I'm still processing things. There is a lot to process, so I'm using music to help me. Some songs are clichéd, some are a bit different, some are very personal to my break up. They are all therapeutic in their own way!
(OK, I admit, I also put in some snide digs at my ex...but I feel better for it!)
That's Life- Frank Sinatra.
"You're ridin' high in April, shot down in May. But I know I'm gonna change my tune, when I'm back on top, back on top in June..." - Oh yes! I sure as hell was shot down in May- On the Western Ring Road, in case you'd forgotten. Hopefully I too will be back on top in June...or at the very least, July!
Bloody Motherfucking Arsehole- Martha Wainwright.
"I will not pretend, I will not put on a smile, I will not say I'm all right for you. When all I wanted was to be good…"- The title of this song also goes without saying...of course!
Cell Block Tango- Chicago Cast.
“He had it coming, he only had himself to blame” – With everything I know about you, you’ll get your just desserts in time.
You Give Love a Bad Name- Bon Jovi.
“Shot through the heart…and you’re to blame”
Charmless Man- Blur
“I met him in a crowded room, where people go to drink away their gloom. He sat me down and so began, the story of a charmless man…” Unfortunately the rest of the song lyrics don’t apply to you as you dropped out of high school and never drank, let alone cared about wine!
Ever Fallen in Love With Someone (You Shouldn’t have fallen in love with)- The Buzzcocks.
“You stir my natural emotions. You make me feel like I’m dirt…”
Mr. Vain- Culture Beat.
“Call me Mr. Vain” OK, but your choice of tattoos says otherwise.
The Most Beautiful Lies- Clare Bowditch and the New Slang.
“You speak the most beautiful lies, lies. And I ran to fall for them every time
Every time.” And yes, I ran to them every time.
Coin Operated Boy- Dresden Dolls.
“Made of plastic, and elastic…” “ I can’t imagine flesh and blood could be this match…” ;)
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off- Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
“ You say potato and I say patata” – Actually, you used to say ‘potato’ in a silly, Irish voice to take the piss out of my mother. You weren’t funny.
Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac.
“Tell me why, everything turned around…” ‘I just changed my mind’ isn’t a valid answer. You can call it another lonely day…
The Chain- Fleetwood Mac.
“I can still hear you saying you would never break the chain…” Before you changed your mind of course. Damn your love, damn your lies.
Leave My Body- Florence and the Machine.
“I don’t want your future, I don’t need your past…”
One and Only- Chesney Hawkes.
“I am the one and only, you can’t take that away from me…”
It Ain’t Me, Babe- Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.
This whole song sums up our break up.
Love Will Tear Us Apart- Joy Division.
“Is it something so good just can't function no more?” All my failings feel exposed.
Everyday I Love You Less and Less- Kaiser Chiefs.
“The doctor says all I need's pills and rest…” Thank Goodness I qualify for Medicare rebates…
Addicted- Kelly Clarkson.
“It’s like I can’t see anything, Nothing but you, In my thoughts, in my dreams…” It’s like I’m not me… I will get back there.
Heartbreaker- Led Zeppelin.
“Go Away, Heartbreaker”
Peachy- Missy Higgins.
“No of course you don’t, of course you don’t, you say life is peachy without me…” and I don’t understand how you can change your tone so quickly.
I’m OK By Myself- Morrissey.
“…and I don’t need you...”
Map of the Problematique- Muse.
“When will loneliness be over..?”
“He left a hole my heart, a hole in a promise, a hole in the side of my bed, but now that he’s gone, life carries on and I miss him like a hole in the head…” Couldn’t have put it better myself. If you only check out one new artist this year, make it this guy.
Blind Love- Passenger.
“Trying to hold a love that wants to go, is like trying to catch a falling flake of snow…It glimmers while it can but melts between your hands…” Nothing I could have said or done would have changed your mind.
So What? -Pink.
“I’m still a rock star…”
Another One Bites the Dust- Queen.
Speaks for itself.
I Know It’s Over- The Smiths.
“I know it’s over, still I cling, I don’t where else I can go…” It never really began, but in my heart it was so real…
I Started Something, I Couldn’t Finish- The Smiths.
Well, actually YOU started something, you couldn’t finish, hurting me in the process. I’d like to grab you by the guilded beams…
It’s Not Meant To Be- Tame Impala.
“and I boast that it’s meant to be, but in all honesty, I don’t have a hope in hell…”
Soldier On- Temper Trap
“Don’t think about it at all…” I’m trying so hard not to.
Any Kind-a Man- Tuba Skinny.
“coz’ any kind-a man, will be better than you…” OK, so you should check out two new artists: Passenger and these guys. This song is one of my favourite songs to swing dance to and that makes me happy, so it’s a double whammy.
The Haircut- The Waifs.
“Don't you ever show your face here again
To me or any of my friends
'Cause I'm glad I found out what you're all about
When I finally fell down off my cloud…”
Without You- The Waifs.
“I think I like this view, Without you…”
Cheated Hearts- Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
“Cheated by the opposite of love…” You think that you’re bigger than the sound.
Turn Into- Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
“I know, what I know…” and so do you. You can’t run from the inevitable.
Don’t Rain On My Parade- Bobby Darin.
“I’m gonna march my band out, I’ll beat my drum…NOBODY HAD BETTER RAAAAAIN ONNNNNNN MY PARADDDDDDE!”
Especially not you.