The Only Exception
Paramore Lyrics


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When I was younger, I saw
My daddy cry and curse at the wind
He broke his own heart and I watched
As he tried to reassemble it
And my mama swore that she would
Never let herself forget
And that was the day that I promised
I'd never sing of love if it does not exist

But, darling, you are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

Well, maybe I know somewhere
Deep in my soul that love never lasts
And we've got to find other ways
To make it alone or keep a straight face
And I've always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable distance
And up until now, I had sworn
To myself that I'm content with loneliness
Because none of it was ever worth the risk

Well, you are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

I've got a tight grip on reality, but I can't
Let go of what's in front of me here
I know you're leaving in the morning when you wake up
Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream, oh

You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception





And I'm on my way to believing
Oh, and I'm on my way to believing

Overall Meaning

The opening of "The Only Exception" by Paramore sets the stage for an emotionally charged song about love, broken hearts, and the challenges of relationships. The lyrics describe a personal history of witnessing the cycles of love, love lost, and parental disillusionment. The first verse portrays a young child's experience of seeing their dad cry and lose faith in love after a heartbreak. The second verse describes a young woman's attempt to find comfort and contentment in a solitary life, guarded from the potential pain of breaking her heart. The bridge shifts from a place of reluctance towards love to a realization that the only exception to this rule is the person with whom the singer is currently in love.


What is striking about this song is the depiction of love and relationships as both beautiful and terrifying. The lyrics highlight the contradictory nature of love that exists both in the pain of heartbreak and also in the joy of blissful love. The final verse provides a sense of hope, despite the continuous cycle of love and heartbreak. The singer is on her way to believing that this time, love could be the one exception to a long-standing history of heartbreak and disappointment.


Line by Line Meaning

When I was younger
In my childhood years


I saw my daddy cry
I witnessed my father shedding tears


And curse at the wind
And yell at the air in frustration


He broke his own heart
He caused himself emotional pain


And I watched
And I observed


As he tried to reassemble it
As he attempted to put it back together


And my momma swore
My mother made a vow


That she would never let herself forget
That she would always remember


And that was the day that I promised
And that was when I made a pledge


I'd never sing of love
To never express my feelings of love


If it does not exist, but darlin'
Unless, my dear


You are, the only exception
You are the one and only


While you are, the only exception
As long as you remain unique


While you are, the only exception
While you stay as the sole anomaly


While you are, the only exception
As long as you remain the exception


While maybe I know, somewhere
Although I may understand, deep within


Deep in my soul
In the depths of my being


That love never lasts
That love is fleeting


And we've got to find other ways
And we must discover alternative solutions


To make it alone
To cope with solitude


Or keep a straight face
Or put on a brave front


And I've always lived like this
I have always existed in this state


And Keeping it comfortable, distance
And maintaining comfortable distance


And up until now
And until recently


I had sworn to myself that I'm content
I had promised myself to be satisfied


With loneliness
With being alone


Because none of it was ever worth the risk
Because none of it was worth the potential harm


I've got a tight grip on reality
I am firmly grounded in reality


But I can't let go of what's in front of me here
But I cannot release what's present here


I know your leaving in the morning, when you wake up
I am aware that you'll depart tomorrow, as you awaken


Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream, oh
Provide evidence that this is not just a fantasy, oh


And I'm on my way to believing
And I am starting to believe


Oh, and I'm on my way to believing
Oh, and I am starting to believe




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

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@xyraayumi2035

When I was younger, I saw my daddy cry
And curse at the wind
He broke his own heart and I watched
As he tried to reassemble it
And my momma swore
That she would never let herself forget
And that was the day that I promised
I'd never sing of love if it does not exist

But darling, you are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

Maybe I know somewhere deep in my soul
That love never lasts
And we've got to find other ways to make it alone
Or keep a straight face
And I've always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable distance
And up until now I had sworn to myself
That I'm content with loneliness
Because none of it was ever worth the risk

But you are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

I've got a tight grip on reality
But I can't let go of what's in front of me here
I know you're leaving in the morning when you wake up
Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream

You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

And I'm on my way to believing

Oh, and I'm on my way to believing



@JmCayabyab-xq3rv

I am interested to the practice of Buddhism of morning meditation and so i did that and practice it to my house. It was 8:00 am Tuesday at my bed, I woke up and i told myself that i will be doing the Morning Meditation with the presence of God. And so the first thing i did is that i pray first and after that i shut down my phone for me not to be distracted by the notifications of my phone.

As I started, i sat in the middle of my bed and took a deep breath just to feel the presence of peace flowing in my body going through in my mind. After that i close my eyes and i imagine myself like im in a beautiful paradise with no distraction and disturbance of world. After thinking those, I stopped imagining and i start talking to my God. I let him do his will to my mind and let him to give and go pop up whats been might going on in my mind. I surrender all my worries to God and just breathe and breathe and breathe as I meditate.

And after a minute, he answered, my mind finally thought something and that is my dreams upon sleeping earlier. I suddenly remember what happened to my dream earlier and I realized that my dream isn’t good as to my other dreams. Because that dream i just like a horror movies; the context of my dream is basically i was haunted in the forest with my classmate (he has no name but i still remember his face/ also I don’t know him in real life but in that dream he is my classmate) we are just looking for help and escaping for that forest..... but moving on a lot of happenings happened in my dream but i suddenly forgot because I already wake up. After remembering that dream, i am just inhaling and exhaling and just feeling the moment of meditation.

And without further a do, my favorite bible verse suddenly pop up to my mind at that time. It was Hebreo 13:5 saying “Masiyahan na kayo sa mga bagay na taglay ninyo sapagkat sinabi ng Diyos:
Kailanman ay hindi kita iiwan at kailanman ay hindi kita pababayaan.

For me, that verse is the answer of my God to me for thinking that dream again. Maybe he’s telling me that i should not be scared by anyone because as he said he will never leave me nor forsake me. And that’s my realization in my meditation


Maybe we are all tired and busy for everything we are pushing and aiming for that we worry too much in the future and so scared of everything for not making it but it should be not always. Because God said he will never leave us nor to forsake us. He is with us and he will always be. Sometimes we need to take break a just relax and atleast have some morning meditation in the morning to take some rest and give it all the worries to God. Just take a deep breath and do the inhale-exhale techniqu. Just meditate and think for the positive outcomes. Because once you are done doing that meditation, the appreciation and affirmation towarda yourself will as it follows.
You can finally say that you are doing it and making it, but not just alone. Instead You are making it with God. Because with God all things are possible.



@gerthrudeagtarap4751

If a man could be two places at one time, He'd cherish youth and wisdom's climb. In his heart, the past and future align, A life well-lived, a story so sublime.

If a man could be two places at one time, He'd chase the stars, in the dark they'd shine. On Earth, he'd walk, with each step, a rhyme, In the cosmos, he'd explore the infinite, divine.


If a man could be two places at one time, He'd savor love and friendships so prime. In one's arms, he'd find warmth and affection, In another's company, shared dreams and connections.

If a man could be two places at one time, He'd hear the ocean's song, so sublime. By the shore, his troubles would unwind, While on a journey to horizons undefined.
If a man could be two places at one time, He'd embrace both the mountain and the climb. In the valley, he'd find peace and rest, On the summit, he'd conquer every quest.

If a man could be two places at one time, He'd hear the ocean's song, so sublime. By the shore, his troubles would unwind, While on a journey to horizons undefined.



@sol7240

hi baby

honestly, i don't really know where to start. after i contemplate everything we talked about, its really sad- the reality is sad. i hate that no matter how we try, no matter how much we love each other, i don't f understand why are we always apart from eachother. like this guy, you nikolai- i love this guy so much, i love you baby my heart aches every time i realize how much i miss you and how much i need you too. sometimes i just stare at the wall and think about the future, and i want a future with my nikolai. i want to spend my life with you, i wanna go out on a date with you, i wanna watch movies with you, bake and share coffee with you, i wanna create so much memories with you love and i hate that something always gets in the way. i just wanna hug you and tell you everything will be okay.

baby, please don't ever say that you're an emotional baggage because you're not, okay? i don't feel like i'm screwed for falling in love with such a high-maintenance, needy, fragile person like you. we're not perfect baby thats why i understand you. it doesn't really bother me the fact na you love me too much to the point na you'll miss me so much if ever, u know. we'll figure it out together okay? and baby please, please stop assuming na i'll replace you because i don't think i'll ever find someone with a heart and soul like yours. baby, no one loves me like you do- like literally no one. nobody would ever have the key to my heart aside from you, no one can make me smile and give me butterflies like how you do, no one would wait patiently for me, no one dedicates a song for me and leaves a letter sa comment section, no one would stay with me thru thick and thin, and nobody will ever, ever love me like how you, nikolai/joaquin do.

i wanna apologize too, i know its not fine that i'm hurting you even tho its not my intention. i'm really really sorry baby, i didn't mean to. please, always remember that i love you so much and i always will nikolai. we'll get thru what life throws and we'll always try, okay love? when i say i love you, it means i need you and i adore you, i want you and your imperfections, and its one way of me saying you make me so so happy and i'll never stop falling in love with you and missing you. nikolai, i'm going to love you. i'll love you always, i love you when you're happy or sad, i love you even tho you throw tantrums at me. please understand that i won't leave you, i'm not going anywhere.
you're special nikolai, i keep on missing you. i keep on thinking about you constantly throughout the day, i can't stop it. i love you, i love you nikolai.

i met you then i started talking to you, and then i started falling for you then i love you and i wanna keep you baby.

i love you and i always will nikolai.

love, jackie



@jesuschristislifeamen

“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”
(1 John 4:10 NLT)

“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.” (1 John 4:16 NLT)

“Love is PATIENT and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud”
(1 Corinthians 13:4 NLT)

God loves you more than anyone. 😁

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”(1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT)

God bless and Jesus loves you all so so much! 🤍🤗

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”(Romans 5:8 NLT) 🤍 Amen! 😁



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