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"Grow Up" is the third track from Paramore's fourth studio album "Paramore". Despite it not being a single it has still charted in the UK on their rock chart. The song has received critical acclaim from music critics.



"There seemed to be this thread in my brain about people who just really need to grow up and maybe open up their mind a little bit, and for me, as a girl, I’ve always sort of done things the way that I wanted to do them, and sometimes you get backlash for that. And I think it’s really important just to love who you are. I mean, I learn it every day; anyone who says they don’t have self-esteem issues is a bold-faced liar. It’s really about self-empowerment and learning to leave those negative opinions behind and sort of look at those people right now and say ‘Grow Up.’ That one happened by accident as well. Taylor and I were trying to write, and nothing was happening. He started running his hand along the guitar strings in frustration—and that turned into a riff. I suggested we put a beat to that, and that led to this early ’90s idea of a Rick Rubin-like kick snare. It also sounded like nothing Paramore had ever done. Those two songs (“Grow Up” and “Ain’t It Fun”) showed a new side for us. It also gave us confidence to do whatever we wanted. It just has to come from our hearts. A lot of the guitar riffs, at least a couple of them I was sort of there for and we would be so pissed trying to write. ‘Nothing is good, everything sucks. We’re not even going to be a band any more, this just sucks, we’re just going to have to retire.’ And Taylor would be just sort of mad, and that’s how “Grow Up "came about. I think you were playing a John Mayer song, like making fun of something… but yeah, we were frustrated. And then all of a sudden this riff came out of it, and all of a sudden we had this song called "Grow Up”. … Sometimes it comes out of frustration, so inspiration is nuts." - Hayley Williams


Paramore currently does not have a music video to 'Grow Up', but the audio version is available.


Paramore Grow Up (Audio)


I told 'em all where to stick it
I left town with a dime to my name
I said, I'm done with all of my fake friends
Self-righteous pawns in a losing game

Got my band and a light that won't go out
Been burning since the day I was born
So I cried just a little then I'll dry my eyes
Cause I'm not a little girl no more

Some of us have to grow up sometimes
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind

Stood in line for so long just to picket
Something I will never understand
Aren't you tired of always being mad at the world?
Won't you just admit you don't care?

And lady, I don't want your pity
So don't feel sad for me
I got a love I would die for and a song to sing
Maybe we're both just living out our dream

And some of us have to grow up sometimes
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind

We get along for the most part
Me and reality, the light and the dark
We live alone, two different worlds
Me in a fantasy, you in your memories
But we get along

We get along
(For the most part)

Some of us have to grow up sometimes
And so, if I have to I'm gonna leave you behind



Additional Musicians

  • Ilan Rubin - Drums


  • Hayley in her 'Grow Up' jacket was featured inside the self-titled album cover.
  • Hayley had worn her 'Grow Up' jacket again in September 2013.


Songs Fast In My CarNowGrow UpDaydreamingInterlude: Moving OnAin't It FunPart IILast HopeStill Into YouAnklebitersInterlude: HolidayProofHate to See Your Heart Break(One of Those) Crazy GirlsInterlude: I'm Not Angry AnymoreBe AloneFuture
Bonus Tracks Escape RouteNative TongueTell Me It's OkayDecodeThe Only ExceptionBrick By Boring BrickLet the Flames Begin
Members Hayley WilliamsJeremy DavisTaylor York
Studio Albums
All We Know is FallingRiot!Brand New Eyes
ParamoreAfter Laughter
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
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
Song ListList of Paramore's SongsFueled By Ramen (Label)