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 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
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…
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