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Music whose topic is an emotion, rather than a person, place, thing, or actvity.
"I love to love because I care"
by punkassdissident August 14, 2005
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emo music is music with emotional lyrics, and either melodious slow rythum and progressive, but as it has progressed, it adopted so much of the other music styles and rythums that it is hard to pinpoint what is emo music and what isnt. now because of that fact, some people will argue that the newest bands of this genre arent actually emo, like my chemical romance. but think about what is the minor guidelines for emo music? and that everything progresses.. we had the rights of spring as the first official band to be labeled emo, and then it progresses to get up kids and death cab for cutie. im sure youve all heard that speel.
emo music- music with emotional lyrics. melodious, slow rythum. progressive.

progressive - adopted so much of the other music styles/rythums

minor guidelines??
by Xx.im.your.zero.xX December 19, 2006
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My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Death Cab For Cutie, Taking Back Sunday, and The Used are not emo music like everyone says.
Clearly, these people have never heard of bands like Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Appartus, Underoath, AFI, Jimmy Eat World, Alexisonfire, Story Of The Year, Senses Fail, and From First To Last, which are real emo bands. And if these bands aren't emo, what is?
Like I've said before, bands like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, and Death Cab For Cutie are NOT emo music.
by Death Shredder August 14, 2007
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Emo began as a music style in the '90's, and has become associated with bands like My Chemical Romance, Fallout Boy etc. It became a style that mostly (NOT ALWAYS) focuses on the vintage-look (retro brand names etc). Being emo myself, you're all gonna think 'OMG IT'S AN EMO, SHE'S, LIKE, GONNA BE, LIKE, OMGWTFBBQ MY LIFE SUCKS EMO'S RULE THEY'RE SO HARDCORE OMG LMAO' or something like that. (I'm not taking the mick out of anyone, I swear. Sorry if I offended someone.) I'm not depressed all the time, I'm not always writing dark poems about life, and I'm not anorexically skinny (I laugh about that).

Why is emo associated with self-harm? Just because some people decided that any depressing self-destruction music MUST be emo?

Emos are usually, as far as I know, into the retro emo bands that began the emo craze, and the more modern bands like Panic! @ The Disco etc. The most common feature of emo is the hair with a side-parting. The bangs are NOT always covering one eye, NOT always dark, NOT always straight, NOT always shaggy for boys and NOT always short for girls.

The thing I've noticed that made me laugh about people's descriptions for emo boys was that they all wear trousers fitted for girls. WHAT A CROCK. I've never seen an emo boy dressed in trousers that are fit for girls. It would look a bit dumb, I mean, with the hips and all. So what if the trousers might be tight? It doesn't mean they're for girls! SERIOUSLY STRANGE. But if there is an emo boy who wears girls trousers, SORRY.

Another big thing for emo is the gloves/bracelettes and scraves. NOT everyone wears them but it's pretty common, from what I've seen.

I AM NOT AN EXPERT. This is my opinion and it's not always right! Emo is a fashion sense that may have stereotypes but not all emos follow them. Who can tell me they know EXACTLY what the emo fashion is? Anyone? I don't think even emos can really tell me.
Him: Everyone says I'm not emo because my hair isn't an emo hairstyle

Her: Stereotypes are fun, lets point and laugh

*Him and Her both point and laugh at the steroetypes dancing on the ceiling as emo music plays some place random in the background*
by KerrytheKiwi December 15, 2006
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Emo Music is the harsh sounding squeal of a high pitched faggoty dark colored attire wearing prick with long bangs that cover the face/eyes and that that doesnt bathe for days(usually accommodated by a wool or polyester scarf). Usually composed of a grand total of 3-5 chords played repetitively in different ways, these songs are "Messages to America's Youth" about how shitty well-off suburban lifestyle is. These songs usually contain lyrics such as "I shed tears of blood for you", "I hate my life", "I cut myself again", and my personal favorite "We're just kids".
Whoever writes Emo Music needs to go to Kenya and get his ball sack accessorized into a spare change pouch for the homeless.
by Dr. Rufus December 11, 2008
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Shit. Emo bands are untalented. They can NOT play their instruments. They can NOT write good lyrics. They can NOT sing. Infact they don't sing at all. They just whine and scream.

Emo is disgrace to rock music.
Example of some crappy emo music lyrics:

"I'm in a car underwater with time to kill, thinking back I forgot to tell you this
I didn't care that you left and abandoned me, what hurts more is I would still die for you." --Armor for sleep's "Car Underwater"

"I'm not okay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay" --My chemical romance's "I'm NOT okay (I promise)"

"And I can't make it on my own.
Because my heart is in Ohio.
So cut my wrists and black my eyes.
So I can fall asleep tonight or die.
Because you kill me." --Hawthorne Heights' "Ohio is for
Lovers"

Notice the stupid band names.
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Emo music is usually screamo. Bands such as Paramore, although they don't have screaming have many emo fans, as does Jeffree Star. Emos actually like all sorts of music.

Emo style bands:
Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Bless The Fall, All That Remains, Atreyu, Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, Evanescence etc

emo music lyrics:

I smell the lies dancing on your blackened lungs,

I whispered in her ear:
Fear me dear, for I am Death,
I'll take your hope, your dreams, your love,
Till there's nothing left

For Stevie's Eyes Only- Bring Me The Horizon

God help me... I'm so tired...
but in my dreams... the wolves ate out my soul...
God help me... I'm so frightened...
but in my dreams... the wolves tear out my heart...

A Vampire's Lament- Atreyu
by xGemox September 28, 2007
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