31 Songs Of Hate And Bitterness That Will Carry You Through A Breakup

31 Songs Of Hate And Bitterness That Will Carry You Through A Breakup

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By: Diana Garrido

May 25, 2017

Music 31 Songs Of Hate And Bitterness That Will Carry You Through A Breakup
Avatar of Diana Garrido

By: Diana Garrido

May 25, 2017

It's insane how fast time flies. I can't believe that just a few moths ago I could see your face across the breakfast table. How could I forget those big eyes and that nose of yours, how it would wrinkle every time I played my favorite song. I loved your smile and your fake laugh when I told a bad joke. I loved your stubble as I touched your face and caressed every laughing line with my fingers.
You made up with your awful dancing by making me laugh. I saw you crumble so many times and I was there when you built yourself back up again. You were there when I weakened and fell and you also held my hand as I found a new road to take.

You slowly started to let go of my hand and went off into a different direction. Your nerves started to fray and every conversation ended up in a fight. I felt as if my very presence was annoying for you. Little did I know that your eyes were set on another person. In the end, you finally gathered your courage and admitted that there was someone else in your life. I couldn't help but compare myself to this stranger and pinpoint every imperfection that I had. I comforted myself with the knowledge that she didn't really know you. She didn't know you love for dark coffee, your sugar addiction, and your disdain for posers. Then my heart breaks a little when I realize that with time she'll learn all of your little quirks, perhaps she will pick up on things I never noticed. 

It's been a month now, and time flies as I curl up in bed thinking of you. My headphones are always next to me and crumpled tissues are scattered across the duvet. Music is now my companion, holding my hand as I try to get back up again. Your betrayal is keenly felt, you're not a bad person, but your carelessness came with a hefty price. Every song fills me with conviction that one day this bitterness will ebb. Love fades, and music's encompassing passion has the power to remove your features from my memory. Before I am healed, I have to hate you a little bit more each day until all this rage finally washes away. 


I refuse to say goodbye.
I keep looking at myself in the mirror wondering what is it about my face that made you treat me this way. There are no answers in the reflection and all my thoughts come full circle and land on you. How could you dump me so easily? If you kept saying that you loved me, does that mean it's my fault? 

 “All I Need”
Day 1

I’m just an insect trying to get out of the night.
I only stick with you because there are no others.
You are all I need.

“I Remember You”
Skid Row

Day 2

I said I'd give my life for just one kiss.
I'd live for your smile and die for your kiss.

“Blue Eyes Blue”
Eric Clapton

Day 3

It was you who put the clouds around me.
It was you who made the tears fall down.
It was you who broke my heart in pieces.
“I Miss the Misery”

Day 4

I've been a wreck since you changed.
I miss the lies and the pain.

The Cardigans

Day 5

I take it back, erase and rewind 'cause I've been changing my mind.


Stolen Babies

Day 6

And I shouldn’t have looked ‘cause now I can’t look away.
Why don’t I go, tell me why do I stay when I know there’s nothing for me here?


I hate you!

I'm starting to remember you with hate rather than love. I hate you completely, and I hope she does to you the same things you did to me.  I hope she shatters you and leaves you reeling in your spot.  

“Fuck You”
Lily Allen

Day 7

Fuck you very, very much.

“You’re so Vain”
Carly Simon

Day 8

But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me.

“I Hate You But I Love You”
Russian Red

Day 9

I hate you but I love you, my favorite song becomes a healing sign.

“Love is a Losing Game”
Amy Winehouse

Day 10

Oh, what a mess we made, and now the final frame, love is a losing game.


“Wicked Game”
Chris Isaak

Day 11

No, I don't want to fall in love, with you.

The XX

Day 12

I always thought it was sad, the way we act like strangers, after all that we had.


Maybe a piece of me is still with you

I was still hoping you would still carry a little memory of me with you. That there was still a little bit of love for me in your heart. Only you'll know.

“Golden Light”
Twin Shadow

Day 13

Some people say there's a golden light, you're the golden light.


Day 14

Who's gonna pay attention to your dreams? And who's gonna plug your ears when you scream?

“Saving My Face”
KT Tunstall

Day 15

Listening to what you say, even though I look the other way.
You could never understand the feeling of what I'm leaving.

“Here Without You”
3 Doors Down

Day 16

I think about you, baby and I dream about you all the time.

The Cardigans

Day 17

Love me love me, say that you love me leave me leave me, just say that you need me.

“Fire in my Heart”
Lita Ford

Day 17

But you're caught in my dreams, that's the way it seems.
No matter how I try, I just can't put out the fire in my heart.


I lost you forever

There was nothing left that I could do. It finally dawned on me: you're never coming back. I cried so much until I got tired of so many tears, but I always thought it was worth it as long as it was for you.


“Infidelity (Only You)”
Skunk Anansie

Day 19

Cracked infidelity, that’s all you are too me.
You, only you, only you, only you can’t be the one.


“Small Hands”
Keaton Henson

Day 20

Miss you terribly already, miss the space between your eyelids, where I'd stare through awkward sentences.


“In the Pines”
Joan Baez

Day 21

You've caused me to weep, you've caused me to mourn, you've caused me to leave my home.


“Million Reasons”
Lady Gaga

Day 22

Head stuck in a cycle, I look off and I stare.
It's like that I've stopped breathing, but completely aware 'cause you've given me a million reasons.


Tame Impala

Day 23

Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
'cause if I was never in your life you wouldn't have to change this.


“A Night Like This”
The Cure

Day 24

Can't stand here like this anymore, for always and ever is always for you.
I want it to be perfect like before.


“Candle in the Wind”
Elton John

Day 25

And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind,
never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in.



I'm in a moment where I can't cling to your memory for much longer. It's time to let you go. Yet, I'm not sure. I still can't erase you completely from my future. 

Pearl Jam

Day 26

I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky, but why, why, why can't it be, can't it be mine?


Day 27

You never needed any help, you sold me out to save yourself.


“Loose Ends”
Imogen Heap

Day 28

It could be just what we need... So what you say we give it up and walk away?
We're overrated, anyway.

Regina Spektor

Day 29

We're living in a den of thieves, rummaging for answers in the pages, and it’s contagious.


“More Than You Deserve” 

Día 30

What about that bracelet in your car was it meant for her?
I am more than you deserve.
Tomorrow will be fine.

“You Hurt Me” 

Day 31

Just when I thought you were telling the truth I caught you with her oh you fool.
You hurt me when I've got so much more to give.

That's how I learned to live without you. I hated you because you lied to me. Still, I think I should thank you for what you did to me. You made me learn the meaning of inner strength. I've learned to love myself more, so, thank you. You'll be a good memory, nothing more. Now I most go on and live my life for myself, not for other people like you.

Translated by Andrea Valle Gracia