14 Song Lyrics That Describe Your Ex, Probably


1. I know you lie. Cause your lips are moving. Tell me do you think I’m dumb?

This is for anyone who’s had an ex who is the kind of person to piss on your head and then try to convince you that it’s raining. Why, oh why, do people lie when they know that you know the truth? It plays on your intelligence and common sense and is all-round disrespectful.

2. You’re so vain you probably this song is about you, you’re so vain.

Ah, we all have had an ex, or at least known someone who knows someone who’s had an ex that believed that the earth truly revolved around them. And indeed the entire relationship was about making said ex happy at any cost. But mostly, to the detriment of the other partner. Good riddance when you get rid of them though.

3. Flames to dust, lovers to friends, why do all good things come to an end?

Not every relationship ends with a sour taste in one’s mouth. Sometimes through no fault of either partner, the relationship, even if it was a good one, comes to an end. And sure, it is sad but relationships like this can often teach you that there isn’t always someone to blame. Sometimes there are just lessons to learn.

4. Running around I can’t get through my days. Thoughts of you just keep consuming me.

There are few things worse than an ex you just can’t seem to let go of. Every day, you still replay the memories in your head, and it feels like they still have this stronghold over you. Their love is indeed wicked, as the song goes on. It’s wicked because you just can’t seem to let it go as quickly as you’d like.

5. We could have had it all. (You’re gonna wish you never had met me). Rolling in the deep. (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep).

I know we’d all love to be the kind of people who aren’t bitter about an ex. But guess what? We’re human. This kind of ex is the one that filled you with so many great expectations and had you believing them, only to have it all come crashing down. So you’re a little bit bitter and although you don’t want anything that bad to happen to them, you want them to feel your loss. And you’re going to make sure they do.

6. But you didn’t have to cut me off. Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing. And I don’t even need your love. But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough.

For many relationships, you really do go from being with someone in an intimate way, to being strangers. And there’s a lot of sadness in that. But this particular kind of ex treats your past relationship like it didn’t matter at one point in their life. Which no matter how you look at it, is kind of rude.

7. Thank God you blew it. I thank God I dodged the bullet. I’m so over you. So baby good lookin’ out.

Ah yes, the ex that has you thinking about your relationship and questioning what the hell were you were actually thinking when you were with them. This is the kind of ex were they took way more than they gave you, and maybe that’s also on you too. Either way, you’re so glad that your relationship ended.

8. Ain’t that funny? Baby that you want me, when you had me. Love is crazy, now I can smile and say, ain’t that funny?

Can we please bring out the champagne for the exes who didn’t know how good they had something, and now they want the relationship back? Because really, it is your bad if you let a good thing pass you by. Yes, this ex is your confidence booster but they also serve as a cautionary tale. (You’re just happy to not be the one with the sad ending of that tale.)

9. At first when I see you cry, it makes me smile. Yeah it makes me smile. At worst I feel bad for a while. But then I just smile.

Yes, the ex who reminds us that we are not Mother Theresa, and it’s just good to know that karma is paying them a lovely visit for their crimes against you. It’s not that you wish bad things on them, it’s just that you can’t help but feel a little poetic justice that the universe is doing its job.

10. It’s not right. But it’s okay. I’m gonna make it anyway. Close the door behind you. Leave your key. I’d rather be alone than unhappy.

This is the ex that you honestly put up with way more than you could have because you wanted it to work. But eventually there was a straw that broke the camel’s back. And you decided the uncertainty of the future by yourself was way better than what you had currently.

11. Cause I can’t make you love me if you don’t. You can’t make your heart feel
something it won’t.

This was the ex that you really hoped and wished and prayed to end up with. But as fate would have it, and maybe you always knew it, they never quite felt the same way you did; they never could give you exactly what you needed. And you know that it’s not even their fault or yours; it’s just the way things are supposed to be. Still, this kind of unrequited love is the worst.

12. What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you?
And what am I supposed to say when I’m all choked up and you’re OK?

This is the ex you definitely wish you could have been a better person for. You probably took them for granted even if you didn’t realize it at the time. And subsequently, you had to lick your wounds. But perhaps the harshest truth of all is that you know they are probably better off without you.

13. I can’t believe that every day and every night, it’s getting better with you out of my life.

This was probably the ex from the relationship that ended abruptly, and took more out of you than you’d like to admit. But one day you realized that you are simply way too awesome a person to dwell on what did or didn’t happen. You can genuinely say that being without them gave you a freedom and peace of mind that you forgot existed. And honestly, Mazel tov to that!

14. I will never regret you. Still the memory of you marks everything I do.

This is the ex that you can probably stay somewhat friendly with because they taught you about yourself, and you are grateful that they came into your life. Yes, it definitely sucks that you both had to move on from the relationship for whatever reason. But you will always think of them fondly and believe you are a better person because of what you had. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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