Updated: Feb 23, 2021
I remember quite vividly the first time I shared My Chemicals Romance "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" with my mom. Like, I can visualize the intersection in Aurora, Colorado I was turning on when the song finished and she turned to me and said "You only like it because he says fuck."
It's pretty much the truth, my favorite part of the song is definitely when Gerard yells "I'm not o-fucking-kay!". This song has been a staple in my depression playlists for 20 years and every time I hear it and he yells that word, I feel it and I almost always mouth the line. "I'm not o-fucking-kay!" I can't for the life of me remember where but I remember hearing this on a CD with my best friend in middle school and just how incredible it was to me: The Many Uses of the F Word
I fucking LOVE the "f-word". But I don't overuse it, or try not to, a good amount of its allure is in its rarity...but sometimes it feels like it's the only thing worth even bothering to say. I've been feeling that lot lately...so I was inspired and made my new most favorite playlist ever:
These are all my favorite songs that use the "f-word". It doesn't have to be THE defining feature of the song, it's only said once in "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" but it inspired the whole thing. What are your favorite "f-word" songs? Let me know and I can add 'em to the playlist.