Can We Guess Your Favorite Song To Use In Your Away Message?
♪ And I don't want the world to see me/ 'Cause I don't think that they'd understand/ When everything's made to be broken/ I just want you to know who I am ♪ Oh, the memories those words invoke. As an introverted, deeply sensitive adolescent who often felt a strong divergence between your public and private persona and who really *didn't* know who you were yet, those words of the Goo Goo Dolls simply spoke to you. Understandably, as "Iris" is a thing of real poignancy.
Lyrics of choice: ♪ When I'm with you I feel like I could die/ And that would be all right, all right ♪ These words were something special to you, a pretty upbeat youth who possessed a free spirit, old soul, and an acceptance of the complex, crazy mystery of adolescent life. And quite a catchy song for a topic that possesses such gravity, right?
You probably loved the ♪ Believe in me/ Because I don't believe in anything/ And I want to be someone to believe ♪ Or maybe you preferred the more contemplative ♪ Gray is my favorite color/ I felt so symbolic yesterday/ If I knew Picasso/ I would buy myself a gray guitar and play ♪ As an introspective and inquisitive adolescent who was into anything creative and artistic. "Mr. Jones" really got you.
Ah, Death Cab for Cutie. The band that Seth Cohen loved (but you were a true fan and loved them before they appeared on "The O.C." right?). The band who gave you the words, ♪ Cause you can't find nothing at all/ If there was nothing there all along ♪ Ambiguous lyrics with the potential to be interpreted however your angsty adolescent self desired: what more could you want?
♪ Shake down/ You make me break/ For goodness sake/ I think I'm on the edge of something new with you ♪ How poetic, how perfect, and how resonant for an adolescent such as yourself, who often felt as though the world moves faster than you know. One might even say you were filled with uncertainty, glimpsing the potential of something great, teetering on the edge of a sweet catastrophe. And no one understood that better than Something Corporate.
♪ Today is gonna be the day ♪ when we resurrect your childhood memories through this quiz. Plain and simple, Wonderwall was classic. You definitely had the ♪ Because maybe...you're gonna be the one that saves me ♪ part as your away message, right? As a hopeful adolescent, walking the roads of youth (all of which are winding) and wondering what promise the future held, Oasis understood you and spoke to you. Hell, they probably still do.
♪ Is that what you call a getaway/ Tell me what you got away with/ 'Cause I've seen more spine in jellyfish/ I've seen more guts in eleven-year-old kids ♪ Ah, the words that captured the quintessence of teen angst and adolescent despair, therefore making them incredibly well-suited for your away message all those years ago. Back when you felt uncool and hung out around the kitchen. Back when your rebellious desire to wave your middle finger to the world was, to quote Brand New, as subtle as a brick in the small of my back.
Maybe you went with the ♪ My hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me/ So won't you kill me/ So I die happy ♪ Or maybe you liked the ♪ My heart is yours to fill or burst/ To break or bury/ Or wear as jewelry ♪ Either way, everyone knew that you meant it. A soft-spoken adolescent with a lot of feelings and a desire to hang on to the good memories of your youth, you'll always remember the sound of the stereo, the dim of the soft lights, and Dashboard Confessional's "Hand Down."
Lyrics you loved: ♪ The truth is you could slit my throat/ And with my one last gasping breath/ I'd apologize for bleeding on your shirt ♪ Were those lyrics made for away messages OR WHAT? They were also made for you, a wishful thinker caught in the complex web of adolescent feelings, hopes, and dreams. Profound, poetic, and alluringly macabre, these lyrics spoke to you on a spiritual level.