Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday: Your Lying Eyes

So this week Jen asked for cheating songs.  Despite the name of my mix tape, I’m not giving you The Eagles.  Also not appearing on this list is that shitty song by Hinder.  That song makes me want to do permanent damage to my eardrums thus ensuring I never have to hear it again.  So let’s just hop into this so you can see what IS on the list!

Shame for You- Lilly Allen

One British accent and some tongue in cheek lyrics deliver a fun and bubbly cheating song.

Notable lyrics:

Spreading your seed all over the town
getting too greedy and messing around:
Oh my gosh you must be joking me
if you think that you’ll be poking me

Human- The Human League

Pretty funny that this is now in an insurance commercial.  My friend Claire and I like to dramatically perform the spoken word portion of this song:  “The tears I cry aren’t tears of pain….”

Notable lyrics:

I wouldn’t ever try to hurt you
I just needed someone to hold me
To fill the void while you were gone
To fill this space of emptiness

And staying in the big 80’s….

Tempted- The Squeeze

Notable lyrics:

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What’s been going on
Now that you have gone

 

One Way Out- Allman Brothers Band

As told by the other man.  You have to be sneaky unless you want a “Hey Joe” situation.

Notable lyrics:

Ain’t but one way out baby, Lord I just can’t go out the door.
Ain’t but one way out baby, and Lord I just can’t go out the door.
Cause there’s a man down there, might be your man I don’t know.

 

Criminal- Fiona Apple

When guilt consumes you.

Notable lyrics:

I’ve done wrong and
I want to
Suffer for my sins
I’ve come to you
‘Cause I need
Guidance to be true

Bonus:

Here’s a nice little ditty by your favorite emo band-

I Write Sins Not Tragedies- Panic at the Disco

 

Supposedly Brandon Boyd wrote the song Pardon Me in response to a cheating girlfriend-

Pardon Me- Incubus

 

Stay positive & love your life!

 

-Melissa

 

 

Today:

Listening to:  Soundgarden – Halfway There

Eating:  Spicy Cheese Its

Drinking :  Water

Random fact:  I wanted to include Zeppelin’s Heart Breaker, but I couldn’t decide if it is truly about cheating or a hooker with which he unfortunately fell in love.  Six of one, half dozen of the other?

 

 

 

 

 

Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday: Maybe I Should Have Picked Brian Krakow

Breakups are the worst, right? This week Jen gave us this directive: “Try and create a 5 song mix based on this week’s theme. This week our theme is I Suck because I broke your heart, or you suck because you broke mine.” It is somewhat hard to put yourself in this head space when you’re in a great relationship and completely content with your life. But I’ll play along…..

I’ve been “blessed” with rather amiable splits for the most part. There was that several week period in high school when I actually did become Angela from “My So Called Life”; without the benefit of ever having dated Jordan Catalano. I moped around, listened to Mazzy Star on repeat, cut off my hair, and like, you know, hurt or whatever.

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We were totally going to be together forever.

I thought I was fine by the time my first year of college started, but apparently this little HS meltdown poised me to plunge headfirst into the worst relationship imaginable.

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Oh, so you thought you were equipped to be a fine judge of character? Think again.

This guy, wow. To describe him as my dating antichrist is an understatement.

But thankfully it only took me a few delightful years to realize this guy might not be such a good pick. Are you picking up the sarcasm here? Yeah, I’m laying it on pretty thick. Stupid 19-year-old self.

I don’t think I still hate this person. I’m comforted by the fact that years can now go by without giving him a moment’s thought……until I’m asked to make a playlist about people who suck at life. I will not dedicate this list to him, but will simply say, when given the choice, pick the nice guy ladies. That’s where you belong. Save yourself some time and misery. But you won’t listen. So have fun getting all of your relationship disasters out of the way. There is light at the end of this dating tunnel.

Maybe I Should Have Picked Brian Krakow

Never Came- Queens of the Stone Age

Notable lyrics: “Why you gotta shove it in my face as if you put me in my place. Cause I DON’T CARE if you or me is wrong or right ain’t gonna spend another night, in your bed…”

Blood on the Ground- Incubus

Notable lyrics: “Seeing you is like pulling teeth and hearing your voice is like chewing tin foil.”

Get Gone- Fiona Apple

Notable lyrics- “I’ll idealize, then realize that it’s no sacrifice, because the price is paid, and there’s nothing left to grieve. Fuckin go- ’cause I’ve done what I could for you, and I do know what’s good for me and I’m not benefiting.”

Losing a Whole Year- Third Eye Blind


Notable lyrics- “If it’s not the defense then you’re on the attack. When you start talking I hear the Prozac.” or “Well this drama is a bore and I don’t wanna play no more.”

Of course I need to include one “I’m feeling very sorry for myself” jam:

Favorite T- The Lemonheads

Notable lyrics- “Had to hear about your Danish boyfriend. I forced a swoon. So I went over to your dresser drawer and now I got it on. I got it on, your favorite T. It never looked as good on you as it looks on me.”

And a bonus song that I just find funny. I love Lily.

Not Big- Lily Allen

I’ll leave the lyrics out because they are all rather filthy. But I did include a video with lyrics included.

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Stay positive & love your life!

-Melissa

Today:

Listening to: Summer Camp – Losing My Mind

Eating: Pasta salad

Drinking: H2O

Random fact: The antichrist mentioned above once told me his Dad had died to get me to talk to him post breakup. Yeah, his Dad was still alive.