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Break-up Albums

Ahh gotta love being a lonely single guy. Here's some of the best rbreak-up albums/songs with rsome lyrics.
1Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago

From For Emma:
"Go find another lover; To bring a... to string along. With all your lies, You're
still very lovable."
From Skinny Love:
"I told you to be patient,
I told you to be fine,
I told you to be balanced,
I told you to be kind,
Now all your love is wasted?
Then who the hell was I?
Now I'm breaking at the britches,
And at the end of all your lines,
Who will love you?
Who will fight?
Who will fall far behind? "
Many more brilliant lyrics throughout. This is a break-up album for the ages.
2La Dispute
Somewhere at the Bottom of The River...

From Andria:
"So, dear, no matter how we part, I hold you sweetly in my head.
And if I do not miss a part of you, a part of me is dead.
If I can't love you as a lover, I will love you as a friend.
And I will lay a bed before you; keep you safe until the end."
From Nobody, Not Even The Rain:
"I know that someday you'll be sleeping, Darling, likely dreaming off the
I hope you'll hear me in the streetlight's humming, softly breathing out your
I know that even with the seams stitched tightly, darling scars will remain.
I say we scrape them from each other, darling, and let them wash off in the
And when they run into the river, oh no, let the water not complain.
I swear that even with the distance, slowly wearing at your name,
Your hands still catch the light the right way and
Our hearts still beat the same"
Basically the whole album is one long break-up letter. Very tricky to just
pick two passages.
3Elliott Smith

More of a suicide album haha. But 'Say Yes' is a good spin to ease the pain
(or magnify it):
"Crooked spin can't come to rest,
I'm damaged bad at best.
She'll decide what she wants,
I'll probably be the last to know.
No one says it 'til it shows.
See how it is, they want you or they don't.
Say yes.
I'm in love with the world through the eyes of a girl
Who's still around the morning after "
4The National
High Violet

From Sorrow:
"Sorrow found me when I was young,
Sorrow waited, sorrow won.
Sorrow that put me on the pills,
It's in my honey it's in my milk.
It's only about half a heart alone
On the water,
Cover me in rag and bones, sympathy.
Cause I don't wanna get over you.
I don't wanna get over you."
From England:
"You must be somewhere in London.
You must be loving your life in the rain.
You must be somewhere in London.
Walking every lane" (My ex girlfriend is moving to Dublin and later London if
she gets in to grad school, hence my connection to the song).

The album for when you're finally ready to forget your troubles, stop
worrying about dying, and start chasing those sunshine girls.
From Young Hearts Spark Fire:
"You can keep tomorrow;
After tonight, we're not gonna need it.
Beat up, beat down, wet ground
But too drunk to feel it.
We used to dream,
Now we worry about dying.
I don't wanna worry about dying,
I just wanna worry about sunshine girls"
6Mumford & Sons
Sigh No More

The ultimate break-up album. Each song is gold.
From The Cave:
"Cause I need freedom now.
And I need to know how.
To live my life as it's meant to be.
And I will hold on hope,
And I won't let you choke,
On the noose around your neck.
And I'll find strength in pain,
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again"
From White Blank Page:
"A white blank page
and a swelling rage, rage
You did not think
when you sent me
to the brink, to the brink.
You desired my attention
but denied my affections, my affections.
So tell me now, where was my fault,
In loving you with my whole heart.
Oh tell me now, where was my fault,
In loving you with my whole heart"
7The Beatles

Again, not really a break-up album but For No One is brilliant:
"Your day breaks, your mind aches,
You find that all the words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you.
She wakes up, she makes up,
She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you.
And in her eyes you see nothing,
No sign of love behind the tears.
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years.
You want her, you need her,
And yet you don't believe her when she said her love is dead.
You think she needs you,
And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years.
You stay home, she goes out.
She says that long ago she knew someone but now he's gone.
She doesn't need him.
Your day breaks, your mind aches.
There will be time when all the things she said will fill your head.
You won't forget her.
And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years"
Sorry, had to put the whole song, it's all gold.
8Fleetwood Mac

Go Your Own Way. 'Nuff said.

From Collect Call:
"If the fire's out baby, How you gonna keep me warm?
Supposing you let me, with the door wide open no one can leave.
I know its a lie, I want it to be true
The rest of the ride is riding on you.
Over goodbyes we'll buy some place"
10Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz

I needed an album to make an even 10. Not a break-up album but it's
soooooooo good.
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