Misery Business - Paramore


I always thought that this song was the perfect expression of teen anger and attitude and exhilarated triumph, a stream of consciousness bitchy revenge rant one woman to another, so charged with energy it feels like it's all delivered with one breath in one sentence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCyGvGEtOwc

I'm in the business of misery let's take it from the top she's got a body like an hourglass that's ticking like a clock it's a matter of time before we all run out when I thought he was mine she caught him by the mouth I waited eight long months she finally set him free I told him I couldn't lie he was the only one for me two weeks and we had caught on fire she's got it out for me but I wear the biggest smile whoa well I never meant to brag but I've gotten what I wanted now whoa it was never my intention to brag to steal it all away from you now but God does it feel so good 'cause I got him where I want him now and if you could then you know you would 'cause God it just feels so it just feels so good second chances they don't ever matter people never change once a whore you're nothing more I'm sorry that'll never change and about forgiveness we're both supposed to have exchanged I'm sorry honey I passed out now look this way well there's a million other girls who do it just like you looking as innocent as possible to get to who they want and what they like it's easy if you do it right well I refuse I refuse I refuse whoa well I never meant to brag but I've gotten what I wanted now whoa it was never my intention to brag to steal it all away from you now but God does it feel so good 'cause I got him where I want him now and if you could then you know you would 'cause God it just feels so it just feels so good I watched his wildest dreams come true not one of them involving you just watch my wildest dreams come true not one of them involving whoa well I never meant to brag but I got him where I want him now whoa, well I never meant to brag but I've gotten what I wanted now whoa it was never my intention to brag to steal it all away from you now but God does it feel so good 'cause I got him where I want him now and if you could then you know you would 'cause God it just feels so it just feels so good

Phew!

The extraordinary thing is, they've never done anything anywhere near this good since.