8 Songs That Will Show You That Waiting For Someone To Love You Back Is Not Worth It
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8 Songs That Will Show You That Waiting For Someone To Love You Back Is Not Worth It

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By: Alejandro Arroyo Cano

February 14, 2017

Music 8 Songs That Will Show You That Waiting For Someone To Love You Back Is Not Worth It
Avatar of Alejandro Arroyo Cano

By: Alejandro Arroyo Cano

February 14, 2017


We all know that life isn't perfectly happy. The National, an American indie rock band, has dealt with this matter through their characteristic elegant songs. Since its beginnings in 1999, the band decided to question deep existential subjects. For instance, the themes in their album High Violet can exorcize the demons that haunt us at night. So, if you want to get over a breakup or a romantic dilemma, Matt Berninger is the perfect companion.


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In that same album, you can find the song “Anyone's Ghost” with its iconic chorus: "Didn’t want to be your ghost/ Didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost." What does it mean? When you love someone, you can go through many difficulties. You can deal with anger and even lies. No matter how hard things can get, you can handle them because love is at the end of the path. But, what happens when at the end of that path there’s no genuine feeling? That's the moment you transform into a sad ghost.


Had I listened carefully to the next songs by The National, I would've quit that fake love from the start and would've avoided all that heartache. I didn't do it, and I suffered for two years, so it is here when I reaffirm the great power of music.



‘Anyone’s Ghost’

"You said I came close
As anyone’s come
To live underwater
For more than a month
You said it was night inside my heart, it was
You said it should tear a kid apart, it does.

Didn’t want to be your ghost
Didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost"



You must listen to it when you’re tired of sending deep messages and only receive a simple hello as an answer.



‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’

"I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
I never thought about love when I thought about home
I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
The floors are falling down from everybody I know

I’m on a blood buzz
Yes I am"



You must listen to it when you have that feeling of self-betrayal after waiting for something you know will never happen.




‘Pink Rabbits’

"Am I the one you think about
When you’re sitting in your fainting chair drinking pink rabbits?
Am I the one you think about
When you’re sitting in your fainting chair drinking pink rabbits?
And everybody was gone
I was standing in the street cause I was trying not to crack"


You must listen to it when really valuable people are distancing themselves from you because you're still waiting for that fake love.




‘Terrible Love’

“But I won’t follow you
Into the rabbit hole
I said I would but then I saw
Your shivered bones
They didn’t want me to

It’s a terrible love and I’m walking with spiders
It’s a terrible love and I’m walking in”


You must listen to it when you're about to quit love due to bad experiences, when actually you should be looking for that right person to love.




‘Don’t Swallow the Cap’

“I have only two emotions
Careful fear and dead devotion
I can’t get the balance right
With all my marbles in the fight
I see all the ones I wept for
All the things I had it in for
I won’t cry until I hear
Cause I was not supposed to be here”



You must listen to it when you feel you're dead on the inside.



‘I Should Live in Salt’

“Don’t make me read your mind, you should know me better than that
It takes me too much time, you should know me better than that
You’re not that much like me, you should know me better than that
We have different enemies, but you should know me better than that”


You must listen to 'I should Live In Salt' when you finally realize that person is no good for you and you begin to fall apart.




‘Sorrow’

“Don’t leave my hyper heart alone on the water
Cover me in rag and bone sympathy
Cause I don’t wanna get over you
I don’t wanna get over you”



You must listen to it when your heart says no, but your mind shouts at you to get over that sick love.




‘I Need My Girl’

“I’m under the gun again
I know I was a 45-percenter then
I know I was a lot of things
But I am good, I am grounded
Davy says that I look taller
But I can’t get my head around it
I keep feeling smaller and smaller”



You must listen to it when midnight anguish hits you and destroys your nerves because you want to see them.




The insights of The National will never come to an end. Early t2017, rumor circulated that the band would release new material, bringing a three year break to an end. Some say it will be darker than their previous material. 

If you love the connection existing between your life and music don't miss: 10 Arctic Monkeys Songs That Will Teach You About Love.


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Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards
 



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