We have all fallen out of love at some point in our lives. If you are the creative sort, you most likely have tried directing the pain of heartbreak into art before and I am no different. However I have not experienced that for a long time now so where can song-writers like me get inspiration? Some people use the stories of others and some simply use their imagination. If you put your mind to it, you would be surprised at how many different permutations of how a relationship can end you can come up with.
In this month’s musical post, I am presenting one such permutation. The story is quite straightforward actually and it goes like this. X and Y have known each other for years. Y recently got dumped by Z. Y is still very much in love with Z and tries to get back with Z by finding excuses for Z’s failings. Y thinks that X is Y’s close friend but in fact X has been secretly in love with Y for a long time. X has been keeping this from Y because X knows Y will never fall in love with X. The pain of seeing Y go through this cycle of self-destruction becomes increasingly difficult to bear and this is all because X is not brave enough to tell Y of X’s true feelings.
How is that for a love story? Now let us see if the tune fits the plot...
词 / 曲 : 锦泉
[You Don't Love Anymore]
Watching you grow thinner and paler day by day
Two weeks have past since you left him
The glow on your face is now covered by tears
My heart never stops to feel the same sorrow in yours
Ever since you have lost him
You don't love anymore
You don't take care of yourself anymore
You don't dare to talk about the future anymore
Now that you have been hurt
But how can you makes sense of it all if you don't look up?
I cannot deny and keep it in any longer
I have to admit that I am a failure
To not be able to do anything when you torture yourself like that
Just because I don't have the courage
To accept the fact that I am not the one you love
You blame yourself as you make excuses for him
And for him your heart foolishly wait