Like most people, we love making fun of emo. Because well, emo is funny. So we collected the cheesiest, wussiest, sappiest emo lyrics of all time and put them in one place so we could laugh at them.
How does a lyric make the list? Well, it should be totally cringeworthy. Basically, every time you hear it, you should want to puke your guts out over how cheesy it is. Usually, that consists of some failed attempts at expressions of love. Godawful metaphors also earn points. References to things like hearts, tears, and sadness are also a plus. Basically, anything that sounds like it was written in a college Introductory-Level Creative Writing Class. Some of these are by great musicians. Others are by talentless hacks. Some are by bands that fall into the “emo” genre. Some are just particularly “emo” lyrics.
For help, we teamed up with Tom from WashedUpEmo.com as well as some of our emo-savvy friends, and you, the good people of the Internet, to compile a list of the cheesiest emo lyrics of all time. In no way is this a definitive list. There are enough break ups and lame attempts at similes in the world to hold us over for the rest of eternity. So with that said, feel free to leave any you think we missed in the comments.