Epitaph for My Heart


This is not a fact—I’m just guessing—but I think that there are probably more breaking-up songs in the universal songbook than getting-together songs. I’m almost positive there are more “fuck-you-asshole” than “I’m-sure-I’ll-love-you-forever” tunes. It’s just a hunch. Sadness has inspired some of the most beautiful art. Thank God for pain. Without out it we wouldn’t have Tracey Emin’s bed. We wouldn’t have Annie Hall. We wouldn’t have excuses to binge drink red wine and we wouldn’t have Martha Wainwright’s anthem “Bloody Motherfucking Asshole”. Here are some more songs, in case you are also protesting Valentine’s Day.

1. Betty Davis—Anti Love Song
2. Amy Winehouse—Love Is A Losing Game
3. Art Brut—People In Love
4. Jens Lekman—I’m Leaving You Because I Don’t Love You
5. Martha Wainwright—Bloody Motherfucking Asshole
6. The Velvet Underground—Who Loves The Sun
7. The Streets—I Love You, More Than You Like Me
8. Handsome Furs—I’m Confused
9. New Order—Bizarre Love Triangle
10. Bob Dylan—Don’t Think Twice
11. Darondo—Didn’t I
12. The Magnetic Fields—I Don’t Really Love You Anymore
13. The Magnetic Fields—I Don’t Want To Get Over You
14. Jason Collett—I’m Not Over You
15. Black Kids—Love Me Already
16. Pop Levi—Never Never Love
17. Rufus Wainwright—Imaginary Love
18. Wilco—We’re Just Friends
19. Billy Bragg—Valentine’s Day Is Over
20. Bruce Springsteen—Valentine’s Day
21. Neko Case—People Got A Lot Of Nerve
22. The Hidden Cameras—Music Is My Boyfriend
23. God Help The Girl—God Help The Girl
24. Lou Reed—Sad Song
25. Julian Doiron—Consolation Prize
26. The Bicycles—I Know We Have To Apart
27. Morrissey—The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
28. Smokey Robinson—Tracks Of My Tears
29. Joan Jet and The Black Hearts—I Hate Myself For Loving You
30. Leonard Cohen—Famous Blue Raincoat

Please add more. I don't want to be alone.

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