Peak emo lyrics in non-emo songs

Lyrics that shoot for the profound but miss it by a country mile. Or by an indie kilometre; you can pick your own genre and distance.

Examples (the lyrics are the big letters):

I’M JUST A LITTLE WORM WITH FEELINGS, COVERED IN DIRT AND ORANGE PEELINGS

I’ve had Ruby Fields’s fine new album on repeat, and this line makes me wince every time.

DON’T TELL THE BOYS THAT WE DONE SPENT THE WEEK INSIDE, AND WATCHED THREE SEASONS OF THE OC UNTIL MARISSA FUCKING DIES

Petey’s new album is great, these words are not.

Also had that Ruby Fields album on repeat and also winced at lots of it - real conflicting feelings :grin:

Hi, have you heard of Los Campesinos?

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literally the highlight of the whole album!

I don’t know who Petey is but this is a great lyric tbf

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TikTokker who somehow made a great Modest Mouse/PNW emo/electro pop album

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I think you will find they are an emo band. Their twitter bio says so.

https://twitter.com/LosCampesinos

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Keep meaning to respond to you about this album. Initial impressions are that he definitely knows how to write a song / hook, but I think the lyrics in conjunction with the vocal style are going to be a barrier for me. There’s something very modern / in your face / direct about the combination (maybe that’s the Tik Tok coming through) that I struggle with. I’ll try again though, hopefully I get there with it.

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