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"Leave It Alone" is the second track off of Hayley Williams' first solo album "Petals for Armor" and her second solo single. It is the first track off of "Petals for Armor I" Extended Play.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

"Leave It Alone" continues the themes of the first track "Simmer" with ideas of coping with demons. "Leave It Alone" is primarily about losing people and escaping depression.

"It really sucks that you do have to dig through the dirtiest shit to find like the diamonds or something, you know? Like you’ve got to burn all of it off. My family went through something insane in the middle of… I’m working. I’m doing all this work on childhood stuff and traumas, and I’m terrified of losing people obviously. And my Nana, who was my mom’s mother, had this terrible fall. And it was right after, it was the day after… Her and I share a birthday. She’s 50 years older than me, so she’s 81 now. The day after her 80th, my 30th, she fell like all the way down my mom’s stairs and [suffered] head trauma. Like the kind of thing that we had said goodbye to her. Right? And in a weird twisted… The weirdest thing is that she got better, but it prolonged the grief because she’s not really here with us. She doesn’t really remember everything. Thankfully she knows who I am, she knows who my mom is, but she really doesn’t. It was so tough and felt like there was a lot of death at the time. People that we knew, a lot of disease, like family friends and stuff. And I just thought, like, what is the point of loving people? Like why? Even in the best case scenario is I fall in love, we have a life together and then we lose one or the other. It’s terrifying. The more you love, the more you stand to lose, but it’s like the more I let it… I mean, I struggle with it all the time." - Hayley Williams

Music Video[]

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Hayley Williams - Leave It Alone -Official Music Video-

Official Lyric Video uploaded February 19, 202

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Hayley Williams - Leave It Alone -Official Lyric Video-

Sunday Session:

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Hayley Williams - 'Leave It Alone' Sunday Session ft. Joey Howard

Lyrics[]

Don't nobody tell me
That God don't have a sense of humor
'Cause now that I want to live
Well, everybody around me is dyin'
Now that I finally wanna live
The ones I love are dyin'

Becoming friends with a noose that I made
And I keep trying to untie it
Make it into something useful
Or maybe hang it through a window pane
Turn it into a fire escape

It tastes so bitter
On my tongue
The truth's a killer
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone

You don't remember
My name somedays or
That we're related

It triggers my worry
Who else am I gonna lose before
I am ready
And who's gonna lose me

It tastes so bitter
On my tongue
The truth's a killer
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it a-

If you know love
You best prepare to grieve
Let it into your open heart and
Then prepare to let it leave

It tastes so bitter
The truth's a killer
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone

But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it a-
But I can't leave it a-

Personnel[]

Hayley Williams - Lead Vocals

Aaron Steele - Drums, Congas

Joey Howard - Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion

Taylor York - Additional Instruments

Daniel James - String Arrangement

Benjamin Kaufman - Violin, Chin Cello

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Petals for Armor

Hayley Williams

Songs SimmerLeave It AloneCinnamonCreepinSudden DesireDead HorseMy FriendOver YetRoses/Lotus/Violet/IrisWhy We EverPure LoveTakenSugar on the RimWatch Me While I BloomCrystal Clear
Bonus Tracks Simmer (Carolina Polachek Remix)Dead Horse (Glass Animals Remix)Dead Horse (Hot Chip Remix)
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Petals for Armor I

Hayley Williams

Songs SimmerLeave It AloneCinnamonCreepinSudden Desire
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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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