So, Go…

heart, break-up, dark, night, go, lover

Reading MJ’s, 15 Heart-breaking Breakup Songs for Your Achy, Breaky Heart got me thinking…yep, I think most of us had one or two moments when *owie*, our heart got broken up into a million pieces.

Of course, the one song that goes straight to the truth of a break up when, unfortunately, you are the one getting left behind is no other than, “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” originally performed by Bonnie Raitt.

Right? You can’t force anyone to love you. This simple truth is like having a band-aid ripped off your busted-up heart! *Ouch.*

What can I say, except, good thing our “achy” heart, if we allow it to grieve in soul healing music, can rebound back to its normal self in a timely fashion. In addition, along with healing music, one can use the power of writing for speedier recovery…

Tonight her mind felt it needed to rest, you know,
heavy eyelids, slowed speech and dragging of the feet.
Her being weighed a ton, so it seemed
the mind wanted to shut it all down.

Heavens, she fell down to the ground with the daily newspaper in hand
The screen door slammed as she got up and heard the words
I need to Go…
But tonight she needed to write; not dwell on love that was not.

As the timer ticked at it is usual pace
She remembered; Sleep how it would come all too soon
Like the train of cars holding on to nothing except all the dreams
I need to Go…

I can’t make you love me if you don’t
She picked up her pen and began to write
In the darkness, her heart will again find the light.
So, Go…

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What do you think?

I have wanted to try the Poll thingy so help me out here:

These are the three, in my opinion, best performers to the song, I Can’t Make You Love Me ,so, you decide, who does the best performance in healing a poor broken up heart?

(If you are not familiar with the videos before you vote, just click on the performer and sing along.)

Bonnie Raitt

George Michael

Adele

Thank you for your vote!

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16 thoughts on “So, Go…

    • Sunshine says:

      Outstanding review, Susan and yes, Adele is a rare performer in today’s mass music world. Her voice goes straight to the heart…thanks for sharing and taking the time to vote! 🙂

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    • Sunshine says:

      I believe you are right in that Bonnie owns this song, Philo Mouse…it was hard to choose since Adele and George M. both have power in their voices as well.
      Thanks for the helping in this tough decision…:)

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    • Sunshine says:

      You are so right, Island T. For such a small word, LOVE sure brings about so many deep emotions. Thank the universe for the gift of music to take us through all the levels…and thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  1. Arindam says:

    My favorite break up songs are- Show me the meaning of being a lonely (By backstreet boys) and the other one is with or without you (by U2).
    And now back to your post, the line “This simple truth is like having a band-aid ripped off your busted-up heart! ” made me laugh. 🙂 Good one!

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    • Sunshine says:

      Yea, Arindam, you know how ripping band-aids off wounds can hurt like…well, you know!!

      I love both of your selections especially U2’s “With or Without You”
      Hey, glad you stopped in and glad you caught some laughs!!! You just made my day! 🙂
      Hope you had a peaceful Sunday…

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  2. rommel says:

    Ow, SUNSHINE!!!! That poll is brutal. Brutal, brutal, brutal. I love the song so much. Bonnie Raitt has the most heartbreaking, saddest, tearjerker song ever written, and I love all the versions of it. George Michael, Adele, and please check out Bon Iver’s, they are all great versions. It’s not so hard to fail the song as it is a perfectly composed piece of music.And it is brutal to compare which has the best one.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Rommel, you just made me spit out all my coffee as I cracked up laughing out loud reading this!!
      I know it is brutal but one has put it out there just cuz…and I totally agree, this song is perfectly composed and I believe each of the performers sing it from the depth of their soul. Now, I have to check out Bon Iver’s version…thanks for your brutally honest comment. I LOVE IT!! 🙂

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      • Sunshine says:

        Checked in on BIver’s version and WOW, beautiful piano version, Rommel. Thanks for sharing this other version and definitely each performer brings their own heartache experiences to the song…I’m still leaning to Bonnie though, as Elizabeth commented, she has the rough edge in her voice that sounds exactly what a heart feels when it realizes the end is almost here.
        Thanks though for light on Bon Iver. It’s the first I have heard of this performer. Awesome!

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