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.
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...'
Emo's are fun to make fun of.
Know for cutting themselves and crying a lot.They really need to get a life. Can be spotted due to black hair that covers one eye, black clothes, and black make-up(even on the males). Not to be mistaken for Scene kids.
see also fag, faggot, gay, homo
2. Genre of music that cant be described as rock because of the homosexual undertones or pop because of the semi - non - "mainstream" theme. "god-squad" bands are especially prominent in this genre , this music is an enigma because as soon as anyone other than the first person to hear the band, listens to the music, it becomes unpopular. so bands are constantly called "sellouts" which raises the question. How can they be sellouts if no one gives a fuck?
Zach: dude quit that shit your not gonna go emo on me and fuck some butch girl or really feminine dude right?
Bill: what? no way! im not gonna let some cunt run my life who needs that stupid whore
Zach: exactly lets go get a beer
Craig: hey is that (insert emo band here)?!?! i love them!!!
Gary: wow, i like these sellouts less now thanks ass
Craig: what the hell just happened?
The emo bands that are still going include: Funeral for a friend, Clash of the sirens and the haunts (there are a lot more) also i recommed going to see all of those bands they are all awesome I saw them in May.
So I leave you with this emo is a subculture of the more widely known goth it is only a fashion statement and genre of music.
*emo is thinking* All these chavs are telling me to slit my wrists I would say something but theres too many