This next one should be pretty short, since it's really one line that ruins the whole song for me. Which is a shame in some cases, because one poorly-written line can destroy an otherwise catchy song.

Now I'm not saying this song is catchy, at least not for me. It's just been on the radio a lot for the last year, and I didn't used to hate it the way I do now. I used to tolerate it.

Today's song is "Breakeven" by The Script.

First verse is fine, it's the second verse where my problem begins. The song starts out fine enough, it seems like it's going to be a typical breakup song, and in many ways it is, but for one teensy tiny bit. Lyric quoting time.

Her best days will be some of my worst
She finally met a man that's gonna put her first
While I'm wide awake she's no trouble sleeping
'Cause when a heart breaks no it don't breakeven... even... no

It's the second line. It implies that the reason dude is now a single man is because he was neglecting the woman. Or maybe not neglecting, but at least she felt as though she wasn't a priority in his life, which is a sucky way to feel. So she moved on to someone who would make her happy. And now he spends a whole song whining and griping about how he's sooooo heartbroken and she's so happy. Well duh, the relationship ended because apparently you weren't making her happy, dude. Which means she was unhappy. Now it's your turn to feel the pain. Cry more.

Someone really needs to have an editor look over lyrics before they're released as hit songs, I swear.


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