Friday, September 14, 2007

Break-up songs

Some other bloggers do song lists, and I thought it was my turn. Plus a couple of mates have been du--, I mean, let go by their partners recently, so here are my top three 'getting over being dumped' songs.
1. Breakin Up by Rilo Kiley: The happiest dumped song I've ever heard, very funny! If you have been dumped, give this a spin and it will not only cheer you up, it will make you want to start dating again - purely so you can get dumped again!
2. Cloud on my Tongue by Tori Amos: As with many Tori songs, I don't really know what she's singing about, but I saw a live version of her doing this song once, and there's this build-up to a really tense moment where she calmly sings 'You can go now... You can go now', and then the song kind of made sense to me. Yes, you can go now.
3. Bloody Mother Fucking Arsehole by Martha Wainwright: Oh yes, this is for an angry moment and really helps get that person out of your system. Was very useful for me about three years ago (you know who you are, 'T', lol!!!)
(no, not you, Tara!)


Andrew James said...

A friend of mine from uni did an absolutely magnificent cover of 'Bloody Motherfuckin' Asshole' at a 'save the world' type event down in Peckham a few months ago.

The song was amusingly incongruous among all the middle classness, hemp and slight whiff of self-righteousness, but Vic's delivery was spellbinding.

I'm still awaiting the rest of the proper recordings she's supposed to be doing, but there's some sultry classics here:

Rol Hirst said...

Because I may just nick this subject for next Saturday's blog, I'm tempted not to give you this suggestion... but I can't help it.

Ben Folds - 'Song For The Dumped'

Contains the immortal lines:

"I wish I hadn't bought you
dinner right before you dumped me
on your front porch...
Give me my money back
Give me my money back
You bitch! (And don't forget to give me back my black t-shirt.)"!

Mart said...

which album is that from?

Rol Hirst said...

Whatever and ever amen.