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Old 05-04-2012, 10:46 PM
Tess Trueheart Tess Trueheart is offline
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"The Way That I Love You" - Ashanti

...but there it was, it was you and her,
you left your Sidekick on the nightstand
and I read everything you did and everything you said,
and now I'm standing here looking like, "damn"
I thought it was you and I
now all i have to say is "why?"


Hot damn, that is bad, complete with product placement (next verse includes "You left your credit card receipts inside the Beemer"), but hell if I don't pretend I'm not an awkward white girl and attempt to go all sassy Ashanti when I'm pissed-off and sad.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:38 PM
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One Less Bell to Answer.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:57 PM
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Ani DiFranco, Untouchable Face.

Nope, I don't care what you say. When your boyfriend leaves you for a chick he marries two weeks later (and divorces two years and two kids after that), these lines are perfect/ terrible:

"tell you the truth i prefer
the worst of you
too bad you had to have a better half
she's not really my type
but i think you two are forever
and i hate to say it but
you're perfect together
so fuck you
and your untouchable face
and fuck you
for existing in the first place"
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:09 PM
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"Babe", by Styx.

Back in 1980 my girlfriend broke up with me and broke my heart. She was my first love, and this was my first heartache. My whole chest ached. Babe by Styx was on the radio then. Even now when I hear that song, my heart hurts a little.



'Cause I'll be lonely without you
And I'll need your love to see me through
Please believe me, my heart is in your hands
'Cause I'll be missing you

Babe, I love you
Babe, I love you
Ooh, babe
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:00 AM
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Eagle's
Best of My Love

Dxxxxxx

Marina Del Rey, CA

1974

11 p.m. Saturday night.

you're killin' me with recalling this.

But, 3 months later we were back together.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:53 PM
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"C'est la Vie" Emerson, Lake & Palmer
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:10 PM
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Kinda good tune, if you're a big band style crooner as I am, but also kinda sappy - Music Maestro Please, a big hit in 1938. "Swing ooooout! - Tonight I must forget."
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:06 PM
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Looking at the Rain -- Gordon Lightfoot
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:08 PM
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John Denver's I'm Sorry
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:56 PM
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Garth Brooks' The Dance.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:20 PM
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Glenn Tipton by Sun Kil Moon. This song makes me angry at life then bawl up and cry/scream.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:52 AM
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Just talked to a friend going thru a break up and thought of this thread..

1) If you could read my mind.. Gordon Lightfoot.. sums up my first marriage.. ( I don't know where we went wrong.. but the feelings gone.. and we just can't get it back.. ) what a line.. damn..

2) We just disagree Dave Mason.. after the recriminations die down.. and the pain subsides.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:23 AM
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I never even liked the song, but for monhs after my first wife dumped me, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Tell Me on a Sunday" had me bawling uncontrollably.

It didn't even matter that I HATED some of the rhymes (did chimpanzees HAVE to be part of the lyrics?).

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:38 AM
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Nothing beats Nico's These Days

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkg...ese-days_music

"I've been out walking
I don't do too much talking these days
These days
These days I seem to think a lot
about the things that I forgot to do
.... And all the times I had the chance to

* * *

Please don't confront me with my failures;
I had not forgotten them."

The anthem of so many of my pity parties.
Awesome choice. I love Nico. She's not for everyone, though.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:22 PM
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Hurt by NiN (and/or Dwight Yoakam's discography, but that's more than one song)
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:52 PM
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Only sent, never received. Helps me, if not the recipient. Works for all ailments.

U2, Walk On
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:55 PM
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Heh. Imo win this one: I Will Always Love You. Either Whitney or Dolly.

Gah. I can't believe I admitted this.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:07 PM
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On the basis of re-reading the qualifier "terrible", I rescind Walk On by U2, and submit instead

Marianne Faithfull, Why'd Ya Do It?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:35 PM
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You're talking terrible and no one's mentioned Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again, naturally"?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:35 PM
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For me it will always be Black Star by Radiohead.

Quote:
I get on the train and I just stand about now that I don't think of you
I keep falling over I keep passing out when I see a face like you
What am I coming to?
I'm gonna melt down

Blame it on the black star
Blame it on the falling sky ...
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:48 PM
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A quick pause for our Daily Moment of Pedantry: These Days is best known as a Nico tune, but it's actually a cover. The original is by Jackson Browne.

It doesn't really fit the spirit of the thread, but every discussion of breakup songs must include One More Minute by Weird Al.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:44 PM
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Chad and Jeremy's A Summer Song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAUNMH_3nRo

Enya's Flora's Secret.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeFZJ6jiWJ8

Skeeter Davis's End of the World.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2_-biL2ARY
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:51 PM
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Matchbox 20-Time to Come Home.

Just the first part, over and over
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:46 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6JJjfnNwsY
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:57 PM
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From a fairly new band, "Cold Hearted" by Zac Brown Band. The words and harmonies really get to me.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:16 PM
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Skeeter Davis's End of the World.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2_-biL2ARY
Ooh, nicely done. *fist bump*
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:29 PM
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I thought about the Grease soundtrack "the Worst thing I could do" but Stockard Canning is awesome. So "Hopelessly devoted to you" would have to be it.

Or "Do you Really want to Hurt me" because despite my infatuation with that band back in the day, it really really doesn't hold up.

But we need another thread for Good songs for bad break ups!
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:34 PM
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Here is the companion thread.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:02 AM
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Champagne High--Sister Hazel.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:20 AM
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Fine, honest, kill any reputation I ever had answer here.

All cried out, by Allure.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:41 AM
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A lot of great and terrible songs put forth but I can't believe no one has mentioned 'I Want to Know What Love is' by Foreigner!

The girl I was sharing a house with bought the cassette or 45 when this showed up on MTV. Neither of us was doing well in the 'love' department'. Her having an affair with a married man and me liking the guy I was in a relationship with but not in love. (A pattern I would follow till I met my now husband.)

We put that song on the stereo and postioned the speakers just so and we sat on the floor where the sounds crossed and sang our hearts (and lungs) out playing that song over and over.

Second 'Total Eclipse of the Hear't and add 'Holding out for a Hero'.

'Take a Look at Me Now' by Phil Collins.

'At This Moment' by Billy Vera and the Beaters.

'Hello' by Lionel Ritchie.

(Have I shown my age yet?)

Any of George Jones heartbreak songs but those are good songs not terrible.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:09 PM
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Anything by Bright Eyes is good wallowing music, "Something Vague" being the best.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:33 PM
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Fine, honest, kill any reputation I ever had answer here.

All cried out, by Allure.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Oh man. I love it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:34 PM
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"Solitary Man" by Neil Diamond.

It's not actually a bad song, but it's what I've got. And I figure enough people automatically dislike anything he did that it's not too far off target.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:36 PM
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Ray lamontagne - are we really through?

Radiohead - Now that you've found it it's gone

Staind - Epiphany

Jeff Buckley - She was heartache from the moment that you met her




Not actual song titles - just key phrases.

Go listen. Prepare to be sad.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:33 PM
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Just reading this thread recalls that first heartache, the ending of my first love. It was 33 years ago and my chest still feels a twinge of that heartache.

Funny how music can do that.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:31 AM
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I don't personally think of it as a terrible song, but I figure most of you probably would, so I'm going to go with:

Don Henley - The Heart of the Matter
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:33 AM
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R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion".
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