The best break-up songs

I think that the saddest (and therefore the best) break-up songs are definitely Chinese songs. See, most of them are ballads, with not much backing them up except for subtle accompaniments of piano and violin. A lot of them speak of.. Regret, and what will never be. That.. finality, of severing an intimate relationship with someone you knew so well, and had such high hopes for. Slowly and reluctantly, placing a well-loved jar of memories on the ground and crushing it, hearing it shatter and crackle beneath your heel as your heart cries together with your soul. Knowing that your life is irrevocably changed now, and wishing that either of you, one of you, both of you, had done things differently, and yet… knowing that the door has closed and locked shut behind you, and there’s no going back now.

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