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"Sugar on the Rim" is the thirteenth track off of Hayley Williams' first solo album "Petals for Armor" and the third track off the "Petals for Armor III" Extended Play.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

“Sugar on the Rim,” one of the most experimental tracks on Petals for Armor, sees Hayley finding a silver lining on all the problems she’s faced previously to the release of this album. It seems to point out she’s dating someone new and how love, which is an experience that has hurt her for so long, can now give her something good.

She uses the common cocktail practice of placing sugar on the rim of the glass to showcase the good part of what could be a bitter drink.

"When Taylor and I were writing that one, he looked up at me as he was banging on a drum machine and was like, “What the hell are we doing right now? What kind of song are we making?” I was like, “Man, I don’t know. But it’s definitely not like anything we’ve made before.” I’m so intrigued by America’s moment with the rave scene in New York because it was so far beyond my reality when I was growing up in Mississippi in the ’90s. Being a musician, we have access to this massive home and we can either stay in one room and be comfortable, or we can continue to find new doorways and go in and figure out what that room brings out of us. For me, trying to stay humble and keeping yourself uncomfortable in the right ways is the secret to staying curious and creative."

- Hayley Williams

She also said, via Twitter:

"inspired by dirty jokes and a few of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists of all time (Bjork)... T [Taylor York] put me on synth bass and we went straight to funkytown."

Audio[]

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Hayley Williams - Sugar On The Rim -Official Audio-

Lyric Video[]

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Hayley Williams – Sugar On The Rim (Official Lyric Video)

Lyrics[]

Sugar on the rim
Sugar on the rim
Sugar on the rim
Sugar on the rim
Sugar on the rim
Sugar on the rim

Do you taste old shame
When you lick my wounds
'Cause I feel redeemed in spite of you
Had a life in hiding but a storm kept coming in
Could you be the silver lining like sugar on the rim

You took me by
You took me by
You took me by
Surprise
You took me by
You took me by
You took me by
Surprise

Never felt this sensation
A kiss to every scar
It clips my expectation
Shock to my heart
Sugar on the-
Sugar on the-
Sugar
Sugar
On the rim
On the rim

I love to play with my shadows
In and out of the glow
I'm not afraid of the dark side
Just tell me things I don't know
Maybe we just had to feel it
So we know the difference
When we tell our glory story
We'll feel sweetness on our lips

You took me by
You took me by
You took me by
Surprise

Never felt this sensation
A kiss to every scar
It clips my expectation
Shock to my heart
Never felt this sensation (Sensation)
A kiss to every scar (Scar)
Eclipse my expectation
Shock to my heart

Sugar on the rim
Sugar on the rim
Sugar on the rim
Sugar on the rim
Sugar on the rim
Bitter if you walk away
Mm, sweeter if you stay
Bitter if you ever walk away
'Cause it just gets sweeter by the day
Bitter if you walk away (Sugar on the rim)
Mm, sweeter if you stay
Bitter if you ever walk away (Walk away)
'Cause it just gets sweeter by the day

Never felt this sensation
A kiss to every scar
It clips my expectation
Shock to my heart (Sugar on the rim)
Never felt this sensation (Sensation)
A kiss to every scar (Scar)
It clips my expectation
Shock to my heart
Sugar on the-
Sugar on the-
Sugar
Sugar
On the rim
On the rim

Personnel[]

Hayley Williams - Lead Vocals, Keyboards

Taylor York - Additional Instruments

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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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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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