Isn't it Supposed to be Easy?
"When it comes to love, it all comes down to timing. You can have every other damn box checked off but if the timing ain’t right, it won’t work. Be patient and trust that what is meant for you will always make its way to you in one way or the other.” Life is funny like that."
When the going gets tough, it's interesting how you can begin to search all of the depths for the curiosity you have been looking for. Here are a few tracks for when you are feeling stuck on something or someone. When your try to figure out when it's time to turn the page or not. Because, "people have scares in all sorts of unexpected places. Like secret road maps of their personal histories, diagrams, of all their old wounds. Most of our old wounds, heal, leaving nothing behind but a scar. But some of them don't.
Some of them we carry with us everywhere... and though the cut is long gone, pain still lingers."
Isn't love supposed to be easy? Here are few different interpretations of a few songs on this playlist. Click below and have a listen.
Villians by JohhnySwim is such a wonderful couple and music duo. I love this song because it talks about the essential essence of communicating. And a couple or a potential pair becoming villians because almost as if these two have found their match and doing a dance. Somehow, there is some sort of miscommunication. The two parties involved are miscommunicating and missing each other and sparks a disagreement instead of intimacy, companionship. Highlights, from this song:
“You are hearing black, I am saying white
Your turning loose, I’m holding tight
Backwards in the same direction
I’m in the wing you’re on the spot
I keep it cool, and you’re quick to hot
Always ready for attention
You take all the things I say, and you hear them the wrong way
It’s all of the things that you don’t say, that’s making my heart break.
Here we go again, making villains out lovers, lovers…
Don’t you want to be my lover?….”
Idfc by Blackbear: This track, I heard from a koala control playlist on youtube. I don’t know much about the artist. However, the general meaning is when you like someone but for whatever reason, you can’t seem to muster up the courage to tell them.
The awkward phases of beginning a relationship or friendship, someone always to be the first to reveal some disclosure or facts about themselves to advance the relationship. But how? What if you reveal too much and the other person doesn’t feel the same way? Then it becomes scary so you take in that awkward terriority because you are afraid of being vulnerability and you deflect whatever you are feeling or ignore your feelings to avoid being hurt. The chorus repeats;
‘Cause I have hella feelings for you,
I act like I don’t fucking care,
Like they ain’t even there,
Cause I have hella feelings for you ,
I act like I don’t fucking care,
Cause I am so fucking scared,
I’m only a fool for you,
And maybe your too good for me,
I’m only a food for you,
But I don’t fucking care at all”…
They say if it scares you, you should probably just get of your chest and tell the person how you feel if your feelings aren’t reciprocated at least you know and then you can get on with your life.
With You by Illenuim ( feat) Quinn XCIIIt seems as if the big fad now is to take intense ambient beats or electronic beats and speak or sing about heartbreaking topics when it comes to matters of the heart. This track does exactly just that. It appears that communication is to hard, one is breaking down, and the distance makes it even harder. One party feels stuck and wants to fill the silence, loneiliness, and boredom. There is a communication breakdown which leads to the ultimate hault in the relationship and stuck in this awkward phase of no progress. Be as friends or lovers, what can you. It starts off,
“You hate it when my head
hangs low after all
These things you said
Trust it’s not your fault
Can’t expect you to understand
Take it back to when it began
Had I just followed all my plans
I wouldn’t have ended up so lost
Now we’re so both off
And I’m still the one to blame
Can’t stay we’ll say the same
Baby, stay here,
I need some time to clear my mind
We both know it’s a problem when you call me all the time,
And I’ll say,
I may just need a little bit longer
I may just need you to be a little stronger
If I’m not there with you”……
Split Screen Sadness by John Mayer- Most John Mayer fans would say this song would hit spot on. It’s so beautiful and so raw and true. Both parties feel the sadness, of what could have been and almost relationship. John Mayer says,
“And I don’t know where you went, when you left me but
says here in the water, you must be gone by now
I can tell somehow
One hand on the trigger of the telephone,
Wondering when the call comes
Where you say it’s alright
You got your heart right”……
We share the sadness
Split screen sadness
We share the sadness (Two wrongs make it all all right tonight)
Split Screen Sadness
(Two wrongs make it all alright)
We share the sadness….
“All you need is love” is a lie cause
We had love, but we still said goodbye
Now we’re tired, battered fighters
And it stings when it’s nobody’s fault
‘Cause there’s nothing to blame at the drop of your name
It’s only the air you took and the breath you left.
One party is tempting to walk out the door, and there is nothing the other half can do to stop them. Deep down they both know it’s wrong choice but after endless efforts, they are both tired and don’t know how to ignite the love they seek. So they both feel the sadness of what could have been.
No room for Doubt by Lianne Ha Haves This seems as if the story line doesn’t get any better. Will it come to fruition or will they always be wondering what if? When is the definite answer? How do you know when you reached that so called thing love?
They are trying one another to see if the other will past the test. Because neither wants to be hurt.
“We all make mistakes, we do
I learnt from you…
I tiptoe, too slow
Out of the door to your house
I know you know
That this way leads me out
Outside, too bright
You’re within I’m without
Please sleep softly
Leave me no
Please sleep softly
Leave me no room for doubt”
So they continue to do a dance as the feelings remain unspoken. Almost as if they are tragic lovers.
Breakable by Ingrid Michealson Again, in any other scenario, to build the trust and intimacy that both seek it involves actually being vulnerable. They are still so tired they don’t give in.
That’s the funny thing love is complicated, people have pasts and histories there is no telling what happened to them in the past. There are various meaings to this song but, I like the interpretation of two people trying to figure it out. Whatever "it"is.
“Have you ever thought about what protects our hearts?
Just a cage of rib bones and other various parts
So it’s fairly simple to cut through the mess.
And to sop the muscle that makes one confess.
We are so fragile
And our cracking bones make noise,
And we are just,
Breakable, breakable, breakable girls and boys.”
Searching endlessy for the answers they have to learn, "We can both protect our hearts and open them. It's not one or the other. One requires the other." MG