dime playlist: it's over now...

the aftermath of a breakup is raw and unapologetic. it is usually in these moments that music becomes this lyrically beautiful invasion of privacy that speaks for us. it is under these circumstances of extremes that we are inclined to capture all that we were with intense uncertainty. love and loss create you but they don't break you. and in the end you realize that the soundtrack to your relationship only acknowledges that previous commitments are no longer connections, they are now diminished into performances.

01:  do what you gotta do --- roberta flack
favorite line: "i loved you better than your own kin did."
album: chapter two --- year: 1970

02: ex factor --- lauryn hill
favorite line: "loving you is like a battle and we both end up with scars."
album: the miseducation of lauryn hill --- year: 1998

03: king of sorrow --- sade
favorite line: "i have already paid for all my future sins."
album: lovers rock --- year: 2000

04: one more try --- george michael
favorite line: "so i don't want to learn to hold, touch you…think that you're mine."
album: faith --- year: 1987

05: what you want --- the roots
favorite line: "the punishment for crimes of the heart could be severe."
album: the best man [music from the motion picture] --- year: 1999

07: i know --- jay z
favorite line: "and your heart no longer pledge allegiance to me."
album: american gangster --- year: 2007

08: breathe --- melissa etheridge
favorite line: "i'm alright, i'm alright…it only hurts when i breathe."
album: lucky --- year: 2004

09: how can i ease the pain --- lisa fischer
favorite line: "a fool for love is a fool for pain."
album: so intense --- year: 1991

10: holding to back the years --- simply red
favorite line: "nothing had the chance to be good, nothing ever could."
album: picture book --- year: 1985

11: pretty wings --- maxwell
favorite line: "to see clearly, the way that love can be when you are not with me."
album: BLACKsummers'night --- year: 2009

12: fool of me --- meshell ndegeocello
favorite line: "does she want you with the pain that i do?"
album: bitter --- year: 1999

image credit: artwork created by and provided courtesy of danielle meder.

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