Sometimes The Best Short Story Is A Song (#3)

My love affair with Jawbreaker began with “24 Hour Revenge Therapy,” but I quickly went backward from there to devour “Bivouac” and “Unfun”. These days I can listen to any one of those albums and smile and scream the whole way through. But the album I love the most is probably the least popular with hardcore Jawbreaker fans—”Dear You”.

“Dear You” was the band’s major label debut and features slicker production than its three predecessors, but it also has some of my favorite Jawbreaker songwriting and hooks. And when you are looking for lyrics that make for a fantastic short story, it’s hard to beat the teen angst of “Bad Scene, Everyone’s Fault”. It is impossible to have partied your way through high school and college without at least one story like the one that singer Blake Schwarzenbach so perfectly outlines here. Dig it.

Read the lyrics for “Bad Scene, Everyone’s Fault” by Jawbreaker right HERE.


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S.W. Lauden is a writer and drummer living in Los Angeles. His short fiction has been accepted for publication by Out of the Gutter, Criminal Element, Akashic Books, Spelk Fiction, Shotgun Honey and Crimespree Magazine. His debut novel, BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION, will be published in 2015. His novella, CROSSWISE, will be published in 2016.