Emo, 1998-2003

“After years of post-modern, irony, camp, and nobody in rock ‘n roll meaning anything they said, these groups are not only daring to share what they feel are truths, they’re surviving to share them with poetic flair.  The best of ’em do it with style, originality, and more than enough energy to rock your sorry ass.”  -Jim Derogatis, Guitar World, 1999


Saves The Day – Holly Hox, Forget Me Nots

I am walking down to your house
Banging on the door
Please, please, please, Mr. Hox
Won’t you tell your daughter I’m all alone
And I’m not handling this well
Never know just what you have
Until you get it yanked out of your chest
I am walking to the water,
Standing on the bank
Stare at my reflection
Oh my god, I look pathetic tonight


The Get Up Kids – Don’t Hate Me

Forgive me for running off to find the one thing I have to do.
Each night you can fall asleep assured that someday I’ll be coming home to you.
These constant reminders in everything I see.
The chance of a lifetime…what a great place to be.
Oh Amy, don’t hate me, for running away from you.
Oh Amy, don’t hate me. ‘Cause I’m still in love with you!


Braid – A Dozen Roses

The way we touched and psuedo-kissed
Oh i already miss you singing like this
Over the phone
Every now and every then I tend to pretend
I’m not alone

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