We’re often guilty of being overly reminiscent of the 2000s, a time when we were able to be our peak scene kid selves.
The 2000s were marked by several monumental moments, particularly involving the internet and social media.
We posted dozens of statuses a day, from oversharing about our personal lives to quoting our favorite lyrics, hoping that our crush would notice our kickass music taste. Facebook was completely different back in those days. We remember spending countless hours posting “like for a TBH” status and spamming our friends’ walls with pointless posts of emoticons and other nonsense.
To further enjoy this trip down memory lane, we decided to look back at 10 lyrics from the 2000s that every scene kid made their Facebook status. Let us know if you were guilty of one, or all, of these. We won’t judge.
“Times Square can’t shine as bright as you/I swear it’s true”
There wasn’t a scene kid on the planet who didn’t make at least one line from Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah” their status back in the day. In 2006, this song was the pinnacle of romance. Why wouldn’t we try to win over our crush with it on Facebook?
“We can live like Jack and Sally if we want”
This blink-182 lyric was like kryptonite to every scene kid on Facebook. Not only did it quote one of the biggest pop-punk songs of all time, but it also referenced one of the most scene movies ever, The Nightmare Before Christmas. We would post this on Facebook and spend hours daydreaming about a little emo happily ever after with our crush, whether it was the cute guy at school or Travis Barker.
“Don’t bother, angel/I know exactly what goes on”
Taking Back Sunday lyrics and angsty kids on Facebook went together like peanut butter and jelly back in the 2000s. Honestly, we wouldn’t want it any other way. We’d post these lyrics from “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)” to our status in hopes that the person it was about understood that they messed up, and you’re not in the mood to forgive them. We miss the passive-aggressive behavior that flourished back in the early Facebook days.
“So long and goodnight”
This My Chemical Romance line made several appearances on our Facebook wall, either as a dramatic standalone status or as an over-the-top sign-off to another post. To be fair, these lyrics from “Helena” were far from the only MCR lines that were Facebook-status material back in our prime.
“This is the first day of my life/I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you”
These lyrics from Bright Eyes’ “First Day Of My Life” were the perfect not-so-subtle way to let your friends know that you met someone new and head over heels about them. This song was also peak romance for us in the 2000s, so of course we plastered it all over our Facebook walls.
“I’m two quarters and a heart down/And I don’t want to forget how your voice sounds”
There was no such thing as scene kids on Facebook who didn’t cite Fall Out Boy lyrics religiously. Luckily, there were definitely endless angsty options to choose from. This line from “Dance, Dance” was popular because it made us sound smooth and mysterious. It’s exactly the vibe we were going for and ultimately failing at online in the 2000s.
“The world revolves around us and we’re keeping it”
This line from Straylight Run’s “Existentialism On Prom Night” was exactly the right level of drama and romance that made for a perfect Facebook status. A close contender is the lyric “Sing like you think no one’s listening,” which seems like something embarrassing we’d declare on Facebook.
“If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied/Illuminate the ‘no’s on their vacancy signs/If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks/Then I’ll follow you into the dark”
Making your status the lyrics to “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” by Death Cab For Cutie is like a scene kid rite of passage. And the best part is that many of us did write out several lines from the song for an extra-long, overly intimate status that we thought our friends would love to see on their timelines.
“I’m not in love/This is not my heart/I’m not gonna waste these words about a girl”
When our crush royally pissed us off, we would swear we were done with love by posting these angsty lyrics from “About A Girl” by the Academy Is… as our status. Secretly, though, we’d hope it made them want to talk to us even more. The reverse psychology of the song definitely made its way into online romances in the 2000s.
“There’s a story at the bottom of this bottle and I’m the pen”
Of course, the lyrics to the scene anthem “Dear Maria, Count Me In” were status material in the 2000s. This line in particular was hilarious when posted by scene kids who weren’t old enough to drink. It’s a little embarrassing but amusing to look back and think about how hardcore we wanted to seem by posting these All Time Low lyrics.