Paramore - 26 Lyrics




Man, you really know how to get someone down
Everything was fine until you came around
I've been chasing after dreamers in the clouds
After all wasn't I the one who said
To keep your feet on the ground?
Man, you really brought me back down

Hold on to hope if you got it
Don't let it go for nobody
They say that dreaming is free
But I wouldn't care what it cost me

You got me tied up but I stay close to the window
And I talk to myself about the places that I used to go
I'm hoping someday maybe I'll just float away
And I'll forget every cynical thing you say
When you gonna hear me out
Man, you really bring me down

Hold on to hope if you got it
Don't let it go for nobody
They say that dreaming is free
But I wouldn't care what it cost me

Reality will break your heart
Survival will not be the hardest part
It's keeping all your hopes alive
When all the rest of you has died
So let it break your heart

And hold on to hope if you got it
Don't let it go for nobody

Hold on to hope if you got it
Don't let it go for nobody
They say that dreaming is free
I wouldn't care what it cost me





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  1. Ethil Silagan

    This song helps me to sleep.
    Thank you❤️

  2. Snow Flowset

    I’m in love 😘

  3. Ranty Febrina

    😭😭😭😭😭

  4. hafizy hasry

    kinda missing alia adreena

  5. 2pie2mash

    "Reality will break your heart
    Survival will not be the hardest part
    It's keeping all your hopes alive
    All the rest of you has died
    So let it break your heart" ....................❤R❤ #36

  6. Ben Sims

    love you hayley

  7. GermanJake

    I will be the first to say I don’t live with these problems personally. I always see the better in everything. But a lot of people that mean a lot to me including my soon to be Wife and my best friends even my mom live with these problems. And I don’t ever know how to express my love and help for it because I don’t experience them. And I feel bad because I feel like no one understands that I do want to hear about what’s wrong and what is going on. This tune right here gets to me hard, hits me right in the blood pumper.

  8. Jennifer Johnston

    So let it break your heart

  9. LALO2.0

    Oh yeah

  10. Kal

    Just turned 26 today. Thank you Paramore, been riding with you guys since I was 13, so here's to the next 10.

  11. Sven The Dog

    Here I am 2 years later, like only a month has passed. Goodbye, 2010's.


    My decade ❤️

  12. Cristina G

    Happy 26th birthday to me ❤

  13. Дмитрий Михайлович

    Thanks you!

  14. Felipe Shuffle

    What a beautiful song (:

  15. Steven Villeda

    Pop, soft rock.

  16. Pinar Bedel

    You say "hold on to hope if you got it" but what if I don't even have hope anymore?

  17. gio aprile

    I just posted a cover of this song and it would mean the world if you checked it out ❤️❤️❤️

  18. SHAGYY

    Where she finds these words, they are so heartbreaking! Such a perfect album

  19. Fig Ewton

    Trying to hide your pain behind a smile works for a little bit but after laughter it all comes back.

  20. The Pho3nix

    this song is so simple, yet it has so much complexity in it that gives it depth. the aptly timed instrument introduction brings so much more meaning and feeling to the lyrics. really lovin ur stuff paramore!!!

  21. Jenette Vivian Icalla

    I'm 26 and so touched by this song.
    ❤❤❤ This will be a reminder of the struggles and the hope that will lead me further in life.

  22. Therese Lim

    Why is the song titled 26?

  23. Babs likes cartoons

    This really is straight up her talking to depression, huh

  24. Iv;

    After finishing life is strange and listening to this song I think I'm hella fucking sad

  25. jonathon wallace

    She's the only female I love listening to in my room at night. She is my Muse.

  26. Animositis

    My partner of almost 10 years was killed at age 26. She wasn't overly fond of this song, but the lyrics... Goddamn.

    Reality will break your heart
    Survival will not be the hardest part
    It’s keeping all your hopes alive
    When all the rest of you has died

    So. Fucking. True.

  27. jhon mark saurin

    when hayley say "reality can break your heart" i really felt that ughh and now 2019 but this song is so aesthetic

  28. Probably Nicole

    Man, you rly brought me back down

  29. Sandra Southery

    Does anyone know why this song is called 26? 😭❤️

  30. sage ·_·

    Am i the one just watching this on 2019?

  31. susan vidana

    ❤️❤️😭😭😭

  32. synx

    Turned 26 on August 25th. I relate so much to these lyrics it breaks my heart over and over.

  33. Sara Adamjak

    It's 2019 but i still listen.

  34. Sara Adamjak

    It's 2019 but i still listen.

  35. qainted

    i wish i’d found their music when they were touring. i would kill to see this live. all the emotion uGh.

  36. Red Cruz Reyes

    i listened to this song when i was in that dark place and it was sort of an epiphany how this song's lyrics clicked into how i was feeling that time.
    there was even a time when i would just cry non stop just by listening to this. wishing one day, it would just be a painful memory and here i am two years later doing well and doing fine.
    it's true, hold on to hope, it's the only thing that can help us.

  37. Punk Princess

    I'M NOT CRYING!!
    IM NOT FILPING CRYING!!!

  38. Larissa Dempsey

    I just want to say thank you for this album I know you have no new plans for music but Im at peace with that because this album genually helped me so much this year it helped me know I wasnt one struggling with my pain so thank you to everyone in Paramore.

  39. Buttered Funnybiscuit

    Let Hayley (Edit: For that matter, anyone) know she'll (they'll) make it. This happens to so many people and reaching out to those people is more therapy than any session can offer.

  40. Allison Jane

    after laughter saved my 2017
    after laughter saved my 2018
    after laughter is still saving me right now in 2019

  41. Luke Bennett

    My sis recently lost the one she loved. She was with a girl from the Philippines and they had a long distance relationship since we are in the uk. She is absolutely heartbroken. Her family forced her to marry a guy as part of their tradition. This was one of thier songs. It just really sucks and I'm really upset because I've never seen my sister so upset. So my message is:
    Whatever you are going though please speak out. Don't keep it in and tell someone to get the help you need. Anyways I love this song as well now it's a beautiful song!

  42. IJ Gusto

    i'll never get tired of listening to this song.. like.. really.. :)))))))) SO MUCH FEELS!

  43. IJ Gusto

    FEELS :((((((((((

  44. Alaina Evans

    I love how raw this recoding is. You can hear the sliding of fingers changing the chords. Absolutely lovely 💞💔 I’m 26 now and going through a horrible divorce and this song has so much meaning to me as well as you guys Paramore thank you for this!

  45. Yvanne Jashca Cilot

    I just want to cry

  46. Roah Yasmin

    my personal favorite song off this album <3 ~~ 2 0 1 9 ~ ~ ~

  47. Ana Cristina Liza Sanoy

    ESORyyyyy

  48. Jason Smalls

    [Verse 1]
    Man, you really know how to get someone down
    Everything was fine, until you came around
    And I've been chasing after dreamers in the clouds
    After all wasn't I the one who said
    To keep your feet on the ground?
    Man, you really brought me back down

    [Chorus]
    Hold onto hope if you got it
    Don't let it go for nobody
    And they say that dreaming is free
    But I wouldn't care what it cost me

    [Verse 2]
    You got me tied up, but I stay close to the window
    And I talk to myself about the places that I used to go
    I'm hoping someday maybe I'll just float away
    And I'll forget every cynical thing you said
    When you gonna hear me out?
    Man, you really bring me down

    [Chorus]
    Hold onto hope if you got it
    Don't let it go for nobody
    And they say that dreaming is free
    But I wouldn't care what it cost me


    [Bridge]
    Reality will break your heart
    Survival will not be the hardest part
    It's keeping all your hopes alive
    When all the rest of you has died
    So let it break your heart

    [Chorus]
    Hold onto hope if you got it
    Don't let it go for nobody
    Hold onto hope if you got it
    Don't let it go for nobody
    And they say that dreaming is free
    But I wouldn't care what it cost me

  49. Raniel Pangilinan

    Hayley Williams 2009: Very snarky, tactically angsty, loves to eat junk food even it's not healthy, have bad behavior, and listen to punk music.

    Hayley Williams 2019: Do a balanced meals, exercising, lovely, nice, have good behavior, gets abs, and kind to one another.

  50. Books and Happiness

    I love that song... But am I the only one who gets annoyed by the squeeches of the guitar😳

    Saul F

    It’s where the fingers rub against the strings. It naturally happens when playing an acoustic guitar. I like it because Taylor (guitarist) is actually playing it and not a computer.

    Books and Happiness

    @Saul F i know why it happens... It still annoys me... Personal opinion (nothing against him playing the guitar, i just have very sensitive ears)

    Saul F

    Books and Happiness I play this in my guitar, and it’s almost impossible not to do it one time 😂. But i get your point.

  51. Angel Alexander

    "They say that dreaming is free but I wouldn't care what it costs me"

  52. Yusup Subangkit

    I never to try crying, but you know what happened 😑

  53. Eringes '

    What a jam.
    I have this CD actually! Also I'm getting Danganronpa feels tm

  54. Muhammad naziev 02

    Bagus lagunya enak didenger, enak buat santai and enjoy



    "Apa cuman gw yg komen, orang Indonesia?"

  55. Alessandra Emanuelle

    Perfect! Paramore is my favorite band and I don't have any words to describe it! Just feel the songs <3

  56. Lina

    i get chills every time I listen to this 😭

  57. The Innovative Little Giant

    Soooo I’m just checking in from 2019...


    about to cry because this adulting shit is testing my faith, pockets and creative spirit add this song to the mix... and boom I’m in my feelings 😫

  58. Estuche de Monerias :'v

    Vamos a echarnos una lloradita nada más :'v 💔

  59. Madz Nijem

    I have lost the will to live.... sorry mom and dad

  60. Hennio Flavio

    Brasil love Paramore

  61. Swoope

    Happy 2 years AL <3

    Such an amazing, emotional album.

    Hold on to hope, if you got it, you can do it.

  62. alejandro rohen

    So suddenly I listen to this song and learn it on the guitar and then I'm back in 2017, two years ago. I can't believe this is 2 years old now. This song is gonna get a lot of meaning in two days and it's gonna make me cry a river, but I guess I'll have to try living with it, just go on, maybe one day it won't hurt anymore

  63. Move I'm Gay

    This song makes me cry so hard omg

  64. Pickin Pickens

    I turn 27 in July. Until then, this is my theme song.

  65. Eduardo Bianchi

    Eu vou comprar esse CD! Ele é muito bom!

  66. Wilbur Ariztodo

    So many emotions attached to this song, it’s so hard to listen to this sling w/o crying it’s almost terrifying for me. I’ve lost all hope at this point, won’t be graduating with my class this year, I let someone in who in the long run doesn’t care for me, all the hope I had a year ago isn’t here so if you have anything going for you, keep it and like she says do not risk it for anybody

  67. Linny Crocus

    When I was 26 I had lived in New York for 2 years at that point. One of my friends killed herself, and I got fired from my job for taking the day off when she died.

    It was the age that reality broke my heart and all I could do was survive indeed.

  68. Fun Music

    Art ♡

  69. Allana Marie Culanag

    Reality will break your heart
    Survival will not be the hardest part
    It’s keeping all your hopes alive
    When all the rest of you has died

  70. Jennifer Mullis

    I am almost 27 years old! In June 19th I will be and growing up in my attitude and not get so upset about anything instead of deaths then it is a different story

  71. gggh mmm

    Por siempre dejar de cmr para siempre nunca más olvidalo desde ahora jamás 😥😥😥😪

  72. Al B

    I'm so sorry for everyone who has to go through heartbreak like this. It isn't a silly breakup it's a husband whom she clearly loves dearly as can be seen by "only exception" breaking trust and her heart. She even said she realised she couldn't save her marriage while writting this album and noone deserves to feel like that

  73. can i get a witness

    I struggle with OCD & anxiety daily. I come to this song when I'm in the depths of the illness. What I like most about the lyrics is that they doesn't gloss over the pain. The song holds my hand while I struggle & gives me hope that one day I'll be able to overcome this.

  74. dogboy0912

    The story of Paramore is pretty damn sad. They grew up and made music together since they were kids, starting from the bottom. Home schooled church kids playing around town. Their friend group fractured when Josh left and took Zac. Suddenly it went from the good 'ol cozy gang to facing things alone and just going on and on. Even if everyone has made up, it'll never be how it was. It's kind of hard to avoid the drama of the band because it is important to their development. Hayley could've been a cold bitch and dropped the band, going solo, especially after some of her huge hits as a feature, and how inconsequential the rest of the band is usually made out to be, but you look closer and it's really about being with your buddies. Paramore is still from Tennessee. They're just on the world stage. It's a pretty small group of people who have ever actually been involved with the band. Resignation, sadness, despair, frustration with the loneliness of adulthood.. All major themes to their music now. Things from 10 years ago still affecting the trajectory of their lives today. That's how it goes.. Man, don't leave things unsaid. Don't give up your own happiness and resign yourself for the sake of being someone else's bird in a cage. Be honest to your heart of hearts or else it'll be you wondering what the hell the last 5, 10 years have been, where all your friends have gone, etc. Don't mistake misery for discipline. Adulthood doesn't need to be miserable and lonely.

  75. pedro lz

    Tão cansado de curti vídeo antigo

    Queria tanto curti um vídeo mais recente da banda. mesmo o porque video antigo só me faz sentir saudade

    E quer saber to cansado de sentir saudade.

    Rayssa Silva

    O pior e saber que eles não voltam tão cedo 😔

    pedro lz

    @Rayssa Silva nem me lembre disso que já me da uma tristeza profunda 😢

    Rayssa Silva

    @pedro lz que mais me entristece e ver gente que se diz artista e lança um álbum merda a todo momento, e as bandas boas demora uma eternidade pra lançar um álbum novo. 😟

  76. Eve Galati

    The new alternative band Infinite Eve just covered “Conspiracy” by Paramore!

    https://youtu.be/YC7uZ3nVle4

    If you like Paramore, you’ll love this version.

    Give it a watch and a thumbs up!

  77. Pete and Ash

    Youtube... I want to listen to music and read other articles on other platforms online. Either make your own platform to do this or let me minimise!! 😢

  78. Analiza L AGUILERA

    mitableta tiene virus en la batería y en la búsqueda de la Red para conectar con la Red wifi y xfinity

    Analiza L AGUILERA

    de qué número me puedes ayudar con esto

  79. eduardob66

    you are a woman very difficult....bye....and good nigth...EDUARDO BIANCHI.

  80. eduardob66

    GOOD NIGTH...SEE YOU TOMORROW...EDUARDO BIANCHI

  81. eduardob66

    HAYLEY...GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER...FOREVER HAYLEY WILLYAMS....!!!!!!.....

  82. Animesh Khare

    how is this song even allowed to exist. it is so real :(

  83. [broken machine]

    I'm somehow always coincidentally listening to this song on the 26th of just about every month.

  84. Susan Iroh

    Her voice is sooooo beautiful.

  85. ExiaElite

    It upsets me so very much that I heard this song for the first time today. I heard one song from After Laughter and wrote off the rest of the album. My 2017 really needed this song. It really really did. It still does, but not as much. "All I Wanted" was something that got me through that time. This one would've done better.

  86. Niclas S

    Lololololove it so much <3 thank you all so much

  87. Josh Forest

    If you don't cry to this song. There is something wrong with you

  88. Ruel Santillan

    still listening thousand of thousand years

  89. Swiftly Fat

    I have listened to this song so much but I can proudly say that with all the tears that this song has pulled from me, it really did give me inspiration and always does when i need it the most.

  90. Naomie Bolton

    The rest of me died today.

  91. Alice Dangerfield

    Utterly amazing 😵😵😭😭😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🤛❤️❤️

  92. CompliCatted

    All the words are gold ✨
    💘 me so hard and I love it 😭💧