For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic Lyrics - Paramore

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Just talk yourself up
And tear yourself down
You've hit your one wall
Now find a way around
Well what's the problem?
You've got a lot of nerve

So what'd you think I would say?
No you can't run away, no you can't run away
So what did you think I would say?
No you can't run away, no you can't run away
You wouldn't

I never wanted to say this
You never wanted to stay
I put my faith in you, so much faith
And then you just threw it away
You threw it away

I'm not so naive
My sorry eyes can see
The way you fight shy
Of almost everything
Well, if you give up
You'll get what you deserve

So what'd you think I would say?
No you can't run away, no you can't run away
So what did you think I would say?
No you can't run away, no you can't run away
You wouldn't

I never wanted to say this
You never wanted to stay
I put my faith in you, so much faith
And then you just threw it away
You threw it away

You were finished long before
We had even seen the start
Why don't you stand up, be a man about it?
Fight with your bare hands about it now

I never wanted to say this
You never wanted to stay, well did you?
I put my faith in you, so much faith
And then you just threw it away

I never wanted to say this
You never wanted to stay
I put my faith in you, so much faith
And then you just threw it away

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Put my faith | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/17/13

I love paramore and it reminds me of my ex. We were together for almost a year and later he became depressed. I tried my best to be there and cheer him up but I knew I was not enough. I looked up to him and saw him as a decent guy with integrity and i would do anything for him. After a while he stopped caring completely about me so i ended it. A week later he told people he never cared about me and he wanted to break up with me a long time ago. I kind of knew he didn't want me anymore but I was in denial.

Finally Get It | Reviewer: xXTripleJayXx | 1/8/12

I've liked Paramore for years but this was one of their songs I just never really understood, I liked the name and the music but I didn't get the lyrics till today when I was thinking about my ex and I thought I put my faith in you so much faith and then remembered this song and looked up the lyrics and now I feel I get it more. This song reminds me of my ex because he used to be depressed and I was his only true friend and helped him stop cutting himself then two years later we went out and he changed and broke every promise, cheated on me and completely stopped talking to me but I always was there for him no matter how foolish it was because I had so much faith he would change one day. Now I feel like this would kind of be the song that would play in my head if I ever tried to confront him about everything. Paramore is amazing<3(:

to laynaa | Reviewer: Ronnie | 8/24/10

ok i completely disagree wit laynaa.just cos ppl say they 'omg i luv paramore,oh their my fav band,blah blah blah.'doesn't necessarily mean they know nuthin about personally,i luv paramore.i hav nuthin against them.i know practically evrything about them.but i just bet u know absolutely nuthin about them,laynaa.i bet ur just sitting down at ur computer lookin up stuff about paramore just so u can pretend u know evrything about them but really,all u know about them is their names and the lyrics to their songs.and no i don't have to be a die hard paramore fan to like their music.grow up or screw you.

Paramore | Reviewer: Kristina | 5/19/10

Paramore quite simply kicks ass. Its difficult to fault this band live or on record anywhere. They mature with each album and dedicate themselves to their fans and the these kids its ALL about the music and it shows. They are extremly energetic live and they play DIFFICULT music!! The drummer is one of the best stylistic and innovative players to come along in a very long time..Im a huge fan LOVE them!! Paramore ROCKS!!

my stupid ex boyfriend/Mystery!! | Reviewer: Mystery | 4/25/10

hey people my name is Mystery. i personally love this song. it says everything i want to say to my ex boyfriend Abraham. we have been best friends for years. then one day we just decided to be more. it was going great until a few people found out. then he got mad and broke it off. why couldnt he just be aman about it and ignore shit. i do that eveyday when people say something about me. so it seems to me that im more of a man than he is! lol. well sorry to take up so much space but this is a great song! after you read this please check out my myspace page(search this email and add me or comment. also check out my youtube page (ifyoucouldbeavampire) leave a comment, add me. im trying to be a singer and i need people to recognize me. thanks people!! rock on paramore!!

Longcat approves | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/10/09

I listened to this song and realized that it is quite possibly one of the better songs that can describe a break up or how someone feels after one. Made me cry the first time I heard it, but now I sing right along and know that at least someone else knows what I went threw, though I wish that no one had to from their own experiences.

makes me cry | Reviewer: Samantha | 5/19/09

This song makes me cry. I love it so much, though! Everything about this song reminds me of one of my EXs. Especially the parts about "you never wanted to stay, well did you", and "I put my faith in you, so much faith, and then you just threw it away". I personally think this is one of Paramore's best songs.

To Layna | Reviewer: Matt | 3/23/09

As Anon has said (very good post btw), people are allowed to like a song without being in love with a band. What pisses me off even more is when "fans" like you think they're better because they've been with the band since the beginning. I mean, who cares? It's not because someone discovered their music yesterday that they're less important that you.

And for your information, AWKIF came out in 2005, so you're telling us that you were a fan even before their first album came out ? When they were doing covers, when the band was not even officially "Paramore"? Unless you were in high school with them, I highly doubt it. That or you're not a real fan who knows when their (two) albums came out. Either ways, you're screwed.

wo0t | Reviewer: brooke | 2/25/09

this is an amazing song, one of my favorite by paramore.
it reminds me of a guy i asked out and he wouldnt tell me "no" to my face he had to have one of his freinds tell me.
"why dont you stand up, be a man about it?
fight with your bare hands about it now?"

...and no, i dont have to be a die-hard paramore fan to like their music, laynaa, grow up.

to Laynaa | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/17/09

Whatever happened to the world where someone could listen to a song and just enjoy it. I'm not a huge paramore fan, but there are a certain few songs I like, this included. So sure, I like Paramore just fine. A person doesn't need to obsess over a band to enjoy the music they produce. I can appreciate a band's songs without knowing anything about that band, or even if I disagree with some of their beliefs. Songs are made to be enjoyed and for the writers to express themselves. They aren't made so that a die-hard cult can be wrapped around them and have these people yell that unless you worship the ground the band walks on, you can't enjoy their music. So no, I know almost nothing about Paramore personally, but I can say that I enjoy this song. You saying that a person can't enjoy something because they aren't as mental as you are is just a disgrace to the very band you claim to love. Grow up, or get out. We really don't need close-minded people in this world like you...

HELP | Reviewer: aly | 1/3/09

can someone please tell me what this song is about?
is it about someone going to ask someone out and then they chicken out, or is it saying for that person to stand up for themselves??
e-mail me:

Whewt! <33 | Reviewer: Laynaa, | 12/18/08

Ahh, It really pisses me off when people are all like, omg i love paramore the fuhking rawk, when they totally dont know ANYTHING about them. Yeah, most people are liek that, eitehr that or they completely hate them. Hate them, or love them, you CAN'T LIKE them, okay? For a pessimist, is totally one of their best songs,in my opinion anyway, cause everyone does have their own opinion. Paramore has, and will keep, taking the world by storm, and i hope they still kep making the AH-MAY-ZUH-ZING music that their making now. Ima die hard fan, and have been since 2004, when they came out, Im super excited for thier next album comming out next year, SUPER excited. Whewt! Paramore Rawks t-t-t-totaly duude; [: </3

Talk Alot Of Shit | Reviewer: Stephanie | 4/9/08

I think it is so funny how u people talk so much shit when none of u people don't kno anything about PARAMORE ya u listen to their songs & u kno all the words to all their songs but still that don't mean SHIT!!! I'm not saying i don't like PARAMORE cause man do i LOVE THEM!!! they have the best songs ever!!! but im not gonna go around talking shit to pepole just cause they talking shit about my favorite band!!! well ya much love to those PARAMORE fans & to those who hating just remember "everybody loves haters!!" :D :D :) l8rs

I love paramore(= | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/31/08

paramore is amazinggg <33
I think they can definatley inspire anyone! Even if your just listening for fun(:

I'm dying to go to one of their concerts, like soooooo badddly.
Allll of paramore's songs are the best ever. Congratulations on making it so far and touching peoples lives paramore!


I Put My Faith In You | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/21/08

This song is so... vague (is that the right word?) that pretty much anyone who's ever had a crush can relate to it. That's what I love about Paramore. Personally, I think this is one of their best songs. Depending on who you are and what kind of life you have, the lyrics will mean something different to you then they do to the nest person.

Personally, I think the song is about an almost-relationship where someone chickened out and ran.

Note the line:
"If You Give Up, You'll Get What You Deserve..."

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