Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Overthinking Music - Gives You Hell (All American Rejects)

 Here is an experimental new simple article idea, explaining what a song means to me and overthinking it. Lately, this 2008 single has been on my mind a lot because it reflects my own mindset. Click "read more" for my take.

This band and song are popular enough to where I do not think there is any need to tell their history, so let me get straight to the point. The lyrics and music video suggest this song is about being bitter to someone who has wronged you in the romance department; this video in particular is like a mini movie complete with a twist ending. There is also a "performance version" which is just the band playing.

Recently I have gone through a heartbreak after years of wasted feelings. While I cannot say they "wronged" me because technically speaking they did nothing wrong, but I can't help still feeling resentful. Which brings me to this song, not because I am bitter and want to tell said person to go to hell, because to me this song encourages keeping you spirit up after a heartbreak. Rather than being sad, dramatic, or feeling worthless, this song screams YOU MISSED OUT AND WILL REGRET IT

That's right, I listen to this tune for cheer myself up and to me it is a motivational song. You could argue that it is mean spirited in some ways, but it unfair to the individual stories. You have to have some sense of self worth in order to be mean spirited in this way; and that is what we rejected ones need. So, to all my fellow heartbroken brothers & sisters, know whoever you are you are not alone and someday the way they treated you will give them hell. 

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