Self-Titled Deluxe
"Tell Me It's Okay" is a song written by Hayley Williams and Taylor York. This track was featured in Paramore's self-titled deluxe edition, releasing on November 24, 2014. This track was criticized by musical critics. The song was originally written when the band was creating their self-titled album, but they did not have enough time to record the song and it was eventually dropped from the release. Williams had later said the song would be released in the future, and it became one of Paramore's B-Sides.


Paramore Tell Me It's Okay (Self-Titled Demo) (Audio)02:44

Paramore Tell Me It's Okay (Self-Titled Demo) (Audio)

This track was released on November 24, 2014 at Fueled By Ramen's website. The track is two minutes and fourty three seconds long, making it the fourth shortest song on the deluxe edition (the first three being the Interludes). The song was officially released with the rest of the self-titled deluxe stream on November 24 at YouTube, the same day the self-titled deluxe was released worldwide. This track had made references to "Hello Cold World" and "Misery Business" along the second verse. The track also started off with the "Now" drum intro. On the deluxe album, it was placed as the twenty first track, going after "Native Tongue" and before "Still Into You" (Live at Red Rocks). The track was marked as a "self-titled demo".
# Title Length
1. "Tell Me It's Okay (Self-Titled Demo)" 2:43

Critical AcclaimEdit

This song has been reviewed by musical critics, having mostly positive reviews. DIY Magazine wrote, "tell me it’s okay to be happy now, because I’m happy now,” the refrain thumps, all misery business firmly out of the window. None of that downbeat nonsense for Paramore 2.0. For the last eighteen months, they’ve been hitting every ball right out of the park, from their already perfect self-titled fourth full length to the ‘screw you, we’re taking the mainstream and we’re doing it our way’ attitude they’ve worn on the way. Because, if there’s been one thing that’s been refreshing about Paramore’s latest run, it’s that side order of sass. The affirmation that actually, it’s good to be upbeat. Things get better, cynicism sucks. Here, they’re not just adding something to make up the numbers, but crystallising the whole damn point down to one well deserved 100 mile an hour victory lap. It’s more than okay, it’s freaking brilliant." Brandon Flores of Blast Out Your Stereo said, "finally, another Paramore song I can fully get behind! As I can relate that is, It’s certainly been a while since I’ve flashed my own genuine smile. But, like the previously unreleased track states I’m finally happy now. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Then you clearly didn’t read that title up above, shame on you! Either way, Paramore released the deluxe version of their 2013 released self-titled album, Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe, today and as we all know, everything finds its way onto the internet at some point and Paramore’s previously unreleased self-titled demo, “Tell Me It’s Okay,” has already found its way online. And it’s a fantastic track indeed."


Maybe it's been years since I genuinely smiled
Maybe it's been years since I wanted to be a part of anything
But lately I've been good you know I've actually been great
Man, I even laughed a little today, aw so strange, so strange

Tell me it's okay to be happy now, because I'm happy now
Tell me it's okay

Thought it as my right to be as sorry as I wanted to be
I wasted all my teenage years being a misery factory
But something had to give I had to finally see the light
I think at 23 it's time to practice what I preach
And what I preach is:

All my wasted hope, I let go when I should've held tighter
And now when the sun is out, I let it burn, not afraid to feel it shine on me

Tell me it's okay

Tell me it's okay to be happy now, because I'm happy now
Tell me it's okay to be happy now, my life is finally leveling out, so
Tell me it's okay


  • Back in 2012, Williams made a tweet with the line "tell me it's okay".
  • This is the self-titled album's third B-Side.
  • This track was the first to recieve 100,000 views on the self-titled deluxe album stream at YouTube.

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

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