Break-up songs

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  1. Tommy_N

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    So I’m in the process of breaking up with my girlfriend and I’m quite excited that the relationship is over. I think it is time to make a mix tape. But instead of the typical depressed, break-up, bluesy type music I want something a little more upbeat and positive. I’m celebrating more than I'm acting mope.

    Below is a list of some of the songs I’m thinking of. I know that these barely scratch the surface. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I’m open to any genre but preferably some rock, hip-hop or Brit pop.

    The Who – I’m free
    P.O.D. – Alive
    Crazy Town – Revolving door
    White Stripes – There’s no home for you here
    Tom Petty – Change the locks
    Tool – Ticks & Leeches
    Weezer – Tired of sex / Butterfly lyrics
    Memphis Bleek – Is that your chick?

    Thanks
    Tom
     
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    Petty Thievery - Seam
     
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    not sure if you've heard of them, but Chris McCarty Band has a song called 'Stuck' about getting out of a relationship he was stuck in, and being happy it's over.
     
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    Oh, boy, do I have a list coming....give me time. I do these mix CD things for about any theme. [Ahnold]I'll be back. [/Ahnold]
     
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    There must be 50 ways to leave your lover
    Step out the back Jack
    Make a new plan Stan...............
     
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    Insane Clown Posse - Bitches
     
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    Glad to Break-up songs:
    (Most of these I used myself at some point or other.) I have quite an eclectic collection of music and this is only the beginning for now....

    Olive – Liberty
    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
    Alan Parsons Project – Winding Me Up
    Chris Isaak – Please
    Faithless – Crazy English Summer
    The Monkees – Star Collector
    Wynonna Judd – Don’t You Throw That Mojo On Me (with Kenny Wayne Shephard)
    Madonna – You’ll See
    Weird Al Yankovic – I’m So Sick Of You
    You tell a joke and forget the punchline
    Why you always wastin' my time?
    Hey baby, trust me, you just disgust me
    Your hair's a mess and your make-up's crusty
    I don't know too many females
    Who make a habit of biting their toenails
    Wo, every time you call, you drive me up the wall
    Honey, just the sight of you makes my flesh crawl
    I'm sure we'd be happy together
    If only one little thing weren't true
    Oh baby, I yi yi yi yi
    I'm so sick of you

    You drink the milk right from the carton
    What are you, in kindergarten?
    You're belchin' everywhere, foulin' up the air
    Then you use my razor to shave your back hair
    You don't have an ounce of class
    You're just one big pain in the neck
    How much more can I take now, give me a break now
    You even snore when you're wide awake now
    You tell all your friends we're the perfect couple
    Well, maybe you should get a clue
    'Cause baby, I yi yi yi yi
    I'm so sick of you
    Baby, you're so nauseatin'
    I yi yi yi yi
    I'm so sick of you

    And when you softly call my name
    It's like I’m listenin' to that squeaky chalk sound
    And when you look at me that special way
    It's hard for me to keep my lunch down
    And when you’re askin' me what I'm thinkin', honey, usually I'm thinkin'
    How I'd really like to tie your head completely up in duct tape
    So I wouldn't have to listen to you asking me those stupid questions
    Over and over again

    Well, that disgusting noise you make when you laugh
    Gives me a throbbing migraine
    (Can't stand you, I just can't stand you)
    Until you came along I never dated anyone
    This low on the food chain
    (Can't stand you, I just can't stand you)
    You've got inhuman body odor
    You've got the hair of a boxing promoter
    Yeah, your teeth are all yellow, your butt's made of Jell-O
    You woke up in a puddle, droolin' on your pillow
    I hate the way you crack your knuckles
    I hate your whiny loser girlfriends too
    But mostly I yi yi yi yi
    I'm so sick of you
    Really now, you're aggrevatin'
    I yi yi yi yi
    I'm so sick of you
    Not to mention irritatin'
    I yi yi yi yi
    I'm so sick of you
    Well, now won't you give my best regards to Satan
    I yi yi yi yi
    I'm so sick of you

    I'm so sick of you
    I'm so sick of you
    I'm so sick of you
    You make me sick

    (Can't stand you, I just can't stand you) I'm so sick of you, now
    (Can't stand you, I just can't stand you) I'm so sick of you, now
    (Can't stand you, I just can't stand you) I'm so sick of you
    (Can't stand you, I just can't stand you) I'm so sick of you, now
    (Can't stand you, I just can't stand you) I'm so sick of you, now
    (Can't stand you, I just can't stand you) I'm so sick of you, now
    (Can't stand you, I just can't stand you) I'm so sick of you, now


    Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Olive – Creature of Comfort (change he to she)
    Delerium – Run For It
    Pink – There You Go
    Crush - Jellyhead
    Michael Jackson – Beat It (really good pick-me up and depending on how you interpret the lyrics, it works really well!)
    Collective Soul – Run (such a beautiful anthem song – inspiring, not sad)
    Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight
    The Monkees – So Goes Love
    Celine Dion – Misled
    Betty Boo – Doin’ the Do (upbeat song, rap-y)
    Will To Power – It’s My Life
    You think you could possess my soul
    You knew that I loved everything about you
    But now I’m gonna take control and live my life and all I’m free without you
    You tried to control me, you had my life balancing on a string
    I learned from what you told me cuz it’s my life and you don’t mean a thing
    CHORUS
    You don’t, don’t mean too much to me (you don’t mean that much)
    It’s my life
    You don’t, don’t mean too much to me
    It’s my life
    You don’t, don’t mean too much to me
    It’s my life, my life

    I used to lie awake at night and couldn’t get to sleep just thinking of you
    But now that I can see the light, I’m guilty just to think that I could love you
    At night I stared with longing.
    You spent your time telling me what to do
    I laugh at you with longing, cuz it’s my life and I am over YOU.

    CHORUS

    Weird Al Yankovic – One More Minute
    Aahh....

    Well I heard that you're leavin' (leavin')
    Gonna leave me far behind (so far behind)
    'Cause you found a brand new lover
    You decided that I'm not your kind (aahh..)

    So I pulled (I pulled) your name out (name out) of my Rolodex (oohh..)
    And I tore all your pictures in two
    And I burned down the malt shop where we used to go
    Just because it reminds me of you (dippity dippity doo)

    That's right (that's right) you ain't gonna see me cryin'
    I'm glad (I'm glad) that you found somebody new
    'Cause I'd rather spend eternity eating shards of broken glass
    Than spend one more minute with you

    I guess I might seem kinda bitter
    You got me feeling down in the dumps
    'Cause I'm stranded all alone in the gas station of love
    And I have to use the self-service pumps

    Oh, so honey, let me help you with that suitcase
    You ain't (you ain't) gonna break my heart in two
    'Cause I'd rather get a hundred thousand paper cuts on my face
    Than spend one more minute with you

    I'd rather rip out my intestines with a fork
    Than watch you going out with other men
    I'd rather slam my fingers in a door (yah)
    Again and again and again and again and again

    Oh, can't you see what I'm tryin' to say, Darlin...

    I'd rather have my blood sucked out by leeches (leeches)
    Shove an icepick under a toenail or two
    I'd rather clean all the bathrooms in Grand Central Station with my tongue
    Than spend one more minute with you

    Yes, I'd rather jump naked on a huge pile of thumbtacks
    Or stick my nostrils together with crazy glue
    I'd rather dive into a swimming pool filled with double-edged razor blades
    Than spend one more minute with you

    I'd rather rip my heart right out of my ribcage with my bare hands
    and then throw it on the floor and stomp on it 'till I die………
    Than spend one more minute with you

    The Monkees – No Time
    Alan Parsons Project – Eye In the Sky
     
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    2 great ones: Ween -Piss Up a rope & Nilsson- Youre breaking my heart

    My dinner's on fire while she watches TV
    And if you've ever wondered what it's like to be me
    She takes all my money and leaves me no smokes
    Yells at my buddies and insults my folks
    I'm breakin' my back doin' the best that I can
    She's got time for the dog and none for her man
    And I'm no dope, but I can't cope
    So hit the fuckin' road and piss up a rope

    You can piss up a rope
    And you can put on your shoes, hit the road get truckin'
    Pack your bag, I don't need the ag
    On your knees you big, booty bitch start suckin'
    You ride my ass like a horse in a saddle
    Now you're up shits creek with a turd for a paddle
    And I can't cope -- piss up a rope

    Uh, you can piss up a rope and feel the pissy dribble
    You can piss up a rope and watch me giggle
    For the last 6 months I been packin' your bag
    You can wash my balls with a warm, wet rag
    Till my balls feel smooth and soft like silk
    I'm sick of your mouth and your 2 percent milk
    And I'm no dope, but I've lost all hope
    So hit the fuckin' road and piss up a rope

    You can piss up a rope
    And you can put on your shoes, hit the road get truckin'
    Pack your bag, I don't need the ag
    On your knees you big, booty bitch start suckin'
    You ride my ass like a horse in a saddle
    Now you're up shits creek with a turd for a paddle
    And I can't cope -- piss up a rope

    You're breakin' my heart by Nilsson

    You're breakin' my heart
    You're tearin' it apart
    So fuck you
    All I want to do
    Is have a good time
    Now I'm blue
    You wanna boogaloo
    Run down to Tramps
    Have a dance or two--ooh!
    You're breaking my heart
    You're tearin' it apart
    But fuck you
    You're breakin' my heart
    You're tearin' it apart
    Ooh!--ooh!--
    You stepped on my ass
    You're breaking my glasses too
    You wanna drive my car
    Buy a lot of stuff
    I've had enough
    Of you--ooh!
    I'm goin' insane
    There's no one to blame
    So fuck you
    You've gotta have your way
    There's nothin' left to say
    There's nothin' left to do--ooh!
    You're breakin' my heart
    You're tearin' it apart
    So fuck you
    You've gotta have your way
    There's nothin' left to say
    There's nothin' left to do--ooh!
    You're breakin' my heart
    You're tearin' it apart
    But I love you
    (Do-do-doots)
     
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    Two peppy, upbeat breakup tunes from Aimee Mann:

    Choice in the Matter-
    (And if this is one of your ten thousand dollar hours
    Don't forget to write it down
    Help is on the way)

    Skip the cloak and dagger bit
    Don't you know we're sick of it
    As much as I would like to stay
    The message light just blinks away
    And while I'm here you won't push play

    So you leave me no choice in the matter
    You leave me no choice in the matter
    You leave me no choice in the matter
    You leave me no

    Option to indulge in this
    Exercise in cowardice
    Ignorance without the bliss

    'Cause you leave me no choice in the matter
    You leave me no choice in the matter
    You leave me no choice in the matter
    You leave me no

    -guitar solo-

    'Cause I know where this boat will go
    Pulled down by the undertow
    It's lucky I know
    How to row

    So row, row, row your boat
    Gently down the stream
    I hope you drown and never come up


    'Cause you leave me no choice in the matter
    You leave me no choice in the matter
    You leave me no choice in the matter
    You leave me no

    I Should Have Known-
    I should thank you almost
    no one could kill it off until you bled it
    but I got rid of that ghost
    'though certain habits remain imbedded
    with the shadow of a doubt
    but baby it was you who fed it
    and I don't know what else to say
    but I think you get it.

    I should've known
    it was coming down to this
    I should've known
    you would betray me but without the kiss
    I should've known
    the kind of set-up it is.

    And always isn't always
    when it's not your photograph that I've been keeping
    but you still live in those days
    when I'd stay awake just to watch you sleeping
    you delivered that blow
    but it left a mark on me that you're not seeing
    and I don't know what else you hear
    but it's not me weeping

    I should've known
    it was coming down to this
    I should've known
    you would betray me but without the kiss
    I should've known
    the kind of set-up it is.

    I should've seen the cracks in the ceiling
    and the mirror covered up with dust
    but I was busy talking on the phone
    I should've seen the obstacles but I said,
    this house was built for us
    hello
    is anybody home?

    I should've known
    the minute that we hit the wall
    I should've known
    the writing was upon the stall
    I should've known
    'cause Rome was starting to fall

    and I should thank you, almost.

    And of course, there's Fleetwood Mac's Go Your On Way
     
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    how bout an obvious one

    Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) by Greg Kihn
     
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    ELO has several good ones.

    ~T
     
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    E-Type - "I'll Find A Way"

    Once there were shadows around me
    ghosts were howling on the prowl
    You know there are things to be done
    no one around to care
    So give me all of them, and I will follow them
    There won't be no one around to see cause
    I'm the Last Man Standing

    Brightness falls and then you're gone with the wind
    You won't see me again
    Darkness calls this is a fight I can't win
    I'll leave you in the rain

    I'll find a way
    Gotta move on and I will survive
    I'll find a way
    No matter what I will stay alive

    Now we have searched for the meaning
    I'm set adrift again
    Who knows what will come from the mission
    I will still be there
    Don't tell me what to do, this is the way you know
    There won't be no one around to see cause
    I'm the Last Man Standing

    Brightness falls and then you're gone with the wind
    You won't see me again
    Darkness calls this is a fight I can't win
    I'll leave you in the rain

    I'll find a way
    Gotta move on and I will survive
    I'll find a way
    No matter what I will stay alive

    Alan Parsons Project - "You Lie Down With Dogs"

    excerpt:
    Get out and find yourself another lover
    Why don't you find yourself another lover
    Open up your eyes and realize
    You don't mean nothing to me I'm not your mother
    You gave me all that you had to give
    But there's a whole lotta fish in the sea
     
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    How about

    "The Breakup Song" by Greg Kihn
     
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    I have a song you could play when you see her with another guy..."Baby come back" by Player....[​IMG]
     
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    1.) Tupac "I Get Around" Lyrics
    2.) Tupac "Wonder Why They Call You Bitch" Lyrics
    3.) Tupac "Bury Me a G" Lyrics
    4.) Violent Femmes "Kiss Off" Lyrics
    5.) Mase "Make Me Cry"Lyrics

    just a few great ones off the top of my head. Tupac has got a lot of great ones that boost your self confidence.

    Good call on "Revolving Door" by Crazy Town, I was gonna mention that one.
     
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    Sloth "Billygoat":

    Visions
    In my head
    Counting all
    Stinking dead
    Memories
    I have left behind, behind
    Dreary night
    Barren land
    Centrifuge
    My desperate hands
    My lonely hands

    Leprosy
    Takes it toll
    Never mind
    What is sold today
    The marketplace has found its fool today
    Wanted more
    Paid for less
    Still my thirst
    Dies for this mess

    I take away
    Useful meaning more
    Useful meaning more
    Until there's nothing left

    Visions
    In my head
    Counting all
    Stinking dead
    Today
    The marketplace has found its fool today
    Wanted more
    Paid for less
    Still my thirst
    Dies for your mess

    I take away
    Useful meaning more
    Useful meaning more
    Until there's nothing left...

    I will
    Breathe again
    On my own
    On my own
    Until there's nothing left
    Until there's nothing left
    Until there's no one left


    Maybe Three Day's Grace's "I hate everything about you"? [​IMG]
     
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    I'm going to put in a suggestions for:

    Outkast - Hey Ya! (If you haven't heard 1000 times too many already)

    And my personal favorite:

    Beck - Sing it Again

    Yeah, it's a little downbeat, but I really like it!
     
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    Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac or pretty much anything off of Rumors [​IMG]
     
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    Adam Sandler from "The Wedding Singer"

    You don’t know how much I need you.
    While you’re near me I don’t feel blue.
    And when we kiss I know that you need me too.
    I can’t believe I found a love that’s so pure and true.

    But it all was bullshit.
    It was a goddam joke.
    And when I think of you linda,
    I hope you fucking choke.

    I hope you’re glad with what you’ve done to me.
    I lay in bed all day long feeling melancholy.
    You left me here all alone, tears running constantly.

    Oh somebody kill me please,
    Somebody kill me plee-ase,
    I’m on my knees,
    Pretty pretty please kill me.

    I want to die.
    Put a bullet in my head.
     
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    Amen. Greatest break-up album ever!

    Can't believe no one's mentioned this classic yet. I wouldn't call it peppy, but it's not depressing - very much an affirmative statement:

    Bob Dylan - "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"

    It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
    It don't matter, anyhow
    An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
    If you don't know by now
    When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
    Look out your window and I'll be gone
    You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
    Don't think twice, it's all right

    It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
    That light I never knowed
    An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
    I'm on the dark side of the road
    Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
    To try and make me change my mind and stay
    We never did too much talkin' anyway
    So don't think twice, it's all right

    It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
    Like you never did before
    It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
    I can't hear you any more
    I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
    I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
    I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
    But don't think twice, it's all right

    I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
    Where I'm bound, I can't tell
    But goodbye's too good a word, gal
    So I'll just say fare thee well
    I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
    You could have done better but I don't mind
    You just kinda wasted my precious time
    But don't think twice, it's all right
     

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