March 24th, 2022 @ 6:21 pm
ahhhhhhhhh, jimmy eat world perfection. ♥ i love when i fall off of this song for a while and come back to it and fall in love with it all over again. this album is so deliciously, overwhelmingly, happily heartbreaking and tied to so many memories. for some odd reason, all of my friends that also listen to this album say the same thing – that it’s a bittersweet one – tied to both good and bad memories. i wonder why the universe did that.
bleed american reminds me of when my sister and i became close back in the day. she had just started driving and this was one of our on-repeats. it was also an album we used to listen to in christina’s car (my former friend/first roommate) when we first became friends (“i’m not andrina cause i take the right pills every day” – i will never not think of those lyrics when i hear the song bleed american. our friend went to “naughty school” (which i always assumed was boarding school but might have been a psych hospital stay) and i guess was on psych meds? – really nice of her friend to come up with those lyrics). we listened to this album often and lots of emo/80s/gothy/punk mix CDs on random road trips for hours. this album, and both my sister and christina, also got me through the first breakup i had with jeff – i STILL can’t listen to cautioners</3.
anyways, if you’ve never heard it, and you’re into………. rock (lol?) give it a listen. wikipedia has it down as “Alternative rock, pop punk, power pop, emo”. i have a skewed vision of what emo is, as i really couldn’t stand the dashboard confessional type whiny/sad bands, and i automatically was turned off to the genre. not all of the bands they normally list as emo bands make sense to me, either (sometimes they list weezer…?). then they get all confused and fuse emo with pop punk – don’t even get me started. at the end of the day, i’m more of a screamo person, anyway.
listen, bleed american came out in 00 or 01 and still sounded like 90s rock shit, so i dunno, i lump it in with all of that. it’s alt rock that the emos listen to, that some of the bands sorta sound like sometimes.