Who hasn’t gone through it? The painfully common tragedy of a broken heart is probably the, er, most sappy experience every human being is bound to go through. It’s one of those things that binds us, we just don’t want to admit it is what binds us.
And music is the one thing that has the ability to comfort us during the moments when we sulk, cry and wail of the pain.
10. Don t Speak by No Doubt
Written by: Eric Stefani and Gwen Stefani
Performed by: No Doubt
Great Part(s):It looks as though you’re letting go
And if it’s real, well I don’t want to know
Written by Gwen after her break up with her long time boyfriend and bandmate, Tony Kanal. This also served as No Doubt’s break away hit after six years of struggling.
9. I Know We re Cool
Written by: Gwen Stefani
Performed by: No Doubt
Great Part(s):And after all the obstacles
It’s good to see you now with someone else
And it’s such a miracle that you and me are still good friends
After all that we’ve been through
I know we’re cool
Also written by Gwen Stefani as an ode to his friendship with his ex, Tony. They have managed to work well together and actually become friends after both of them found the right people for them.
8. I Learned A Lot by Amos Lee
Written by: Amos Lee
Performed by: Amos Lee
Great Part(s):I’ve been crying but my crying is through
I’ve Really learned a lot
I hope you find what you were looking for
Lee talked about a girl he wanted to marry but the girl decided to follow her dreams and leave to travel the world to play music. The girl said that if she doesn’t do that, she will forever wonder “what dould have been”. She said she is still searching for herself. They broke up.
7. This Love
Written by: Pantera
Performed by: Pantera
Great Part(s): I regret this the hurting of you
But you make me so unhappy
I’d take my life and leave love with you
Vinnie has said that this song was about a relationship Anselmo had been in previously. “This Love was pretty much the story of a relationship he had been in, and he was fuckin’ pissed about it!”
6. No Woman No Cry
Written by: Credits were given to V. Ford but it’s not clear if Bob Marley only did this so the royalty cheques will be given to the soup kitchen that Ford owns and Marley frequented as a kid
Performed by: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Great Part(s):Good friends we have had, oh good friends we’ve lost along the way
In this bright future you can’t forget your past
So dry your tears I say
It’s basically telling a woman not to cry despite the difficulties. In essence, it’s about moving on from everything including a break up.
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