alright...just for krysta...here's the emo theory...
before some certain people give me shit about it...no i do not like this mind of music...just read the whole fucking entry before you jump to conclusions
first of all emo= emotional...
emotional is defined as:
A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling: the emotions of joy, sorrow, reverence, hate, and love.
A state of mental agitation or disturbance: spoke unsteadily in a voice that betrayed his emotion. See Synonyms at FEELING.
The part of the consciousness that involves feeling; sensibility: “The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect” (Isaac Bashevis Singer).
definition of emo(from the urban dictionary):
Genre of softcore punk music that integrates unenthusiastic melodramatic 17 year olds who dont smile, high pitched overwrought lyrics and inaudible guitar rifts with tight wool sweaters, tighter jeans, itchy scarfs (even in the summer), ripped chucks with favorite bands signature, black square rimmed glasses, and ebony greasy unwashed hair that is required to cover at least 3/5 ths of the face at an angle.
Punk music on estrogen. Often acoustic guitar with soft, high male vocals that dwell exessively on the singer's feelings, especially melancholy remembrances of past relationships/mistakes in life.
`a genre of music usually softer or slower. usually talks about feelings.
`a state of being . well, you can feel emo, cant you? pretty much the same as feeling emotional.
Emotionally charged music.
A style of rock music and a trend. The meaning of the word comes from an abbreviation of "emotional".
Root word of "emotional"; a genre of music spawned off of 80's Punk Rock; characterized today by certain fashion trends (i.e. black rimmed glasses, long hair, tight band t-shirts, tight jeans, and scarf); lyrics are heartfelt, melancholy, and often talk of heartache and suicide, and are usually backed by an acoustic guitar; Emo today consist of bands like Taking Back Sunday and Dashboard Confessional, as well as Sunny Day Real Estate, Fugazi, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, etc.; often times this ‘stereotype’ comes with the idea that Emo Kids, as the listeners of this music are called, are pussies, overdramatic, and whiny (this may be true for some, but not all)
ok so thats just what some people have defined as "emo"...music that is emotional containing lyrics about being depressed sad upset angry any otheses words and the reasons these people feel this way.
one thing...depressed sad upset and angry are not the only fucking emotions out there...happy overjoyed pissed off cheerful cranky funky exhausted horny creative hyper...whatever there are sooooo many emotions out there.
another thing...people write lyrics for songs to express different emotions. any song in the world could be used to express a different emotion.
so what people are saying is that in music people who are being emotional are being "emo"
so i have one one question...wouldn't that make every single song ever written anywhere in this world anytime any place..."emo"?
and yeah i know, to try and describe music we have to classify it somehow but geez don't use the name "emo" meaning emotional when that is a term that can be used to describe any kind of music out there
and classifying people as being "emo" is stupid too...because when you're running around acting like a hyper active jackass you're still expressing some kind of emotion...being emotional...emo...so think of a new new term ok? because if you continue to classify peolpe as being emo and then walk around dissing it...you're just bringing yourself down...and i'm sorry, but thats just stupid
once again please read the whole thing before you post some sarcastic retarded comment because you feel the need to come up with a smart ass answer because you know its the truth