This week’s them on Twisted MixTape Tuesday is: You are the biggest jerk ever for breaking my heart OR I am the biggest jerk ever for breaking your heart and I’m sorry.
Who hasn’t been burned or been the burner. I know I’ve been burned, but I feel like I’ve always been the gentle burner. Although don’t ask the guy I was dating before I met my husband. He is still convinced, to this day – 14 years later, that I was cheating on him with my husband. Really dude? Don’t you think by now, if that was the case, I would have fessed up?
Then there’s my sister, she’s the angelic one of the two of us. Yet, even she has been the burner. When she met her now best friend in the whole world, Melissa, Melissa told my sister about this guy she liked. (Now this should have been a ginormous red flag but) Melissa said she met him at a bar, he had a little too much to drink, and he was crying saying “My girlfriend said she don’t love me no more.” Well that girlfriend was my sister, and Melissa became my sister’s roommate and lifelong friend. Greg, on the other hand, is in the where are they now files.
I made a mixtape for this dude who broke my heart into smithereens. He was such a jerk. OK he was a jerk in hindsight. I made him this mixtape, in real life, after he broke my heart into smithereens (did I say that already? sorry) Anyway. For some reason I remember the songs I put on that mix.
If only I had known then that I would meet am awesome guy, and have an even awesomer son, it would have saved me a lot of angst. And regret. And what-did-I-do-wronging. But everything happens for a reason. And it sure makes good music!
I hate you Mike Mrozek you broke my heart to pieces and never looked back. (no names have been changed to protect the NOT innocent)
Mike hasn’t called me back. It’s been a few days, we’re supposed to see Lyle Lovett in two days. He has the tickets. He’s not calling me back. I can’t sleep
I’m So Tired – The Beatles
He was in Turkey for 4 weeks, when he came back he said he couldn’t wait to see me so he didn’t even unpack before he showed up at my door. He was so excited he left his backpack in my apartment. When he didn’t return my calls for 5 days I got curious and checked out his backpack. He had a journal.
Lyin’ Eyes – The Eagles
Did I mention that Mike looked like a model? That’s how I met him, I needed a photography model for a class. But he was still a cheater no matter how good he looked.
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
The truth was, I really wanted him to hurt as much as I was hurting. And I thought if he did, the guilt might make him come back.
Your Cheatin Heart – Elvis Presley
When I realized he wasn’t coming back, and made peace with it. I took my best friend to Lyle Lovett. It was awesome. I was ready to move on. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t want him to suffer. And watch.
I Wanna Be Around – Tony Bennett
Here’s the fun part! The rules of Twisted MixTape are as such: Try and create a 5 song mix based on this week’s theme. This week our theme is I Suck because I broke your heart, or you suck because you broke mine.
Take it easy, make it flow, remember in your mind you are creating your mixtape for someone special, or someone you hate – as the case may be.
Create your own post and link it up, or put your mix in the comments. If you are going to link-up there must be a song – relating to the theme – in your post. And really, if you’re not ready to link up with us, no worries! We love songs in the comments! So bring it!
Please visit your fellow mix-makers, and if you can, comeback every so often to see if anyone new has arrived. Share this all over the place, the more the merrier! And go visit my lovely cohort, without whom I would have never had the guts to make this happen – Kristi at Finding Ninee. She’s always got a song, a funny story and some silly Drawrings. Mostly, just have fun, there’ s no pressure here.
And here’s where I say click-thru to iTunes to find these songs…
The Beatles (White Album) – The Beatles
Lyin’ Eyes – Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
The Best of Carly Simon – Carly Simon
Your Cheatin’ Heart – Welcome to My World
I Wanna Be Around (Single Version) – The Ultimate Tony Bennett
And here’s where I give you The List Of All Lists:
September 3 – “BEST OF” pick a band, any band, and put together a “Best of” playlist. Easy peasy for the holiday weekend.
September 10 – Make a mix for a friend of songs you think are beautiful. Either because they make you happy, they are musically composed in some way because they are pleasing to you or they just plain make you think…this is beautiful. (that doesn’t always mean happy)
September 17 – Free for all! New feature! Every 6 weeks I’m gonna post a free for all. Make a mix, any mix! Whatever speaks to you is AOK with me. Maybe you have a theme in your head, an idea to showcase. WHATEVER YOU WANT!
September 24 – Relaxing slow jams. You wanna chill, you want your friends to chill. Any genre from rock to jazz to hip-hop, but it’s gotta be slow-jams
October 1 – Our own Troy from As Long As I’m Singing contributed this week’s theme: the (5) seminal songs who made you the person you are today. The shutter-openers, the wakers, the “I can see clearly now the rain is goners.” The tunes that forced you to look in the mirror and say, “Hey good-looking, you seem familiar, yet new.”