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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2006, 01:28:46 PM »
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I don't really know anything about the Vandals, but those lyrics remind me of the funny little story told by Sparks' "Here in Heaven," in which a young man sings resentfully from heaven to the paramour who encouraged him to commit suicide and then went on with their life. It's a great song.
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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2006, 09:16:50 PM »
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oookay, so you're gonna be the newb who is clearly not over her ex, and will probably never move on by the looks of it. nice character.

That's me. Learn to love it.
Or you could point me in the direction of the "best break-up movies" thread?

I've just finished my degree (Journalism) and suddenly I got all this spare time - So I'm looking to get back into drawing and watching films. You know, whilst I'm unemployed and recently single and all.

Who knows, I might then even post more about movies rather than my ex.


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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2006, 11:51:37 PM »
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slightly green, good call on the beatles' for no one.
kermit and rolf - something better comes along
betty carter and carmen mcrae- am I blue
bob dylan - don't think twice it's alright
jr. kelly - if love's so nice
david garza - bloodsuckers
cake - mexico
m. ward - carolina
cat stevens - here comes my baby

I can go on and on, but I suspect so can everyone here.
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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2006, 01:49:19 AM »
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Bitter breakup = David Poe's "Silver Eyelashes":

This is the beginning of a song
about the end of our lives
Honey don't get me wrong when I say
I hope you die soon
I hope you live hard
i hope it's dark now in your room
I hope your heart becomes stone
I hope it's heavy
I hope it feels like you died and then you do

if I can't have you
I don't want anyone else to

Robot works good today
You can self-medicate
You can swim the seas without the waves
I can't believe your silver eyelashes
I can't believe how the mermaid fades

I know you hide your love away
Somewhere inside your perfect body

You're not alive, you're just alone
I hope you die slow
on shiny lies he made you believe
and then he leaves
and you have nothing left
except to come back to me

Do you feel anything yet?
I only want my hands around your neck
Your sweet sweet breath
when you drink all night
and sleep like the dead

I hope I die soon
I'm so numb it wouldn't hurt
and you're just waiting like a landmark to get saved
and my heart's already stopped beating
and I've loved you in the most pathetic ways

but if I can't have you
I don't want anyone else to


Nostalgic breakup = Counting Crows' "Anna Begins"

My friend assures me, "It's all or nothing."
I am not worried
I am not overly concerned
My friend implores me, "For one time only,
make an exception."
I am not worried
Wrap her up in a package of lies
Send her off to a coconut island
I am not worried
I am not overly concerned
with the status of my emotions
"Oh," she says, "you're changing."
But we're always changing

It does not bother me to say
This isn't love
Because if you don't want to talk about it then it isn't love
And I guess I'm going to have to live with that
But I'm sure there's something in a shade of grey,
Something in between,
And I can always change my name
If that's what you mean

My friend assures me, "It's all or nothing."
But I am not really worried
I am not overly concerned
You try to tell yourself the things you try to tell yourself
To make yourself forget, to make yourself forget
I am not worried
"If it's love," she said, "then we're going to have to think about the consequences."
She can't stop shaking
I can't stop touching her

And this time, when kindness falls like rain
It washes her away
And Anna begins to change her mind
"These seconds when I'm shaking leave me shuddering for days," she says
And I'm not ready for this sort of thing

But I'm not going to break, and I'm not going to worry about it anymore
I'm not going to bend, and I'm not going to break, and I'm not going to worry about it anymore
It seems like I should say, "As long as this is love..."
But it's not all that easy, so maybe I should
Snap her up in a butterfly net
Pin her down on a photograph album
I am not worried
I've done this sort of thing before
But then I start to think about the consequences
Because I don't get no sleep in a quiet room

And this time, when kindness falls like rain
It washes me away
And Anna begins to change my mind
And everytime she sneezes I believe it's love and
Oh lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing

She's talking in her sleep
It's keeping me awake
And Anna begins to toss and turn
And every word is nonsense, but I understand and
Oh lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing

Her kindness bangs a gong
It's moving me along
And Anna begins to fade away
It's chasing me away
She disappears and
Oh lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing
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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2006, 09:39:21 AM »
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Especially the lyrics to the Vandals' "My Girlfriend's Dead."

Man thanks so much for that... It's on repeat on iTunes, I love it. Exactly the song I needed since 'Song for the Dumped' didn't really fit as I owed her money.  :ponder:

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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2006, 01:03:37 PM »
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How could I forget...

Mountain Goats - No Children

I hope that our few remaining friends
give up on trying to save us.
I hope we come out with a fail-safe plot
to piss off the dumb few that forgave us.

I hope the fences we mended
fall down beneath their own weight.
And I hope we hang on past the last exit,
I hope it's already too late.

And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here
someday burns down.
And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away,
and I never come back to this town again.

In my life, I hope I lie,
and tell everyone you were a good wife.
And I hope you die,
I hope we both die.

I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow;
I hope it bleeds all day long.
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises;
we're pretty sure they're all wrong.

I hope it stays dark forever,
I hope the worst isn't over.
And I hope you blink before I do,
and I hope I never get sober.

And I hope when you think of me years down the line,
you can't find one good thing to say.
And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out,
you'd stay the hell out of my way.

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me,
hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die,
I hope we both die.
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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2006, 12:49:26 PM »
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Jawbreaker -- "Fireman" and "Sluttering".

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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2006, 02:05:16 PM »
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"Never Here" - Elastica
""Money doesn't come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it's all that I am." - Morrissey

"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2006, 02:27:07 PM »
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Morose about being dumped...

Ben Folds Five - Smoke

Mighty, Mighty Bosstones - So Sad To Say

Lauryn Hill - Ex-Factor

Elliot Smith - Bottle Up and Explode!

Blue Rodeo - Hasn't Hit Me Yet (Thrindle send this to me a long time ago, so thank you.  It's grown on me, I have to admit)

Aroah - Come Home




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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2006, 05:19:38 PM »
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How could I forget...

Mountain Goats - No Children

No doubt about it.

Beck - Rowboat
Beck - Nobody's Fault But My Own
Beck - Lose Cause
Blur - No Distance Left to Run
Bob Dylan - Buckets of Rain
Bob Dylan - You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Counting Crows - Raining in Baltimore (I like me some Counting Crows and I don't even give a fuck)
Drive-By Truckers - Goddamn Lonely Love
Elliott Smith - Somebody That I Used to Know
Elliott Smith - Everything Reminds Me of Her
Elvis Costello - Alison
Elvis Costello - I'm Not Angry
Iron & Wine - The Trapeze Swinger
Jens Lekman - Do You Remember the Riots
Modest Mouse - Baby Blue Sedan
Modest Mouse - Broke
My Morning Jacket - I Will Be There When You Die (I don't even know why this is a break-up song, but)
Okkervil River - A King and a Queen
Okkervil River - So Come Back, I Am Waiting
Okkervil River - Lady Liberty
Palace Brothers - You Will Miss Me When I Burn
Pearl Jam - Nothingman
Pearl Jam - Black
Pearl Jam - Smile
R.E.M. - Country Feedback
Royal City - Codeine and Shapespeare
Ryan Adams - Dear Chicago
Ryan Adams - Please Do Not Let Me Go
Ryan Adams - English Girls Approximately
Ryan Adams - Come Pick Me Up
Ryan Adams - Sweet Lil Gal
The Decemberists - The Engine Driver
The Mountain Goats - The Mess Inside
The Smashing Pumpkins - In the Arms of Sleep
Weezer - Butterfly (Bite my D.)
Whiskeytown - Avenues
Whiskeytown - Reason to Lie
Whiskeytown - Under Your Breath
Wilco - At Least That's What You Said
Wilco - We're Just Friends

But my favorite is:

Ryan Adams - Call Me On Your Way Back Home

Oh baby why
Do I miss you like I do
Oh miss my sweet
And the birds all singing blue
And why
And why
Call me on your way back home, dear
Cause I miss you
Honey, I ain't nothing new.

Oh baby why
Did I treat you like I did
Honey, I was just a kid
Bubblegum on my shoe
But you loved me
And I loved you
Call me on your way back home, dear
Cause I miss you
And I just want to die without you
Oh I just want to die without you
Yeah I just want to die without you
Without you
Honey, I ain't nothing new.




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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2013, 09:18:59 PM »
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not going through a break-up, just bored (psh, like I get women). Everytime I hear 'Top Yourself', I think it's the best breakup song of all time and remember this thread, but I saw you guys got lists, so I went and did some research...





















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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2013, 01:21:54 AM »
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Good selection. I wasn't familiar with that Raconteurs song.









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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2013, 01:06:35 PM »
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I've always had a soft spot for this song. It's pretty audacious, just repeating the same melody over and over for an entire song, with no chorus (going for the meditative thing, obviously). Lyrics are a bit clunky in the beginning, but the build is masterful, as are the harmonies when the climax arrives. I kind of love it. I remember that album having some other songs that I loved in exactly the same way (awkward lyrics, but some great songcraft).
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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2013, 01:27:21 PM »
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well, obviously.



that's the best one. I will post a longer list later on.

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Re: Your Favorite Break-Up Songs
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2013, 01:44:24 PM »
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..... Just kidding.

Don't know if this is technically a "break up song", but is definitely a song I listened to when I had my first break-up (Isn't the sappy/emo/nostalgic/pathetic-after break up stage the best part of breaking up?) , the opening lines ares so tear-inducing.






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Live version is even more beautiful:

We fought against the day and we won... WE WON.

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