Every Breakup Has Its Song

Someday the one you gave away will be the only one you're wishing for

You've been dumped and you're sure your ex will soon regret it. How do you know that? Well, you're only the best person he or she has ever dated. You let your ex know it by belting out Mariah Carey's 1990 single "Someday."

You were so blind to let me go
You had it all but did not know
No one you'll find will ever be
Closer to all your dreams than me

You're right. You are awesome. Your ex is lame and this definitely is your theme song.

The 'Drunk Dial' Breakup

You never call me when you're sober.

An inebriated breakup probably isn't the best idea if only because the sober person in the conservation may have a short fuse, and your thoughts may not make any sense. Still each night in bars and outside clubs across the nation, there's often one person drunk dialing his or her partner.

You also risk the chance of totally forgetting what took place when you wake up the following day. (Wait, I no longer have a boyfriend/girlfriend?)

Drunk dials and excuses give Evanescence's Amy Lee ammunition for the lyrics she belted out lyrics would make any drunk ex regret calling intoxicated.

In "Call Me When You're Sober" Lee makes it entirely too clear what she wants from her stumbling lover.

So don't cry to me
If you love me
You would be here with me
Don't lie to me
Just get your things
I've made up your mind

This is the breakup most likely to be experienced by the college-age crowd.

The 'Pack Your Stuff' Breakup

I think ya better call Tyrone

This ode to Splitsville comes courtesy of all those cohabitating couples who soon realize, "Maybe moving in together wasn't a good idea."

Someone gets tired and fed up, which leads to the "pack your bags" conversation. Singer Erykah Badu put it bluntly in her song "Tyrone."

I think ya better call Tyrone
(Call Him)
And Tell him come on, help you get your [expletive]
(Come On, Come on)
You need to Call Tyrone
(Call Him)
And tell him I said come on

After listing all the reasons why she and her beau were no longer in sync, Badu only wanted her ex to leave. Sh had just one requirement.

You can't use her phone.

The 'I'm Over You' Breakup

These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do

The relationship is done and all you want is a stylish exit. This way, your ex can see you carting off to your new life fashionably and without a care.

Nancy Sinatra's 1966 single, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," became the quintessential breakup song for women looking to leave their men.

You keep lying, when you oughta be truthin'
and you keep losin' when you oughta not bet
You keep samin' when you oughta be changin'
Now what's right is right, but you ain't been right yet.

The most painful thing about this split is that "one of these days the boots are gonna walk all over you." Pray they aren't stilettos.

The 'I Will Cut You' Breakup

Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats

Ending a relationship pushes some to drastic, violent means like beating cars with a baseball bat. It's the option Carrie Underwood uses to kiss her cheating boyfriend goodbye in 2006's "Before He Cheats."

She vividly describes how she'll get over on the boy who's wronged her.

I dug my key into the side
Of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seat
I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights
Slashed a hole in all four tires

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