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Love Songs for Dysfunctional People
Love Songs for Messed Up People
Love songs can be a beautiful thing. They set just the right romantic mood. They can also cheer you up when you listen to them. Let's face it - sometimes they can be just outright sappy.
Sometimes a sweet love song is not what you need. It does not really express your relationship or your feelings. Maybe you are looking for something a little different. This is when it is time to listen to some dysfunctional love songs.
I know what you thinking, "Isn't that the same as a break up song?" No. Sometimes a person is in love, but for all the wrong reasons. Sometimes someone is in love, but that love is not returned. Other times, you may just crave listening to a semi-romantic song or a stalker song. These songs are the true love songs for dysfunctional people booty call
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Can you have a dysfunctional love song list without “Every Breath You Take?” I didn’t think so. The song is about being so in love that the singer will be there for every single breath his sweetheart takes. However, it is more of a creepy stalker song than a song of admiration. The most disturbing aspect of the song is Sting never realized it made him sound like a stalker when he wrote it. Well, that makes it even worse. I hope Sting is in a healthier place in his life now.
The Police: Every Breath You Take
Growing On Me - The Darkness
“I can’t get rid of you! I don’t know what to do. I don’t even know who is growing on who.” Aw, that’s so romantic! That is just what a girl wants to hear. You are falling for her, but hate yourself for it every single minute. These are the lyrics from, “Growing on Me” by the Darkness. Of course, no one ever claimed the Darkness was the most romantic band anyway, but give the poor girl a better love song than this one!
The Darkness: Growing On Me
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Just when you thought a classy booty call song could never possibly exist, Lady Antebellum gives us, “Need You Now.” “It’s a quarter after one, I’ve a little drunk and I need you now,” are just, well, honest lyrics. Who hasn’t been alone and felt the need to call someone they care about in the middle of night? OK, don’t tell me it is just me. The terms “booty call” and “drunk dial” exist for a reason.
Lady Antebellum: Need You Know
Don't Wanna Fall in Love - Jane Child
“Don’t wanna fall in love; love cuts just like a knife.” Classic lyrics and a great song from Jane Child await you. There are plenty of us out there that are trying to avoid love as if it were the plague. Thanks to Jane Child, there is a theme song for us. Love isn’t always pretty and it’s great for someone to acknowledge it. This song is about being in love, but totally hating it. Where did Jane Child ever go? We need more music just like this!
Jane Child: Don't Wanna Fall In Love
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Can you have a dysfunctional love song list without Lady Gaga? I think not. With so many to pick from it was a tough call, but I decided on “Bad Romance” because the video is so great. The song has lyrics like “I want your ugly, I want you disease.” Yes, because when I think love, I think disease. Thanks, Lady Gaga. Sometimes the two go hand in hand, but we don’t always get to hear about that.
Lady Gaga: Bad Romance
If Loving You is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right - Luther Ingram
Oh, what a great song about being in love with someone else when you are married to another person! “If Loving You is Wrong, I Don’t Want to be Right” is a passionate love song. Unfortunately, it is also a song about cheating on his wife. These things do happen, and this song actually makes you feel for the singer (the cheater). It is a bad situation all around, but still a love song. Sometimes even cheaters deserve a romantic theme song.
Luther Ingram: If Loving You is Wrong, I Don't Want to be Right
He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) - The Crystals and Hole
Finally! A romantic love song about domestic violence! Well, there really are songs for every type of relationship. I first heard this song performed by Hole with Courtney Love singing it. Originally, it was performed by the Crystals. I felt I should include both videos. So get ready to listen to a song with lyrics like, “He hit me and I knew I loved him… He hit me and I was glad.” Carole King actually wrote this song. I have so many questions and concerns about this song, but hey, here it is anyway.
The Crystals: He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
Hole: He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
Beautiful Wreck - Shawn Mullins
“I’ve lost count of the times I’ve given up on you; but you make such a beautiful wreck, you do.” Ah, what a romantic song about a man in a toxic relationship. His girlfriend sounds like she is a partying kind of gal, but that does not always make for a great relationship. However, it certainly makes for a great song. Check out “Beautiful Wreck” by Shawn Mullins for a country dysfunctional love song.
Shawn Mullins: Beautiful Wreck
Why Can't He Be You? - Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline's "Why Can't He Be You" is a beautiful country song about being in love... with someone other than the person she is dating. Her new guy is wonderful, attentive, and a guy any gal would love - except Patsy! She is too busy obsessing over the last guy she dated. He was apparently a real dirt bag that wasn't nearly as nice as her new boyfriend. Nothing says dysfunctional love song more than dating a guy that you only have lukewarm feelings for while dreaming about the ex.
Patsy Cline: Why Can't He Be You?
Videos used in this hub are re-posted from YouTube.
All written material in this hub is by Jeannieinabottle.
Copyright ©2011 Jeannieinabottle originally posted on Squidoo
Copyright ©2014 Jeannieinabottle revised for HubPages
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