Lonely Life by City and Colour

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mm lonely life

My original plan today was to share one song but as we all know, life happens and sometimes we have to change plans, or in this instance, schedules.

The artist is the same but the song is very different. From one about love to one about love lost.

The interesting thing when you’re a blogger and putting your life out for others to read is when things happen.

Do you stop mentioning it and hope no one ever asks? Do you share the truth and hope for words of wisdom? Or do you turn off comments and make sure no one thinks you’re trying to throw yourself a pity party?

Because I assure you, that’s not what I am doing.

But I couldn’t share the song I originally wanted. It felt forced and unnatural in my current state. The Lonely Life by City and Colour felt more fitting. The lyrics, felt like my heart being poured into words that I can’t say well enough myself.

lonely life by city and color

What if I did not love you?

Where would that leave me

Would I wander through the avenues

Under a pall of misery

Would I be face down in the gutter

With cheap whiskey on my breath

The lonely life of a writer

Whose words could not pay his debts

What if we became strangers?

Would you notice my face in a crowd?

And you could you hear the sorrow in my voice?

Helplessly crying your name out loud

Would I be searching for a savior?

Burned and burning with regret

The lonely life of a writer

Only if one last desperate request

I’ve been watching a lot of Sex and The City lately (thank you Amazon Prime) but as crazy as this may sound, I feel like Carrie Bradshaw; wanting so badly to find love that lasts and comes easy, writing out your life for others to read and judge, but with a far less fabulous closet and my female friends scattered across the country, instead of on the other side of Manhattan.

Point being, if Carrie can have a happily ever after with Mr. Big, I will get mine someday too, right? [Bonus points if that means having a job that fulfills my every being while also paying the bills.]

With all that out there, I’ll take your top tips to get over a breakup.

24 thoughts on “Lonely Life by City and Colour

  1. Nickely Challenged

    I feel your strength and honesty through this post. Yes, putting you life out there can sometimes send you into an emotional rollercoaster but in the end you had the strength to do it, and that should count for something. Thanks for being strong enough to share.

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        1. Katie Post author

          Yes, yes we do!! I was going to message you this weekend but…well…you wouldn’t have wanted to be around me. Not even I wanted to be around me. 😉

  3. Kim M

    The words of this song. oye! Sending all the hugs you need. Take a look back at the relationship. Keep some of the good memories and then try to put it all behind you. Voodoo works well to, or so I am told. Hang in there girl. Your Mr Big is out there somewhere! Better than anything you have every had and bigger than anything you ever dreamed! HUGS!
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  4. Jess

    I’m so sorry. I feel like i’m in the exact same boat as you. We just have to keep believe that this is just preparing us for something better!

  5. Stefanie

    I think it’s all a bit of a myth. We sometimes get bits a pieces of that dream, at different times.

    The love, money, health, good relationships hardly happen at the same time. I felt like I waited FOREVER for the right man, and then the recession hit is field hard. We’re content, but he had to start a new career track. So the no money time lined up with the baby years.

    Best to you.
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