they have a reason to be depressed
they are just like everyone else so stop judging them
emo people: longish black/dark hair with highlights of a different colour like red or red with black or whatever and fridge covering one eye. tight girl jeans, make-up and maybe a lip piercing and of course CONVERSE! and they have a very good reason to be depressed. maybe they had something done to them when they were little.
not all emos cut themselves.
and the ones that do cut themselves to try and get rid of the pain they have on the inside.
and sure they may want to die at times but who doesn't?
the music they listen to has a meaning to it. it's written by the band/artist and sung by them so they understand it all unlike the pop crap and stuff everyone listens to that other people wrote.
they like music like: my chemical romance, taking back sunday (who are not pop/rock crap they are very good), the used, the all american rejects(which are getting too popish now), fall out boy (who are also getting too popish), lostprophets, from first to last, hawthorne heights and loads more.
they wear black but that doesn't make them goths or gothic everyone wears black. black goes with everything and doesn't show dirt(that's why new yorkers wear it a lot) they also wear red and purple and pink and green and everyother colour you can think of.
they wear a lot of bracelets and sweat bands but that's to hide their scars that are there because they are trying to escape the pain they have on the inside.
yes they do take alot of pictures of themselves. describe them as camerawhores if you must. they just like the camera.
they are not looking for attention. well not all of them. some might be because they didn't/don't get any at home and their parents don't care.
they do not bleed black. it's just a figure of speech about how they feel.
and yes they cry alot. but isn't it better to get them out then holding them back and getting worse? tears are the words the heart can't speak. they are away of letting everything out without hurting yourself or anyone else.
maybe emo is become overly used and more people are it. but maybe that's because of how the world is now.
and maybe they are mostly white people. maybe white people just have a worse life than anyone else.
emos are very random and like weird things.
they are NOT druggies or whores or whatever. well most of them aren't
(person being horrible) everything is depressing, my whole life is depressing, i'm soo depressed i'm gonna go die. (etc)
(p.b.h.)go cry in your corner you stupid emo (note emo never did anything)
(emo walking along ignoring everyone)
(p.b.h) go away you f**king emo.
1. Girls say they like "sensitive guys" (lie)
2. Guy finds out, so he listens to faggy emo music and dresses like a dork so chicks will see that he is sensitive and not afraid to express himself (lie). He dyes his hair black, wraps himself in a stupid looking scarf, develops an eating disorder, and rants about how "nobody understands".
3. Now an emo guy, he meets Emo chick and they start dating, talking about how their well-off suburban lifestyles are terrible and depressing (lie)
4. Emo guy is just too much of a pussy. His penis is too small, he's too depressed to bathe, and has more mood swings than emo chick, and he doesn't even have a menstrual cycle. Emo chick dumps him, saying "It's not you, it's me." (lie) as she drives off with Wayne, the school jock and captain of the football team.
5. Emo guy goes home and cries, proceeds to write a weak song and strum a single string on his acoustic guitar. Another emo chick sees how he is so in touch with his feelings, and the cycle continues.
This is the sad truth of the emo lifestyle/music, and now that I look at how pathetic it really is, maybe the emos DO have something to cry about!
boyfriend: I'm too sad to have sex.
girlfriend: I'm sad too; lets have sex and cry.
boyfriend: I'm already crying.
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: omg my gf just left me
acidburnedsoul: that sux man
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: i blame myself only i'm such an ass *cries*
acidburnedsoul: dude come over to my house and we can cut ourselves together
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: okay *cries*
acidburnedsoul: omg dashboard confessional has a new cd, i preordered it already
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: dude they're my favorite band to self-mutilate to
acidburnedsoul: i prefer to cut myself while watching Napoleon Dynamite on my bigscreen
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: dude that movie is so deep. i cry every time i see it
acidburnedsoul: me too. i hate myself
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: yeah we're such tortured souls, nobody understands how hard life is for us
acidburnedsoul: yeah we got it tough dude. pass the tissues
I just thought I'd clear that up after all of these "definitions" in which I have encountered an unbelievable amount of people who try to pass off their blatantly false pretenses as fact, and are slowly infecting others with their high-horse, holier-than-thou bullshit. Because honestly, with your ridiculous definitions, Beethoven, George Gershwin, and Britney Spears are/was "emo bands."
Now, onto the real definition.
In the early 90s there was a movement in the hardcore genre that came to be known as "Emotive Hardcore," spearheaded by Rites Of Spring. Harder-core-than-thou kids, who swore by Dischord Records a la Minor Threat, actually coined the term "Emo" as something of a put-down for the kids who really liked Rites Of Spring, Indian Summer and this new wave of "Emotive" Hardcore bands. That's right, "Emo" was once not something kids called themselves. The field exploded outwards from there - Level-Plane Records has always been the most famous Emo label. Acts like Yaphet Kotto, I Hate Myself, Saetia, Hot Cross, A Day In Black And White, Funeral Diner, I Would Set Myself On Fire For You, You And I, and hosts of others came in the next decade. Most emo bands have since broken up, but there's still the occasional hold-out (again, the majority of Level-Plane Records' roster has been a procession of emo acts). Like most DIY hardcore/punk of the time, a majority found its way onto vinyl and not much else. Some people consider bands like Fugazi, and later Sunny Day Real Estate, a progression of emo, but personally, I don't quite follow that philosophy.
Often, more recently, this gets intertwined with post-hardcore, and understandably so - that's nothing to make an issue of, since well shit, at least it's close.
Since the late 90s, though, bands have been emerging in the vein of Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, and the thousands of their clones. As far as I can tell, some lazy journalist somewhere, writing an article about them, decided "Well, fuck, no one knows what emo is anyways, so I'll call these bands "emo" - sounds more appealing than bubblegum pop rock..." and the spiral continued downwards into the current amalgomation of bands MTV has told everyone is "emo."
Somehow, people decided that "emo" meant "emotional," which is obviously bullshit, as 99% of bands make music to illicit emotion, which would make "emotional" a completely all-encompassing genre from classical to opera to pop to rap.
Hope that helps.
Rites of Spring is emo.