Songs of Unrequited Love

StoneH

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I am everything you want
I am everything you need
I am everything inside of you
That you wish you could be
I say all the right things
At exactly the right time
But I mean nothing to you and I don't know why​

 

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I Can’t Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt

Winner. What a beautiful, sad song. Every single thing about that song rips my heart out.

Fun fact: Bonnie did that vocal in one take, and it was perfect.

A more recent example - Phantagram's 'Fall in love.' It's kind of more of a rejection song from the singer's POV, but whoever she was singing it to was unrequited.

And it's a brilliant piece of electronica - not exactly the music of choice around here, but it evokes such longing. The production is excellent, one of the few pieces of electronica that really grabs me.



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