One of the things that “they” don’t say much about relationships is how they affect you long after they are over. How long does it take to scrub away relationship residue… or will it always remain?
In my last relationship my girlfriend loved emo and indie rock. Coldplay, Modest Mouse, Orenda Fink, Death Cab For Cutie, Snow Patrol – she loved them all. I was a fan of many of these artists, but as we spent time together we listened to what she liked 99% of the time. She didn’t like Rap or R&B and since I am pretty flexible when it comes to my musical tastes I always made sure that I had stuff that she liked on CD.
What I didn’t realize with my last relationship is that when I broke up with her I was also breaking up with the things that we shared together. I don’t enjoy Coldplay anymore, or Death Cab for Cutie, or any of the CD’s that we listened to together over and over. Music is the one thing that we really shared and when she left she took that music with her.
This was one of our favorites. The words are fitting for this post.
Fix You – Coldplay
When you try your best but you don’t succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep
Stuck in reverse
And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love some one but it goes to waste
could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you