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Sometimes I’m really bummed out or heartbroken or anxious or kicking my own self over the edge into a depressive spiral and I don’t want to talk about it but I really want everyone to know. So thank Lesbian Jesus for Facebook. It’s the perfect way to alert people to your very-bad no-good state of mind without actually having to use your words.
There are three categories of these songs:
- I feel sad and I want people to know it but not explicitly, like maybe I just felt like listening to Elliott Smith because I can’t get enough of his exquisite guitar licks OKAY?
- I am very upset at a particular person and I really hope they see this status so they know they are the werewolf/shark in this song; I am literally bleeding.
- I am so mad/sad/weird that I can’t even deal with myself at all. This is usually when I post mid-2000s emo/pop punk or hardcore with nothing but a lyric excerpt in all caps.
I want to be clear that I am not promoting this kind of passive aggressive weirdo behavior, you should probably text your best friend or pet a dog or go to therapy if you are feeling the need to externalize your woes. But as an extrovert with depression, sometimes I do it! I do. You probably do it sometimes to, gentle reader. Maybe instead of doing that we should just listen to this playlist! Almost all of these songs I have actually truly posted on Facebook, and let me tell you!! It didn’t make me feel better. But sometimes listening to them does.
Dear Facebook, I’m Sad
Ballad Of Big Nothing – Elliott Smith
I’m Not Part Of Me – Cloud Nothings
The Pros And Cons Of Breathing – Fall Out Boy
The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You – My Chemical Romance
Phoenix In Flight – Converge
Werewolf – Fiona Apple
The Moon – Cat Power
Olvídame – Thalía
Split, Splitting – Mal Blum
Train Under Water – Bright Eyes
Seven Swans – Sufjan Stevens
Get Lonely – The Mountain Goats
Luna – Zoé
It Is What It Is – Blood Orange
I Don’t Want to Let You Down – Sharon Van Etten
Seen How Things Are Hard – Elliott Smith
Mr. Pitiful – Otis Redding