Is this mic on?
Sometimes in life we come across a person or a love that locks and loads our hearts so thoroughly we can never “let go” even if both parties have technically moved on.
Many songs have been written with “love addiction” in mind and here are a few that I love.
I first heard this when I was in 11th grade. I had a boyfriend that was a man, not a high schooler and I had myself convinced “this was it” for me. Sadly, he was terminally ill from the effects of Agent Orange and there was no future to offer me.
Our mini love story was a lot of fun however brief and started when he literally picked me up and stuck me in his car, effectively kidnapping me right in front of my step-mother (my 2nd step-mother…the good one). I should really write a quick post about the time he kidnapped me, but for now here is the song that rocked my small world at the time…
This songs lyrics are haunting and powerful and if you have ever had the profound experience of trying to let go, you probably know it. Unlike the band’s name, letting go is never a “Simple Plan”, especially when it comes to addiction…
Do you remember that man I told you a about in the “Cheaters” Mix-Tape a few weeks ago…the one I had a near 20-year relationship with? Yeh well, our addiction to each other was very mutual and when this song came out it was he that turned me on to it and it kind of became a bit of an anthem.
Man oh man, I remember how I felt the first time I heard this song. It was at the very beginning of the above relationship. The song speaks for itself and if wanting to be under someones skin and breathe them in isn’t an addiction, I don’t know what is.
I also think this may be the very first Sarah McLachlan I song I ever heard and I love her music. I may even be addicted to it!
There are side effects to everything and love addiction is no different. I am sure each of us has our own list of side-effects from relationships past. For me, I think the wistful “what could have been” will always haunt me and perpetuate the “DTs”…
Love (and the person we attach it to) is like a drug, which is why we get addicted to it. It creates so many changes in our body chemistry, emotional changes and even lifestyle and life changes. It can tear us away from other people and things and sometimes we even hide it.
There are a lot more songs where these came from, but I am a stickler for “rules” and Jens rules say keep it to five …and ooops I gave you 6 already (sorry Jen)…so there ya go! If you would like to join in this fun weekly blog hop, we would love to give your mix-tape a listen. Pony up that cassette and hit play! While we listen to yours, give some of these other mix-tapes a listen…
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Ke$ha was my daughter’s suggestion when I told her the theme to this week’s mixtape. I didn’t include it, but I like that you did.
LOL glad someone else thought of it! 🙂
It’s been ages since I’ve thought about Sarah McLachlan. I saw her in concert once upon a time – such a beautiful voice. And I love that song. I wasn’t familiar with the Fantasia one but really enjoyed that one too. And Ke$ha is just fun 🙂 Great list!
Thanks Louise. I got to watch Sarah live from about 2 feet away in an intimate setting…soooo awesome.
Oooh – that was much closer than me. That must have been wonderful. I can see how she’d really shine in that sort of setting.
yeh just her and her piano…it was magical!!!
Dramarama will never be the dame 😀
oops… Dramarama will never be the same:-D
I knew what you meant. I speak fluent typo 😉
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