Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Time for Me to Fly

My co-worker Pure White and I were having a very serious discussion about the elements of a "break-up song." He believes that a good break-up song must give you a feeling of empowerment at the finale of the song. I kind of disagree. I think empowerment lyrics are good at the later stage of a break-up. A good example is Heartbreak Hotel by Whitney Houston. But how about songs that allow you to wallow in sorrow and self-pity? Like Gone by N'Sync or Stevie Wonder's Lately? Both are excellent break-up songs, by the way. Regardless, Pure White suggested that I post the lyrics to this cheesy yet empowering break-up song by REO Speedwagon as my anthem for the new year. He's fucken ridiculous, you know. But since I think the lyrics are funny, here it is:

I've been around for you
I've been up and down for you
But I just can't get any relief
I've swallowed my pride for you
I've lived and lied for you
But you still make me feel like a thief

You got me stealin' your love away
'Cause you never give it
Peeling the years away
And we can't relive it
I make you laugh
And you make me cry
I believe it's time for me to fly

You said we'd work it out
You said that you had no doubt
That deep down we were really in love
Oh, but I'm tired of holding on
To a feeling I know is gone
I do believe that I've had enough

I've had enough of the falseness
Of a worn out relation
Enough of the jealousy
And the intoleration
I make you laugh
And you make me cry
I believe it's time for me to fly

{Refrain} Time for me to fly
Oh, I've got to set myself free
Time for me to fly
And that's just how it's got to be
I know it hurts to say goodbye
But it's time for me to fly

Oh, don't you know it's...
{Refrain}
It's time for me to fly

3 comments:

divine styler said...

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be..."

- Lao Tze

mochi said...

True friendship #1. When you are sad -- I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad.

Grace Z. said...

I agree. A good break-up song needs to make you cry even harder than you were when the song started cuz then in the end, you somehow feel better. It's cathartic I guess.