25 Songs Great For Looking Out The Window And Being All Sad

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.

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1. Empty Apartment – Yellowcard

2. Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes

3. Runaway – Kanye West ft. Pusha T

4. On Your Porch – The Format

5. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

6. Story Of A Lonely Guy – Blink-182

7. Work – Jimmy Eat World


8. Sign Language – Kinetics & One Love

9. One Last Breath – Creed

10. I’m Just A Kid – Simple Plan

11. The No Seatbelt Song – Brand New

12. Stop This Train – John Mayer

13. Break Stuff – Limp Bizkit

14. Piazza, New York Catcher – Belle & Sebastian

15. Wherever You Will Go – The Calling

16. Bonfire Heart – James Blunt

17. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

18. Ain’t Gotta Work – Hoodie Allen

19. Say Something – A Great Big World

20. Motorcycle Drive By – Third Eye Blind

21. The Saddest Song – The Ataris

22. Screaming Infidelities – Dashboard Confessional 

23. I’m Coming Home – Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Skylar Grey

24. The Freshman – The Verve Pipe

25. Photograph – Nickelback*

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*It’s a bummer you have to qualify this song with an asterisk. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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