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Paramore: Decode Meaning

Song Released: 2008


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Decode Lyrics

How can I decide what's right
When youre clouding up my mind
I cant win your losing fight
All the time

Nor could I ever own what's mine
When youre always taking sides
But you wont take away my pride
No not this time
Not this time

How...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 21st 2009 report

    Sure this song was made for the Movie but Its not anything really about that. Its about a Relationship that has fallen apart. How did we get here? I used to know you so well. She does not even know the person she used to love anymore. She is trying to hold things together and he Does not have a clue of what he is doing to her.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 9th 2009 report

    I want to be true...

    Bella doesn't know who, or what, Edward is
    i think that it's all about her finding out who he is - I think the bit where it goes 'but you think that I can't see what kinda man that you are - if your a man at all...' is all her figuring out who he is ---
    do you see what we've done
    we're gonna make such fools of ourselves - this just sums up their relationship
    the whole song sums up Twilight - from Bella and Edward clouding up each other's minds - Edward burning for Bella's blood - the truth hiding in Edward's, or/and Bella's, eyes

    it's all there hehe

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    MidnightDreams
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    Mar 30th 2011 report

    I hate Twilight but really love this song so I'll try to do this in a non-Twilght way.

    How can I decide what's right
    When youre clouding up my mind
    I cant win your losing fight
    All the time
    (They are feeling pressured because of this relationship and know they can't always help the other person)

    Nor could I ever own what's mine
    When you're always taking sides
    But you wont take away my pride
    No not this time
    Not this time
    (They always seem to be giving something up for someone else but won't give up their pride)


    How did we get here
    When I used to know you so well
    How did we get here
    Well I think I know
    (How did they relationship end so bad? They thought they loved each other but there was to much difference between them)

    The truth is hiding in your eyes
    And it's hanging on your tongue
    Just boiling in my blood
    But you think that I cant see
    (They both know it's ending but don't want to admit it)

    What kind of man that you are
    If you're a man at all
    Well I will figure this one out
    On my own
    (Is he going to fix it? Will he stand up for both of them?)

    I'm screaming I love you so on my own
    But my thoughts you can't decode
    (The girl really loves him but the guy doesn't realize it)



    Do you see what we've done
    We're gonna make such fools of ourselves
    Do you see what we've done
    We're gonna make such fools of ourselves
    (It's destroying them but they're to foolish to let it go)



    I think I know
    I think I know
    There is something I see in you
    It might kill me I want it to be true
    (Even if it kills them they will be together)

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2019 report

    I agree it can be about a relationship it can be about one person believing the other person to be someone they're not; saying "i think i know" throughout the whole song because they're figuring it out little by little that person is made up in their head "well, I'll figure this one out on my own" and in the end of the song figures out why the relationship fell apart "There is something i see in you it might kill me, but i want it to be true"

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2011 report

    Whoever said this song wasn't in Twilight was wrong... This song is in the credits when the movie finished. Hayley is a fan of the books and Decode sounds like it was Edward and Bella's relationship from the first movie to the second.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2011 report

    So this song originally got me interested in Paramore and now i totally love them.
    i had heard that the song wasn't written for Twiligt originally so i did some digging and found some answers on Yahoo Answers, one person posted this from an interview with Hayley about the film-
    "Twilight is the first series of books I've ever read. I didn't get into the Harry Potter series even though I love the movies. Twilight really caught my attention and held it. I'm really excited to see the book adapted to film and excited that our band gets to be a part of the phenomenon. I chose the title "Decode" because the song is about the building tension, awkwardness, anger and confusion between Bella and Edward. Bella's is the only mind Edward can't read and I feel like that's a big part of the first book and one of the obstacles for them to overcome. It's one added tension that makes the story even better." (from Hayley)

    But i had thought that if the song hadn't been written for Twilight it may have been written as a result of Josh and Hayley's break up. They broke up around the time of the riot album i think (not sure you may want to double check that)and some of the lyrics would fit in with what one of them were feeling, such as 'how did we get here, when i used to know you so well' because Josh & Zac were the first Paramore members that Hayley met when she moved to Franklin so they became quite close. Also 'i'm screaming i love you so' one of them may be hurting slightly due to the breakup (possibly Hayley) i read online somewhere that Josh broke it off because Hayley didn't want to go public, which i find weird because didn't they admit it in interviews? (again you may want to double check that).
    So yeah that's my interpetation (slightly crappy) but i hope that helped to do with the twilight part of the song. =) x

  7. anonymous
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    May 25th 2010 report

    I think it suits new moon alot better.
    Like when she sings, "how can i decide what's right when ur clouding up my mind?" this is when bella constantly has visions of edward. when bella wonders why edward left her clumsy ass: "How did we get here? I used 2 knw you so well" why did edward leave, they had a good thing going on.
    "I think i know" she blames herself.
    When edward returns after the misunderstanding hailey sings, "Do you see what we've done? We're gonna make fools of ourselves"
    she takes him back and 4gives him: "there is something i see in you. It might kill me, i want it to be true" she realizes loving him may be dangerous but she sees something in him and believes their relationship is true.※

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2010 report

    I am sorry I don't actually know what it means, but this song wasn't actually written for twilight. Hayley says that she wrote it before twilight

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  9. anonymous
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    Mar 16th 2010 report

    this song was not in twilght. another paramore song was playing in the dressing room. listen closley when you watch it. but this song WAS written for twilght. but people mistake the song in the dressing room for decode and it is not...

  10. 3m0d0ll
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    Dec 16th 2009 report

    Twilight from Bella's POV. Read the book and you'll get it easy.

  11. musicforlyfe
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    Dec 7th 2009 report

    I agree with whoever said this. It's all about Twilight. Bella and Edwards realtionship and how they feel. I think it changes back in forth between Edward and Bellas POVS on their feelings.

    I want to be true...

    Bella doesn't know who, or what, Edward is
    i think that it's all about her finding out who he is - I think the bit where it goes 'but you think that I can't see what kinda man that you are - if your a man at all...' is all her figuring out who he is ---
    do you see what we've done
    we're gonna make such fools of ourselves - this just sums up their relationship
    the whole song sums up Twilight - from Bella and Edward clouding up each other's minds - Edward burning for Bella's blood - the truth hiding in Edward's, or/and Bella's, eyes

    it's all there hehe

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2009 report

    This song sooooo fits the movie and of course it was because it was in twilight so basically if you see twilight, you'll understand the song :)

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  13. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2009 report

    This song was written for Twilight.
    Basically, if you read "Twilight" or have watched the movie, you'll understand the song.

  14. Twichild369
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    Sep 12th 2009 report

    Its based of the wildly poupular Twilight saga. It's about how Edward can't read her mind so he can't decode her thoughts. She loves him but he can't guess what's going on in her head.


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