15 Songs You Probably Put In Your Away Message

You used music to describe your feelings “back then”… and boy, did you have a lot of feelings.

1. Death Cab for Cutie, “Crooked Teeth”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘And you can’t find nothing at all If there was nothing there all along’

Used when you wanted to express your feelings towards someone who probably didn’t know you existed.

2. Third Eye Blind, “Graduate”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘Can I look in faces that I meet, Can I get my punk ass off the street, I’ve been living on for so long, Can I graduate?’

Used when you wanted to graduate from high school already… And of course when you actually graduated high school. And then college. But… but… why?

3. Something Corporate, “Hurricane”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘Shake down you make me break for goodness sake, I think I’m on the edge of something new with you’

Used when you developed a new crush.

4. Counting Crows, “Hanginaround”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘I’ve been hangin’ around this town on a corner… I’ve been bummin’ around this old town for way too long…’

Used when you were being dramatic and wanted to let everyone know how bored and sick of your town you were after a night spent aimlessly driving around with multiple stops at McDonalds and/or Wendy’s.

5. Guster, “Two Points For Honesty”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘If that’s all you will be, you’ll be a waste of time’

Used when you wanted that special someone you liked who didn’t know you existed to know he or she effing sucked.

6. Goo Goo Dolls, “Acoustic #3”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘And she wonders where these dreams go, ‘Cause the world got in her way, What’s the point in ever trying, Nothing’s changing anyway’

Used when you were depressed for absolutely no reason at all and wanted people to feel bad for you slash ask you what was wrong… so you could say ‘nothing.’

7. Death Cab for Cutie, “Transatlanticism”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘I need you so much closer’

Used when you were rejected by someone and wanted said someone to know you were hurt even though he or she would most likely never see the message… or care.

8. R. Kelly, “Ignition (Remix)”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘Sippin on coke and rum, I’m like so what i’m drunk, It’s the freakin weekend baby, I’m about to have me some fun’

Used when your awkward high school freshman self was going to a friend’s house on a Friday night to hang out and not drink.

9. Brand New, “Soco Amaretto Lime”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘I’m gonna stay eighteen forever, So we can stay like this forever, And we’ll never miss a party, Cause we keep them going constantly’

Used when you turned 19. And when you were scared of going to college and wanted to continue partying in parking lots on a regular basis (joke… kind of).

10. Yellowcard, “Ocean Avenue”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘If I could find you now things would get better, We could leave this town and run forever, I know somewhere, somehow we’ll be together, Let your waves crash down on me, And take me away, yeah’

Used when you wanted to find someone that would ‘leave this town’ and ‘run forever’ with you to California because Hollister made you want to live there and constantly be around waves.

11. Bright Eyes, “Lover I Don’t Have to Love”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘Love’s an excuse to get hurt, And to hurt, Do you like to hurt?, I do, I do, Then hurt me’

Used when you wanted to seem mysterious by pretending you went through some horrible breakup and that’s why your single – when in reality, you didn’t – while showing your love of super cool “emo” music.

12. The Killers, “Mr. Brightside”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘Jealousy, turning saints into the sea Swimming through sick lullabies Choking on your alibis, But it’s just the price I pay Destiny is calling me Open up my eager eyes ‘Cause I’m Mr. Brightside’

Used when you… well basically just because you effing love(d) this song.

13. Taking Back Sunday, “Cute Without the E”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘Hoping for the best just hoping nothing happens, A thousand clever lines unread on clever napkins, I will never ask if you don’t ever tell me, I know you well enough to know you never loved me’

Used when you got cheated on. Or were dumped. Or were just rejected by some guy or girl you really liked, but never actually dated.

14. Third Eye Blind, “Motorcycle Driveby”

Lyrics in your away message: ‘And this is our last time, We’ll be friends again, I’ll get over you, you’ll wonder who I am, And there’s this burning, Just like there’s always been, I’ve never been so alone alone, And I’ve, and I’ve never been so alive’

Used when you mentally ended a relationship you had with someone else in your head… or when you decided to stop liking someone because you came to terms with the fact they were never going to like you back… or when you actually broke up with a real, live person (that was rare).

15. Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones”

(this song has two mentionable lyrics)

Lyrics in your away message: ‘Believe in me because I don’t believe in anything… and I want to be someone to believe’

Used when you wanted to seem philosophical.

Other lyrics in your away message: ‘We all want to be big stars, but we don’t know why, and we don’t know how. But when everybody loves me, I’m going to be just, about as happy as I can be.’

Used when you wanted the world to know you were going to be a big deal one day. And guess what – You still are. Right? Right?!

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