The 13 Best Song Lyrics About Breaking Up

Feeling heartbreak or jealousy after ending it with a girlfriend or boyfriend is a universal human emotion, and that’s why so many pop songs are about deadbeat lovers. Here are the 13 best song lyrics about breaking up. Some are funny, others are painfully accurate, but what links them all is the poetry of how they capture the sense of empowerment we eventually feel after a break-up, no matter how much it hurts when we’re going through it.

Blu Cantrell, “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)”

“Hey ladies, when your man wanna get buck wild, just go back and hit ’em up style. Put your hands on his cash and spend it to the last dime for all the hard times. Oh! When you go then everything goes. From the crib to the ride and the clothes. So you better let him know that if he messed up, you gotta hit him up.”

Jennifer Lopez, “Louboutins”

“Somedays you will love me. Then you don’t, then you do, then you won’t. Then you’re here, then you’re gone. I’m alone. Now you got me stressing out on the phone. But it’s the last time, I’m movin’ on. I’m throwin’ on my Louboutins.”

Adele, “Rollin’ in the Deep”

“The scars of your love remind me of us, they keep me thinking that we almost had it all. The scars of your love, they leave me breathless,
I can’t help feeling, we could have had it all.”

Amy Winehouse, “Tears Dry On Their Own”

“I don’t understand, why do I stress the man. When there’s so many bigger things at hand. We could a never had it all, we had to hit a wall
So this is inevitable withdrawal. Even if I stop wanting you, a perspective pushes through. I’ll be some next man’s other woman soon. I cannot play myself again, I should just be my own best friend. Not F–K myself in the head with stupid men.”

Beth Ditto, “Open Heart Surgery”

“Just let me know, what you are thinking. I’ll find a way to get along somehow. Just let me go. Don’t leave me hanging. Oh please don’t fail me now. Just take it slow, don’t let me suffer. I’m on a verge of an emergency. The final blow, will make me tougher. Until then you will always be a danger to me.”

Beyoncé, “Ring the Alarm”

“She gon’ be rockin’ chinchilla coats, if I let you go. Get-ting in the house off the coast, if I let you go. She gon’ take everything I own, if I let you go. I can’t let you go, damn, if I let you go. She gon’ rock them VVS stones, if I let you go. Couped the ‘Bach or the Rolls, if I let you go. She gon’ profit everything I taught, if I let you go. I can’t let you go, damn, if I let you go.”

Erykah Badu, “Tyrone”

“I think ya better call Tyrone (Call Him!). And Tell him come on,
Help you get your Shit (Come On, Come on). You need to Call Tyrone
(Call Him!). And tell him I said come on. Now everytime I ask you for a little cash, you say naw but turn right around and ask me for some ass.”

Jazmine Sullivan, “10 Seconds”

“You know that I can get crazy. When I go off, ain’t nobody to tame me
I’m throwing and breaking shit, cussing and looking for something to hit you with. You got 10 seconds to go.”

Joss Stone, “Karma”

“I should have been a little bit stronger. I should have been a little bit harder. I should have been a little bit tougher. I should have been a little bit smarter. I should have been a little bit rougher. I should have been a little bit stronger. I should have been a little bit faster. Away from you baby, away from you.”

Justin Timberlake, “What Goes Around…/…Comes Around Interlude”

“Is this the way it’s really going down? Is this how we say goodbye?
Should’ve known better when you came around, that you were gonna make me cry. It’s breaking my heart to watch you run around, ‘Cause I know that you’re living a lie. That’s okay baby, ’cause in time you will find what goes around, goes around, goes around, comes all the way back around.”

Madonna, “She’s Not Me

“She’s not me. She doesn’t have my name. She’ll never have what I have
It won’t be the same. It won’t be the same.”

Rihanna, “Stupid In Love”

“This is stupid, I’m not stupid. Don’t talk to me like I’m stupid. I still love you but I just can’t do this. I may be dumb. I’m not stupid.”

Mark Ronson And The Business International, “You Gave Me Nothing”

“And if you loved me, you never showed me. You’ve got some things to figure out. And if you loved me, you never told me. I’ve got some things to tell you ’bout. You’re not my baby, ‘Cos you gave me nothing to hold on to. You’re not my baby,’Cos you gave me nothing to hold on to. And I tried, and I tried, but you gave me nothing that I could hold on to.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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