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Album: Twilight Soundtrack (2008)
Charted: 52 33
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  • This was written for the 2008 movie Twilight, which was based on Stephenie Meyer's first book of her series of vampire novels. Paramore's frontwoman Hayley Williams said in a statement that the title of the song, "is about the building tension, awkwardness, anger and confusion between (story characters) Bella and Edward. Bella's is the only mind Edward can't read and I feel like that's a big part of the first book and one of the obstacles for them to overcome. It's one added tension that makes the story even better."
  • When Williams heard that the film version of Twilight was being made, inspired by both the relationship in Stephenie Meyer's original book and personal experiences, she penned this song's lyrics. The singer told Rolling Stone that her bandmates initially thought they were "harsh" until she explained the premise of the novel. "Then," she said, "I think everyone just really locked on the whole vibe of the song, and did a great job getting the whole picture of the book." Williams then took the song directly to Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, who not only gave it the thumbs up, but also commissioned the band to write another song, which became "I Caught Myself."
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Comments: 20

  • Jacob from La Push, WaI like the song and the video is awesome.
  • Liam from Dublin, United KingdomIts a decent song <3
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis song is awesome! Love her hair in the video<3
  • Caitlyn from Royersford, PaLOVE this song!! Can't stand twilight!!
  • Liam from Donegal, IrelandI like this song, but it's probably the one I like least by Paramore.
  • Charlie from Las Vegas, Nvi'll have to agree with sarah in LA even though im not a 'twilighter'. this song rocks and it fits the story perfectly (i read three of the four books in the series).
  • Robert from Bronx, NyI think this song is perfect for the Movie.
  • Alex from Cardiff, United KingdomWhen i heard this song i fell in love with it!!!!!!!! Now I love Paramore!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Trever from N. Syracuse, NyAgain you have heard me say this statement before "In my opinion", well if not here u go, in my opinion i am not really a fan of twilight. Now, the twilight soundtrack i liked. The main reason why i took interest in the twilight soundtrack was for this song. Paramore has been my favorite band since the year 2007. This is an amazing song, although not like the normal paramore stuff like All we know is falling or Riot!, this should meet any paramore's fans expectations. i give out of 10.....a 10/10
  • Jacob from Attalla, AlPersonally, I thought the movie was awful. How the director was able to take as relatively promising a cast as she had and churn out something as gut-wrenchingly over-acted as she managed is beyond me.
    The soundtrack, on the other hand, is great, and this song is the pinnacle of said greatness; Hayley's most emotional and powerful vocal by a mile. The lyrics are a league ahead of anything found on RIOT! Just an overall kick-tush performance from the entire group, displaying the fact that their progression as musicians has yet to stall. Makes me that much more anxious for their next album.
  • Skyler from Omaha, NeWARNING:this song was made to be heard on a dark cloudy day in your room alone while lost in dark desolate thoughts


    -Carlos Opico Sadly Omaha,Nebraska
  • Dar from Mansfield, TxI like this song and Twilight if u have the Twilight DVD look for this song cause it rocks!!!
  • Trever from Syracuse, NyBorn for this used to be my favorite song ever....when i heard this song...well....that all changed.....Now i kind of think i caught myself is my favorite song!.....This song is still amazing

    (Now in 2nd right behind i caught myself)

    Paramore is #1
  • Mia'lau from Honolulu, HiThis is not true. They made part of the song about some of the weird people they've met in their life, and then they made it for Twilight
  • Louisa from London, --This song is amazing, i think it fits perfectly with the story. The film is incredible, I loved every moment of it. All four books are fantastic and I hope they'll be made into films aswell. This song rocks, <3
  • Breba from Albuquerque, NmI think that every song on the riot cd has aspects that remind me of twilight. But this song is amazing. SHe can see his emotions through the color of his eyes and she figured it out on her own, without his help.
    I'm babbleing now, but this is one of the greatest paramore songs ever.
  • Katie from Dublin, IrelandI adore the books,the ultimate love story.The song
    is perfect for the film
  • Mercedies from Soldotna, AkThis is the best book series EVER!! I love this song and I've alreaady ordered my tickets for the twilight movie! I'm so excited!This song rocks!!
  • Jamee from Mobile, AlThis song is so amazing! The entire Twilight soundtrack is absolutely phenomenal, also.
  • Sarah from La, Ca♥♥I LOVE THIS SONG!!!! It is perfect by matching the story: "The truth is hiding in your eyes
    And its hanging on your tongue. Just boiling in my blood. But you think that I can't see. What kind of man that you are. If you're a man at all.
    Well I will figure this one out on my own (I'm screaming, "I love you so.") On my own (My thoughts you can't decode)"These lyrics tell the story so well. The way she figured out his story from the changes in hie eyes, and how he thought she won't figure it out, she figured it out. I can't wait for the movie, I love this book series if is my favorite. This is definitly my all time favorite Paramore song!!
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