This week I am jumping in, the theme is, Your Cheating Heart–you know to honor all those achey breaky hearts out there.
Having been cheated on years ago, I have to say I still remember the feeling of pushing open the bedroom door to my then boyfriend’s room and catching him in the act–talk about hearing the needle on the record player scratch across the vinyl recorded love song with a cat screeching quality about it. I remember saying something, not sure what, but if I had to guess it probably was something like: Are you fucking kidding me? To which my peeled back eyes received the loud and clear message: Fucking yes, kidding no.
And so it goes. At that point in my life I had experienced far worse–clearly he was not worth my time.
There are lots of ways to cheat, some have drawn out affairs, others one night stands, and let’s not forget the emotional affairs, those count too. There are lots of ways to break a person’s heart, for some it’s over, while others work hard to mend. One thing is clear, there is no shortage of music that covers the subject of injured, if not lost, love.
First up is the Cover version of, Don Henley’s, Boys of Summer, remade by this marvelous (and somewhat new-to-me) band called, Bell X1. I love the images that are conjured in this song, I can feel the longing as the artist bleeds his feelings out, I can feel him reaching back in time as if warning himself that really, there is no going back.
Second is yet another cover, this time it is Evan Dondo singing Victoria Williams, Frying Pan. One of my favorite songs–I love this song because it shares way more than the breaking of an agreement, instead, it underscores the challenges of making a relationship work:
My third pick is the collaboration of Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, singing, Pictures. Stirs one to think about the regret and loss that come with being unfaithful. What’s not to love about this duo?
Then there are the mental machinations that go along with love that remains even when the trust has been pulverized in, Linger, by the Cranberries:
Dido is one of my all time favorite artists, closing out my music mix with her (epic in my mind) song Quiet Times, makes me think of the resolve one needs to move on when a relationship is over–regardless of the reason for its demise.