'Dear diary, my life is a complete fiasco.
The dashboard show is this weekend and I can't even fit
into my little sister's jeans anymore. My dad grounded
me cause he caught me in my mom's makeup again. He's
such a nazi. I wish i could just run away to somewhere
where people could understand me. I make out with one
guy at a show and I'm gay? Hello, it's the new millenium.
Ever heard of experimentation? I tried to cut my wrist
yesterday but some of the blood got on my pants, and I totally
freaked. Needless to say, they're ruined.'

For the past few years we've seen you around
pretentious art fags taking over my town
You're too mature to have any fun
Your trend in a year will be over and done
Your hair isn't a bowl or any shape
You're acting like you're gay just to get laid
and a white belt holds up your pants
you're too mature to fucking dance

we aren't dead
and in a year there will be none left.

'mmm, emo. you bet your sweet ass it's emo. ooh, doesn't it
just make you wanna cry?'

[repeat verse and chorus]

'anyway, my life is just a black abyss. I'm up to 98
pounds now and i don't know what to do. I don't know,
maybe i'll join the navy.


Lyrics submitted by snake charmer

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    General CommentI LOVE this song! I can't believe I'm the only one to comment on it! I specifically love how it pokes fun of Emo and how it's become a fucking trend. Look at every little Emo 'boi'; 90-110 lbs, black shaggy hair, and tight girl pants.

    I'm sick of Emo music being labeled like this! Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, and From First to Last are NOT Emo! Listen to some Sunny Day Real Estate or Rites of Spring. Emo music does not mean boys kissing each other, wearing make up and tight pants, and pissing and moaning and crying over every little thing that goes wrong in your life. Emo music is music that speaks to your soul, it's peaceful and tranquil.

    FUCK THE TREND OF EMO! Educate yourself.
    Heinous Bitchon June 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentC'mon oldskoolpunker23, he doesn't "deserve" to listen to the song? That's got to be the most elitist thing I've heard in a while. Heaven forbid someone else listens to your band, or else it wouldn't be cool anymore. What Heinous Bitch was trying to say is that emo as a trend is ridiculous, which it is, but that its origins has good stuff, which it did. I don't think that I would agree that emo music is calm and tranquil, as most of the stuff that isn't the trendy things push the limits of speed and are some of the hardest core stuff out there, take Antioch Arrow for example. And all music can speak to your soul, not just emo; I always think it's rather pretentious for emo kids to claim that their music is the only type that's emotional. Those bands you were talking about though are emo, just post-emo; it's the equivalent to us punk's pop punk; nobody wants it to exist, but it still is an offshoot of our beloved music, as is the original emo.

    Back to the song though, I thought it was, while quite stereotypical scene criticization, pretty funny. "You're acting like you're gay just to get laid" I think is my favorite line of the song. Obviously it's Cheap Sex's disgustion of how it has become very fashionable thing in the mainstream community to dress in such a manner and pretend to be part of the underground, and as such Cheap Sex does the fashionable thing for the underground and criticizes those trying to get into our subculture. Luckily they do it in such a satirical manner and manage to hit the right target, not criticizing the music (which actually has some really good stuff such as Heroin and Hoover) but instead going after the kids who don't get into it for the music but just for the fashion.

    I don't think it's good for the punk community as a whole to feel so superior to emo; because you're cutting yourself off from some good music simply because it's not cool to listen to it since so many kids are getting into it. It's perfectly alright to listen to Smoke or Fire and enjoy Hot Cross, throwdown to F-Minus and still like Dag Nasty, or thrash to McRad and appreciate Moss Icon. And watch the queerbashing, know that most (almost all) of punk's founders were bi, experimented, gay, or outright drag queens. The problem is that many make the mistake of thinking if you're gay you're cool, when really it was if you're cool you're cool, no matter your sexual preference.

    strikesomewhereon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoldskoolpunker23 how the fuck could you know that hes emo? seriosly have you ever met him? i doubt it. get your head out of your ass and quit judging people before you even try to get to know them.
    the_clairvoyanton March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Makes me laugh every time and simultaniously makes me want to scream "HELL YEAH!" along with the chorus.
    jimboa18on June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI do love this song...but I just need to say, I've seen pictures of Cheap sex and such...really they DO look the part of 'emo'. Maybe no make-up, but the tight clothes are there. I agree with strikesomewhere on everything that they have said, but oldskoolpunker23 as for your hit at sXe, why should it matter to you? I know few, if any Straight Edge kids that would lecture or force you to become one as well. I've only talked to kids I actually care about, trying to get them to stop damaging themselves. I think oldskoolpunk23 is a stereotypical punk or skinhead whichever it is anymore. I forget. But this stereotyping thing can't souly be placed just upon emo, it is also in punk and rap and other generes. Just emo is the most known as of late, it's sad really. I do enjoy most of the music and I hate kids dissing or judging me just souly upon that. It's pathetic and also as bad as judging upon race and sexual preference.
    starwarspwnson August 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually alot of punk people wear jeans that are tight..they're just really skinny
    cheeza4uon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim kind of confused.. which came first fuck emo by cheap sex or emo kid by adam and andrew? if they did copy adam and andrew, id say thats pretty lame on their part, but i still love cheap sex.
    cherrycraveon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCheap Sex came first from what I know.
    starwarspwnson August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRIGHTEOUS
    sammy_mendelon September 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all I totally agree with you oldschool. second cheap sex does not look emo, ahaha. emo is for faggot boys and girls, who dont wanna "be like the rest" but cant face being totally different. Thats how it is where I live.

    oh strikesomewhere yeah it is hideous when someone listens to your band, because eventually it gets to the masses and they take it and rip it fucking apart. So, I dont want people listening to my fucking music fuck that.
    Ashleemadisonon November 08, 2006   Link

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