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People Who Can't Parallel Park Are Feeling Seen Thanks To Olivia Rodrigo's New Album
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People Who Can't Parallel Park Are Feeling Seen Thanks To Olivia Rodrigo's New Album


It's a brutal world out there... especially for people trying to parallel park.

Olivia Rodrigo ignited social media on Friday morning when she released her debut album, "Sour," and had people screaming-singing along with her wildly relatable lyrics on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and elsewhere.

“I hope you're happy, but don't be happier,” “Don't you think I loved you too much to be used and discarded?” and “I guess that therapist I found for you, she really helped / Now you can be a better man for your brand-new girl,” the “High School Musical: The Musical” star has pretty much nailed the complicated emotions of being both a teenage girl and having feelings.

But one angsty song on the 18-year-old's album, the opener, aptly titled "brutal" in all lowercase despite packing an all-caps punch, has really struck a chord with fans.

In the second verse, she sings, "'cause I love people I don't like / And I hate every song I write / And I'm not cool, and I'm not smart / And I can't even parallel park."

You're not alone if you read that and thought, "It's me."

SAME GIRL — katherine herlihy (@KatherineHerli1) May 21, 2021

When Olivia Rodriguez claimed she couldn't parallel park pic.twitter.com/Du7e7eyiJX — Mimi* (@mimirose101) May 21, 2021

Please inform Olivia that I am 22 years old, despise myself, and have no idea how to parallel park; it is okay bestie, you are doing better than me — jade (@tsholyground) May 21, 2021

I can't even parallel park — Chelsea Cirruzzo (@ChelseaCirruzzo) May 21, 2021

chelsea is sour (@chorusILYverse) May 21, 2021 live photo of olivia rodrigo attempting to parallel park #SOUROlivia pic.twitter.com/SP6mjtENcs

Aside from Rodrigo's driving prowess, fans noted that "brutal" captures "the mood of an entire generation," while "Sour" as a whole appeals to anyone who takes "longer than the relationship to get over the breakup."

Pic.twitter.com/yuxf9gNFS0 — oban (taylor's version) (exam era) (@obaneliastreet) May 21, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo has left the “grown ass adults who take longer than the relationship to get over the breakup” community in utter disarray — A Literal Homosexual (@kyry5) May 21, 2021

Thinking about how spicy my Instagram captions would have been if Olivia Rodrigo's album had been released when I was 17 and discovered my EDM DJ boyfriend was sleeping with a mutual friend we met through — Cardi BTEC (@amelia_perrin) May 21, 2021

I'm 31 years old and listening to Olivia Rodrigo's "Brutal": AND I'M SICK OF SEVENTEEN, WHERE'S MY FUCKIN TEENAGE DREAM?! pic.twitter.com/S8eAu5gzqu — Kamilah Cole (@wordsiren) May 21, 2021

Thank you, Olivia Rodrigo, for providing me with so many songs to cry to before I go to sleep pic.twitter.com/neGh8ECOti — karla (@braveghost91) May 21, 2021

Thank you, Olivia, on behalf of every other millennial who has been sobbing to your music this week.

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