Things gets rough for the debut album from here on out...
Taking up our time again, go back, we can't go back at all...
Franklin - 7.04
10 x 2 (@Sovereign
), 9.5 x 2 (@Blond
), 9 x 3 (@phily693
5 x 4 (@2014
, @Ana Raquel
), 4 x 1 (@Leader Beans
) 3 x 1 (@Jonathan27
Franklin is the penultimate track off the debut album, named after the home town of Paramore, Franklin, Tennessee, USA. The song is about how it was like for the band to return to their home town after gaining fame.
It's a very, very nice song and once again, the debut has much more deserving songs that should be getting the chop at the stage in the rate. It's all so chill and comforting, it really feels like returning home after a long trip away.
"If This would not make the Top 10, I would call it a f****** hate crime."
"As someone who's lived in a small town for most of their teen years I do identify with Franklin a lot but it is what is. This one hits home for me."
"This perfectly sums up that first feeling of moving away from home, before you start living your best life and realise that your hometown is such a small part of your story."
"I think the male backing vocals in the chorus are really lovely and make it really interesting and much more melodic."
"Makes me feel nostalgic about a town i’ve never been to."
@Music Is Life (7.5)
"This is kind of heartbreaking, and really good as well. The guy (Josh?) in the background pairs well with Hayley’s vocals on the chorus. Surprised I liked this so much, I don’t ever really listen to this either."
"Screaming at the whole meaning for the song when the parent album took 11 years to go gold. Going on Warped Tour or whatever they did back then was still a lot but imagine if the gang knew everything ahead for them..."
@Slice of Life (6.5)
"Hmmmm, this feels underwritten. I just expected more from a song that namechecks the band's hometown. It's still very pretty, sure, but I was expecting more, ya know?"
@Leader Beans (4)