Forgiveness
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Written by: Hayley Williams, Taylor York

Produced by: Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Taylor York

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You hurt me bad this time, no coming back
And I cried 'til I couldn't cry, another heart attack
If I lay on the floor, maybe I'll wake up
And I don't pick up when you call
'Cause your voice is a gun
Every word is a bullet hole
Shot a hole in the sun
If I never look up maybe I'll never notice

And you, you want forgiveness
But I, I just can't do it yet

There's still a thread that runs from your body to mine
And you can't break what you don't see, an invisible line
If I follow it down, will we just be alright?
But it could take me all your life to learn to love
How I thought I could love someone
I haven't even begun
If it's all up to us we might as well give up

And you, you want forgiveness
(I can barely hang on to myself)
But I, I can't give you that
(I can't give you, I can't give you that)
And you, you want forgiveness
(I'm afraid that I'll have nothing left)
But I, I just can't do it yet
(I can't do, I just can't do it yet)

Don't you go and get it twisted
Forgiving is not forgetting
Don't you go and get it twisted
Forgiving is not forgetting
No, it's not forgetting
No, I'll never forget it, no

And you, you want forgiveness
(I can barely hang on to myself)
But I, I can't give you that
(I can't give you, I can't give you that)
And you, you want forgiveness
(I'm afraid that I'll have nothing left)
But I, I just can't do it yet
(I can't do, I just can't do it yet)

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[Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe:]
Hayley: We've had what I feel is the most real and very truthful forgiveness and redemption amongst this group of people. I can stand in front of anyone and say that there's so much peace now. We run into each other around town. Taylor and I actually got to experience that moment together cause we were at the coffee shop talking…
Taylor: About whether we were gonna stay in this band or not…
Hayley: When we saw Josh. It was crazy. It just the way that things go. I think you rarely get to experience real full circle redemption in your lifetime.

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