Paramore Retires “Misery Business” Due to Controversial Lyrics

RIP Miz Biz

September 10, 2018
Hayley Williams of Paramore at Bonnaroo

Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

Paramore are ending an era by putting one of their biggest hits on the shelf.

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At their Friday (September 7) Nashville show, frontwoman Hayley Williams revealed that this would be their last performance of 2007 hit “Misery Business” for a long time.

While still well-loved and considered a classic by long time listeners, the lyrical content hasn’t aged well. "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," Williams noted before diving into an energetic performance of Miz Biz.

Watch the final performance (for now) here:

Written when Williams was just 17, the lyric “Once a whore, you’re nothing more/I’m sorry that’ll never change” has received criticism for its problematic nature. Years of discussion about the song’s place in their catalogue have lead up to this decision... but we’re still low key crying about it.