The Amity Affliction 🖤

“From day one I dreamed about getting out,
But not forgetting about,
How my worst fears are letting out.
He said, why put a new address,
On the same old loneliness,
When breathing just passes the time
Until we all just get old and die,
Now talking’s just a waste of breath,
And living’s just a waste of death,
And why put a new address,
On the same old loneliness,
And this is you and me,
And me and you,
Until we’ve got nothing left.”
-Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Best To Save Scene and Stop Going To Shows)

Happy 12th anniversary to From Under The Cork Tree! This album has never failed to absolutely inspire me in my journey to becoming a musician myself, either through Pete’s lyrical work or through the music itself. I can’t believe it’s been 12 years and can’t wait to listen to it for another 12 more, having grown up with the amazing album on repeat with my sisters (and listen and listen and listen to it, I mean). And to think Fall Out Boy is still going strong and about to drop an album, thanks so much to Andy, Joe, Patrick, and Pete, for defining me when even I myself failed to.

“We’re the therapists pumping through your speakers.”
-Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year

To one hell of an iconic album.