Petals For Armor Album Lyrics by Hayley Williams


Hayley Williams Lyrics

Petals For Armor Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Simmer

Rage is a quiet thing
You think that you've tamed it
But it's just lying in wait
Oh
Rage
Is it in our veins?
Feel it in my face when I least expect it

Give in

Control
There's so many ways to give in
Eyes close
Another way to make it to ten
Oh how to draw the line between wrath and mercy?
Gotta simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer down

Control
There's so many ways to give in
Eyes close
Another way to make it to ten
Oh how to draw the line between wrath and mercy?
Gotta simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer down

If I had seen my reflection
As something more precious
He would've never
Mmm and if my child needed protection
From a f*cker like that man
I'd sooner gut him
'Cause nothing cuts like a mother

Give in

Control
There's so many ways to give in
Eyes close
Another way to make it to ten
Oh how to draw the line between wrath and mercy?
Simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer down

Control
There's so many ways to give in
Eyes close
Another way to make it to ten
Oh, how to draw the line between wrath and mercy?
Simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer down

Wrap yourself in petals
Wrap yourself in petals
Wrap yourself in petals for armor
Petals for armor

Give In

Control
There's so many ways to give in
Eyes close
Another way to make it to ten
Oh how to draw the line between wrath and mercy?
Gotta simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer, simmer down

Control
There's so many ways to give in
Eyes close
Another way to make it to ten
Oh how to draw the line between wrath and mercy?
Gotta simmer, simmer, simmer



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Leave It Alone

Don't nobody tell me that God don't have a sense of humor
'Cause now that I want to live, well, everybody around me is dyin'
Now that I finally wanna live, the ones I love are dyin'

Becoming friends with a noose that I made and I keep tryin' to untie it
Make it into something useful or maybe hang it through a window pane
Turn it into a fire escape

It tastes so bitter on my tongue
The truth's a killer
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone

You don't remember my name some days or that we're related
It triggers my worry, who else am I gonna lose before I am ready?
And who's gonna lose me?

It tastes so bitter on my tongue
The truth's a killer
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it a

If you know love
You best prepare to grieve
Let it enter your open heart and
Then prepare to let it leave

It tastes so bitter
The truth's a killer
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it alone
But I can't leave it a



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Cinnamon

Ah, ooh
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ooh
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

On the walls of my home
There are signs that I'm alone
I keep on every light
Talk to my dog, he don't mind

Ah, ooh
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ooh
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Eat my breakfast in the nude
Lemon water, living room
Home is where I'm feminine
Smells like citrus and cinnamon

Ah, ooh (cinnamon, cinnamon)
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ooh (cinnamon, cinnamon)
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ooh (cinnamon, cinnamon)
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ooh (cinnamon, cinnamon)
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah

I'm not lonely
I am free
But if I let you in, you would never wanna leave
(If I let you in)
If ever I let you in
Cinnamon

I'm not lonely, babe, I am free
Finally
I'm not lonely, babe, I am free

Ah, ooh (I'm not lonely, babe) (cinnamon, cinnamon)
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ooh (I'm not lonely, babe) (cinnamon, cinnamon)
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

If I let you in, cinnamon
If I let you in, cinnamon
Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah



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Creepin'

Batty pair of eyes creepin'
Aimin' like a laser pointer
Poor little vampire baby
We bleed holy water

So why you creepin' 'round here?
(Why you creepin'?)
(Why you creepin'?)
Why you creepin' 'round?

Strange you're not a threat to me
And I admire dedication
Poor little vampire
Don't you know that I'm a moon in daylight?

Why you creepin' 'round here?
(Why you creepin'?)
(Why you creepin'?)
Why you creepin' 'round here?
(Why you creepin'?)
(Why you creepin'?)
Why you creepin' 'round?

It always starts as something so simple and innocent but
Too much of anything, you never know how to quit, uh
You hate the taste but you don't want to forget it, uh
Just keep on suckin' on the memory of him

(Creepin')
(Creepin')
(Why you creepin'?)

So why you creepin' 'round here?
(Why you creepin'?)
(Why you creepin'?)
Why you creepin' 'round here?
(Why you creepin'?)
(Why you creepin'?)
Why you creepin' 'round?

It always starts as something so simple and innocent but
Too much of anything, you never know how to quit, uh
You hate the taste but you don't want to forget it, uh
Just keep on suckin' on the memory of him

(Creepin')
(Why you creepin'?)
(Why you creepin'?)
So why you creepin' 'round here?



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Sudden Desire

I wanted him to kiss me how
With open mouth and open mouth
We keep our distance now
I wanna feel his hands go down
I try not to think about
What happened last night outside his house
Too far to go back now
Just wanna feel his hands go down

Sudden, sudden desire
Sudden, sudden desire
A sudden desire

Take the elephant by the hand and hold it
It's cruel to tame a thing that don't know its strength
But better to walk beside it
Mm, than underneath
My kind companion
Softens stone
My gentle giant
Painful reminder

Don't look in my eyes, I feel a sudden desire (sudden, sudden desire)
Don't know if I can deny a sudden desire (sudden, sudden desire)
Your fingerprints on my skin, a painful reminder
Don't look in my eyes, I feel a sudden desire (sudden, sudden desire)
A sudden desire

Won't fit in the room, big balloon
Trails me 'cause I can't let go
Everywhere I am, it sticks close like a friend
Just like him
Just like him

Friendly reminder
Of a sudden desire

Don't look in my eyes, I feel a sudden desire (sudden, sudden desire)
Don't know if I can deny a sudden desire (sudden, sudden desire)
Your fingerprints on my skin, a painful reminder
Don't look in my eyes, I feel a sudden desire (sudden, sudden desire)
A sudden desire

I wanted him to kiss me how
With open mouth, an open mouth
We keep our distance now
I wanna feel his hand go down
I try not to think about
What happened last night outside his house
Too far to go back now
Just wanna feel his hands go down



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Dead Horse

"Alright, it took me three days
To send you this but, sorry
I was in a depression
But I'm trying to come out of it now"

Every morning I wake up
From a dream of you
Holding me
Underwater
Is that a dream or a memory?

Held my breath for a decade
Dyed my hair blue
To match my lips
Cool of me to try
Pretty cool I'm still alive

I beat it like a dead horse
I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record
I sang along
To a silly little song

I said I beat it like a dead horse
I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record
I sang along
A shitty never ending song

Sometimes it's good to be
The bigger person
But I'm so small I can't compare
And after all, it's only fair
Yeah

I got what I deserved
I was the other woman first
Other others on the line
But I kept trying to make it work

I beat it like a dead horse
I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record
I sang along
To a silly little song

I said I beat it like a dead horse
I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record
I sang along
To your shitty little song

(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)

When I said goodbye, I hope you cried
When I said goodbye, I hope you cried
When I said goodbye, I hope you cried
When I said goodbye, I hope you cried

I beat it like a dead horse
I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record
I sang along
To a silly little song

I said I beat it like a dead horse
I beat it like a drum
Oh, I stayed with you too long
Skipping like a record
I sang along
And now you get another song

(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
(ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
(ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
And now you get another song
(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
(Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
And now you get another song



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My Friend

Mm, ah

Little wrinkle by your eye
I never noticed 'til right now
Little vicious tiger stripes
If you get closer to my thighs
When you're walkin' with a limp
I can remember the wolves at your heels
When my shadow barges in
You never questioned why she is here

My friend
When the blood has dried
My friend
Instant alibi
You've seen me from every side
Still down for the ride
Ooh, my friend
You know why

Not a secret I can't keep
All of your good and your evil
Well, babe, you can leave it with me
Safe, together
If it's wrong or if it's right
I am beside you, famine or fire

My friend
When the blood has dried
My friend
Instant alibi
You've seen me from every side
Still down for the ride
Ooh, my friend

Who could take your place?
Who could take mine?
None could take your place
None could take mine

My friend
When the blood has dried
My friend (we stay safe together, we stay safe together)
Instant alibi (escape death forever)
You've seen me from all sides
Still down for the ride
Ooh, my friend
You know why

We stay safe together
We stay safe together
We stay safe together
Escape death forever
Escape death forever
Escape death forever
We stay safe together
We stay safe together
We stay safe together
Escape death forever
Escape death forever
We stay safe together
Escape death forever



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Over Yet

If there's resistance
If there's resistance
It makes you stronger
It's not the end
If there's resistance
If there's resistance
It makes you stronger
Make it your friend

When there's persistence
When there's persistence
You can go farther
Beyond the end
If in the distance
There's more resistance
Try to stay open
Make it your friend

It's the right time to come alive
Baby, if you wanna try
To get out of your head, yes, break a sweat
Baby, tell yourself it ain't over yet
It's the right time to come alive
Baby, if you wanna try
To get out of your head, yes, break a sweat
Baby, tell yourself it ain't over yet

If there's resistance
If there's resistance
It makes you stronger
It's not the end
When there's persistence
When there's persistence
You can go farther
Make it your friend

It's the right time to come alive
Baby, if you wanna try
To get out of your head, yes, break a sweat
Baby, tell yourself it ain't over yet
It's the right time to come alive
Baby, if you wanna try
To get out of your head, yes, break a sweat
Baby, tell yourself it ain't over yet

For every darkened part of me
For every darkened part of me
For every darkened part of me

It's the right time to come alive
Baby, if you wanna try
To get out of your head, yes, break a sweat
Baby, tell yourself it ain't over yet
It's the right time to come alive (for every darkened part of me)
Baby, if you wanna try (there's a light I can see)
To get out of your head, yes, break a sweat (both belong)
Baby, tell yourself it ain't over yet (both are me)

It's the right time
To get out of your head



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Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris

I have seen your body
And I have seen your beauty
They are separate things
Pretty, pretty, pretty things

But I am in a garden
Tending to my own
So what do I care
And what do you care if I grow?
If I grow

Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses
(Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses)
Show no concern for colors of a violet
Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus
(Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus)
Hopes it won't spark envy in your irises

I think of all the wilted women
Who crane their necks to reach a window
Ripping all their petals off just cause
"He loves me now, he loves me not"

I myself was a wilted woman
Drowsy in a dark room
Forgot my roots
Now watch me bloom

Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses
(Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses)
Show no concern for colors of a violet
Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus
(Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus)
Hopes it won't spark envy in your irises (irises)

And I will not compare other beauty to mine
And I will not become a thorn in my own side
And I will not return to where I once was
Well I can break through the earth, come up soft and wild

Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses
(Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses)
Show no concern for colors of a violet
Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus
(Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus)
Hopes it won't spark envy in your irises

(Roses, roses, roses, roses)

(Roses, roses, roses, roses)

(Roses, roses, roses, roses)

(Roses, roses, roses, roses)



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Why We Ever

Open your mouth
Say something warm
I've spent a while
On the stranger's side of your door
How do you sound?
What do you look like now?
I try to replicate our movements in my mind

And now I
Can't seem to remember why
We ever
Felt we had to say goodbye
I can't seem to remember why
Can't seem to remember why

Tin-can telephone
From your home to my home
I can't feel your energy no more
No more, no more (No more, no more, no more)
No more, no more (No more, no more, no more)
No more, no more

And now I
Can't seem to remember why
We ever
Felt we had to say goodbye
Can't seem to remember why
And, darling, we ever
Can't seem to remember why

I spent the weekend at home again
Drawing circles on the floor
Tried to keep myself from hurting
I don't know why anymore

I just wanna talk about it
I know I freaked you out
I just wanna talk about it
Sorry for freakin' out

I just wanna talk about it
I know I freaked you out
I just wanna talk about it
Sorry for freakin' out
Sorry for freakin' out

I just wanna talk about it
Sorry for freakin' out
I just wanna talk about it
Sorry for freakin' out



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Pure Love

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 'til 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)
Not just the friction of our skin (I want your love now)

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)

Well 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)

Mmh, ohh-ooh, ohh

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

(I want your love, I want your love, ay)
(I want your love, I want your love now)
(I want your love, I want your love, ay) (I give a little, you give a little)
(I want your love, I want your love now) (we give a little, sentimental)

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



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Taken

My feet won't touch the ground beneath me
I'm flying but I'm not afraid to fall
I wear my pretty dress with big-ass sneakers
But we don't gotta to go nowhere at all

If anybody ask it
I'm taken
If anybody wants to know
He is too
If anybody ask it
I'm taken
If anybody wants to know
He is too

Ba-ba-ba-ba
Ba-ba, uh-uh
Ba-ba-ba-ba
(Uh-uh-uh-uh)
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba (uh-uh, uh-uh)

It's easy to see how people stop believing
'Cause everyone I know's got a broken heart
And though I'm still picking up my pieces
He makes me wanna give it another shot

If anybody ask it
I'm taken
If anybody wants to know
He is too
If anybody ask it
I'm taken
If anybody wants to know
He is too

Ba-ba-ba-ba
Ba-ba, uh-uh

Would I do it all again?
Oh yeah, in a second
Might've taken thirty years
But I was always on my way to him

If anybody ask it
I'm taken
If anybody wants to know
He is too
If anybody ask it
I'm taken
If anybody wants to know
He is too

(Ba-ba-ba-ba)
I'm taken
(Ba-ba-ba-ba)
He is too
(Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba)
I'm taken
(Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba)
He is too (uh-uh)



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Sugar On The Rim

Sugar on the rim
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 pick 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 the 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 (sugar on the rim)
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
Sugar on the rim

Bitter if you walk away
Mmh, 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)
Mmh, 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)
Eclipse my expectation
Shock to my heart

Sugar on the-, sugar on the-
Sugar, sugar, on the rim, on the rim



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Watch Me While I Bloom

How lucky I feel
To be in my body again
How lovely I feel
Not to have to pretend
Shocking to feel
A positive charge
Innocuous thrill
Big invisible spark (hmm)

You wanna look inside of me
And just watch me bloom
You only got one side of me
Here's something new, ah
I'm alive in spite of me
And I'm on the move
So come and look inside of me
Watch me while I bloom, ah

Wanna look inside of me
And just watch me bloom
You only got one side of me
Here's something new, ah
I'm alive in spite of me
And I'm on the move
So come and look inside of me
Watch me while I bloom, ah

If you feel like you're never gonna reach the sky
'Til you pull up your roots, leave your dirt behind
Mmh, baby you got a lot of shit to learn

You wanna look inside of me
And just watch me bloom
You only got one side of me
Here's something new, ah
I'm alive in spite of me
And I'm on the move
So come and look inside of me
Watch me while I bloom, ah

Wanna look inside of me
And just watch me bloom
You only got one side of me
Here's something new, ah
I'm alive in spite of me
And I'm on the move
So come and look inside of me
Watch me while I bloom, ah

If you feel like you're never gonna reach the sky
'Til you pull up your roots, leave your dirt behind

Ooh, got a lot to learn
Got a lot, got a lot, got a lot
You got a lot to learn
Got a lot, got a lot, got a lot

You wanna look inside of me?
And just watch me bloom
You only got one side of me
Here's something new, ah
I'm alive in spite of me
And I'm on the move
So come and look inside of me
Watch me while I bloom

Wanna look inside of me
And just watch me bloom
You only got one side of me
Here's something new, ah
I'm alive in spite of me
And I'm on my move
So come and look inside of me
Watch me while I bloom, yeah

You wanna look inside of me
Watch me while I bloom, yeah
You only got one side of me
Watch me while I bloom, yeah
I'm alive in spite of me
Watch me while I bloom, yeah
So come and look inside of me



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Crystal Clear

Mmm, I don't wanna shut you out
I don't wanna rush around, or slow down
This time I wanna stay right here
I wanna make it crystal clear
That I won't give in to the fear

Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear

I remember standing on the edge
Closing my eyes
Counting to three, I
Jump in with the rush in my head
Only to find, the water was concrete
And now you're pumpin' air to my lungs
This don't feel anything like sea can
In fact no matter how deep I go
Into you it looks like the water is crystal clear

Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear

(Clear)
Here we go
Gonna risk it again
Let's hope it's the last time
We don't know
How this could end
Let's hope it won't have to
Won't have to (hmm)

Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear

(Clear) Won't give into the fear
It's a feeling
(Clear) I'm still right here
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