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The Only Exception
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Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 4
Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Two
Released: September 28, 2010
By: Paramore
Sung by: Rachel Berry with New Directions Girls
Place: The Choir Room
Episode: Britney/Brittany

The Only Exception by Paramore is featured in Britney/Brittany, the second episode of Season Two. It is sung by Rachel with New Directions Girls. 

Rachel sings this song as an apology to Finn for making him choose between her and football. During the performance, it shows her looking at Finn in the hallways. She sees him talking to Brittany and Santana, but he ditches the two girls for Rachel, which makes her smile. Mercedes, Quinn and Santana assist her with back-up in The Choir Room as they watch her sing. It also shows Will getting his old car back and watching Carl and Emma together with a sad expression. 

It's the only song in the episode that doesn't follow the Britney Spears theme, much to Will's delight.

Lyrics

Rachel:
When I was younger I saw
My daddy cry and curse at the wind
He broke his own heart as I watched
As he tried to reassemble it

And my momma swore she would
Never let herself forget
And that was the day that I promised
I’d never sing of love if it does not exist

But darling
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

Rachel with New Directions Girls:
Maybe I'd know, somewhere
Deep in my soul that love never lasts
And we've got to find other ways
To make it alone, keep a straight face

And I've always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable distance
And up until now I had sworn to myself
That I’m content with loneliness

Because none of it was ever worth the risk

You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

Rachel:
Woah, woah, hey, woah

I've got a tight grip on reality but I can’t
Let go of what’s in front of me here
I know you’re leaving in the morning, when you wake up
Leave me with some kind of proof it’s not a dream

Woah, oh, ooh

You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

New Directions Girls:
You are the only exception
You are the only exception

Rachel with New Directions Girls:
You are the only exception
You are the only exception
And I’m on my way to believing

Rachel:
Woah
And I’m on my way to believing

Trivia

  • This is the first time Rachel has had two solos in one episode.
  • This song marked the second time in a row where an episode ends with a solo by Rachel, following the previous episode, Audition, ending with What I Did for Love.
  • This is the only released song from Britney/Brittany not to be sung by Britney Spears.
    • Ironically, this song is "the only exception" in the episode as isn't by Britney Spears.

Gallery

Videos

Paramore The Only Exception OFFICIAL VIDEO04:28

Paramore The Only Exception OFFICIAL VIDEO

Glee Cast - The Only Exception (Music Video)02:57

Glee Cast - The Only Exception (Music Video)

Glee - The Only Exception (HQ Full Version Audio)04:29

Glee - The Only Exception (HQ Full Version Audio)

Glee - The Only Exception (Acapella)01:41

Glee - The Only Exception (Acapella)

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