January 2018 is the month of healing on Argent & Or and there is nothing that heals quite like music. I find that taking time to feel every emotion from sadness to anger, confusion to resolution, is extremely important in the healing process. That’s why I’ve put together this playlist for the brokenhearted Argent & Or reader. Since I can’t send you all an individual bouquet of your favorite flowers, here is my gift to you. A culmination of songs to kick-start your emotional journey.
“For The Broken Heart” starts with a beautiful, haunting song that gives you that immediate feeling of longing. The emotion of the songs melt into confusion and grow into desperation, devastation, anger, and ultimately, empowerment. You’ll start this playlist with broken pieces in your hands and end up with a song or two in your heart. A few power ballads to remind you who you are, what you’re worth and that you’re going to be alright.
Listen to it all the way through, play one or two on repeat until the feeling has fully been felt or just pause it and feel the silence around you, then play it again when you’re ready. However you listen and for however long, just remember to allow yourself to feel fully. Allow yourself to heal.
To listen to the whole playlist, head over to my Spotify here or scroll down for an overview of tracks, including links to individual songs and my favorite lines from each. Much love. – KL
Favorite line: “And I’ll use you as a warning sign, that if you talk enough sense, then you’ll lose your mind…”
Favorite line: “What’s the matter? What’s the matter with you lately…”
Favorite line: “Is this really how you want it to end, with a lie of love and the loss of a friend…”
Favorite line: “Oh, Angie, don’t you weep, all your kisses still taste sweet. I hate that sadness in your eyes…”
Favorite line: “Head stuck in a cycle, I look off and I stare. It’s like that I’ve stopped breathing, but completely aware / And if you say something that you might even mean, it’s hard to even fathom which parts I should believe…”
Favorite Line: “Okay, so no one’s answering. Well, can’t you just let it ring a little longer, longer, longer oh, I’ll just sit tight. Through shadows of the night let it ring forever more…”
Favorite line: “Si tu regreso hoy sería una imposibilidad y esto que no era amor, lo que hoy niegas, lo que dices, que nunca pasó, es el más dulce recuerdo de mi vida…”
Translation: “If your return today would be an impossibility and this was not love, what you deny today, what you say, what never happened, it is the sweetest memory of my life…”
Favorite line: “And after all the boys and the girls that we’ve been through, would you give it all up? Could you give it all up if I promise, boy, to you that I’ll never talk again and I’ll never love again, I’ll never write a song, won’t even sing along…”
Favorite line: “Now here you go again, you say you want your freedom. Well, who am I to keep you down? It’s only right that you should play the way you feel it, but listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness, like a heartbeat, drives you mad in the stillness of remembering what you had and what you lost…”
Favorite line: “Let’s raise a glass or two to all the things I’ve lost on you…”
Favorite line: “Some things look better, baby, just passing through…”
Favorite line: “Darling you got to let me know, should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine, I’ll be here ’til the end of time. So you got to let me know, should I stay or should I go…”
Favorite line: “So you can get on with your search, baby, and I can get on with mine. And maybe someday we will find , that it wasn’t really wasted time…”
Favorite line: “I can’t tell you what you’re feeling inside. I can’t sell you what you don’t want to buy. Something’s missing and you got to look back on your life. You know something here just ain’t right…”
Favorite line: “You can go your own way. Go your own way. You can call it another lonely day…”
Favorite line: “I’ll be alright without you. There’ll be someone else…”
Favorite line: “How can you help it when the music starts to play and your ability to reason is swept away? Heaven on earth is all you see. You’re out of touch with reality. And now you cry, but when you do, next time around someone cries for you…”
Favorite line: “Be good to yourself when, nobody else will…”
I hope this playlist opens the door to your healing. I hope you are able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that this too, no matter how deep the pain, shall pass. You’ve got this.