Twisted MixTape: Cheater, Cheater

Say it Rah-shay By Nov 19, 2013 34 Comments

Jen Kehl, who blogs at My Skewed View, does a weekly meme she calls Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday, which I have interpreted as a soundtrack of sorts for my life. This week she is asking us to share songs about a cheating heart. And I have some songs that I forgot to share before that have been burning a hole in my drafts.

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Billie stayed on constant rotation during the breakup of my marriage. I used to listen to this album so much that I cannot even stand to listen to it now. I was in such a dark, dark, dark place and I never thought I’d see happy again.

Good Morning Heartache

Lawd how I love this song. I used to hate that I couldn’t even be married right and this song helped fuel the flames. I had a discman and would just listen to this on repeat.



Good morning heartache here we go again
Good morning heartache you’re the one who knew me when
Might as well get used to you hanging around
Good morning heartache sit down

After a while, when it became clear that this wasn’t just a spat and this was the beginning of the end, I was so angry! How could it be that someone who claims that they will always have your back, treat you like you are just trash? My Man seemed like it was written for me.



It costs me lots
But there’s one thing that I’ve got
It’s My Man.

It did cost me lots; almost cost me my sanity. I was a broken woman. But, sometimes I feel like karma was coming to get me. I wasn’t always true to my dude and had a little fling with someone I worked with early on when The Dad and I started dating.

I knew it was wrong but at the time I was a hard-headed fool. The Other Guy knew it, I knew it but we just couldn’t quit each other. The day I decided enough was enough for real, I was tearing up City Line Avenue headed home from work and Alanis came on. You Oughta Know was that stuff. She was angry and she was letting everybody know. I wasn’t quite as angry but I did feel some type of way.


’cause the joke that you laid on the bed that was me
And I’m not gonna fade
As soon as you close your eyes and you know it
And every time I scratch my nails down someone else’s back
I hope you feel it…well can you feel it

I was young and foolish.




Back to The Dad.

After I had gone to the brink of sanity and was able to return to normal, I found Puddle of Mudd’s She Hates Me. I swear I hated that man. I wanted horrible mean things to happen to him and Puddle Of Mudd was something I could yelp and yell when I was running.



In a trap, trip I can’t grip
never thought I’d be the one who’d slip
then I started to realize
I was living one big lie

This was my jam but I realized that cussing and such wasn’t really helping anyone. I knew that I couldn’t keep holding on to so much hate so I had to retire this song. I can listen to it every so often and laugh but there may or may not have been some alternate lyrics personalized to show my disgust.


What list would be complete with out Sinead? When I’m waxing romantically about love lost, there is no one who does it better than Sinead O’Connor.


I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they’d only remind me of you
I went to the doctor and guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said, “Girl, you better try to have fun no matter what you do.”
But he’s a fool

Everybody had something to say about how I should “get over” The Dad and I tried, I really did but I was not ready. Meh. Time does heal most wounds and now I’m totes over the mad that I was.

Jen asked for five songs but I started to feel really down looking at my list. I’m adding a bonus track, my go to happy song.

Ella. Get Happy. You’re Welcome.


Forget your troubles
Come on get happy
You better chase all you cares away
Shout hallelujah
Come on get happy
Get ready for the judgment day

What are your favorite songs about a cheating hearts?

Share them in the comments!

Like this post? Then check out Soundtrack For a Dirty Rotten Shut Yo’ Mouth.

Jamming to some Ella,



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  1. Terry says:

    I hear you loud and clear. I also have an ex and am happy as a pig in poo that he is my ex. I am so much better off without him as I bet you are too.

  2. Nothing compares 2 U was on my original list. That's a classic! Love the Billie songs. Obviously, I know who she is, but I don't think I've ever listened to her songs before.

  3. Ashley Gill says:

    Thank you so much for taking me down this path.. I love love love Alanis for when I am angry. I turn on her Jagged Little Pill album and scream along with her!

  4. Angela says:

    We were all young and foolish once. Such a fun writing prompt!

  5. Dream says:

    I just finished swooning to some Billie on the mixtape right before yours in the Hop and here’s two more for a Billie overload (in an outstanding way). And then you hit me with Ella. Awesome post!

  6. Tess says:

    Im glad to be over my ex. Songs helped me through it all!!

  7. Such a fun writing prompt. What a great way to express thoughts through music.

  8. Sarah Bailey says:

    It’s amazing the feelings a song can evoke I have many I can relate to certain times. x

  9. I am so over my ex & the father of my kids. He didn’t cheat on me or anything, but we were totally not made for each other.

  10. Liz Mays says:

    That was so interesting to read about how you transitioned from song to song as you worked through emotions and life stages!

  11. interesting clips you chose, they really are emotional

  12. Jeannette says:

    Some really great songs on this list. Totally brings back tons of memories!

  13. Janel says:

    These songs felt like a walk down memory lane! I used to listen to most of them, too!

  14. I have not heard of any but the last song. I can not imagine what you went through, it sounds like hell. I am glad you are okay now and able to move on.

  15. Beeb says:

    Really great collection of music, and I know what you mean about not being able to listen to certain albums because of the feelings they evoke – I’ve never been through a breakup, but have records I struggle to listen to because they bring back other forms of grief. Music is so powerful.

    As for your question, I guess this is my favorite song about a cheating heart: This would be in the “Angry” category with Puddle of Mudd, I guess, LOL.

  16. Aisha Kristine Chong says:

    It was fun to look on those songs I haven't heard. I can feel its emotions at every single word to it too. Lovely.

  17. I can imagine the transition you felt between the songs. I am glad you are beginning to feel better now too.

  18. Brett Martin says:

    I always hear songs in my head- like my own soundtrack. Or mix tape.

  19. Maria Lopez-Castro says:

    Wow, you picked some great musical representations for your experiences. I've never had to endure anything like this with a cheating partner or spouse. I have, however, gone through a messy divorce and there are certainly songs that come to mind when I think about it.

  20. Creep by TLC is the best cheating song ever!

  21. You've just given me inspiration on what story to write next. Heartbreaks really need music to pull people through

  22. I forgive you because I love that this mix ends on a happy note since it was so personal to start with 🙂 It’s funny I just commented on another’s mix that I wish I had used Billie Holiday, but now I’m glad I didn’t because you did it so well. Thank you so much for playing this week! It makes me happy to see u here!

  23. Chelsea says:

    I love Nothing Compares, such a great song. What perfect songs to match up with your experiences.

  24. kay adeola says:

    Great songs,we all have past and heartbreak but the best thing is to move on and music can aid in the healing.

  25. I always hear songs from my past in my head 🙂

  26. What an interesting mix of music for your life story. Some of those songs would fit my life also.

  27. Ashley Walkup says:

    I now have Nothing Compares stuck in my head. lol Thank you! …and I'm glad you're feeling much better now. 🙂

    1. Rachee says:

      You’re welcome!
      Thank you for reading and your good thoughts.

  28. Danielle Bishop says:

    LOVE Puddle of Mudd – LOVE She Hates Me – especially BLASTING!

  29. Amberlee says:

    That is a great list of songs. I have listened to some of these during bad break ups too! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Karen says:

    Love how music really allows us to express ourselves without having to say anything

  31. Anita Breeze says:

    Those are great musical selections. Being Canadian, I am especially fond of Alanis Morrisette, thank you for including her!

  32. Robyn says:

    Great music selection! I hace listened to them all.

  33. Amiyrah says:

    Billie is my homegirl. She brings out so much sadness and beauty out of me when I listen to her music.

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