Okay, so there are two very different definitions for the label 'emo'.

First version (usually used by non-emos): Emos are attention seekers who live regular lives like every other teenager in Britain but cannot handle the strain as well as everyone else. They say that they are individuals, yet listen to ‘emo music’, hang out in ‘emo groups’ and buy ‘emo clothes’ with their pocket money. They hang out in dark rooms generally ignoring the happy things in life and talk about how depressed they are all the time. Most lie about cutting themselves in order for people to feel sorry for them without actually experiencing any pain at all. Others do it as an ‘initiation’ ceremony in order to become fully emo. ‘Cutting’ is a fad – what on earth does it help? You feel sad, so you cut yourself to make you feel… better? They don’t appreciate what they have, and do not realise how bad other peoples' lives are in comparison to their own. Emo is just an ever-increasingly popular ‘group’ which people want to be part of. It is a group for kids without an identity, looking for a bit of melodrama and ‘deeper levels of understanding’. To be honest, the kids who REALLY have a life not worth living aren’t even in the emo club – they just try to get through each day until it gets better.

Second version (usually used by TRUE emos – i.e. those who actually have a reason to be depressed): Kids who have had the misfortune to go through circumstances which are incredibly depressing. For example, parental divorce, death of a loved one, and loneliness. They listen to music which explains how they feel, enjoy hanging around with people who understand how they feel, and buy clothes that express to the world about how they feel. Only some kids cut themselves. Cutting can become addictive, and it distracts from the inner pain. It can be hard when youre labelled in the street because of what you wear, and can sometimes make depression worse. Being a ‘half-emo’ can also mean that you just like black and emo clothes and haircuts, and enjoy gigs and mosh pits. Some people that you like because theyre genuinely nice people, could be emo, and fun to hang around with.

Nearly every single teenager has wanted some form of attention or feeling of belonging at some time or other, and being emo could be the solution to some. Don’t hate people because of what they are labelled. Get to know them – they may be more like you than you think.
Person: 'Hey dude, look over there, some damn emos with their black hoodies and weird hair... jeez man theyre such attention seekers'
Friend: 'Err... you own a black hoodie, and all they've done is grown their hair long, man.'
Person:'Umm... oh be quiet, fool'

Cheerleader:'Oh my god, that girl is like, SOO weird - she is like, always DEPRESSED and shit!'
Friend:'Weren't you crying on the phone to me the other night because your boyfriend dumped you? You seemed pretty depressed then...'
Cheerleader:'Oh shuttup'
by abi_yeah April 14, 2007
faggot punk wannabes who like penis in and around their mouths.
Fallout Boy is just another no-talent emo bender band, they are not punk.
by Sam Corey June 12, 2008
A type of music that angsty teens listen to while they pretend to cut themselves.

Not hard enough to be called Punk but not bubble gum enough to be called pop. Imagine if Punk, Pop, and a little bit Goth got together and had a child. Emo is what you would get every time because it takes a little bit of everything.

Just take one band and switch the names around and you basically have every emo band imaginable. The same whiny sounding lead singer, the same sounding guitar solos, the same lyrics just in a different order.
Those people who say that My Chemical Romance is emo don't know the physiological level there music is really on. Wow, those guys are so deep and bruting.
by MrBrightside919 April 29, 2008
is a cutter who likes boys and girls! who scene look and hes quiet alone, wear darkclothes
closet boys that are therekinda attention grabbers. it sadi use emo so here you go
by Ambeerdie April 12, 2008
A sherri, a person whom drives with their chin in the sky
A emo drives with their chin in the sky
by Matt - Travis December 16, 2007
big gayends who like to whine a lot
typical emos conversation:
Emo 1: i am a gayend
Emo 2: lets go be big gayends together
by kingofthegypsies November 24, 2007
basically a word meaning your a little pussy that sits at home crying about shit like your big screen tv remote is lost so now you cant listen to your fudge packing music like panic at the disco or some gay shit like that i dont know realy but they all need to shut the hell up and hurry up and kill themselves cause theres too many people that say they're gonna do it but theres a shit load of emos that are more alive than me and the rest of the world would like
do u see that pussy... thats an emo
by BoB the pickle destroyer November 18, 2007
a guy who's extremely in touch with his feminine side, and bitches and complains about everything. also obsessed with wearing girls' clothing. It's a well known fact that all emo boys are faggots. soft, pussy faggots.end of story.
Brett: i just turned emo
Me: Fuck you, ya pussy.
by Music_Man October 14, 2007

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