“I’m Sorry” - Blink 182
“Queen of Apologizes” - the Sounds
“I'm no good at saying sorry” - The Early November
“Set Phasers to Sun” - Taking Back Sunday
“Lullabies” - All Time Low
“Twenty-Three” - Yellowcard
“screenwriting an apology” - Hawthorne Heights
“Amtrak is for Lovers” - Houston Calls
“elevators and matchmakers” - June
“boy who blocked his shot” - Brand New
So I’m sure you’ve screwed up in the past few weeks, and have someone you need to apologize too. What better way to do that than with a snazzy, “I’m Sorry” Mix Tape. Scene Trash is here to help.
Kick it off with classic Blink. Three chords is all you need to say you're sorry and ask "What's happened to you?" It's a song, like most of pre-2003 Blink, about growing up and everything sucking. Picking up the pace a bit comes The Sounds "Queen of Apology" a song about apologizing for yourself, "this will be the death of me." We all know what it's like to really just screw up, and something just takes over your life.
The Early November really kills the mood, with I'm "No Good At Saying Sorry" a song about regrets, and just needing one more chance. Taking Back Sunday uses a different approach at apologizing. Actually, I can't tell if they're sorry or not. Sarcasm is Adam's best attribute (among other things).
Hometown boys, All Time Low, Sing you too sleep with Lullabies, a song about waiting for an apology. Yellowcard's "Twenty Three" is about someone not accepting your apology "Twenty Three and you're still mad at me" where you just get to the point where you just don't care much anymore, "so much time I've wasted on you..."
Hawthorne Height's "Screenwriting an Apology" is one of my favorites, just because of the line "Exit now, credits rolling. The girl who stole my heart, the one that got away..." It's a song about seperation, lost love, knowing you're meant to be together, and all the feelings that go with that. Houston Calls is another intense song about love slipping away.
"Can you really think just how this feels?" Thank you, June. How many time have you felt like screaming that to someone? Then Brand New ends it with "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot" It starts off with the heart wrenching first lines "If it makes you less, I will die by your hand" Basically, the song kills. "I'm glad that you can forgive. I'm only hoping as time goes, you can forget."
So in the spirit of St. Patti’s GOOD LUCK!