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16 January 2013
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I've recently been reminded of some great break up song (best not listened to while breaking up)

For No One (Beatles) [Your day breaks, your mind aches, You find that all the words of kindness linger on When she no longer needs you]

If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot) [But for now love, let's be real I never thought I could act this way And I've got to say that I just don't get it  I don't know where we went wrong   But the feelin's gone  And I just can't get it back]

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)  [I said baby, you know I'm gonna leave you. I'll leave you when the summertime, Leave you when the summer comes a-rollin' Leave you when the summer comes along.]

We Just Disagree (Dave Mason)   [So let's leave it alone, 'cause we can't see eye to eye.There ain't no good guys, there ain't no bad guys.
There's only you and me and we just disagree.]

We Used To Know (Jethro Tull)  [Take what we can before the man  Says it's time to go  Each to his own way I'll go mine
Best of luck in what you find  But for your own sake remember times  We used to know]

No Action (Elvis Costello)  [I don't wanna kiss you. I don't wanna touch. I don't wanna see you 'cause I don't miss you that much.]

We're Going Wrong (Cream)  [Please open your eyes   Try to realize   I found out today we're going wrong  We're going wrong]

I'll Follow The Sun (Beatles)  [One day    You'll look to see I've gone  For tomorrow may rain  So I'll Follow The Sun]

 

Any other 'take out the gun and shoot yourself' songs?

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Since you mentioned Gordon Lightfoot, while "If You Could Read My Mind" is a classic and a good example of a "breakup" song, I think his song "I'll Do Anything" is subtler and more poignant.  In fact, I never realized it's a breakup song until late in my life.  The giveaway is the searing penultimate line:  "Though it might grieve me, I'll do anything that you say."

Down in the warm dark part of my heart you stay
I've been on my own for so long as I stand here today
I'd never leave you, I'll do anything that you say.

I've been around some walking on down the street
Feeling as low as the shoes on the soles of my feet
Taking dead aim on fortune and fame you might say
Playing guitar doesn't make you a star anyway...

You may testify about me, you might rest your weary head
You might even try and make me change my mind.

Many's the time I've wished that I were free
But my love for you was too deep for my eyes to see
I'd never leave you, I'll do anything that you say.

Whenever the thought seems better off left alone
I think of you then in a way that is ten times as strong
Taking dead aim on fortune and fame you might say
Playing guitar doesn't make you a star anyway...

I'd never leave you, I'll do anything that you say
Try to believe me, I'll do anything that you say
Though it might grieve me, I'll do anything that you say
Please understand me, I'll do anything that you say...

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
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I forgot the classic "I Will Survive" and perhaps the sexiest break up song "Wicked Games"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....AOxCqSxRD0

 

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Don't forget You Won't See Me, it's another break-up song which receives little attention.

17 January 2013
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Funny Paper, yeah Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now" is a good one.

Gerell, you're right, "You Won't See Me" counts, and come to think of it, so would "No Reply."

So what Beatle wrote these break up lyrics:

I tried to get over you
I tried to find something new
But all I could ever do
Was fill my time
With thoughts of you

I tried to go somewhere old
To search for my pot of gold
But all I could ever hold
Inside my mind
Were thoughts of you

I hear your music
And it's driving me wild
Familiar rhythms
In a different style
I hear your music
And it's driving me wild again

Don't want to let you take me down
Don't want to get hurt second time around
Don't want to walk that lonely road again

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OK - by popular demand here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....1mP2p3TAI4

 

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"You Keep Me Hangin' On"

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Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
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^^ Haven't heard that song in ages.

Also, this:

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

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Would 'The Breakup Song' by The Greg Kihn Band be too obvious a choice? If so, how about my favorite song by The Band?

It makes no difference where I turn
I can't get over you and the flame still burns
It makes no difference, night or day
The shadow never seems to fade away

And the sun don't shine anymore
And the rains fall down on my door

Now there's no love
As true as the love that dies untold
But the clouds never hung so low before

It makes no difference how far I go
Like a scar the hurt will always show
It makes no difference who I meet
They're just a face in the crowd
On a dead-end street

And the sun don't shine anymore
And the rains fall down on my door

These old love letters well, I just can't keep
'Cause like the gambler says "read 'em and weep"
And the dawn don't rescue me no more

Without your love I am nothing at all
Like an empty hall it's a lonely fall
Since you've gone it's a losing battle
Stampeding cattle they rattle the walls

And the sun don't shine anymore
And the rains fall down on my door

Well, I love you so much and it's all I can do
Just to keep myself from telling you
That I never felt so alone before

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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