Earlier today I went to youtube and typed in ‘easycore music video’ then went to most recently added, and stumbled upon some internet gold. There is this band ‘Escape Plan’ from Michigan, who from their facebook seem like the standard band-of-high-school-kids-who-always-play-talent-shows-and-bug-you-to-buy-tickets-to-the-show-they’re-opening-this-week, and that’s fine and uninteresting. But this song is like the ultimate White Knight anthem, so perfectly executed that it blurs the line between legitimate experience and ingenious satire that took years of study. And luckily there’s a lyric video!
We got everything here, including a couple forced nautical lines like in half of all pop punk songs, non-ironic use of the word “tool”, and the singer dude being friendzoned hard while telling the girl he likes that the other dude he hates is good for her. Ouch dude, come on. I guess they met years ago too, which is supposed to highlight that “they have something special and meaningful”. If the picture at the beginning wasn’t of clearly high school kids, I would think this is such a well done parody of people with the ‘Nice Guy’ complex. And the chorus is so A+ white knight that I have to type it out in case you’re not watching the video and just skimming the page:
“I can’t believe what I’m seeing,
She’s got everything, but a guy to tell her that she’s
Without her already in his bed”
Amazing. Could not be more exact in hitting all the points of a standard White Knight, including bitterness and not being able to see what’s right in front of them. Maybe you shouldn’t tell her she’s perfect until after you seal the deal bro, your answer is right there in the chorus. You’re even like repeating it to yourself. But hey, they’ll learn all of this in college, or potentially far after college if the beta-ness has grown too far deep. Or potentially now if they smarten up and learn from all of these great SYWH resources!
Hopefully they can still get some get some good high school years out of this, maybe become scenecore bros or rappers or dubstep producers and find some nice scene girls or half black girls or rave chicks respectively. Best of luck ‘Escape Plan’! We’re always here to talk and offer advice in the forums <3
Is this the saddest youtube caption ever??
I can imagine him frightened at the thought of moving this video to another channel after it had already blown up, getting a whopping 56 likes. That’s like 27% of its total view count months later, serious stufff. #praying4u