Taking Back Sunday's "Make Damn Sure"
The Beatles' "It's Getting Better All the Time"
BNL's "Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank"
They're singing about some pathologically angry men, who want to gut, kill, or are trying to recover from being bastards to their girl.
Then there is the familial angst:
Everclear's "Father of Mine"
Ani Difranco's "Angry Anymore"
Of course, then there is the personal relationship angst from the female point of view. My favorites include:
Rachel Yamagata's "Worn Me Down"
The Clash's "Train in Vain"
"Train in Vain" can go either way, since Annie Lennox sang it too. I like both versions, but since I had a crush on Joe Strummer, I prefer the earlier version. After Tim died I felt a lot of failure, like I had let him down somehow. Then I listened to Joe Strummer and Mick Jones sing "You didn't stand by me, no not all." Somehow I knew that you can blame yourself, or blame others, and maybe it's a little bit of everyone's fault. I learned this from L. Logically to me that cancels the blame from everyone. If I didn't learn from it then I wouldn't be writing about it here.