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"Pure Love" is the eleventh track off of Hayley Williams' first solo album "Petals for Armor" and the first track off the "Petals for Armor III" Extended Play.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

In “Pure Love” Hayley looks into her vulnerable side and lets herself know that if she wants to be loved she must open up while at the time finding someone who treats her well. The track sees her willing to get back into the world of love despite all the troubles she detailed on previous tracks such as “Dead Horse”.

"This has so much to do with me overcoming my fear of intimacy and learning new ways to connect with someone, trying so hard to let myself experience discomfort as a human being in order to grow. I didn’t ever mind the lyrics to the third part of the album coming across as innuendo. I was very happy to have that. So “getting experimental” in a relationship—people can take that sexually if they would like to, but I really see it as: I’ve never tried having a healthy relationship before in my whole entire damn life. It’s time for me to try what it feels like to communicate on a real adult level."

- Hayley Williams

Music Video[]

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Hayley Williams - Pure Love -Official Audio-

Lyric Video

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Hayley Williams - Pure Love -Official Lyric Video-

Lyrics[]

Huh

The opposite
The opposite of love is fear
I'm still trying to get (Hm)
Used to how the former feels
'Cause it feels so new
You think you know me
Wait 'till I open up to you

If I want pure love
Must stop acting so tough
(I give a little, you give a little, we get a little, sentimental)
If I want your love
Ooh, got to open up
(I give a little, you give a little, we get a little, sentimental)

A deeper way
A deeper way to understand
To understand the line between
Who you are and who I am, baby
'Cause to let you in (I want your love, I want your love now)
Is true compromise (I want your love, I want your love now)
Not just the friction of our skin

If I want pure love
Must stop acting so tough
(I give a little, you give a little, we get a little, sentimental)
If I want your love
Ooh, got to open up
(I give a little, you give a little, we get a little, experimental)

I guess, I guess (I guess, I guess)
I could, I guess (I could, I guess)
Guess I oughta to clean up these bloody fists if it's alright
And yes, I guess (I guess, I guess)
It's for the best (It's for the best)
Guess you really got to call your own bluff if you want pure love
(If I want pure love)

If I want pure love
Must stop acting so tough
(I give a little, you give a little, we get a little, sentimental)
If I want your love
Ooh, got to open up
(I give a little, you give a little, we get a little, sentimental)

If I want your love
(If I want your love)
(I want your love, I want your love
I want your love, I want your love now)
(I want your love, I want your love, I want your love, I want your love now)
(I give a little, you give a little, we give a little, sentimental)
And if I want your love
(If I want your love)
(I want your love, I want your love
I want your love, I want your love now)
(I give a little, you give a little, we give a little, sentimental)

Personnel[]

Hayley Williams - Lead Vocals, Keyboards

Aaron Steele - Drums, Congas

Joey Howard - Bass Guitar, Keyboards

Taylor York - Additional Instruments

Trivia[]

  • The lyric video for "Pure Love" is dedicated to Paramore fans which is indicted by the open text written by Hayley.
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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 III

Hayley Williams

Songs Pure LoveTakenSugar on the RimWatch Me While I BloomCrystal Clear
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EP's
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Live Albums
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2010 Summer Tour EPAlive In Europe
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Zac Farro: HalfNoise EPVolcano CroweSudden FeelingThe Velvet Face EPFlowerss EPNatural DisguiseZafari EPMotif
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