"Emergency" is a song by American rock band Paramore. It was released on October 21, 2005 as the second single from their debut album, All We Know Is Falling. It was released on 7" vinyl in the United Kingdom on August 26, 2006 and contained the B-side "Oh, Star," and a poster of the band. The song was written by Hayley Williams and Josh Farro. It failed to chart in the United States, however, it was released in Kerrang!s "Class of '06" compilation CD, calling it one of the best rock tracks of that year.
The song is about the fact that love is taken for granted, and how most relationships are in emergency status. It is also about Williams' witnessing her parents' argument and failing marriage as a child. During an interview with the February 2008 edition of Alternative Press, Williams said,
"I remember actually walking out the door with my mom that night and standing in between my parents and screaming "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!"
The beginning of the music video sees a member of the band (Josh Farro) washing their face and looking in the mirror. Then the rest of the members of the band are seen sitting on armchairs inside a room with cuts, bruises or covered with plasters on their faces and arms and wearing messed up costumes with red flowers pinned to them, as Josh walks in, and later, Zac. Throughout the music video, there are small clips of the band performing outside, and Hayley singing about how love "is dying way too many times". Halfway through the video a man comes in (assumed to be the director) and invites the group to come outside, and also shown are makeup artists "painting" cuts on them. Towards the end, the video switches clips between Hayley sitting in her armchair and the band performing.