Oh, dear God, I love sad bastard music.
That “draggin’ your heart on the ground, pain in my soul, so deep I might drown, dear baby PLEASE WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME?!?!?” kind of music.
It speaks to my inner broken self; the one that, even when things are going well, will always go, “Well yeah…but you could still lose it all and be ALONG. FOR-EV-ER.”
My inner broken self is like an angry Eyeore. With piercings who pretends they are a cutter.
So here are some of my favorite Super Sad Bastard Songs. (There was supposed to be a music player widget here, but me and Grooveshark are in a fight.) I maybe might have listened to any or all of these songs a’la Bridget Jones; kinda drunk and alone in my pj’s, belting out the lyrics and hoping the neighbors didn’t hear.
I probably shouldn’t admit stuff like that. But we’re all friends here.
Try not to listen all the way through, though. And afterwards, go get a muffin and a hug. It’ll help.
Kate Nash – The Nicest Thing
This one breaks my heart. And the video makes it worse. I’ve been here. You know you have too.
**Edit: It has come to my attention that you can’t embed this video. I refuse to post another, because One: that’s crap and Two: this is the bestes video ever. View it at YouTube. We’ll go along with the man. THIS TIME.
Skunk Anansie – Secretly
Oh, Cruel Intentions, you were the soundtrack of my freshman year of college. And “Secretly” may or may not have been played on repeat with “Colorblind” by the Counting Crows while lying in my bed in my dorm room, staring up at my “Monet’s Waterlilies” poster.
I don’t wanna talk about it.
Beautiful Disaster – Kelly Clarkson.
I love Kelly Clarkson. We’d totally be best friends. We’d go shopping and get lattes and do each other’s hair and then watch While You Were Sleeping and pretend not to cry at the end and then listen to this song while we hug our pillows and discuss our dreams.
What? Don’t judge me. (Kels ‘n’ Lyssa, BFF’s 4 eva.)
Absolutely Zero – Jason Mraz
Seriously? “Absolutely Zero”? What a great SB song title. The only way it could get better would be if it were called, “Lonely for the Rest of My Life, Not Even My Mom Likes Me.”
Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
This is the song that would play at the end of the sad indie movie about my life as I walk away from the train station and episodes of my past flash through my head.
Don’t act like y’all haven’t crafted a soundtrack to the movie about your life.
Duffy – Please Stay
Between the lyrics and her voice, I can’t imagine her being able to do anything other than lying on the floor in a giant puddle of pain after singing this.
Your turn! What’s your favorite sad bastard song(s)?