Song #14: It's Ok

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I've always found it odd to see a couple who were once crazy for one another grow to become enemies in the end. No doubt there are often real reasons for that, but just as often that rage is simply a defense mechanism. After all, if a scorned lover's feelings are not reciprocated, it's easier to demonize the other person than to live with the pain of rejection.

Thankfully at this point in my life, this isn't my personal reality. But I really had fun this week climbing into this character's shoes and stirring up some longing mixed with gritty vindictiveness.  And for some reason with this theme I felt the need to set it to a 60's R&B style - complete with flute and strings.

Waiter, I'll have a plate of Unrequited Love with a side of Bitterness. ;-)

PLAY:

 

LYRICS:

it's ok, I get it

this is all for the best

we're just growing in different directions

it is what it is... (I guess...)

you deserve to be happy (you tell me all the time)

I deserve to be blessed

we'll just do that in separate locations

from now on... (I guess...)

 

you have given me your thousand reasons why

we should now give up the fight

but I... oh I

 

I don't know how to give up on you

I just can't put this love up on a shelf as if I'm through

but I guess that it's time to tell you goodbye

thanks for making that easy to do

 

no it's ok I'm not bitter

I'm ok, can't you tell?

(it's just the fruit of your vine makes me break out in hives,

and with each passing day I get colder as well)

 

see I have learned that just to get by

to only look at those things that I don't like

 

I don't know how to give up on you

I just can't put this love up on a shelf as if I'm through

but I guess that it's time to tell you goodbye

'cause you're making that easy to do

 

it's ok, I get it

I'm ok, can't you tell?