2007. Has it really been over a decade? Unfortunately, yes.
I can (sadly) prove how old
Mayday Parade is. While doing research for this article, I found some information on a website called Oldies.com. That was a great shot to my little heart and probably anyone else in their mid-20s.
I started with the band’s earliest album
A Lesson in Romantics and went on and so with their remaining catalogue. If you haven’t heard them or are a big fan, hopefully there is something on this list that you dig.
So let’s drink to memories we shared Down one for all the hopes and cares Here’s two for being unaware that you’re gone Because before too long you’ll be a memory
With my heart beside me In shattered pieces that may never be replaced And if I died right now you’d never be the same
Cause jersey just got colder and I’ll have you know I’m scared to death That everything that you had said to me was just A lie until you left
I really didn’t see us singing through this Then you screamed the bridge And I cried the verse And our chorus came out unrehearsed And you smiled the whole way through it I guess maybe that’s what’s worse
But I guess That I can live without you but Without you I’ll be miserable at best (How do I just pick one line from this song??)
And she thinks she’ll be my tourniquet As the record on my stereo plays her favorite song for two whole days And the drag stretched out for miles and miles And what she’d give for one more smile And how she hoped he missed her Cause, God, she missed how he would kiss her
And I’ll be here by the ocean Just waiting for proof that there’s sunsets and silhouette dreams All my sand castles fall like the ashes of cigarettes And every wave drags me to sea I could stand here for hours Just to ask God the question, “Is everyone here make-believe?” With a tear in His voice, He says, “Son, that’s the question.” Does this deafening silence mean nothing to no one but me?
Today was misery And I just can’t believe this happened And I finally broke down She held onto my heart But now my only star is falling Its burning to the ground
Every night she cries And dies a little more each time Say you love me Nothing left inside Say you love me And the silence will set her free
So baby be honest Is this what you wanted? We lost what we started And found out much more than we want to know
Baby, I sorely miss the vibrant gleam that’s in your eyes
Someone help me Cause the memory Convinced itself to Tear me apart And it’s gonna succeed Before long
Oh can you tell, I haven’t slept very well Since the last time that we spoke, you said “Please understand if I see you again don’t even say hello.”
Where did you go? How will you find yourself, when your hand to hold is letting go? Where did you go? How will you tell yourself, you’re losing hope, you’re losing hope?
Oh no, it’s not supposed to hurt this much But when someone slowly breaks it off It tends to leave a bitter taste A scar, that slowly rips apart Can I have one second of your time? If I don’t it’ll drive me crazy As I drop to my knees And scream “I hate you more than you could know”
I spend hours tryna make it through the day I don’t know if I’ll ever be the same It’s hard enough when you’re all alone In the city that you love, now Atlanta’s just a burial ground
Maybe it will all work out like in the movies But I know Romeo must die before the ending With a final poison kiss delivered gently Because you don’t get lucky twice, and that’s the truth
I made a brand of my own poison that I gave to you It was the first of my experiments I’m going to put you through Now it’ll only make you dizzy, sick, and paralyzed I think you’ll live without the antidote The ending’s a surprise I think you’ll like
She’s a cold-blooded killer Go and find who sent her Bring me the heart and leave the rest for dead
Maybe I’m the first one To fall apart on my own Don’t act like I’m the first Why don’t you stand in line? You watch me do it again
So when I wake I don’t know where I am I fumble all around into the dark And in an awful moment I realize I’ve lost you
There’s no point in grieving, this pattern is just repeating I’ve seen those tears before and there’s something I ignore To me it always seems I am leaving Well, to me it always seems I am gone
Well, I left something important back in Sunnyland And it’s something that I know I’ll never find
I purposefully saved this song for end of the list. In the beginning I said this list has no order in the sadness of the songs, and that’s completely true. But what kind of person would I be if I didn’t close this list with the actual saddest song Mayday Parade has ever released??
She said, “Boy can I tell you a terrible thing? It seems that I’m sick and I’ve only got weeks Please, don’t be sad now, I really believe You were the greatest thing that ever happened to me.”
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