help me remember this old punk song
June 30, 2016 4:27 PM   Subscribe

It seems like a lot of people have had success with this, so I'm going to give it a shot.

When I was a senior in high school, some guy made a mixtape of punk songs for a friend of mine as kind of a Punk 101 thing. She wasn't into it it, but knowing that I liked some punk bands, she gave the tape to me. There was a lot of good, classic stuff on it (Minor Threat, Operation Ivy, etc), and some stuff I didn't already know, including one song in particular. Here's what I remember:

-I got the tape in the spring of 1998, so it had to have been recorded before then. It is likely several years older than that, as the newest song I remember from the tape is "I Wanna Be a Homosexual" by Screeching Weasel.
-The chord progression was I-IV-V, and I'm pretty sure it went I-IV-I-IV-I-IV-V-IV.
-It sounded somewhat similar to Screeching Weasel, although a bit harder. Not hardcore-hard, though.
-The chorus repeats the words "I'm sorry" a bunch. It is NOT "I'm Sorry" by Blink-182.

Thanks for your help.
posted by kevinbelt to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Can you try to replicate in letters how the words were sung? Was it like iiiiiiiiiiim sorry or I'm soorrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyy
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:18 PM on June 30, 2016

And I know this is dumb because this isn't punk and that isn't the chord progression but it's not this REM song right?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:20 PM on June 30, 2016

Definitely not REM, although I was listening to them earlier today.

Kind of like "I'm sooorry", although the fourth repetition holds the last note like "I'm soorryyyyy".
posted by kevinbelt at 5:53 PM on June 30, 2016

Punk Outby the Suicide Machines?
posted by Candleman at 6:07 PM on June 30, 2016 [3 favorites]

I was just going to suggest Punk Out.
posted by cooker girl at 6:10 PM on June 30, 2016 [2 favorites]

You guys rule. I'm always amazed.
posted by kevinbelt at 6:50 PM on June 30, 2016

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