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Song I wrote about my situation


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It's been three months since my boyfriend broke up with me. I miss him every day and I would be lying to say that I don't hope we will reconcile someday. This is one of the toughest things I've ever had to endure, but I've found some kind of comfort in writing-- I write him "letters" in a journal instead of contacting him, I write poems, I write angry rants about how much he's hurt me, I write and write until I sob and it's somehow cathartic for me. I'm a 19 year-old college student, so writing is already a pretty frequent activity for me (and it's always been a hobby), but it's taken on a new importance since my boyfriend decided to end our relationship.


Anyway, I am home for the weekend so I've had some quality alone time with my guitar. Here are some lyrics I wrote about my boyfriend/our breakup. I'm working on setting them to music. I hope they aren't too terribly cliche or corny, but I figured it couldn't hurt to share them. Maybe some of you will understand what I'm saying.


I scratched your name down in a blue-lined hiding place

I left it lingering, purple pen and crimson face

The glowing TV screen, white lights, knew I had found it

“Minutes from 17,” I wrote

But hey, look now, who’s grounded?


And politicians never were your favorite crowd

We had our secrets but I locked mine up too loud

Heart on my sleeve, oh yeah, I swear that I was lucky

Your shore still showed me years

Was it my sand I was stuck in?


And I scribed every moment

Not in pencil but in promise

I wrapped up my words in time

To prove that you were wanted

I folded sheets of paper

Watched them float and bruise the air

So can you tell me now

What’s clearer elsewhere?


I can’t remember now the way it feels to see you

I’m sure that I would understand if I could be you

But you’re away so while I climb I hold an anchor

Whether it’s a chain or it’s the air

It’s still a thank you

Somehow it’s still a thank you

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