Some of us can only learn the hard way. Unlike smart people, who avoid doing things that are obviously painful and foolish, stupid people like me refuse to listen to anyone else, pay attention to warning signs, or think before we act. Even though we know better, we jump headfirst into anything stupid and self-destructive, because hey why not??! Which brings me to my regretcore phase, which was a blur of drugs, alcohol, and banging anything I could get my hands on.
I listened to this song a lot when I was at my peak of self-destructive foolishness because the lyrics resonated with me for obvious reasons. I can’t lie, getting fucked up and having sex with strangers is really fucking fun, but at the same time you have those moments where you look in the mirror and go “I just did a line in the bathroom at school and I’m about to fuck some 19 year-old I met 20 minutes ago… what the fuck am I doing?! Oh well, fuck it, I’m in!!” It’s almost like you can feel your soul getting corroded in real time! I kind of can’t believe I made it out alive with no criminal record, STDs, or rehab.
Anyway, I felt like this band was getting a pretty good amount of hype back in 2007/2008, like maybe they would be the next FTSK, All Time Low, or even just the next Cute Is What We Aim For, but as far as I can tell they just disappeared? To be fair, I don’t think their other songs are nearly as good as this one, but it’s still weird how they seemed to just fall off the face of the earth. Oh well, at least there’s this track!
What happened to this band? Does this song remind you of how good it feels to do stupid, self-destructive shit? Did you have a pop-punk regretcore phase??