Hello Cold World

Album: Single Release Only (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • When asked to describe what the song meant in a Paramore fan club webchat, Hayley Williams of Paramore said: "After we went through some crazy stuff last year and the beginning of this year, it was like... I just felt, and sometimes I still feel, like I just kinda don't know... you know, when things are so familiar for so long and then all of a sudden it's not that way anymore you kind of have to figure out 'What is life?' all over again, so that's what it's about. It's also just about realizing that the world is sometimes crap. Not that that's very helpful!" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Lauren - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • The song is a rallying cry, which finds the trio urging the listener to action. It also explores the altered prospects of adulthood. "22 is like the worst idea that I have ever had," Hayley Williams sings. The vocalist was born on December 27, 1988, so was living through that realization of being now a grown-up when she wrote this tune.
  • In late 2011 Paramore set up a "Singles Club" on their website giving fans the opportunity to purchase three exclusive tracks, which was not available on iTunes or in stores. This song was released on November 7, 2011 as the second single for members of the "Paramore Singles Club."

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