Break ups can be tough. Even on both parties, even the person initiating the break up. Sometimes you need to take a step back from a good thing because you are just on different pages. Other times the shit is just like doing push ups on your knees, it’s not fucking working out.
My homegirl who refuses to be my homegirl over at Beer and Feminism came up with a cool idea of break up songs or songs to break up to or whatever. I wanted to post it on her blog but she only collaborates with Asian women. I’m not judging, I’m just saying.
So without further adieu, here is what I listen to and the given situation in which I would or have listened to it.
Music videos after the jump.
I must start off with my favorite song of all time. The Dear Hunter- Red Hands. Why? Because it covers such a wide variety of love and heart break. I have never had a faithful girlfriend. Girls tend to stray on me. This song seems like it is all about being cheated on. “Don’t know what I’d do if you lost sleep over little old me.” is the line that hits home for me. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve (like the lyrics state) and care too much while the person I stay awake thinking about is out “being on a different page” to put it politely. Also, the trust issues come into play, “Even if you’ve never strayed from me, I’d still question your fidelity.” Perfect for someone who has difficult trusting someone to the point where it ruins a relationship (i.e. me)
How can you have a heart break song list without Morrissey and The Smiths? This one is The Smiths- I’m So Sorry. For any emo-kid born in the 90’s, you wouldn’t know about this shit. I was going to go with The Cure but I’m only going to have one obvious, obligatory break up song. The lyrics aren’t too deep but Morrissey’s haunting and melodic voice can vocalize any emotion that stirs up in you after you have done something wrong to end a relationship. This is more when you are the dumpee and not the dumper. That sounds like doody talk, no?
The next has been called “The Beta-Male Anthem” by 4chan’s /b/. Keaton Henson’s “You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are.” This is perfect if you have been friend-zoned by that special someone. It’s more of a song that is directed to the girl you love about her boyfriend. If that doesn’t reek of pathetic then I don’t know what does. However, this songs acoustic guitar crying along with Henson’s soft, whiny voice makes a perfect tune to cry over. “Does his love make your head spin…”
The Shout Out Louds- You are Dreaming is next on my list. Perfect song when you are breaking up with someone who is conceited enough to ask “Do you still care about me?” The indie-rock band from Stockholm, Sweden is one of my favorite bands. “Say what you say, I am listening. I am all ears. If you still believe I am thinking of you, you are dreaming.” One time someone asked me “Do you still think about me?” And I replied with “That implies I ever thought of you.” True story.
Now moving away from the pathetic, emo stuff and on to the angry/screamo Glassjaw and my favorite song by them, Ry Ry’s Song. With other, more powerful lyrics from their first CD “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” like: “Shut up and swallow my pride for me.” or “Suck on the end of this dick that cums lead.” or “Get up off your knees and make me your God.” I chose Ry Ry’s Song because I think it just the right amount of angry. It’s like if Morrissey was the front man of a heavy metal band. This song is about how a girl is being used and it’s nothing new for her but you will always be there waiting until she’s ready to swallow her pride and be ready for a real relationship.
Now, I won’t spend the whole post on emo bands and my personal favorites. I have a gangsta side if you didn’t know. I know kids today listen to rap to get over break ups. Especially Drake. Drake is the type of nigga to sit in a room with the fan speed on 1. Drake is the type of nigga to pretend he’s asleep so his homies have to carry him to bed. Xbox controllers have 4 types of sensitivity; low, medium, high and Drake. I went with T.I. and Eminem- That’s All She Wrote because Drake is the type of nigga who eats gummy bears two at a time so they don’t die alone.
Well that’s it. I apologize for the “N-Words.” But I got those from this twitter account and I didn’t want to switch the joke to “type of dude” because I feel like it ruins the joke so…