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Paramore's Decision To No Longer Play 'Misery Business' Leaves Fans Divided

By B. Miller

Friday, September 8, marked a major day for Paramore fans everywhere. That evening, during their concert at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, lead singer Hayley Williams made a major announcement. 

Williams told the crowd they would no longer be performing their 2007 hit, "Misery Business."

She went on to explain the decision.

Tonight, we're playing the song for the last time for a really long time. This is a choice that we have made because we feel that we should. We feel like it's time to move away from it for a little while.

Before they began the song for the final time, she said:

This is to every bad decision that led us here. This is to all the embarrassing things we might have said. But we owned up to it, and we grew.

The song has been controversial since its debut more than 10 years ago, mainly because of the lyric, “Once a whore, you’re nothing more / I’m sorry, that will never change.”