« It’s not you, it’s me », « things moved too fast », « I don’t think we’re the same anymore ». Everyone who had been in a relationship must have heard one of this all-timers of breakups, but nothing will ever compare to the lyrics of heart-wrenching songs.
To help you get over a breakup or give you the musical background to your streaming tears, here’s a list of 20 songs, that in our opinion, are the best to describe this horrible feeling of loss.
-Land Locked Blues-Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes have a way with words and it’s no surprise that Conor Oberst, the lead singer, was named best songwriter in 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine. In « Land Locked Blues », a song with a personal and political meaning, the duet can bring you to your darkest times.
Selected lyrics :
« First, tell me which road you will take I don’t want to risk our paths crossing someday So you walk that way, I’ll walk this way »
Justin Vernon, the one-man band known as Bon iver, said in an interview the song was about the pain of past relationships making their way into new ones. Like this song wasn’t as depressing before this bit of information.
Gone but never forgotten, Cheb Hasni is still, 24 years after his death, an artist we turn to for healing our inside wounds. With « Mchat alia ou khalatni », it’s another piece for the hopeless romantics that is given to us by the king of romantic raï.