Paramore Decode
"Decode" is a song by Paramore released as a single from the soundtrack to the film Twilight. It is also included as a bonus track on the international version of Paramore's third studio album, brand new eyes. An acoustic version of this song was released as a part of the special CD/DVD of the Twilight soundtrack. The song was released on the Twilight Soundtrack with the song I Caught Myself, though this had become a single and I Caught Myself became apart of The B Sides. The song was certified Gold in the U.S on March 12, 2009, selling over 500,000 copies. It is also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010 for Best Song Written for a Movie.
Singles Order
That's What You Get (2008) Decode (2008) Ignorance (2009)

Song TitleEdit

Hayley Williams said she "chose the title "Decode" because the song is about the building tension, awkwardness, anger and confusion between Bella and Edward. Bella's mind is the only one which 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."

Music VideoEdit

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The official music video premiered on November 3, 2008 on MTVu, MTV, MTV2 and on and was directed by Shane Drake. The video features the band members walking and performing in the woods, in Nashville, Tennessee (even though in the video, it is clearly supposed to be Forks, Washington). While they play, there are also scenes of the band acting as tracker vampires searching through the woods. There are also scenes showing the wind blowing through Williams' hair (which is red in color). Scenes from Twilight are also intercut.The music video, along with the film trailer, were shown in the North American theater of Playstation Home from December 11, 2008 to December 18, 2008.
Paramore Decode OFFICIAL VIDEO

Paramore Decode OFFICIAL VIDEO


How can I decide what's right?
When you're clouding up my mind
I can't win your losing fight all the time
How can I ever own what's mine
When you're always taking sides
But you won't take away my pride
No not this time
Not this time

How did we get here?
Well I used to know you so well
How did we get here?
Well I think I know

The truth is hiding in your eyes
And its hanging on your tongue
Just boiling in my blood
But you think that I can't see
What kind of man that you are
If you're a man at all
Well I will figure this one out
On my own
I'm screaming, I love you so
On my own
My thoughts you can't decode

How did we get here?
Well I used to know you so well, yeah
How did we get here?
Well I think I know

Do you see what we've done?
We've gone and made such fools of ourselves
Do you see what we've done?
We've gone and made such fools of ourselves


How did we get here?
Well I used to know you so well, yeah yeah
How did we get here?
Well I used to know you so well

I think I know
I think I know

Ooh, there is something
I see in you
It might kill me
I want it to be true


  • Aside from being well known as one of the theme songs for Twilight, Decode is also known amongst fans as one of the band's most hardest songs to sing.
    • As well, Decode is also known as one of the many songs which showcase Hayley Williams' vocal talent.
    • That being said, it is a joke amongst fans that Decode is a song that was written only for Hayley for the reason that she is the only one that 'nails' it.
  • This song was performed by Jena Irene in the 13th season of American Idol. She also performed Ain't It Fun with Paramore in the same season.
Label Fueled By Ramen
Albums All We Know is Falling, Riot!, brand new eyes, Paramore, After Laughter
Live Albums Live in the UK 2008, The Final Riot!
Other Albums The B Sides

AWNIF: Pressure, Emergency, All We Know,

R: Misery Business, Hallelujah, Crushcrushcrush, That's What You Get, Decode,

BNE: Ignorance, Brick By Boring Brick, The Only Exception, Careful, Playing God,

P: Monster, Now, Still Into You, Daydreaming, Ain't It Fun

AL: Hard Times, Told You So, Fake Happy

Other Charted Songs & Singles In the Mourning, Renegade, Grow Up, Anklebiters, Hate to See Your Heart Break, Forgiveness, 26, Pool

Other Songs (Song List)

Other Songs

Extended Plays

The Summer Tic EP, 2010 Summer Tour EP, The Only Exception EP, The Holiday Sessions


Singles Club EP
Related Pages Teenagers, Airplanes, Stay the Night