Second chances they don't ever matter, people never change.
My cubicle sharer Nicole has left to go back to school. I am sad. I will miss forwarding her inappropriate links to Emo Fan Fic (Thanks Idolator!) only to have her reply, nonplussed, that it's called "Waycest" when people write about the My Chemical Romance brothers going at it. That's gross.
Anywho, N played the same select songs everyday and sang along. Most of them, I shut out.* One track though, Misery Business by Paramore, moved into my skull, made itself at home, decorated until I too was singing along. I tried to resist. I did. But I caved.
I'm not sure what to make of Misery Business other than I'm crazy about it. The female protagonist gloats triumphantly after finally snagging the boy from the manipulative teen skank that first stole his heart. End scene. But...whenever I hear it, I'm never quite convinced. No matter how much she yells about how she didn't mean to brag and how she "Watched his wildest dreams come true/Not one of them involving you" there's this underlying feeling of unease. Almost as if the reality of the situation is that the hussy could take him back anytime she wants, and everything this song is saying is a front. A way to protect herself from the inevitable.
But mostly it's about bitchy high school girls. And it's rad.
Misery Business/Paramore (mp3)
Misery Business/Paramore (video)
Buy Riot! by Paramore.
Befriend Paramore on My Space.
* Particularly one odious track that goes "Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!"