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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:
Oooh, oh, heeey,ooh
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

Ooh oh ooh oh

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:
Oh, 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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