Paramore's 'Brick By Boring Brick' video: Watch it here!

Paramore premiered their video for “Brick By Boring Brick” today, featuring shades of creepery that run the full childhood-nightmare gauntlet. But despite nods to Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Labyrinth, and this one bad dream I keep having where the whole world is more or less on fire, this thing is definitely not for kids. Also, for the life of me, I can’t figure out what any of it means: Hayley Williams, all dolled up and looking adorable, is singing angstily while a man digs a grave and leaves fall from empty skies; meanwhile, a little girl who looks like the lost Fanning sister explores a magical castle full of butterflies and mushrooms and men of dubious intent. When the castle’s magic turns dark and evil (as castle magic so often does), the little girl runs back across the field towards Hayley — and falls smack into the open grave. At which point it somehow gets even creepier. I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say I doubt Hayley was much of a babysitter.

What do you think, Mixers? I’d psychoanalyze everything here, but I don’t get paid enough.

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  • Winston Mize

    Hayley looks amazing and i love this song….but geez i agree it’s a bit creepy

  • slnaeole

    Those weren’t leaves falling down – they were butterfly wings.

    Creepy? Yes.

  • Sienna

    Creepy, in the best way possible. It kind of reminded me of the made-for-TV “Alice in Wonderland” movie from 1985. On a completely shallow note, Haley looks beautiful.

  • Tim

    Reject christian pop!

    • Chris


  • mari

    they should have performed at the amas last night. forget their sceneybopper fan base, this is a legit band and they deserve all their success.
    but this video is a tad bit too creepy for me. love the song though!

  • Annyong!

    Best thing to come out of this Twilight garbage was last year’s “Decode”.

  • J

    Great video and song but it was creepy and way creepier than Rhianna’s last video…

  • MJ

    I dont know if i’m taking this too literally, but maybe its Hayley burying her childhood? The video is really pretty and creepy too lol

  • B

    I think it’s pretty cool and the video fits with the song without being too literal. I like the idea of ‘burying her childhood’. The song itself is about not being fake and living in a fantasy world, so I think that idea works. Maybe I’ve just seen creepier things but I wasn’t too freaked out by this video. I thought it was very interesting.

  • Vivi

    I love me some Paramore. Why weren’t they at the AMAs? Seriously. Hayley voice is so frackin’ good!

  • Sue

    Paramore is the best band ever!
    This is Sue’s daughter.

  • Hi

    hi um who is the lil girl tho??!!!???

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