The 12 Most Melodramatic Dashboard Confessional Songs

Raise your hand if any of these songs made you cry in high school. Anyone not raising a hand is a liar.

12. “Rapid Hope Loss”

“So much for all the promises you made, they served you well
And now you’re gone and they’re wasted on me
So much for your endearing sense of charm, it served you well
And now it’s gone and you’re wasted on me”

11. “Several Ways to Die Trying”

“Oh how we’ve shouted, how we’ve screamed,
Take notice, take interest, take me with you.
But all our fears fall on deaf ears”

10. “The Good Fight”

“Does it comfort you to know you fought the good fight?
Basking in your victory
Hollow and alone”

9. “If You Can’t Leave It Be, Might as Well Make It Bleed”

“Your pulse is anemic
You’re tired of the fire
You’re bruising too easy and falling behind
And no one is waiting for you
And no one is waiting for you
And no one is waiting for you”

8. “The Sharp Hint of New Tears”

“This damp air
Is fighting my defroster
My sighs they ring victorious
And fog this tinted glass
And it’s clouded
And so is my head
The hint of these new tears are sharp
I try to choke them back”

7. “The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most”

“Buried deep as you can dig inside yourself
And hidden in the public eye
Such a stellar monument to loneliness
Laced with brilliant smiles and shining eyes
Perfect make-up, but you’re barely scraping by
But you’re barely scraping by”

6. “Standard Lines”

“But your taste still lingers on my lips like I just placed them upon yours
And I starve for you
But this new diet’s liquid
And dulling to the senses
And it’s crude but it will do”

5. “Living in Your Letters”

“And I know that you hope for
Longer goodbyes
Embracing for forever
And falling in your eyes”

4. “The Best Deceptions”

“So kiss me hard ‘cause this will be the last time that I let you
You will be back someday
And this awkward kiss that tells of other people’s lips
Will be of service to keeping you away”

3. “Again I Go Unnoticed”

“Close lipped
Another goodnight kiss
Is robbed of all its passion
Your grip
Another time, is slack
It leaves me feeling empty”

2. “Screaming Infidelities”

“I’m cuddling close to blankets and sheets
But you’re not alone, and you’re not discreet
Make sure I know who’s taking you home”

1. “Saints and Sailors”

“This is where I say I’ve had enough
No one should ever feel the way that I feel now
A walking open wound
A trophy display of bruises
And I don’t believe that I’m getting any better
Any better”

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