song of the day. #23 | valentine edition

song of the day | what sandra thinks
I had to post a song today. In fact, I had to post three songs. I could have posted a few more… but let’s not go overboard with the love. It is a deep and meaningful day. The sun is shining, it somehow feels warm despite the outside temp being 31°F, the air is fresh and invigorating, and everyone on earth is happy.

[I’ll be right back. I need to vomit. Here’s something to look at while I do so.]


I’m back.

I begin with my traditional v-day poem. This is the second v-day on which I’ve posted this. Yes, this is a tradition, dammit.


Now the songs…

I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a big fan of this first one. I don’t hate it… I don’t love it. But I heard it in the car this morning and I can’t get it out of my head. So you get to have it in your head, too. You’re welcome. 


[Love Stinks – J. Geils Band]
You love her
But she loves him
And he loves somebody else
You just can’t win
And so it goes
Till the day you die

song of the day

song of the day
wave short line

I lost this song for a long time but recently rediscovered it. John Mayer always sucks me in. [Yeah, I heard it, too.] I spent a few days last week immersing myself in everything he’s ever released. [Yikes. Yeah, I heard that one, too.] I love this song. Especially for today. (A live version because I love John live so much. [Yeah, yeah, I know.])


[Dreaming with a Broken Heart – John Mayer]
When you’re dreaming with a broken heart
The waking up is the hardest part
You roll out of bed and down on your knees
And for a moment, you can hardly breathe…

song of the day

song of the day
wave short line

I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t include this one. It’s one of the greatest songs of all time. It’s perfect. Except I never got the chance to hear it live. Not like this… since Ian Curtis killed himself at 23. But let’s not focus on that. Just listen to it. Seriously… one of the best songs ever.


[Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division]
When routine bites hard
And ambitions are low
And resentment rides high
But emotions won’t grow
And we’re changing our ways, taking different roads
Then love, love will tear us apart again
Love, love will tear us apart again

song of the day

song of the day


Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to these songs, videos, or lyrics… just everything else… which isn’t much… © 2017 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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14 Responses to song of the day. #23 | valentine edition

  1. Meg Sorick says:

    Oooh, I was fully prepared for that rock classic from Nazareth – Love Hurts. Good choices all, and I love your V-day tradition!

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  2. Great picks! But, damn you, now I have an ear worm!!! 😜

    Liked by 1 person

  3. VictoryInTrouble says:

    Ha ha, love the poem! I’ll have to listen to the songs later, but damn that Mayer song seems brutal.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lennon Carlyle says:

    I snorted at the love poem. Penis. Too funny. I hate love songs. I truly do. But, you picked some good ones my friend.

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