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8 Songs From Middle School That Were Actually Written About College Exams

Is it a coincidence that your favorite pop-punk jams of the early 2000s seem relevant to your college midterm experience? No, no it isn't.

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1. I'm Not Okay (I Promise) by My Chemical Romance

You may have thought that you understood this song in middle school as you fearlessly faced your first heartbreak, overactive hormones, and ever-changing body proportions, but you now realize that this song was actually written for you as you study into the late hours of the night until you are truly, no longer mentally "okay".

2. It Wasn't Enough by Good Charlotte

Unfortunately, this jam was most certainly not about your first ex-boyfriend of two days but instead about that one (or two, who's counting) midterms that crept up on you and before you knew it, it is literally in two hours and you realize that all that "studying" you did this weekend might not cut it.

3. Last Resort by Papa Roach

While your first -generation iPod played this anthem for weeks on end back in the day, it's actually more relevant now than ever before, as you attempt to cram every last sentence from your notes into your brain the night before a midterm, there's definitely some "suffocation" and "no breathing" happening.

4. Misery Business by Paramore

Woah, you never did mean to break, but now you have because you have been writing papers on papers and you're not sure if you can do it anymore. You once thought being 13 was true misery, but now you know that midterm week is.

5. Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day

While walking down the halls of your middle school may have felt like the boulevard of broken dreams, you now realize that that was incorrect of you to assume because the real broken dream is your future after midterms and you are, academically speaking, not on the right track.

6. Sugar, We're Going Down by Fall Out Boy

There is no doubt that this song was actually written for all the struggling college students of the world braving through tests and papers and presentations oh my. With all this going on at once, what student isn't going down?

7. All Downhill From Here by New Found Glory

The song title (and the lead singer) screams college midterm week. Once it begins, everything is awful and it is a slow, painful experience that doesn't get better until it's all over.

8. It Ends Tonight by The All-American Rejects

Now, pre-teen you may have thought this was a bitter yet empowering break-up song, college you is now well aware that it was actually written about the last night of exams when a small glimmer of hope emerges from the depths of hell/your class notes and you are reminded that finally, after a week of utter darkness and no sleep, it all ends tonight.

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