Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Love Songs as Loss Songs

Funny how break-up songs and songs about unrequited love speak to me sometimes:

"Dreams, that's where I have to go
To see your beautiful face anymore
I stare at a picture of you, and listen to the radio . . .

If you ask me how I'm doing,
I would say I'm doing just fine.
I would lie and say that you're not on my mind.
But I go out, and I sit down at a table set for two
And finally, I'm forced to face the truth.
No matter what I say, I'm not over you."
-Gavin DeGraw
"Not Over You"

It's not always verbatim or even a direct correlation, but I get it. I get the emotion behind it. I get what losing a great love feels like.