Blink-182 has a famous line in the song, “What’s My Age Again” that states, “Nobody likes you when you’re 23.” Turns out Blink-182 explains a lot more about your 20s than we previously thought. Here is your entire 20s explained by Blink-182 lyrics.
Song: “All the Small Things”
Key Lyrics: “Say it ain’t so, I will not go. Turn the lights off, Carry me home”
Synopsis: “Say it ain’t so.” – This is something you will mutter to yourself while slamming the snooze button many early mornings in the first few years of your 20s. You may be waking up for an especially early morning job or an early morning class, and you’ll begin to realize that mornings aren’t as easy as they were in high school. On the bright side, the main reason you won’t enjoy getting up in the morning will be due to the fact that you were enjoying the shit out of the night before. You’ll have nights where you “turn the lights off” and rely on people to literally “carry you home” after a night out. This will especially ring true on your 21st birthday.
Song: “First Date”
Key Lyrics: “Let’s go, don’t wait, this night’s almost over. Honest, let’s make this night last forever. Forever and ever, let’s make this last forever”
Synopsis: For a lot of people, 22 is their first year out of college. At 22, you will try to hold onto everything that was fun about being 21, while slowly gaining more and more responsibilities. Nights out on the town will now only take place primarily on the weekends, and you’ll want those “nights to last forever.” This is the year you’ll really learn to appreciate a good weekend night out, as Monday mornings will now consist of you vaguely explaining your weekend to coworkers you don’t like.
Song: “What’s My Age Again?”
Key Lyrics: “Nobody likes you when you’re 23” and “My friends say I should act my age. What’s my age again? What’s my age again?”
Synopsis: The only good thing about turning 23 is the fact that you can reference a Blink-182 song as a reason for no one liking you for an entire year of your life. At 23, you’re either still too low on the totem pole at work for people to take you seriously, or you’re still in school with what seems like no end in sight. Either way, you’ll be paying for things with money you still don’t have. This is also the first year of your life where you will have to stop and think for a brief moment when people ask, “What’s your age again?”
Key Lyrics: “But everybody’s gone, and I’ve been here for too long, to face this on my own. Well I guess this is growing up”
Synopsis: At this point in your life, you’ll likely realize who you still want to remain good friends with as a lot of your friends will spread out across the country. You’ll be working at a job you don’t care for that much, or you’ll still be studying even tougher classes in grad school as you realize “that everybody’s gone and you’ve been here for too long.” This might not be one of the most comfortable years of your life, but you’ll learn a lot about yourself and your friends at 24. Just remember, you can always shrug off unpredictable obstacles with the oddly soothing thought of, “Well, I guess this is growing up.”
Song: “Adam’s Song”
Key Lyrics: “I couldn’t wait till I got home, to pass the time in my room alone”
Synopsis: Age 25 is the year you officially hate really loud bars. You’ll start slowing down on weekends, and will start enjoying simple, quiet nights where you just “pass time in your room alone.” You’ll lean increasingly more towards staying in on Friday nights to binge watch a Netflix series instead of going out to binge drink at a bar.
Song: “Feeling This”
Key Lyrics: “Look to the past, and remember and smile, and maybe tonight, I can breathe for a while.”
Synopsis: If you haven’t started feeling the effects of aging, you will definitely be “feeling this” back pain around age 26. At this stage in your 20s, you should be more comfortable where you’re at in your life and you’ll be able to “look to the past, and remember and smile.” If you’ve been working at the same job for a while people will probably be taking you more seriously, which will lead to raises, which will lead to you being able to “breathe for a while.”
Song: “Up All Night”
Key Lyrics: “Did I get this straight? Do you want me here? As I struggle through each and every year. And all these demons, they keep me up all night”
Synopsis: This is the point of your life where you may have gotten into a routine and are now questioning all the moves you made the last 10 years of your life. You begin thinking to yourself, “Did I get this straight?” Also, every person in their late 20s or early 30s is currently more tired than they’d like to be. People in this age range always have some “demons” keeping them up at night. It could be from worrying about money, a troubled spouse, or an actual demon child could be punching you while you try to sleep at 5 a.m. on a Saturday. Ironically, you refer to this demon as your little angel to friends and family.
Enjoy every year of your 20s. Before you know it, they’ll be gone in the blink of an eye, and you’ll be thinking, “I miss you.”