When did you leave?
At the beginning, I would only count the days because there weren’t that many but as the years began to collect dust, I began to count the memories. There were moments I only wanted to stay in bed, thinking about our relationship. Fortunately, one day I just accepted it was over.
Not being able to call you was very painful. I was so tempted to go to your place and beg you to forgive me. Even if I didn’t do anything wrong, I felt it was necessary to win you back. I constantly tortured myself, wondering if you had already forgotten me and moved. I received your messages, but I never answered. I didn’t want to make things worse and perhaps I was too afraid to see you again. At the end of the day I guess it was the best thing to do; I couldn’t bear seeing you holding hands with someone else.
Finally, one day I decided that was it. I couldn’t back in time and you had already moved on. It was my turn to look at where my life was heading and not be so focused on your next steps.
(End of Fiction)
Just as there are songs that make up the perfect soundtrack for a blooming love story, there are also soundtracks to remember past loves. No matter how much time may pass, those loves remain with you. So, if you’ve ever wanted to dedicate a list of songs to a past love, here are a few suggestions.
“Love Song #1”
The White Buffalo
Remember when we were friends and were to scared to accept that we had feelings for each other? Well, we proved our love was beyond any stupid fear. That’s why I’m sure that, even now that we’re not together, we’ll always be connected.
You always found it hard to express your feelings, and it was always an issue. In fact, sometimes I felt I was loving for the both of us. It may sound weird, but I still do.
“Little Black Submarines”
The Black Keys
Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if we had gone back together, even when logic tells me it’s impossible, I feel you’re the only person my broken heart needs for it to be healed. At least I know we’re together in my memories.
“There For You”
I know that any effort to win you back will be futile. So, the only thing I can do is to thank you for all those precious memories we created together.
“In The Pines”
When we broke up, I was asking myself with whom you were with. Even today, this is a question I still ask myself.
“I’m Into You”
I’m sure there’s no one able to kiss you like I used to, and not because my kisses are magical. Actually, they’re kind of regular, but they were loaded with tons of emotions.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
You’ll probably think this is pathetic; I bet it is. Probably, you no longer think about us, but I assure you that all those memories still live in my mind.
(End of fiction)
Each of these songs deal with love from a different perspective. Some of them talk about how painful breakups can be, while others express the wonderful moments of a past relationship.
Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards