TELL ME A STORY: "Relationships"

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"I've never loved anyone so much. We had our future planned together. I loved him. Ecstatic. Perfect. Happy. In love. Then, heartbroken. Devastated. Alone. Cheated. Lied to. Like I meant nothing to him. Like there's no point to love anymore. I don't want to have relationships. There's no point."

Meet Megan. She contacted me with a heartbreaking tale of young love gone awry. 

A boy had asked her out and though she initially had trepidation, she agreed to give it a shot. They ended up dating and fell deeply for one another, spending all their time together and becoming best friends. Unfortunately, there was another "best friend" - a girl he spent a lot of time with, one that he had actually had a crush on for years. Although she had suspected they had crossed the line, she gave them the benefit of the doubt. But the inappropriate interactions continued. And so she left him.

Can you guess what happened next? As you can imagine, the two "friends" ended up together. Obviously Megan experienced a flood of emotions and reached out to me in the depth of her pain to help lay these feelings out in a song.

My guess is that even if you've never experienced this situation directly, you have known heartbreak at some point in your life. And there's a good chance at that moment you made a (temporary) decision to close your heart and to swear off relationships for good. You decided that the pain of being devastated and laid out flat on the floor isn't worth whatever pleasure that love brings.

This is a song for those occasions.

LYRICS:

I had my doubts but you won me anyway

"Take my hand; it's gonna be ok."

Days passed by, we built a true thing together

And grew to believe we had found our forever

But that's not the end, is it?

See you had this "friend"

You said my worries were untrue

But who did you run to

after I left you?

 

Oh, oh, oh, oh - I don't want relationships no more

I can do this on my own

I won't live life from the floor 

 

Way to prove me right, way to show your colors

You lied or you're weak - it's one or the other

Never been more hurt, never felt so cheated

The song that you hear is the sound of me bleeding

 

Oh, oh, oh, oh - I don't want relationships no more

I can do this on my own

I won't live life from the floor 

 

Can anybody out there please explain

just what is worth this needless pain?

I walked away with scars, you walked away with her

It's time I sealed this heart off from the hurt

No, no, no, no - I don't want relationships no more... 

 

Oh, oh, oh, oh - I don't want relationships no more

I can do this on my own

I won't live life from the floor