Breakup Playlist

Music is an integral part of my life. If I don’t have music pumping through my headphones, I’m humming a melody, or drumming on my thighs, or swaying back and forth. The point is, music is everpresent in my existence, when I’m walking down the street and as I’m falling asleep. It can be an almost imperceptible undercurrent, or it can be something intense and deafening.

For that reason, music is very important when it comes to processing my emotions.

I have a bunch of “Shambles” playlists, those I’ve created when I’ve needed sad music. And thus, here I give you the playlist I created recently, on the 3rd of December, when one of my partners and I had an unfortunate, but necessary breakup. Consider it inspiration, maybe; somewhere from which to draw if you’re sad, perhaps.

I haven’t organized them, so ignore the order. They represent my variety of feelings. Some songs are present in many of my Shambles playlists, but others are pretty specific to this person and this scenario. Also? Funny to note the overlap between some of my sad playlists and some of my romantic playlists!

  1. Breakin’ Up by Rilo Kiley
  2. Galaxies by Laura Veirs
  3. Chasing Pavements by Adele
  4. True Affection by The Blow
  5. Paper Bag by Fiona Apple
  6. Such Great Heights by Iron & Wine
  7. The Ice Is Getting Thinner by Death Cab for Cutie
  8. Let Go by Frou Frou
  9. Papa Was a Rodeo by The Magnetic Fields
  10. Wrong for You by The Girls Can Hear Us
  11. Love Ridden by Fiona Apple
  12. I Thought You Were My Boyfriend by The Magnetic Fields
  13. When You Go by Jonathan Coulton
  14. Precious Things by Tori Amos
  15. So This Is Goodbye (Pink Ganter Remix) by William Fitzsimmons
  16. Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine
  17. Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy
  18. Somebody That I Used To Know by Elliot Smith
  19. Ex Girlfriend Syndrome by Charlotte Sometimes
  20. The Misery Love Co. by The Spaceshots
  21. Sleeping With Ghosts by Placebo
  22. Portions for Foxes by Rilo Kiley
  23. Without You I’m Nothing by Placebo
  24. The Crawl by Placebo
  25. Accidntel Deth by Rilo Kiley
  26. Soil, Soil by Tegan and Sara

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