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.
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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.)
Thank you for your vote!
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- 15 Heart-Breaking Breakup Songs for Your Achy Breaking Heart. (mjmonaghan.com)