May’s a big month for high school and college students across the country, many of whom are graduating and moving on to bigger and better things. And what better way is there to celebrate (or maybe mourn?) than with a cover of the classic ’90s throwback, “Dammit”? Released by punk rock gods Blink-182, way back in 1997. “Dammit” was the band’s first breakout hit and today remains a kick-ass anthem about one trouble of growing up: breaking up.

While the original was fueled by super-charged guitar riffs and Mark Hoppus’s near-yelling vocals, UK-based singer George Gadd’s version is a more tender take on the track. His soft-sung acoustic cover emphasizes the melancholy lyrics and will definitely touch those of us who’ve suffered from growing up. Download and listen to Gadd’s redo of “Dammit” below, and we promise you’ll hear it in a whole new way.

MP3: George Gadd – Dammit (Blink-182 Cover)

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Check out more from George Gadd on his Bandcamp page.

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