Now, the vocalist is joining the discussion on why fans think “Ain’t It Fun” is a very misleading song.
After all these years, Paramore still show a lot of love for “Ain’t It Fun.” Although most of the songs from their Self-Titled era are not included in their recent setlists, the radio hit always manages to make the cut.
Now, fans are bringing the song, and its meaning, back up again on social media. “Ain’t It Fun” is all about enjoying adulthood and life “in the real world.” However, given the dim and unexpected turn of events this year, many fans no longer agree with the song’s lyrics.
So, naturally, they are reminding Williams that the song has misled them for years.
no hayley williams it ain’t fun
— eli (@yourpaleli) October 9, 2020
What I hoped this year would be: Ain’t it Fun by Paramore
What it is: Fake Happy by Paramore
— STARs will be Freed in JAN 2021 (@starshynebrite) October 12, 2020
Paramore: Ain’t it fun? Livin in the real world?
— Lyka (@labveno) October 12, 2020
Ain’t it fun by Paramore hit a lil different now.
— Your savior (@lainavasilias) October 7, 2020
Now, Williams has responded to fans who say the song got their hopes up and made them look forward to “living in the real world.” The Petals For Armor singer jokingly hints that the band trolled fans all along with “Ain’t It Fun.”
“almost got you tho, didnt i?”
almost got you tho, didnt i? https://t.co/aXYaHnI5hN
— hayley from Paramore 🌺 (@yelyahwilliams) October 11, 2020
Despite the new-found feelings about “Ain’t It Fun,” some Twitter users are reminding fans that another Paramore song is there for listeners during these “Hard Times.”
“ain’t it fun” walked so “hard times” could fly
— Laís Ramos 🌺✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@Lais_A_Ramos) October 11, 2020
More like “Hard Times”, “Ain’t it Fun?” Amirite? 😭
— erinchu ✊🏿BLACK LIVES MATTER ✊🏿 (@Erinchu) October 11, 2020
Along with humoring fans on Twitter, Williams is also preparing to perform for a Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute. Last week, she confirmed that she was practicing for the event with collaborator Joey Howard. Now, Williams has revealed she will be performing “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris,” off of Petals For Armor.
my performance is dedicated to several women in my family who overcame sexual and domestic violence. they insisted on not just surviving but really living – full and connected lives. they lived so i can. pic.twitter.com/aRpAIbniMo
— hayley from Paramore 🌺 (@yelyahwilliams) October 12, 2020
Williams is joined by various other musicians for the tribute including Michael Stipe, Kesha, Phoebe Bridgers and more. As well, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren will be speaking for the event.
All of the individuals involved are helping to honor the late Supreme Court Justice’s life and legacy. They are also demanding that the Senate honor her dying wish for her seat to be filled after the inauguration next January.
The virtual event kicks off on Monday, Oct. 12 at 8 P.M. EST and coincides with the first day of the planned confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ginsburg.
To watch the RBG tribute, viewers must sign up here prior to the event.
you’re invited! HONOR HER WISH— help us take a stand to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy and honor her last wish: no confirmation until inauguration.
to rsvp: https://t.co/YqjzNe5mgF @WeDemandJustice pic.twitter.com/cOWUNH1IFo
— hayley from Paramore 🌺 (@yelyahwilliams) October 8, 2020
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