No Friend is unique music by Paramore, #11 off After Laughter 2017.

The singer on this track isn’t Taylor. It’s Aaron Weiss from mewithoutYou. Taylor sings on the end of Hard Times, when the vocals become very synthetic and sound like they’ve been through a vocalizer. Paramore confirmed it in their interview with Zane Lowe.

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”2hsc42CFrUM&rel=0″ width=”640″ height=”480″ auto_thumb=”1″]

These old letters from years ago
I felt it was leading to a
When I wrote this […] I may have been finally able to address how it feels

[Main vocals]

Another thick red beam(?)
Another black-top town
Another misspelled band burning their own houses down
Another pinebox tomb to fill the cemetery dead
Another star, a touch of orange over purgatory grey
Another fake feel(?)
Just scattered fruitless seed
Another song I wrote that’s too long God knows no one needs
More misguided ghosts, more transparent hands
They drop a nickel in our basket and we’ll do our riot dance
Beneath another burning sky, behind our painted lips
[…] catatonic smile covered

Can you forget these things[?]
Perfection from the paper thief[?]
Perfection you project on me
Behind the window shades
A semi-conscious sorrow [bleeds into?] the bed I’ve made
That most unrestful bed, that most original sin
They’ll all say that’s what I get when I let ambition win

I’d hate to let you down
Drown my dull reflection in a naive expectation
Back in the […]
Back when I felt most free
[…] I thought they knew me

So before the wretched men resume
Before their dreaded son appears
My driver’s waiting
[…] crystal clear

You see a [?] form
I see [assured?] design
I’m no saviour of yours and you’re no friend of mine
You’re no friend of mine
You’re no friend of mine
I’m no saviour of yours, you’re no friend of mine
You see a [?] form
I see [assured?] design
I’m no saviour of yours and you’re no friend of mine


I see myself in the reflection of people’s eyes
Realising what they see may not be even close to the image I see in myself
And I hate I might actually be more afraid
[…] I feel like they know the story
I saw a bear floating in the river and thought it was a fur coat
Twelve years ago I stood on the shore
Jump in and grab the coat
And the river is rushing toward a waterfall
And my friend stood at the shore and shouted to let go of the coat and swim back to land
I let go of the coat but the coat won’t let go of me
In any case please let me know if there’s more I can give you
If nothing comes of it, then just know we are grateful