"Honestly?" as written by Steven Joseph Lamos, Stephen Michael Holmes and Michael Thomas Kinsella....
Honestly I can't remember (teen dreams)
All my teenage feelings
And the meanings
They seemed too see-through
To be true

All the who's are there
But the whys (but the whys)
Are unclear (are unclear)

Picture this
The long awaited
Sickening kiss
How does it feel (explain)
To know (how)
We've re-written history (these things change)
Despite the complicated
Beginning to all of this
Honestly?


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"Honestly?" as written by Stephen Michael Holmes Michael Thomas Kinsella

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    General CommentOn a scale of 1 to 10, this song gets a 48.
    billyclonescuon November 20, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti already know i'll listen to this song when i'm 30 and relate.
    brockknowsbeston November 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhite Tide.

    You are a pretentious dumbass. Seriously, The Get Up Kids aren't emo? Hilarious. They may be a bit on the mainstream side, but they are indeed emo. Don't talk shit unless you know it buddy.

    Anyways, this song pretty much owns. One of my favorite American Football songs behind Never Meant.
    Colin B.on March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentspaghetti kiss. hahaha. Nice try.
    June zeroon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is so my favorite song of American Football's. the loops in the middle and the depressing and anxiety-inducing ending are simply genius. i hope others feel the way i do about this song. a definite five.
    holden_caulfieldon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsong is very awesome
    XXXCatalepticWishXXXon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHey everyone, I want you all to know I just added my band, Answer Burning Out, to this website and I would love it if you guys checked us out just so I could see what some other people think of the lyrics. We don't have songs available for download yet, so sorry, anyways, I live for emo and all music really, so I would love it if I could get some opinions from some people that I know love this music just as much as I do. We haven't posted all of our songs yet just cuz right now I am too lazy but there are a few. Thanks you guys.

    ~*This is a time in my life when everything is falling apart and at the same time it's all coming together*~
    dashchick8044on August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far my favourite AF song... I think it explains alot of people`s "teen feelings" and how confused we can get when looking back on it all.

    "sickening kiss.." not spaghetti kiss

    xo
    Shutup Vanityon March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"EMO" - Post Hardcore, emotionally frenzied and intricately loud, with outstanding roots in the Washington D.C. area. Namely bands like Soulside, Shudder to Think, Rites of Spring, Embrace, Fugazi et.
    DEFINITELY NOT Dashboard Confessional, Jacks Broken Heart, the Get Up Kids, or anything remotely resembling the Gloria Record.
    Please, refrain from using this word...
    By the way, AF is probably my favorite band, whom I discovered about 3 years ago, and whose lead singer (Mike Kinsella) I have talked to in person. Simply amazing instrumentation, a step above all of the embarrassingly melancholy indie-pop out there today.
    WhiteTideon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Comment'emo' is just a bad name for one genre of music no matter who the bands are. I'm totally into most bands considered 'emo' but still...lets all think of a new name for it all!...whos with me!!?. ok sorry. anyways. goooood song american football is so pretty : )
    xfallenx10on April 07, 2003   Link

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