Sometimes, life hits you with things that are best coped with by being all sad and looking at the window. The feeling you get when you’re on a long bus ride back from a 7th grade field trip, thinking about how you just got humiliated by the person you’ve had a massive crush on for years. Pretty brutal — especially for the hot-shot with those frosted tips — but potentially empowering.
So with that in mind, here’s a playlist for the middle school emo kid in all of us — the person who tends to surface during particularly harrowing commute home.
*It’s a bummer you have to qualify this song with an asterisk.