I'm a hardcore fan of Blink-182, liking them when they came out with Enema of the State (then getting the earlier Dude Ranch, Cheshire Cat, and Buddha and then the later stuff), the Greatest Hits came out because they went on an "indefinite hiatus" but moreover, broke up with a low chance of getting back together with all of them working on seperate projects, Plus-44 and Angels & Airwaves (AVA). This is a complete quick glance at what they have to offer. A better version is the iTunes blink-182 essentials which gives a broader look at the bands intricate workings. Listening through this album from track 1 to track 16 (track 17 just a bonus track really used for "Meet the Barkers" theme song) shows how much the band has matured through the years, not only lyrically, but musically as well. Carousel is all about how college isn't as glamorous as most kids think with all the partys and such. M&M's is a love song about wanting someone. Dammit, all about friends and girls, and growing up. Josie, a tribute to a girlfriend. What's My Age Again, never growing up and being a kid forever, puts down sex "We started making out and she took off my pants
But then I turned on the TV". All the Small Things, a tribute to another girlfriend (different one). Adam's Song, originally named something else, is about a kid thinking of suicide, but then in the end, he doesn't, and the song is anti-suicide completly. Very powerful and written in minor for a darker sound. Man Overboard, is commonly acknowledged as a song about their original drummer and how he left. The Rock Show, all about a girl. First Date, all about a guy's feelings before a first date and wanting it to never end. Stay Together for the Kids is all about Tom's feelings when his parents split up, he has said he put all his feelings from that day in the song. A very powerful song written in minor giving it a darker sound. Feeling This, what any teenaged guy thinks about whether their parents like it or not. Though sex is what the verses are, the chorus and bridge are more about relationships. It gives an equal amount to both parts of a teenaged boy's mind, myself included. I Miss You is kind of dark but sounds really good, and is a little creepy for some people, "Webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides" but is what the title says, missing someone. Down is all about a girl and how a guy feels. Always, is a pure love song from the heart and is well written. Not Now is I think about someone dying and that person is reaching out towards a God-like figure, or about someone regretting what they did and needing help. Another Girl, Another Planet is a love song written a little differently.