You tell me that you’re leavin’,
I can’t believe it’s true!
Girl, there’s just no livin’ without you.
Don’t take your love away from me.
Don’t you leave my heart in misery.
‘Cause if you go, then I’ll be blue,
Breakin’ up is hard to do.
At the same time, however, one’s affection for each other can often be derailed by all manner of negative emotions and actions.
The fact is from time immemorial both men and women have penned songs, poems, and books on matters that concern the affairs of the heart.
Here, we list five break-up songs that give one causes to pause and think.
1. “We Belong Together”
“The pain reflected in this song ain’t even half of what I’m feeling inside. / I need you, need you back in my life, baby. / We belong together.”
Mariah Carey (2005)
2. “Un-Break My Heart”
“Un-break my heart. / Say you’ll love me again. / Undo this hurt you caused when you walked out the door / and walked out of my life.”
Toni Braxton (1996)
3. “Foolish Games”
“These foolish games are tearing me apart. / And your thoughtless words are breaking my heart. / You’re breaking my heart.”
4. “Every Breath You Take”
“Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace. / I dream at night, I can only see your face. / I look around but it’s you I can’t replace.”
The Police (1983)
5. “End Of The Road”
“When I can’t sleep at night without holding you tight. / Girl, each time I try I just break down and cry. / Pain in my head. Oh, I’d rather be dead, / spinning around and around.”
Boyz II Men (1992)
Carol May, Readers Bureau, Fellow
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