Somebody that I used to know

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." -Tolstoy

So it is with lovers and breakups. I spent months looking for the perfect breakup song, and none could ever articulate the special kind of sadness I carried around. I think that is what made it so hard. If someone had said what I felt I think it might have been easier. It just took a long time for me to birth what I really felt. Emotions buried so deep within my soul I had revisit parts of my childhood just to fully understand it all.

That being said, I don't think I have ever seen so many views on a video on YouTube. I think that song does capture one of the most difficult parts of a breakup. It just doesn't make sense to me how two people can be so close and a season or two later be so emotionally distant. Neruda said in his famous love poem "my heart is not content to have lost her." He was talking about the more conventional longing, but the words are still true. There is a sense that things should not be this way. On a related note, the radio show This American Life did a pretty funny episode on the whole topic of breakup songs and our collective need to put heartache to music. Maybe that's the allure of art. It gives us a way to say the things we don't know how any other way.

Anyway, just thought it was a song worth sharing though it appears everyone else has already heard it....