Darling, you are the only exception. Paramore video review & personal reflections.

It’s not the first time that I’m watching this video and if anything I think this video was published at least 3 years ago. The Sam Tsui version was published back in 2010. Nonetheless a conversation over dinner tonight contained the words “you are the only exception” – not directed to me, if you are wondering. Which reminded me of this song and thus I’m here to wax lyrical about it.

I love the video to bits. It’s one of those so coherent with the lyrics and just visually so in sync with the entire song- the persona, the set, the mood, it’s so beautiful and with emotions within me that’s partly forming over the recent weeks and perhaps also due to some monthly hormonal high that got me tearing up as I watched it tonight.

The lyrics ring true:-

And that was the day that I promised
I’d never sing of love if it does not exist

But darling, you are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

Maybe I know, somewhere deep in my soul
That love never lasts
And we’ve got to find other ways to make it alone
Or keep a straight face

And I’ve always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable distance
And up until now I had sworn to myself that I’m content with loneliness

No, I have not found a darling but I can still relate to the points of trying to find the existence of love on this earth, keeping a comfortable distance and affirming myself that I’m content with loneliness.

No I’m not saying I wish someone who loves me will pop up tmr and say hello but I guess I am saying that I’m still learning to admit that it’s ok to be vulnerable, it’s ok to say hi there, I’m not perfect and I need your help. And most importantly, it’s ok to be hurt and to be hurt in the process of developing friendships/relationships. We all learn and we all make mistakes. And if I remain forever clammed up in my own shell or walled in my own fortress I may be missing out on the joys outside of my own protective world.

Baby steps, I’ll take baby steps.

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