29 '90s And 2000s Songs That Explain Why Millennials Are The Most Angsty Generation


    We were all angsty teenagers at one point. But millennials growing up in the 2000s took this to a new level.

    And if you're a cusper, like me, your angst phase probably started around age 10. Because literally every other song on the radio was...well, pretty dark.

    Linkin Park: I tried so hard and got so far.. 10 year old me: BUT IN THE END, IT DOESN'T EVEN MATTER

    And in my 10-year-old heart, I truly felt these lyrics.

    Here are 29 songs that explain why millennials know angst better than anyone:

    Andy in the rain in The Shawshank Redemption

    1. "Losing Grip" by Avril Lavigne

    "Why should I care? Because you weren't there when I was scared, I was so alone!"

    2. Breathe (2 AM) by Anna Nalick

    "Life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button girl, So cradle your head in you hands"

    3. "Savin' Me" by Nickelback

    "All I need is you, come please, I'm callin'
And, oh, I scream for you
Hurry, I'm fallin', I'm fallin'"

    4. "Second Chance" by Shinedown

    "Tell my mother, tell my father, I've done the best I can to make them realize this is my life, I hope they understand"

    5. "Tied Together with a Smile" by Taylor Swift

    "Hold on, baby; you're losing it
The water's high, you're jumping into it
And letting go, and no one knows
That you cry; but you don't tell anyone"

    6. "Make Me Wanna Die" by the Pretty Reckless

    "I'll never be good enough, you make me wanna die"

    7. "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day

    "Here comes the rain again falling from the stars. Drenched in my pain again, becoming who we are"

    8. "Lucky" by Britney Spears

    "And they say she's so lucky, she's a star, But she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart, thinking, if there's nothing missing in my life then why do these tears come at night?"

    9. "Creep" by Radiohead

    "I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here"

    10. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

    "I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known. Don't know where it goes, but it's home to me and I walk alone"

    11. "In the End" by Linkin Park

    "I tried so hard and god so far, and in the end it doesn't even matter"

    12. "Just Tonight" by the Pretty Reckless

    "Here we are and I can't think from all the pills, hey
Start the car and take me home"

    13. "Call Me When You're Sober" by Evanescence

    "If you loved me, you would be here with me"

    14. "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence

    "I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems! Got to open my eyes to everything! Don't let me die here!"

    15. "I'm with You" by Avril Lavigne

    "Isn't anyone trying to find me? Won't somebody come take me home?"

    16. "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind

    "He's on the table and he's gone to code and I do not think anyone knows what they're doing here"

    17. "The Scientist" by Coldplay

    "Nobody ever said it was easy; no one ever said it would be this hard. Oh, take me back to the start"

    18. "How to Save a Life" by the Fray

    "Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend"

    19. "Breathe Me" by Sia

    "Ouch I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found
Yeah I think that I might break"

    20. "Dark Blue" by Jack's Mannequin

    "Have you ever been alone in a crowded room?"

    21. "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia

    "I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor"

    22. "Fix You" by Coldplay

    "Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you"

    23. "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance

    "Because one day, I'll leave you
A phantom to lead you in the summer
To join the black parade""

    24. "Guns for Hands" by Twenty One Pilots

    "You all have guns, and you never put the safety on. And you all have plans to take it, don't take it"

    25. "Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy

    "Thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories, even if they weren't so great"

    26. "The Freshmen" by the Verve Pipe

    "And now I'm guilt-stricken, sobbing' with my head on the floor"

    27. "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M.

    That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you and I don't know if I can do it
Oh no, I've said too much, I haven't said enough

    28. "It Ends Tonight" by the All-American Rejects

    "The walls start breathing, my mind's unweaving. Maybe it's best you leave me alone"

    29. And finally, "I'm Just a Kid" by Simple Plan

    "I'm just a kid, and life is a nightmare. I'm just a kid, I know that it's not fair. Nobody cares 'cause I'm alone"

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