By Shannon Carlin
In a post on Tumbler, the frontwoman explains that as a 26-year-old woman she does not relate to a song like “Misery Business,” which was off Paramore’s 2007 album Riot! and was written when she was just 17 years old. The song talks about her stealing a man away from another girl: “I never meant to brag/But I got him where I want him now/To steal it all away from you now/But God does it feel so good.” Something many have criticized for being anti-feminist.
“I haven’t related to it in a very long time,” Williams wrote. “Those words were written when i was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective. it wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. it was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment i experienced as a high schooler.”