Around 02/03, when it was in full swing, I tried to avoid the whole screamo movement (or whatever the bands want to be called). It just wasn’t for me. Bands like Breaking Benjamin, Thursday, et. al just weren’t personally compelling. I didn’t have much in my life that needed to find that kind of an outlet, I guess.
But the one song that’s stuck with me is Taking Back Sunday’s “You’re So Last Summer.” It’s a scathing retelling of the end of a relationship, and it’s appropriately angry and mean, and just about everything I’d want to say to a person who had scorned me to make them cry on impact.
Granted, that situation hasn’t ever presented itself to me, so I guess I should be thankful. But I have it on the ready, just in case it’s called for.