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I had an awesome post prepared for this song late on Wednesday night, but my damn browser ate it on Thursday morning. I was trying to be good and not post before work, and so I stayed good and just deleted what was left and went to work instead. Don't hate me.

And speaking of don't-hate-me... Today's break-up song is going to be in my top 3 of all time, since it definitely has special meaning for me. It happens to be the song that [livejournal.com profile] uniquecrash5 sent to me, almost a year after I had broken off our decade+ long relationship. I have always aimed to be a decent person when I have to end a relationship, and I had taken extra care with Crash, not just because of K but because I knew I wanted him to still be my close friend too. There were a few really sticky reasons I knew this would be particularly difficult, and I knew if I wasn't serious about making him still feel my respect and caring for him that I would not be able to live with myself. Considering that he sent me this song after what in Joss Whedon terms would be my Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal (and the subsequent ironic-comedic-but-no-less-inevitable conclusion of same), as an attempt to make me feel better about my life, I would have to say I guess I did what I had set out to do. Proud is not the right word, since what I get when I hear this song is more of a lump in my throat of feeling good that I am smart enough to not hurt people whose love is very important to me.




Joel Plaskett "You Let Me Down"


Lying on the floor and staring at the ceiling
Ooh, baby, you let me down
Crying to myself and trying to shake the feeling
Ooh, baby, you let me down

You let me down easy, you let me down light
It really gets me down, but you let me down right
You set me down gently, you let me down slow
It's gonna take some time before I can let you go

Floating on the ceiling, staring at the floor
Looking from above at what we had before
I could hear your motor humming, I wanted you to stay
But I could see it coming from a hundred miles away

Lying in the grass, staring at the sun
Burning out the memory that you were the one
Trying to pretend that I didn't feel a thing
But it's feeling as familiar as the simple song I sing

You set me down proper, you said the right things
The sun was coming up, they were waiting in the wings
The sun was going down, you were packing up your clothes
You said, "I hate to let you down but, babe, I gotta go!"

Lying in the back seat, eyes shut tight
Tired of staring at the road so I'm stopping for the night
I can hear your motor humming so I'm covering some ground
Ooh, baby, you let me down

Date: 2011-07-23 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarinda.livejournal.com
Wow. I've never heard that before, it's got to be one of the sweetest and least-angry break-up songs ever.

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