It seems like just yesterday that Lucas Scott first melodramatically said, “I’ll be seeing you,” to Peyton Sawyer as she walked away from him on the river court during the pilot episode of "One Tree Hill."
As much as it pains you to admit it, you know that you still secretly believe that the characters on the show exist in real life and don’t understand how their lives were cut short just because the series ended. "One Tree Hill" is the reason why so many naive girls expected too much out of their love lives when they were only 14.
When you meet a fellow "One Tree Hill" fan, all you have to say is, “championship episode,” and the two of you instantly connect. Not only can you recite the exact quote that Lucas said to Peyton when the Ravens won the championship in season 4, but you also remember the music that was playing when he told her “it’s you, Peyton,” and you were thinking "f*ck, why isn’t it me?"
Honestly, where would the band Dashboard Confessional be without "One Tree Hill" featuring their song, “Hands Down,” in the pilot episode? In honor of the soundtrack to our adolescent years, here are the best music moments from the timeless show that we hate to admit is a straight-up soap opera: "One Tree Hill."