Blink 182 may have sung the lyrics,”Don’t waste your time on me / You’re already the voice inside my head,” but that didn’t stop elementary school teacher Cierra Johnson from asking her students for their thoughts on Blink-182 and putting Feel and Empty‘s voices in young minds. And as you can often expect from young people who don’t have a filter, the answers are quite entertaining.
Johnson has dedicated a good portion of his TikTok account to asking his students about their thoughts on music as well as other topics that may precede their time on this earth, providing interesting insight into the young mind. From a quick scroll through her account, it appears that she has asked these questions to students in various grades ranging from early elementary school all the way up to 8th grade.
While it’s not clear what age range this group of students were, their thoughts on Blink-182 provide a fun critique of the song “I Miss You” from the band’s eponymous album. There are definitely some fans in the group. One wrote: “This song is cool, give me vibes [sic],” while another offered, “This song is like weird and good and bad ass, cringy.”
We’re not sure if this next criticism is a good or bad thing, as one student suggests, “This song is like Ned [sic] Sheeran.” On the one hand, Ed, not Ned, has been a mainstay in the pop world for the past decade, but he’s also been exploring his rock and metal side lately with Bring me the horizon and Dani Filthso there it is.
And there are those who found quite descriptive ways to be critical of Mark, Tom and Travis’ darkly twisted love song. “This song is like an irritant [sic] toddler,” wrote one of the kids. Another suggested, “This song is like having to eat green beans. I don’t like them” and yet another offered: “This song is like my dog because my dog is crazy.”
And while this may be an introduction to one of pop-punk’s reigning acts for most of these kids, there’s clearly one in the class who’s already been schooled by his parents. “This song is like Blink-182,” the student said. Couldn’t have said it better myself, kid!
“I Miss You” is one of Blink-182’s biggest hits, arriving as the second single from the eponymous album in early 2004. It hit #1 on the Alternative Airplay chart and was also a Top 20 Mainstream Top 40 song.
@j.money.baby I really thought they would dig it. #blink182 impersonating you #blink 182 #teacher #parables ♬ I miss you – blink-182
While the kids are just catching up to Blink-182, many fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the band’s most popular lineup with Tom DeLonge back in the group for their next album and tour. You can pick up tickets for their 2023 dates right now here.
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