My face looks gross today so I’ll post a tummy selfie instead lol
As simple as this picture is, It’s the truth told in a Million Words. <3
*concert voice* so how is everyone doing tonight!!
*from the back of the room* ok how are u
April 3, 2013. The day I met Jenna McDougall.
I went to the concert, and she came on. I was singing breaking and entering with her, and reached up for her hand. She GRABBED it and locked eyes with me for a few seconds. We kept making eye contact the whole time. At the end of the set, I knew I had to meet her. I went back to where they were selling merch. I saw her come out and ran over to give her a hug. She was very calm and happy to see me. I was kindof drunk, so I started crying really hard. I told her she was my inspiration and she hugged me and we took a picture. After that, the story so far and man overboard played. I went back to go buy a hoodie, and saw Jenna again. I ran up to her and apologized for crying so hard earlier, and she told me “Im just another human being, of course you can talk to me!” And then I started crying AGAIN haha and then I asked her if she had a sharpie, and she said yes and I asked her to sign my wrist. when she started signing it, she stopped and looked at me and said “Are you coming to Warped?” I told her of course, and she said “promise me right now you will stop cutting. I know things are hard, but you have to promise me you won’t anymore. I won’t finish this signature unless you do.” I started crying and promised her I would, and she said “What’s your name?” I told her “Shannon” and she said “Im Jenna” and fucking shook my hand. I started laughing because it was so funny for her to introduce herself! Then she said “What’s your story?” And I said “what?” And she asked me why I cut myself. I started crying because I was ashamed and she said “look at me Shannon, I’m not judging you. I used to do it all the time when I was your age. What’s your story?” And I told her about being raped and having home problems and not being able to fit in, and being made fun of because of my depression. She told me, and ill never forget this: “You are beautiful. You are strong. You need to keep listening to music that makes you feel good because I know you are better than that. Stay away from negative people, people who like to bring others down. You are so much more than that. I know it’s hard to get out of that downward spiral, sometimes I feel like I’m in it too. But no matter what, know that I love you and I know you are strong enough to beat this.” Of course I was in tears so she looked at my boyfriend Chase and said “Are you her boyfriend?” And he nodded and she said “take care of her. She’s special” and then hugged me for a long time and told me “don’t forget what I said! I want to see pretty clean wrists at warped!” So yeah my life is basically changed forever
THIS IS WHY I FUCKING LOVE HER SO MUCH
AP: Do you believe that whatever allowed you to relate your lyrics to regular people was a product of living as a regular person? Now that you’re successful, will it be more difficult?
Pete: No, I think I don’t feel safe in my own skin whether it be sitting around in Wilmett, IL or sitting around in Hollywood. I’m that kind of person who probably has a bit too much anxiety and over works things in his head. I’ve never ever tried to write down to people. I’ve never sat there and been like, “We should write songs about lunch room and high school.” I don’t think I could ever write like that. It’s always been kind of how my own head works and I think that I appreciate that people kind of relate to it. But at the same time, it boggles my mind, because I kind of think that everybody thinks that no one understands how they work, but the truth is, a lot of people do.