Being a teenager is vastly overrated. We all make mistakes, we are stubborn and we couldn't give two shits what our parents think, we hate school, we cause shit, we fight, we love, we cry, we give up on believing in a higher power. We're all fucked up and thats the truth, we all come from dysfunctional families, becaus...e no family is perfect; we say things that we don't mean, we yell, we scream, we get broken hearts, we get drunk, we have sex. Grades don't mean a thing anymore, we live on quotes and music that describe our lives and most importantly we are tired. We are tired of waking up each morning and having to go to school where we see the people we hate or the people we love, we get tired of waiting for the text message that's not going to come and we get tired of pretending we're fine.
It starts off texting all the time. Sending each other smiley faces, making each other smile. Flirting, staying up late at night just having fun. Then things get more serious. You start getting more personal. Then you meet, you kiss him, you fall for him. Then he asks you out. You date. Doesn't matter for how long, but you fall. Fall hard enough you don't know what's happening. And when you wake up, you're left with reality. He breaks up with you in a matter of not even a month, or maybe more. But in the end, it's all the same. You always end up with a broken heart. & you keep going back to him because you love him. You'll take his crap, you don't care, because you just want him.
“I still see you inside of this God-awful house
You move awfully quiet now
And I still feel you everywhere
You told me this has always been worth living,
But what’s really worth living anymore?”—Manchester Orchestra - Sleeper 1972
“I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair, I hate the way you drive my car, I hate it when you stare. I hate you big dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind, I hate you so much it makes me sick, it even makes me rhyme. I hate the way you’re always right, I hate it when you lie, I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you’re not around and the fact that you didn’t call, but mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”—10 Things I Hate About You
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