Welcome to my life in the ’00s.
Sure, there have been a lot of great punk pop bands over the past decade, but none of them can top Simple Plan and the angsty anthems they equipped every teenager with during the ’00s.
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With three-way call ambushes and the stress that came with a Myspace top eight, the ’00s were a tough time to be a teen. Luckily, we had “Welcome To My Life” to relate to, no matter how cheesy the lyrics may seem now.
When you'd listen to the song: After your parents grounded you for all of those texting charges.
Most angst-ridden lyric: “YOU MIGHT THINK I'M HAPPY BUT I'M NOT GONNA BE OK!!!!!!!”
Although the lyrics to “I’m Just A Kid” read like they belong in a stripped-down ballad, Simple Plan somehow managed to throw the self-pitying words into a headbanger of a bop that you weren’t ashamed to put as your Myspace profile song.
When you'd listen to the song: When your parents didn't let you stay out past 10 p.m.
Most angst-ridden lyric: “NOBODY CARES 'CAUSE I'M ALONE AND THE WORLD IS HAVING MORE FUN THAN ME!!!!”