Ain't it fun being Hayley Williams? She recently starred in Taylor Swift's epic "Bad Blood" video as "The Crimson Curse," just wrapped a U.S. tour with Paramore, and got engaged to New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert.
But even though she has a lot to look forward to, in a recent blog post, Hayley took the opportunity to look back and discuss life since "Misery Business" came out in 2007.
"i read a couple comments today about how i can’t be feminist or whether or not i’m a 'good' feminist," Williams wrote of the song and its saucy lyrics.
"Misery Business" is about two women competing for a man's attention, and uses some pretty strong language. Sample lyric: "Once a whore, you're nothing more, I'm sorry that'll never change." Yikes.
Still, the song was written almost 10 years ago -- and Williams has changed her tune since then. "Misery Business is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26 year old woman," she wrote. "i haven’t related to it in a very long time. those words were written when i was 17...it wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. it was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment i experienced as a high schooler."
With age comes wisdom, right?
"In conclusion," Hayley wrote in the blog post, "i’m a 26 years old person. and yes, a proud feminist. just maybe not a perfect one?"
P.S. -- You're perfect to us, Hayley!