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.
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
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,