Paramore's Hayley Williams is a 'proud feminist' despite 'Misery Business' Lyrics

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Writing a hit song when you're 17 sounds awesome, right? But there's the catch -- being obligated to perform that song as you continue to tour as a well-adjusted 26-year old who no longer wants to sing about a girl you called a "whore" in high school.

Well, that's what Hayley Williams deals with singing an 8-year-old Paramore song while the mindset of the band's first two albums fades further in the rearview mirror. On May 31, Williams addressed the lyrics to their 2007 breakout hit "Misery Business" in a blog entry.

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"I read a couple comments today about how i can't be feminist or whether or not I'm a 'good' feminist," Williams opened. "'Misery Business' is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26 year old woman. I haven't related to it in a very long time. 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."

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Williams is likely referring to lyrics like "once a whore, you're nothing more, I'm sorry that'll never change," from the Riot! single, which recounts fighting with a girl over a guy, and ultimately winning: "I watched his wildest dreams come true, not one of them involving you."

In the post, Williams concluded, "I'm a 26 years old person. And yes, a proud feminist. Just maybe not a perfect one?"

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High school drama aside, how many 17-year-olds can pull off a zinger like, "She's got a body like an hourglass that's ticking like a clock"?

Check out the entire blog entry here.

And if you're keeping score, Paramore did perform "Misery Business" on its recent U.S. tour.

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