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    21 Songs That Changed The Way Every Former Emo Kid Felt About Love

    "The truth is, you could slit my throat, and with my one last gasping breath I'd apologise for bleeding on your shirt."

    1. "Ohio Is for Lovers" - Hawthorne Heights

    YouTube: HawthorneHeightsVEVO / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "Spare me just three last words / 'I love you' is all she heard / I'll wait for you, but I can't wait forever."

    Why it ruined everything: Because the person you fell in love with over Myspace most likely lived somewhere very far away, and when you were missing them late at night – even though you'd never actually met – it totally felt like your heart was in Ohio, or wherever they were.

    2. "Ocean Avenue" - Yellowcard

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    Key lyrics: "There's a place off Ocean Avenue where I used to sit and talk with you / We were both 16 and it felt so right, sleeping all day, staying up all night."

    Why it ruined everything: Because you were 16 and your parents wouldn't let you stay out past 10pm, let alone stay up all night. AND HOW ON EARTH WERE YOU SUPPOSED TO MAKE MEMORIES THAT WAY?!

    3. "You're So Last Summer" - Taking Back Sunday

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    Key lyrics: "The truth is, you could slit my throat, and with my one last gasping breath I'd apologise for bleeding on your shirt."

    Why it ruined everything: Because there was a part of you that totally loved how dramatic this sounded, but also, like, murder.

    4. "Emily" - From First to Last

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    Key lyrics: "I hope it's something worth the waiting 'cause it's the only time that I ever feel real / Thunderstorms could never stop me 'cause there's no one in the world like Emily."

    Why it ruined everything: Because your name wasn't Emily and you'd never even met Sonny Moore.

    5. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" - My Chemical Romance

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    Key lyrics: "Well, I'm not okay / I'm not o-fucking-kay. I'm not okay."

    Why it ruined everything: Because this was not a good line to pull out in the middle of school when you were in the middle of a lover's tiff.

    6. "The Rock Show" - Blink-182

    YouTube: Blink182VEVO / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "Because I fell in love with the girl at the rock show / She said 'what?' and I told her that I didn't know / She's so cool, I'm gonna sneak in through her window / Everything's better when she's around / I can't wait 'til her parents go out of town."

    Why it ruined everything: Because you low-key expected someone to fall desperately in love with you every time you went to a rock show. Also, your parents never, ever went out of town and left you alone. It sucked.

    7. "All That I've Got" - The Used

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    Key lyrics: "I'll be fine pretending I'm not / I'm far from lonely and it's all that I've got."

    Why it ruined everything: Because Bert McCracken didn't write this song about you.

    8. "Miserable At Best" - Mayday Parade

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    Key lyrics: "Because these words were never easier for me to say or her to second guess / But I guess that I can live without you but without you I'll be miserable at best."

    Why it ruined everything: Because when you broke up with someone, the most dramatic thing they did was take your initials out of their MSN name, at best. Nobody ever said they couldn't live without you.

    9. "Miss Murder" - AFI

    YouTube: AFIVEVO / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "Hey Miss Murder, can I make beauty stay if I take my life?"

    Why it ruined everything: Because the Myspace URL "miss-murder" was already taken by the time you signed up.

    10. "Calling All Cars" - Senses Fail

    YouTube: SensesFailyVEVO / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "So will you scatter my ashes where they won't be found? /

    I kept my word when I swore that I would let you down."

    Why it ruined everything: Because this song is literally about more MURDER.

    11. "In Too Deep" - Sum 41

    YouTube: Sum41VEVO / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "'Cause I'm in too deep, and I'm trying to keep, up above in my head, instead of going under."

    Why it ruined everything: Because despite your best efforts to be the only thing your crush ever thought about, they always seemed to have other things on their mind too, like school, skateboarding, and having a long fringe.

    12. "When Your Heart Stops Beating" - +44

    YouTube: 44VEVO / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "I'll be there when your heart stops beating / I'll be there when your last breath's taken away / In the dark when there's no one listening / In the times when we both get carried away."

    Why it ruined everything: Because the fictional relationship in this song was ~forever~ and it was all that mattered.

    13. "Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" - Panic! At the Disco

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    Key lyrics: "I've got more wit, a better kiss, a hotter touch, a better fuck than any boy you'll ever meet / Sweetie, you had me."

    Why it ruined everything: Because all you wanted to do was scream the lyrics of this song in your bedroom, but it was hard to without your parents getting mad at your for swearing.

    14. "A Boy Brushed Red Living in Black and White" - Underoath

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    Key lyrics: "Your lungs have failed and they both stopped breathing / My heart is dead and it's way past beating / Something has gone terribly wrong /

    I'm scared, you're scared, we're scared of this."

    Why it ruined everything: Because you actually liked the idea that someone's heart could literally stop beating from a breakup.

    15. "All the Rage" - Funeral for a Friend

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    Key lyrics: "Why do we need this? / Who was it that said that great things come to great men? / Well, that fucker lied to us / There's nothing here but a wasteland."

    Why it ruined everything: Because it pushed the whole "good guys always finish last" idea, which never helped anyone.

    16. "Dance, Dance" - Fall Out Boy

    YouTube: FallOutBoyVEVO / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "I'm two quarters and a heart down and I don't want to forget how your voice sounds / These words are all I have, so I'll write them, so you need them just to get by."

    Why it ruined everything: Because your ex could never be concerned about forgetting how your voice sounded because they were probably in your class. The fact that Fall Out Boy never played at your school also really sucked.

    17. "Until the Day I Die" - Story of the Year

    YouTube: Warner Bros. Records / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "As years go by, I race the clock with you / But if you died right now, you know that I'd die too."

    Why it ruined everything: Because this song also contains the line "Should I bite my tongue, until blood soaks my shirt?" Nah, you shouldn't.

    18. "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" - Brand New

    YouTube: BrandNewVEVO / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "I contemplate the day we wed / Your friends are boring me to death / Your veil is ruined in the rain / By then you like to do without / There's nothing new to talk about."

    Why it ruined everything: Because it forced you to consider a reality where you spend the rest of your life watching your high school fling playing Tekken with their friends in a car garage.

    19. "Feeling This" - Blink-182

    YouTube: Blink182VEVO / Via youtube.com

    Key lyrics: "Fate fell short this time, your smile fades in the summer / Place your hand in mine, I'll leave when I wanna."

    Why it ruined everything: Because you were a goddamn teenager and MAN OH MAN what you would have done to have been ~feeling this~ with your crush.

    20. "Bulimic" - The Used

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    Key lyrics: "From the way that you acted to the way that I felt it, it wasn't worth my time / And now it's sad 'cause all I missed wasn't that good to begin with."

    Why it ruined everything: Because you didn't always get the chance to give your ex the heads up when you were totally 100% over them and their shit.

    21. "MakeDamnSure" - Taking Back Sunday

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    Key lyrics: "I'm gonna make damn sure that you can't ever leave / No, you won't ever get too far from me."

    Why it ruined everything: Because it kind of made you think that if your S.O. still wanted to see their mates sometimes, it meant they weren't totally obsessed with you.

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