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28 Songs Every Emo Kid Couldn't Stop Blasting In The '00s

Bless my emo heart.

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1. My Chemical Romance's "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" was THE emo anthem you needed in your life.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "I never want to let you down / Or have you go, it's better off this way."

2. Paramore's "Misery Business" was the epitome of teenaged angst and heartbreak all in one.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Second chances they don't ever matter, people never change."

3. You're lying if you say you didn't belt the words to Panic! at the Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" every time it came on.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Haven't you people ever heard of closing the goddamn door?"

4. Fall Out Boy's "Grand Theft Autumn / Where Is Your Boy" was always at the top of your classic emo playlist.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "You were the last good thing about this part of town."

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6. After hearing Blink-182's "The Rock Show," you probably dreamed of falling in love at the Vans Warped Tour.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Because I fell in love with the girl at the rock show."

7. The Shining-inspired video for "The Kill" by Thirty Seconds to Mars made you want to rewatch the horror film all over again.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Bury me, bury me / I am finished with you."

8. Anytime you needed to weather a cloudy day, you had "Ohio Is for Lovers" by Hawthorne Heights on full blast in your headphones.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "And I can't make it on my own / Because my heart is in Ohio."

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10. You'd definitely stack on the black eyeliner and sing along to Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" every morning before school.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "I walk a lonely road / the only one that I have ever known."

11. You still haven't found a way to "Move Along" from this quintessential track by The All-American Rejects.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "And even when your hope is gone / Move along, move along just to make it through."

12. The video for Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" was the party none of our parents wanted us to go to in high school — even though we secretly still went anyway.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Don't you worry what their bitter hearts are going to say."

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13. Story of the Year's "Until the Day I Die" was the go-to emo karaoke song for literally everybody.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Until the day I die (until the day I die) / I'll spill my heart for you, for you."

14. The lyrics to Taking Back Sunday's "You're So Last Summer" were perfect AIM away messages for after you dumped your ex.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Cause I'm a wishful thinker with the worst intentions / This'll be the last chance you get to drop my name."

15. How could you not do an ~emo hair flip~ during "Slow Down" by The Academy Is..?

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "You kiss me like an overdramatic actor who's starving for work / With one last shot to make it happen."

16. It was impossible not to rock out on the air guitar to New Found Glory's "All Downhill From Here."

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "You contradict the fact that you still want me around."

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17. You could always count on Dashboard Confessional's "Stolen" to give you all sorts of lovey-dovey feels.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "You are the best one, of the best ones / We all look like we feel."

18. The Used's "All That I've Got" still brings you back to the 2004 emo version of yourself.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "I'll be just fine / Pretending I'm not / I'm far from lonely / And it's all that I've got."

19. Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life" was that track you had on repeat whenever you were channeling those dark and moody vibes.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Wake me up inside / Wake me up inside / Call my name and save me from the dark."

20. Cute Is What We Aim For had the ~gift of one-liners~ with "The Curse of Curves."

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "I've got the gift of one liners / And you've got the curse of curves."

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21. You undoubtedly wished to be the romantic inspiration behind "Hey There Delilah" by The Plain White T's.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "A thousand miles seems pretty far / But they've got planes and trains and cars / I'd walk to you if I had no other way."

22. "Check Yes Juliet" by We The Kings was totally the song you wanted your emo crush to dedicate to you. 💘

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Don't ever look back / They'll tear us apart / If you give them the chance."

23. Moshing and crowdsurfing to Sum 41's "Fatlip" was a bucket list item for every emo kid.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "I don't want to waste my time / Become another casualty of society."

24. You shed some serious tears over Something Corporate's beautiful lyrics and soothing piano playing in "Konstantine."

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "It's always you and my big dreams."

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26. You'd always request Metro Station's "Shake It" whenever you wanted to bust a move on the dancefloor.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Tonight you're falling in love / Let me go now / This feeling's tearing me up / Here we go now."

27. You definitely tried, and likely failed, to convince your parents to let you get a lip piercing after watching the video for "Calling All Cars" by Senses Fail.

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "I kept my word when I swore that I would let you down."

28. And finally, were you really emo if you didn't rock out to Underoath's "It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door"?

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Lyric that made you the most emo: "Drowning in my sleep / I'm drowning in my sleep."