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"Decoy" is a song written by Hayley Williams & Josh Farro, and performed by Paramore. This song is apart of 'The B-Sides', though it was also included in the deluxe version of Riot! found online, and albums The Final Riot! along with Live in the UK 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

The song "Decoy" is about using someone.

"I can't say I've ever loved someone and longed for another, but I have loved someone and used another. I actually wrote a song about it and I hope it makes the record."

- Hayley Williams

The song Decoy was originally intended to be on the album "Riot!" but was cut for unknown reasons.

"‘Decoy’ was about this kid that I dated… actually, two guys that I dated when I was younger and I knew I didn’t like them, but I really liked them as friends and I liked hanging out with them. And I kind of liked this other guy a lot better, so I dated these other guys to see if I could, sort of, like someone else… it didn’t work out. But, if it weren’t for one of those guys, I wouldn’t know some of the bands that I really like now, like American Nightmare and, I don’t know, even AFI actually."

- Hayley Williams

Audio[]

Decoy does not have an official audio or music video to it. The video below is an unofficial audio of Decoy. This song is available on iTunes, though it is available only with The Final Riot!

Decoy was released in two albums, though it is still apart of The B-Sides, as it was never released in a main album.

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Paramore - Decoy (Official Audio)

Lyrics[]

Close your eyes and make believe this is where you want to be
Forgetting all the memories, try to forget love cause love's forgotten me
Well hey, hey baby, it's never too late pretty soon you won't remember a thing
And I'll be distant, the stars reminiscing
Your heart's been wasted on me

You've never been so used as I'm using you, abusing you
My little decoy
Don't look so blue, you should've seen right through
I'm using you, my little decoy
My little decoy

Live your life inside a dream
Time is changing everything
Forgetting all the memories
And I'm forced into you just cause you're into me
Well hey, hey baby, it's never too late
When I'm gone you won't remember a thing
But I can't stay and you know I won't wait
I was gone from the very first day

You've never been so used as I'm using you, abusing you
My little decoy
Don't look so blue, you should've seen right through
I'm using you, my little decoy

Oh, oh.
I'm not sorry at all
(not sorry at all, not sorry. no.)
I won't be sorry at all
(not sorry at all, not sorry. no.)
I'd do it over again

Don't look so blue, my little decoy
You should've seen right through, my little decoy
You've never been so used, my little decoy
And so I'm using you, my little decoy

Riot! (Hot Topic Release)

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The B-Sides

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Live in the UK 2008

The Final Riot!

My Heart "My Heart" "Decoy" "Pressure" Pressure
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Riot!

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Songs For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty OptimisticThat's What You GetHallelujahMisery BusinessWhen It RainsLet the Flames BeginMiracleCrushcrushcrushWe Are BrokenFencesBorn for This
Bonus Tracks When It Rains (Demo Version)Misery Business (Acoustic)TemporaryDecoyMy HeroStop This Song (Lovesick Melody)Rewind
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroJeremy DavisZac Farro
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Live in the UK 2008

Paramore

Songs For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty OptimisticBorn for ThisEmergencyNever Let This GoFencesLet the Flames BeginWhen It RainsCrushcrushcrushPressureHere We Go AgainThat's What You GetMy HeartDecoyMisery Business
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
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The Final Riot!

Paramore

Songs Born for ThisThat's What You GetHere We Go AgainFencesCrushcrushcrushLet the Flames BeginWhen It RainsMy HeartDecoyPressureFor a Pessimist, I'm Pretty OptimisticWe Are BrokenEmergencyHallelujahMisery Business
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
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The B-Sides

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Songs DecoyAnother DayOh StarStop This Song (Lovesick Melody)Just Like MeDecode (Acoustic)My HeroStuck on YouHello HelloWhen It Rains (Demo Version)Emergency (Crab Mix)RewindThis CircleAdoreHallelujah (Demo Version)Sunday Bloody SundayI Caught MyselfThrowing PunchesBreathe (Until Tomorrow)Swim In SilenceStay AwayTemporaryTeenagersOh Star (Demo Version)In the Mourning (Demo Version)
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
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Studio Albums
All We Know is FallingRiot!Brand New Eyes
ParamoreAfter Laughter
EP's
The Summer Tic EPThe Only Exception EPSingles Club
The Holiday SessionsAin't It Fun RemixesThe B-Sides
Live Albums
Live in the UK 2008The Final Riot!MTV Unplugged
2010 Summer Tour EPAlive In Europe
Solo
Hayley Williams: Petals for ArmorPetals for Armor IPetals for Armor IIPetals for Armor IIIPetals for Armor: Self-SerenadesFLOWERS for VASES / descansos
Zac Farro: HalfNoise EPVolcano CroweSudden FeelingThe Velvet Face EPFlowerss EPNatural DisguiseZafari EPMotif
Josh Farro: Walkways
Others
Song ListList of Paramore's SongsFueled By Ramen (Label)
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