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"That's What You Get" is the second track from Paramore's second album Riot! This is the second Australian single, third U.S. single and the fourth UK single from Riot!, along with the song being the second track from the album. The song was released on radio on March 22 in Australia and on March 24 in the U.S.

In the United States, the song was released on May 5 as a download and physically on May 12. The song is featured in the video game Rock Band 2.

The song was certified Gold in the United States on December 12, 2008, selling over 500,000 copies.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

"I wrote that music sort of sitting in my bedroom and I was like 'Oh, it's pretty cool.' So I brought it to Hayley (Williams, lead vocalist) and I think we wrote it in Orlando, Florida like Hayley was writing the lyrics. She's like, 'I think I have something to this.' It's a pretty self explanatory song. The lyrics are really simple: that's what you get when you let your heart win and you don't really think with your head. You're more thinking based on a feeling."

- Josh Farro

Music Video[]

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Paramore That's What You Get OFFICIAL VIDEO

The music video, directed by Marcos Siega, was shot in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 2 and March 3, 2008, just over a week before Paramore canceled some tour dates to work on internal issues. MTV2 released the official music video on March 24, 2008. The music video shows the band playing in a living room with clips of a relationship of two lovers (Aaron Holmes of Death in the Park [band] and Jenna Galing, both from Richmond VA) and a small gathering of the band's friends and family. The friends and family are having a good time taking pictures, talking, and listening to music. The two lovers seem to be very much in love with each other. One of the lovers seems to be connected to one of the band members. The two soon go to the gathering where the boy meets someone (maybe an ex-girlfriend) and starts to flirt with her. As the boy continues to spend more time with the other girl, his girlfriend sits on a near couch watching them. As soon as they start holding hands, the girlfriend leaves and starts crying. The end shows the two lovers standing in a graveyard watching themselves kiss.

Background[]

The music video was shot just over a week after Paramore canceled their European tour to work on "personal issues", amidst media speculation of the band breaking up. Hayley Williams explained that, given the fragile state of the band, they all thought it best if they kept the shoot low-key, surrounding themselves with their friends and family, keeping it simple.

Hayley added "We had tons of friends there, and it really just felt like a hangout session. And Marcos was so cool about it. He said, 'Bring your friends.' We shot it in some of our friends' houses, and it just felt so real ... and I think it's the first time in a video you're gonna get to see who we really are." Two behind-the-scenes videos are available, one the making of the video, the other introducing the band's friends who appear in the video.

Audio[]

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That's What You Get

Lyrics[]

No sir, well, I don't wanna be the blame
Not anymore
It's your turn, so take a seat
We're settling the final score
And why do we like to hurt so much?

I can't decide, you have made it harder
Just to go on
And why, all the possibilities
Where I was wrong

That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

I drowned out all my sense
With the sound of its beating
And that's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

I wonder, how am I supposed to feel
When you're not here
'Cause I burned every bridge I ever built
When you were here

I still try holding onto silly things
I never learn
Oh why, all the possibilities
I'm sure you've heard

That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

I drowned out all my sense
With the sound of its beating
And that's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

Pain, make your way to me, to me
And I'll always be just so inviting
If I ever start to think straight
This heart will start a riot in me
Let's start, start, hey

Why do we like to hurt so much?
Oh, why do we like to hurt so much?
That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa
That's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

Now I can't trust myself
With anything but this
And that's what you get
When you let your heart win, whoa

Personnel[]

Trivia[]

  • The working title for this song was "Da shit".
  • The lyrics "This heart will start a riot in me" might be a reference to the album title Riot!
  • It has been debated on who really wrote this song, In a previous version of this page it was stated that Michael Benedict wrote the song after he won a Paramore contest however there is no information of this contest and according to interviews and other outlets, there was never mentioned a contest winner writing a song or being part of the writing process for That's What You Get.
  • The song was featured in Rock Band 2 and can be transferred over to Rock Band 3, 4, and Blitz.

Streaming[]


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Riot!

Live in the UK 2008

Here We Go Again "Here We Go Again" "That's What You Get" "My Heart" My Heart

The Final Riot!

Born for This "Born for This" "That's What You Get" "Here We Go Again" Here We Go Again

Paramore MTV Unplugged

Ignorance "Ignorance" "That's What You Get" "Misery Business" Misery Business

Alive in Europe

Fast In My Car "Fast In My Car" "That's What You Get" "Decode" Decode
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Riot!

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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

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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!

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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 MTV Unplugged

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Songs IgnoranceThat's What You GetMisery BusinessBrick By Boring BrickDecode
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
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Alive In Europe

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Songs Fast In My CarThat's What You GetDecodeIgnoranceNowDaydreamingWhen It RainsLast HopeInterlude: HolidayCrushcrushcrushAin't It FunThe Only ExceptionIn the MourningPressureMisery BusinessStill Into You
Members Hayley WilliamsTaylor YorkJeremy Davis
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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 EP
Josh Farro: Walkways
Others
Song ListList of Paramore's SongsFueled By Ramen (Label)
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