Emo does not stand for some kid that cuts himself or dresses like a fag with black straightened hair and skinny jeans.
Emo originally started out as a genre of music where bands put passion and EMOtion into their pieces of art. Wait a sec? they put what? -emo-tion, EMOTION. that is what it stands for.
Emo stands for a genre of music where lyrics and music are emotional.
and La Dispute.
Listen to them guys, they are good jams with alot of emotion into them.
So dont kill the word emo with your adolecent scene bullshit. BMTH sucks, plain and simple. Emo kids, arent "EMO" kids, they are just kids dressing like fags.
Emo = Emotional genre of music.
Person1- Man La disputes genre of style is emo!
Person2-I listened to them and they are actually so emotional! the lyrics are powerful!
Person1 -Man I love emo bands like bmth!
Person2- I know!! Oli Sykes is so emo! its HOT!
Lets Get Some Background Into This Shall We?
Emo Was Originally A Type Of Music - Emotive Music - In The 80's And 90's I Suppose. BUTTTT Some Saddos In The Late 90's Early 2000's Decided That They'll Make Up A Meaning For The Word 'Emo' Which Is Commonly Used For Emotional People.
EVERYONE IS EMOTIONAL.
We All Get Sad
We All Get Happy
We All Get Exited
We All Get Depressed
We All Get Angry
We All Get Bashful
We All Get Undecided
We All Get Bloody Emotions K?
Emo Doesn't Mean Emotional
That Makes Everyone Emo
Some People Also Think That Emo's Are People Different From Themselves. Loners Maybe. Just Because Someone Is Alone At Lunch Time Doesn't Make Them Emo. Or If Someone Is Wearing Too Much Eyeliner It Makes Them Emo To Some People
Instead Of Me Ranting At You
I'm Gonna Ask You A Favor K?
Ask Before You Say
If You Want To Know If Someone Is Emo
If They Don't Want To Be Called Or Labelled 'Emo'Then They Obviously Aren't Emo And Will Say No Or Definately Not.
If They Are A Wannabe Emo Then They Will Say Durhh.
I Hate All Of This Labelling Shit
I Was 9 When I Was First Labelled Scene And Goth And Emo
And Back Then I Didn't Know What They Meant So I Shrugged Them Off.
I Have Only Just Turned 13 Now And It Is Really Doing My Tree In
If Humans Were Meant To Be Labelled They'd Be Cans Of Beans And Shit. Labelling Has Taken Over Every Teenager's Life
Just Don't Do It K?
John; Yeah You Big Emo
Sarah; How Am I Emo?
John; You Dyed Your Hair And You Wear Skinnies
Sarah; So? People You Hang Around With Dyes Thier Hair And Wear Skinnies. I Don't See You Calling Them Emo
John; Cause They Aint Emo Are They?
Sarah; Yeah But What Makes Them Different To Me
John; I Know What They're Like And They Aren't Anything Emo
Sarah; Well Then. You Don't Know Anything About Me Do You?
John; Yeah I Do, I Know That You're Emo
Sarah; Obviously You Don't Know Me Then Do You?
John; Fuck Off
What To Do...
John; Oi Sarah!
John; Are You Emo?
Sarah; Fuck No
John; Oh, What Are You Then?
John; I Mean StereoType
John; What If You Had To Be Something?
Sarah; Erm....I'd Be...Skater Or Or Scene Or Cool Bruv
John; Oh Okay...Since When Do You Say Bruv
Sarah; Since When Don't I Say Bruv?
And So On
The Second Example Makes Life So Much Easier And Doesn't Cause Arguments/Fights
Do It For The Kids LOLOL
2. a culture based around pop punk/hardcore music identified by long bangs, tight clothing and self-harm.
3. a word used to describe someone thats depressed, angsty, and/or darkly poetic.
4. a genre of music played by Jimmy Eats World and Fugazi at the beginning of their careers
5. a genre used in mainstream music that is considered an insult to musicians.
2. "Look at the two emos cutting themselves."
3. "Why are you so down? You're so emo!"
4. "Jimmy Eats World should have still played emo music after their first album. yeah, it wouldn't sell, but at least the genre wouldn't be misused so often."
5. "When you say 'emo' to a musician all they hear is 'your music is so unappealing to normal people, that we will put you into the most abnormal, misused genre in the history of the planet'."
Look at that sexy emo hair!
Well, I've decided to just post a blog since I've posted this rant all over the interweb plenty of times.
First of all, "emo" DOES NOT stand for "emotional."
Emo stands for EMOTIVE HARDCORE PUNK.
Emotive hardcore punk is 99% a dead genre.
It lasted from the mid 80s-90s and wasn't very popular.
Ian Mackeye (my hero) was a huge part of both the punk and emo scenes,
and the punk and emo scenes weren't too different.
rites of spring
texas is the reason
circle takes the square<(violence)
sunny day real estate (post)
(There's plenty more, but you get the point)
Lastly, PEOPLE CAN NOT BE EMO.
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A PART OF A DEAD MUSIC GENRE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T EVEN LISTEN TO ANY OF THE MUSIC OF THE GENRE.
Emo came and went, and no, it didn't evolve.
Listen to any of those bands then listen to an mcr song.
They're wayyy different.
Face it, emo is dead.
If you call yourself "emo," you're probably a miseducated scene kid,
and if you call yourself "emo" and you've never been to a show,
you're not a scene kid... you're just a kid dying to fit in.
(I personally don't like scene kids in general)
Just stop slapping labels on yourselves,
and get on with life.
Person 2- Emotive hardcore punk kids?
Person 1- wtf?
"I watch the seasons pull up its own stage, to catch the last weekend of the week, before the gold and the glimmer have been replaced. Another sunsoaked season has been replaced. You have stolen my heart."
By favourite Emo.. band 'Dashboard Confessional.'