Paramore’s Hayley Williams Says “Misery Business” Is “Not a Set of Lyrics I Relate To”

Fueled by RamenParamore frontwoman Hayley Williams has addressed criticisms that she is not a "good" feminist because of her lyrics on the band's breakthrough 2007 single "Misery Business." In a post to her blog, Williams writes that "Misery Business" "is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26 year old woman."

"I haven't related to it in a very long time. those words were written when i was 17...admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective," she continues. "It wasn't really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. It was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment i experienced as a high schooler."

In "Misery Business," the protagonist addresses her current boyfriend's ex-girlfriend, saying, "I never meant to brag, but I've gotten what I wanted now."

"That's the funny part about growing up in a band with any degree of success. People still have my diary," Williams writes. "The past and the present. All the good and bad and embarrassing of it!"

"In conclusion, I'm a 26 years old person. And yes, a proud feminist," she adds. "Just maybe not a perfect one?"

Meanwhile, Paramore just finished up their Writing the Future "celebration" tour. They will launch their PARAHOY! concert cruise next March.

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