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"Misguided Ghosts" is the tenth track from Paramore's third album Brand New Eyes.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

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" Some people might think that I actually know what I’m doing but I’m just 20 years old and figuring myself out on a daily basis. The greatest thing about it is that I know now that I don’t have to live up to someone else’s expectations of me. It’s freeing when you finally realize that you don’t have to have all the answers. This is the redheaded stepchild of the record. No offense to any actual redheaded stepchildren – I was one. Taylor [York, rhythm guitar] wrote the music for this while we were on tour in England. It was after we’d ‘come back’ from the break. But I think, mentally, we were all still pretty checked out. All of 2008 was pretty hard, and even though there were a lot of amazing things happening, life felt really complicated for the first time ever for me. So I wrote about that. I like it because it sort of embodies every random, confusing emotion that I’ve ever had about living in this crazy world. I feel like this song explains so much of how I feel at the most random times. Finally a song that puts it all into words. Life is hard and I find it very dizzying to try and navigate. Every once in a while it’s just a bit much. Then I have to wonder who’s out there that feels just like me. If we were all put in separate categories who would I be thrown in the box with? Sometimes I wonder why everyone in their right OR wrong mind would need to know me, want to be like me or even care ‘cause I’m the one that knows how confused I really am. Then there’s the YOU VS ME thing where I truly believe it’s me and just a couple of others that “really know what it’s like” and we’re just on guard constantly. This whole page is just a mess of bullshit but at least I get it!” - Hayley Williams

Audio[]

Paramore_-_Misguided_Ghosts_(Official_Audio)

Paramore - Misguided Ghosts (Official Audio)

Lyrics[]

I'm going away for a while
But I'll be back
Don't try to follow me
'Cause I'll return as soon as possible
See, I'm trying to find my place
But it might not be here where I feel safe

We all learn to make mistakes
And run from them, from them
With no direction
We'll run from them, from them
With no conviction

'Cause I'm just one of those ghosts
Travelin' endlessly
Don't need no roads
In fact, they follow me
And we just go in circles

And now I'm told that this is life
That pain is just a simple compromise
So we can get what we want out of it

Would someone care to classify?
Our broken hearts and twisted minds
So I can find someone to rely on
And run to them, to them
Full speed ahead
Oh, you are not useless
We are just

Misguided ghosts
Travelin' endlessly
The ones we trusted the most
Pushed us far away
And there's no one road
We should not be the same
But I'm just a ghost
And still they echo me
They echo me in circles

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Brand New Eyes

Where the Lines Overlap "Where the Lines Overlap" "Misguided Ghosts" "All I Wanted" All I Wanted
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Brand New Eyes

Paramore

Songs CarefulIgnorancePlaying GodBrick By Boring BrickTurn It OffThe Only ExceptionFeeling SorryLooking UpWhere the Lines OverlapMisguided GhostsAll I Wanted
Bonus Tracks DecodeIgnorance (Acoustic Version)Where the Lines Overlap (Acoustic Version)Brick By Boring Brick (Acoustic Version)Turn It Off (Acoustic)
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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