Pressure
Paramore Lyrics


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Tell me where our time went
And if it was time well spent
Just don't let me fall asleep
Feeling empty again

'Cause I fear I might break
And I fear I can't take it
Tonight I'll lie awake
Feeling empty, I can

Feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

Now that I'm losing hope
And there's nothing else to show
For all of the days that we spent
Carried away from home

Some things I'll never know
And I had to let them go
I'm sitting all alone
Feeling empty, I can

Feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

Without you

Some things I'll never know
And I had to let them go
Some things I'll never know
And I had to let them go
Well I'm sitting all alone
Feeling empty

I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

Feel the pressure




It's getting closer now
You're better off without me

Overall Meaning

In Paramore's song "Pressure," the lyrics explore the emotional weight that comes with feeling trapped and overwhelmed. The song opens with the singer asking for clarity on how they spend their time and whether it was worth the effort. As the song progresses, the singer's fears of breaking and not being able to handle the pressure build, and they admit to feeling empty and alone. They ultimately come to the conclusion that they are better off without someone who is causing them pressure and distress.


The lyrics in "Pressure" seem to be about personal relationships, but they can also be applied to numerous situations where we feel like we're not in control. The song captures the feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and despair that come with pressure and a lack of direction, and as such, it can really resonate with people who are struggling to find their way.


One of the most interesting things about "Pressure" is that it was the first single from Paramore's debut album All We Know Is Falling, which means that it played a crucial role in the band's initial success. Another interesting fact is that "Pressure" was one of the songs the band played when they auditioned for Atlantic Records. Additionally, the lyrics for "Pressure" were written by Josh Farro, one of the founding members of Paramore. He co-wrote the song with the band's lead vocalist Hayley Williams.


Line by Line Meaning

Tell me where our time went
Please inform me of the whereabouts of our past moments.


And if it was time well spent
Additionally, please let me know if the aforementioned moments were used effectively.


Just don't let me fall asleep
However, I request that you prevent me from going to sleep.


Feeling empty again
As I don't want to be left with a feeling of dissatisfaction yet again.


'Cause I fear I might break
On account of being emotionally fragile, I am afraid of shattering into pieces.


And I fear I can't take it
Furthermore, I am afraid that I cannot handle it anymore.


Tonight I'll lie awake
As a result, I will spend the night awake.


Feeling empty, I can
Experiencing the same feeling of emptiness that I've mentioned before.


Feel the pressure
I can sense that there is an overwhelming force weighing me down.


It's getting closer now
This force is advancing towards me at a faster pace.


We're better off without you
The situation would be better if you weren't a part of it.


Now that I'm losing hope
As I'm gradually slipping into despair.


And there's nothing else to show
With no progress or noteworthy achievement to speak of.


For all of the days that we spent
Despite all the days that we've spent doing something.


Carried away from home
Being swept away from our place of origin.


Some things I'll never know
There are certain things that I'll never fully understand.


And I had to let them go
For that reason, I had to release them and move on.


I'm sitting all alone
At the moment, I am by myself with no one else around.


Feeling empty, I can
Still experiencing the same feeling of emptiness that I mentioned before.


You're better off without me
In actuality, the situation would improve if I wasn't present.




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

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@kadavrexqis

LYRICS:

Tell me where our time went
And if it was time well spent
Just don't let me fall asleep
Feeling empty again

Cause I fear I might break
and I fear I can't take it
Tonight I'll lie awake feeling empty

I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you
I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

Now that I'm losing hope
And there's nothing else to show
For all of the days that we spent
Carried away from home

Some things I'll never know
And I had to let them go
I'm sitting all alone feeling empty

I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you
I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

Without you

Some things I'll never know
And I had to let them go
Some things I'll never know
And I had to let them go
I'm sitting all alone feeling empty

I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

Feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
You're better off without me



@saturnstar0325

Tell me where our time went
And if it was time well spent
Just don't let me fall asleep
Feeling empty again

Cause I fear I might break
and I fear I can't take it
Tonight I'll lie awake feeling empty

I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you
I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

Now that I'm losing hope
And there's nothing else to show
For all of the days that we spent
Carried away from home

Some things I'll never know
And I had to let them go
I'm sitting all alone feeling empty

I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you
I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

Without you

Some things I'll never know
And I had to let them go
Some things I'll never know
And I had to let them go
I'm sitting all alone feeling empty

I can feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
We're better off without you

Feel the pressure
It's getting closer now
You're better off without me



All comments from YouTube:

@newph0newhodis

I was 15 when this came out, now I'm 28. Treasure your youth children 😭

@critfiend4736

aliassylvie3 literally same haha

@eternitisRequiem

Same as well. Small world.

@acidxaidy

Turning 27 next month + I can definitely feel the pressure 🤣

@ar2014

SHHH we're still young

@andrewcarson6925

We all die stfu

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@rammartinez4257

She will always be a punk rock princess

@Number1TifaLockhartFan

Ram Martinez agreed

@verbosefnatic1341

The band isn't what it used to be :'( ...but she always will be remembered, by me at least xD as a punk rock princess

@rockeealger9647

Avril lavigne

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