illusion, can shatter before we begin
If you're really sorry
Happy second chance, I think I could forgive
This time you won't leave me sinking

I'm underwater
No air in my lungs
My eyes are open
I'm done giving up
You are the wave
I could never tame
If I survive
I'll dive back in

Dive back into
Right back into
Dive right back into you
Now I know you
Now I know you
Now that I know you
Dive right back into you
Dive back into
Right back into you
Dive right back into you
Now I know you
Now I know you
Now that I know you
Dive right back into you

I'm underwater
No air in my lungs
My eyes are open
I'm done giving up
You are the wave
I could never tame
If I survive
I'll dive back in

I'm underwater
No air in my lungs
My eyes are open
I'm done giving up
You are the wave
I could never tame
If I survive
I'll dive back in




I'll dive back in
I'll dive back

Overall Meaning

The song "Pool" by Paramore is all about the ups and downs of love, and how sometimes even when we know we shouldn't, we can't help but dive back in. The first stanza of the song speaks about how the singer has already been hurt before, but they've decided to take the risk and go back in, because they're not willing to give up on love. They feel as though they could get the same feeling with anyone else, but there's something special and unique about this person that they can't resist. The chorus of the song talks about being underwater and feeling as though there's no air in their lungs, but they're not ready to give up just yet. The waves are too powerful and exciting, and they're not willing to let go.


The second verse of the song is where the singer starts to question whether or not they should be taking this risk. They wonder if it's better to just get it over with and move on, rather than diving back in and risking more pain. They also question whether or not this person will truly come through for them if things get tough. However, despite these doubts, the singer is still hopeful that this time things will be different. They're willing to give this person one more chance, but they need to know that they won't be left sinking. The song ends with a repetition of the chorus, with the singer diving back in one final time.


Overall, "Pool" is a powerful and emotional song about the risks and rewards of love, and how sometimes it's worth taking a chance even if it means getting hurt. It's a song that speaks to anyone who has ever thrown caution to the wind and dived headfirst into the unknown.


Line by Line Meaning

As if the first cut wasn't deep enough
Despite the pain of a previous heartbreak, I'm willing to take another chance at love


I dove in again 'cause I'm not into giving up
I'm determined to find love and not give up on it easily


Could've gotten the same rush from any lover's touch
I don't want just any physical relationship, I want a real connection


Why get used to something new?
I don't want to go through the process of getting to know someone again


'Cause no one breaks my heart like you
Despite the heartbreak, I'm still drawn to the person who caused it


When you kiss me, I wish we could see what happens next
I'm hoping for a future with this person when we kiss


For a moment, I can forget what happens in my head
In that moment, I don't have to worry or overthink things


If I doubt you, would you come through?
I'm insecure about the relationship and want reassurance


Happy second chance or happy ending
I'm hoping this relationship leads to lasting happiness


But this time you don't leave me sinking
I don't want to end up feeling heartbroken and alone again


As if the first blood didn't thrill enough
I'm seeking even more excitement and passion in this relationship


I went further out to see what else was left of us
I'm exploring the depths of the relationship to see if it's worth pursuing


Never found the deep end of our little ocean
Despite the exploration, I still feel like there's more to discover about this person and our relationship


Drain the fantasy of you
I need to come to terms with the reality of the relationship, even if it's not what I envision


Headfirst into shallow pools
I'm diving into the relationship without fully understanding or considering all aspects of it


And I wonder, is it better to get it over with?
I'm questioning if it's better to end the relationship now rather than prolonging the inevitable heartbreak


The illusion, can shatter before we begin
I'm afraid the hopes and dreams of the relationship won't come to fruition


If you're really sorry
I need genuine apologies and effort from my partner for things to work


Happy second chance, I think I could forgive
I'm willing to give the relationship another chance if they show true remorse and growth


This time you won't leave me sinking
I'm hoping that with clear communication and effort, the relationship won't end in heartbreak again


I'll dive back in
Despite the risks, I'm willing to take another chance on love




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

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@JasonLSmallsJunior

[Verse 1]
As if the first cut wasn't deep enough
I dove in again 'cause I'm not into giving up
Could've gotten the same rush from any lover's touch
But why get used to something new?
'Cause no one breaks my heart like you

[Pre-Chorus 1]
When you kiss me, I wish we could see what happens next
For a moment, I could forget what happens in my head
If I doubt you, would you come through?
Happy second chance or happy ending
But this time you don't leave me sinking

[Chorus]
(I'm underwater) No air in my lungs
(My eyes are open) And I'm giving up
(You are the wave) I could never tame
If I survive, I'll dive back in

[Verse 2]
As if the first blood didn't thrill enough
I went further out to see what else was left of us
Never found the deep end of our little ocean
Drain the fantasy of you
Headfirst into shallow pools


[Pre-Chorus 2]
And I wonder, is it better to get it over with?
The illusion, can shatter before we begin
If you're really sorry
Happy second chance, think I could forgive
This time you won't leave me sinking

[Chorus]
(I'm underwater) No air in my lungs
(My eyes are open) And I'm giving up
(You are the wave) I could never tame
If I survive, I'll dive back in

[Bridge]
Dive back into
Right back into
Dive right back into you
And now I know you
Now I know you
Now that I know you
Dive right back into you
Back into
Right back into you
Dive right back into you
And now I know you
Now I know you
Now that I know you
Dive right back into you


[Chorus]
(I'm underwater) No air in my lungs
(My eyes are open) And I'm giving up
(You are the wave) I could never tame
If I survive, I'll dive back in

[Chorus]
(I'm underwater) No air in my lungs
(My eyes are open) And I'm giving up
(You are the wave) I could never tame
If I survive, I'll dive back in
I'll dive back in, I'll dive back



@kurstykarb

Hard Times - 80s pop funk vibe/new wave-ish. cool.

Rose-Colored Boy - 80s pop. Fun song.

Told You So - 80s pop funk. cool

Forgiveness - RnB-ish sounds like Pmore and Boyz2Men had a baby. amazing.

Fake Happy - defo 2000s pop rock with a little indie. amazing

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Pool - a 90s Still Into You. I love it.

Grudges - Owl City + Paramore. amazing

Caught in the Middle - Red Hot Chili Pepper with a mixture of ska-rock. Love this track.

Idle Worship - Late 2000s pop + Anklebiters

No Friend - Sounds like Misfits, MCR, and Pmore had a baby. personal fave

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@moonronic

some stuff the first 40 seconds reminds me of

- walking home from school on a sunny, yet not cloudless afternoon with your earbuds in, walking through narrow shortcuts, you're alone bc your friend lives in a different area and split up from you a few streets ago, everyones walking past you but not looking at you

- stepping outside of a building after a while of being in there and the cool wind hitting your face for the first time

- hearing thunder rumble and feeling the first raindrop hitting your face on a particularly blue evening when you're standing next to the door in your garden, the wind starts up, your wind chimes tinkering together

- sitting around a (you guessed it) pool at a party on a clear evening, your only friend has gone to talk to a possible crush or some other friends they're closer to, you headed outside for a breather but theres people there too, you sit in a corner, but as you get up to leave, someone knocks you into the pool while running past, you gasp, eyes wide as you fall in, staring up through the thick water at the slowly darkening sky

idk if this seems pretentious but it's just how i feel, basically the instrumental for this is fantastic to write with! 🖤



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