Help me think of phrases that evoke youthful angst?
October 2, 2011 12:05 PM Subscribe
Help me think of some phrases, lyrics, or quotes that evoke youthful angst.
posted by toomuchkatherine to Writing & Language (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am titling a book about coming of age on antidepressants, and it's challenging. I am searching for phrases or lyrics or quotes that get at the feeling of youthful emotion (and/or youthful identity crisis, since the search for identity is a theme of the book). I've come up with things like "sweet little agony" (Smashing Pumpkins), and "a common disaster" (Cowboy Junkies) and "jagged little pills" (Alanis!). 1990s-era stuff would be perfect, since the core subjects of the book are in their late 20s and early 30s.
Thank you, hive mind.