In which I think about the soundtrack to break-ups…
Last week Geoff and I saw the Barenaked Ladies in Manchester, NH. The concert was wonderful in so many ways. Since then I’ve been listening to their new CD Barenaked Ladies Are Me. There are a bunch of great tracks on the disc. I’m really in love with Sound of Your Voice, Easy and Take It Back.
But the song that keeps sticking in my head is Wind It Up. It’s a break-up song with these great lyrics:
If you are leaving then I wish you luck
This got me thinking of the great break-up songs around. I’m not talking about the “I’m so sad” type songs; I’m talking about the “I’m so mad” type songs, the “Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive” type songs. I never thought the sad, sappy songs helped anyone. I think in times of a breakup you need to be singing the screw-you songs.
These are some of my favorites:
This reminds me of these great calling-off-the-engagement cards I saw the other day from Other Announcements. The front of the card said, “Single.” Inside it said, “Picked the wrong guy. Gave him the wrong finger.”
While addressing those cards, I’d suggest turning the stereo up and singing loudly to one of the above songs.