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The Only Exception
The Only Exception
The Only Exception Cover

Release Date

April 19, 2010

Recorded

2009

Songwriters

Hayley Williams and Josh Farro

The Only Exception is the third single off of the album brand new eyes. It is a ballad, one of the few by Paramore. The lyrics are based on Hayley's parents splitting up, and her dealing with it. It was released as a single on April 19, 2010.
Singles Order
Brick By Boring Brick (2009) The Only Exception (2010) Careful (2010)

Music VideoEdit

The music video for 'The Only Exception' is about how a girl who was played by Hayley Williams has had
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Paramore The Only Exception OFFICIAL VIDEO

tragic and unconnected relationships her entire life. At first she had left her boyfriend to move on. Some examples of how she had bad relationships was with her father, her mother, her dates, and her ideas at church. Through the end of the video, she had realised that her only strong relationship was with her boyfriend, She ends up coming back as the boyfriend did not wake up from his sleep in the beginning of the video.

Aaron Schnobrich plays Hayley's boyfriend. He would later go on to be the cameraman for the "Playing God" video.

Hayley's father appears in the video as himself.

LyricsEdit

When I was younger I saw my daddy cry
And curse at the wind
He broke his own heart and I watched
As he tried to reassemble it

And my momma swore
That she would never let herself forget
And that was the day that I promised
I'd never sing of love if it does not exist

But darling,
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

Maybe I know somewhere
Deep in my soul
That love never lasts
And we've got to find other ways
To make it alone
Or keep a straight face
And I've always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable distance
And up until now I've sworn to myself
That I'm content with loneliness

Because none of it was ever worth the risk

Well you are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

I've got a tight grip on reality
But I can't let go of what's in front of me here
I know you're leaving in the morning
When you wake up
Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream

You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

And I'm on my way to believing
Oh, and I'm on my way to believing

TriviaEdit

  • A locket was released in Paramore.net's shop according to this song. It is called "The Only Exception Locket" and you can buy it for $25.00 USD.

Chart PerformanceEdit

Chart (2010-11)

Peak

Position

Year-End

Chart

(2010)

Australia 17 75
Brazil 32
Canada 25
European Hot 100 72
Ireland 28
New Zealand

13

UK Singles 31
UK Rock 1
US Billboard Hot 100 24 93
US Billboard Pop Songs 12
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 9
US Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs 28
Paramore
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
Singles

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

Boxsets

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

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