YMMV / Yellowcard

  • Awesome Music: Arguably their entire discography, but "Five Becomes Four" is especially popular.
  • Dancing Bear: They arguably wouldn't be as popular as they are if not for the fact that they're a punk band with a violinist.
  • Funny Moments: "We're almost twenty-three and you're still mad at me..."
    • May become Fridge Horror considering "View From Heaven" comes directly afterwards...
  • Heartwarming Moments: "Believe" and everything about it. It's a tribute to the September 11 attacks. The refrain makes it both this and a Tear Jerker:
    "Everything is gonna be alright/Everything is gonna be alright/Everything is gonna be alright/Be strong, believe"
    • "Light Up the Sky", a song about how much the narrator wants to help someone he loves.
    • "Life of a Salesman", a song simply about loving one's father.
    • "Here I Am Alive", a song about making it through your mistakes and the hatred of others.
    • "Always Summer", a song about feeling loved in spite of your mistakes.
    • "Fields and Fences", one of the group's final songs, about coming home and settling down.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Everything from Ocean Avenue onward for some fans.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "LETTING OUT THE NOISE INSIDE OF ME...", both as a Jump Scare and Harsh Vocals.
  • Old Shame: Ryan Keys' view of One for the Kids, refusing to play any song from it for years and sometimes getting mad at fans for asking him to. He did ultimately add "October Night" to the set list for Yellowcard's final tour.
  • Signature Song: "Ocean Avenue", and possibly "Believe".
  • Tear Jerker: "Believe" and "Words, Hands, Hearts" for 9/11 victims and those who feel for them.
    • "View From Heaven" can be heart-wrenching if you've lost someone.
    • From When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes "See Me Smiling" is in the same vein as "View From Heaven", as it is about the loss of someone very close, but how they keep trying to live in their honor.
      • Those last two were written specifically for a close friend of the band who'd died in a drunk driving accident.
    • "Empty Apartment" is about loving someone with depression. Do the math.
    • To say nothing of "Dear Bobbie", which is about a couple whose love has conquered all... up to and including death.
    • ''Light Up the Sky" is a song about a girl who is so broken and depressed that she puts up walls and masks to hide her true damage, and the singer would die just to see her happy again. Many of the lines imply that her life is in danger.
    • "Ten", about what the life of a miscarried child might have been.
    • "One Year, Six Months" has a fairly bittersweet feel to it, with its lyrics implying a meeting between two ex-lovers who haven't seen each other in a long time and one of them has forgotten the other, while the other never did.
    • Most of the songs from Yellowcard are this to some degree, but "The Hurt is Gone" is the most mournful.


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