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The Saddest Songs of Rock and Roll – # 9

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by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Woulda, shoulda coulda are the words we sometimes say when looking back at a situation that did go our way or work out favorably. We feel worse when a relationship we have problems with quickly comes to an end. Then what makes us more upset is seeing our Ex do well with someone else. This kind of realization can make us long for the way things used to be.

For the Canadian heavy metal band KITTIE, writing songs about busted relationships and bad vibes between lovers seems to be the main theme of their fourth album “Funeral for Yesterday,” The band spent Year 2006 designing the music and writing the lyrics for this work. The album consisted of 14 tracks, an incredible effort for a metal band, which at the time was less than 10 years active and having two brand new memebrs. KITTIE band members on this album were Morgan Lander vocals, Mercedes Lander drummer, Tara McLeod guitar, and Trish Doan on bass. As a metal band their song themes regularly touch on angst, separation, pain and disillusionment.

For KITTIE when things did not go right with their record label, they took matters into their own hands. They decided to release  “Funeral for Yesterday” on their own label ‘X of Infamy Records.’ The album was distributed through EMI Records. It debuted at #101 on the Billboard 200 Album charts in 2007.

We can take a page from their book when dealing with one-sided associations. Despite how comforting it may be to play it safe, and just let life wash over us, we could take matters into our own hands. There is always a risk that if we are not careful, we just might not get what we want when stepping out solo. What should we ignore and what should we hold onto when we know that a relationship is over?

Number 9
Their songEverything That Could Have Beenwas largely played on radio stations because of the popularity of the album. The song was unranked, but its premise is that we still find ways to cling to our past, even when we know it was not good for us.  KITTIE  has released six studio albums, a video album and 13 singles.

Finding that person who loves us regardless our hang-ups, also known as ‘the one,’ is a lot of pressure for us to find. When we find that certain someone, it is a lot of pressure on their part to live up to that title. Setting high expectations for our partners or lovers or friends is not ever the best way to maintain a good relationship. But, if the connection is broken and the relationship ends, it may be better that we do hold onto and remember the good times we had, if there were any.

Lyrics by: written by Morgan Lander and Mercedes Lander

There is an art, to falling apart
Just follow steps 1 through 10 and you’re done
When you don’t know yourself, anymore

It’s time to get out of here
Just take my hand there is nothing to fear
Another day is wasted again

And everything that could have been
A burden I still bear
Even though you’re gone
I’m still holding on
to everything that could have been

Even though you’re gone
I’m still holding on
to everything that could have been

Mistakes, I’ve made a few
Look at the mess that I’ve made and you’ll see
That things don’t always go as planned

Mistrust, the source of this pain
You say you’re angry, there’s no one to blame
but you and the choices you’ve made

And everything that could have been
A burden I still bear
Even though you’re gone
I’m still holding on
to everything that could have been

Even though you’re gone
I’m still holding on
to everything that could have been

I wonder what could have been
Is this the end?
I wonder what could have been
Is this the end?
I wonder what could have been

(4X)
Even though you’re gone
I’m still holding on
to everything that could have been

Depressed? Do something about it. Please find help before making any rash decisions.  Click here: the National Institute of Mental Health.

Eating disorder (ED)? CLICK HERE to get more information from the NIMH.

Read up on PTSD – post traumatic stress disorder Click Here.

Don’t try suicide. Talk to somebody. Click here for the phone number and information.

Copyright © 1960-2017 Lawrence J. J. Leonard All rights reserved.

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