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"Let the Flames Begin" is the sixth track off of Paramore's second album Riot!.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

"'Let the Flames Begin' is about finding strength in… how do I say this? ‘Let the Flames Begin’ is about finding strength in your weaknesses."

- Hayley Williams

"Let the Flames Begin" is a song about keeping faith while in tough times. This song was named last minute and the band was under pressure to come up with a name before they released their album.

This is the only Paramore song to have a sequel with the song "Part II" off of the Self-Titled Album.

Audio[]

An official audio for "Let the Flames Begin" was uploaded to the official Paramore YouTube channel on January 17, 2015.

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Paramore - Let The Flames Begin (Official Audio)

Lyrics[]

What a shame we all became such fragile, broken things.
A memory remains just a tiny spark.
I give it all my oxygen,
To let the flames begin
To let the flames begin.

Oh, glory.
Oh, glory.
This is how we'll dance when,
When they try to take us down.
This is what will be oh glory.

Somewhere weakness is our strength,
And I'll die searching for it.
I can't let myself regret such selfishness.
My pain and all the trouble caused,
No matter how long
I believe that there's hope
Buried beneath it all and
Hiding beneath it all, and
Growing beneath it all, and...

This is how we'll dance when,
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing it.
This is how we'll stand when
When they burn our houses down.
This is what will be oh glory.

Reaching as I sink down into light.
Reaching as I sink down into light.

This is how we dance when,
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing it.
This is how we'll stand when,
When they burn our houses down.
This is what will be oh glory.

Live Versions[]

"Let the Flames Begin" is performed differently from on stage with an outro that became popular among the fans, called the "Oh Father outro". Since 2013 this song has been performed along with the track "Part II" as one long song.

Live Lyrics (with added outro)[]

What a shame we all became such fragile, broken things.
A memory remains just a tiny spark.
I give it all my oxygen,
To let the flames begin
To let the flames begin.

Oh, glory.
Oh, glory.
This is how we'll dance when,
When they try to take us down.
This is what will be oh glory.

Somewhere weakness is our strength,
And I'll die searching for it.
I can't let myself regret such selfishness.
My pain and all the trouble caused,
No matter how long
I believe that there's hope
Buried beneath it all and
Hiding beneath it all, and
Growing beneath it all, and...

This is how we'll dance when,
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing it.
This is how we'll stand when
When they burn our houses down.
This is what will be oh glory.

Reaching as I sink down into light.
Reaching as I sink down into light.

This is how we dance when,
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing it.
This is how we'll stand when,
When they burn our houses down.
This is what will be oh glory.

Oh Father
Oh Father
Oh Father
Oh Father
Father, well I am ready
Won't you let it begin?
Cuz' I am here now
I want to dance in
The mighty palm of your hand

Personnel[]

Trivia[]

  • The working title was "This is how we dance".

Streaming[]


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Riot!

When It Rains "When It Rains" "Let the Flames Begin" "Miracle" Miracle

Live in the UK 2008

Fences "Fences" "Let the Flames Begin" "When It Rains" When It Rains

The Final Riot!

Crushcrushcrush "Crushcrushcrush" "Let the Flames Begin" "When It Rains" When It Rains

Paramore Extended Edition

Brick By Boring Brick "Brick By Boring Brick" "Let the Flames Begin" "Part II (Live)" Part II
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Riot!

Paramore

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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Paramore

Paramore

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
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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
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