This edition of the Song You Need is a little different because I got two for all you lonely people on Valentine's Day. The first song is by a band I absolutely love but can never find called Little Gold (above). Their song Bird's Eye is definitely in my Top 3 favorite songs of all time. It's clear, it's to the point and if you swipe right you can hear it. It definitely captures a feeling I've had on many different occasions but on Valentine's Day I feel it the most. There's something so honest and real about the lyrics at the beginning of the song. I find myself feeling that way all too often and maybe when you're alone on Valentine's Day -- like I will be -- you can join on the misery of not missing someone and then missing them again.
I don't miss you like I used to. Sometimes I think I'm moving on. But then I see you or someone who looks just like you. I'm right back to where I started from. It's just one lie in a bird's eye and I hate your new tattoo. It just ain't so bad, all my friends are for shit. There's nothing that they can do when I follow you.
The second song for all you lonely people is the aptly titled Valentine by The Get Up Kids. This song has a lot to do with the distance between two people who are in a relationship and as someone who has tried long distance relationships too often and watched them crumble into ash in front of me, this song resonates with me so much. No matter how hard you want them to work, they usually don't. Everything is stacked against you and your significant other and this song definitely gets that feeling of being lost on the other end. I've definitely put this one on loop a couple times when I found myself far, far away from my significant other.
Your good intentions count for little anymore, if you're sorry why wage war? I'm not fully convinced that there's something wrong with this. Could another point of view, biased and untrue, tear me away from you? Will you be my valentine if i'm a world away? Apologies are breaking me. The constants aren't so constant anymore. For two days I wait for calls to come through. Tonight for me translates to yesterday to you. You bend and you wave when you're barely away. I wish I could say tonight that when you bend and wave goodbye you'd take me with you.