Complete the Lyrics to These Emo Songs and We’ll Guess How Emo You Are!

Ryan Choate

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About This Quiz

While the term "emo" - or sometimes "emocore" - may have initially started as an insult to a new branch of hardcore, the term stuck and has produced seminal bands for several decades. The roots of emo can be traced back to the mid-'80s hardcore scene around Washington, D.C. Bands began experimenting with emotionally charged lyrics and unique guitar riffs. Emo soon became a force to be reckoned with across the West Coast; the music was here to stay, and detractors could not deny the influence emo was having on rock music.

By the late 1990s, emo really came into its own. Bands borrowed from the mantra of punk rock, embracing rebellion and an underground movement to expand their sound. Bands would tour together and crash on each other's couches. They were able to get their music out to the masses of eager young fans looking for new sounds. Each generation of emo bands borrows from their predecessors to tweak the sound. Bands like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, Jimmy Eat World and Avenged Sevenfold continue exploring the unique musical genre.  

Grab your black T-shirt and complete these emo song lyrics, then we'll guess how emo you are!



Death Cab for Cutie, "Crooked Teeth": "I built you a home in my heart with rotten wood..."

My Chemical Romance, "Helena (So Long & Goodnight)": "We'll meet again when both our..."

Thirty Seconds To Mars, "The Kill (Bury Me)": "I am finished with..."

Taking Back Sunday, "Cute Without the 'E' (Cut From the Team)": "I know you well enough to know you never..."

Fall Out Boy, "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy": "You were the last good thing about..."

The Starting Line, "Bedroom Talk": "I'll chew you up and..."

Relient K, "Be My Escape": "I am a hostage to..."

Paramore, "Misery Business": "I watched his wildest dreams come true..."

Panic! at the Disco, "Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off": "Did you really think I’d let you..."

Yellowcard, "Ocean Avenue": "Let your waves crash down on me and..."

Story of the Year, "Until the Day I Die": "My hands are at your throat and..."

New Found Glory, "All Downhill From Here": "Which one of us will..."

Hawthorne Heights, "Ohio Is for Lovers": "Spare me just three last words..."

Bright Eyes, "First Day of My Life": "I'm Glad I didn't..."

The All-American Rejects, "My Paper Heart": "Bottle up old love and..."

Boys Like Girls, "The Great Escape": "Watch it burn, let it die, 'cause we are finally..."

Motion City Soundtrack, "L.G. Fuad": "I want to thank you for being a part of my forget-me-nots and..."

The Postal Service, "Nothing Better": "Will someone please call a surgeon who can crack my ribs and..."

Mayday Parade, "Black Cat": "This jealous actress has a habit of making things sound..."

Sugarcult, "Memory": "This may never start..."

Jimmy Eat World, "The Middle": "It just takes some time%0Dlittle girl..."

Metro Station, "Shake It": "Now if she does it like this..."

Good Charlotte, "Predictable": "So take your empty words, your broken promises and all the time you stole 'cause..."

Thursday, "Understanding in a Car Crash": "I don’t want to feel this way forever. A dead letter..."

The Get Up Kids, "I'm a Loner Dottie, a Rebel": "Shut your eyes and..."

The Ataris, "San Dimas High School Football Rules": "I listened to your heartbeat as I..."

Dashboard Confessional, "The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most": "Laced with brilliant smiles and shining eyes, perfect makeup, but..."

New Found Glory, "Dressed to Kill": "I can’t dream anymore since you left. I miss..."

Saves the Day, "My Sweet Fracture": "Could you tell me the next time that you’re choking? ‘Cause I’ll rush right over to..."

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