Hayley Williams Shares Lyrics For Unheard Song, “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris”

Hayley Williams is getting ready to release her first solo album, Petals For Armor, out on May 8th. We’ve already heard five songs on her new EP, with three music videos and four lyric video so far. Now, Hayley is teasing another new song. Today she shared the lyrics for an unreleased song called “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris,” which features Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus – of the indie group boygenius – on backing vocals.

Check out Hayley’s announcement in honor of International Women’s Day:

Here are the lyrics to “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris”:

I have seen your body
And I have seen your beauty
They are separate things
Pretty pretty pretty things

But I am in a garden
Tending to my own
So what do I care and what do you care if I grow?
If I grow

Roses roses roses roses roses
Show no concern for colors of a violet
Lotus lotus lotus lotus lotus
Hopes it won’t spark
Envy in your irises

Think of all the wilted women
Who crane their necks to reach a window
Ripping all their petals off just ’cause…
“He loves me now, he loves me not”

I myself was a wilted woman
Drowsy in a dark room
Forgot my roots
Now watch me bloom

Roses roses roses roses roses
Show no concern for colors of a violet
Lotus lotus lotus lotus lotus
Hopes it won’t spark
Envy in your irises

I will not compare other beauty to mine
I will not become a thorn in my own side
And I will not return to where I once was
I can break through the Earth
Come up
Soft and wild

Petals For Armor I

Although we can’t hear “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” just yet, we can hear five other songs Hayley has put out recently. Last month Hayley shared the Petals For Armor I EP, available now. Stream or download the EP from all the major music platforms here.

It features the songs “Simmer,” “Leave It Alone,” “Cinnamon,” “Creepin,'” and “Sudden Desire.”

Those songs and more will appear on Hayley’s upcoming full-length album, Petals For Armor, due out on May 8th. You can pre-order the album now here.

Touring & Paramore’s Future

Hayley will tour for her solo album this May. She just announced an intimate tour of North America and Europe, with more dates to be announced at a later date.

Check out all the dates and locations below:




Get concert tickets here now!

Hayley has also confirmed that Paramore is not over. They will make music together again, though it probably won’t sound like her forthcoming solo material. In any case, Hayley indicated that this solo album is an important step that will only help the band grow.

More Paramore & Hayley Williams News

Petals For Armor

Hayley’s upcoming debut solo album, Petals For Armor, will be available on May 8th. Catch up on all we know about it so far here.

Stay tuned for more news on Petals For Armor – including full tracklisting and more singles and videos. Keep checking back here for all the latest Hayley Williams music news.

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