10 Songs for Your Almost-Boyfriend...or Girlfriend
We've got tracks to dedicate to almost lovers of all kinds, courtesy of Adele, Drake, BP Valenzuela, Paolo Mallari, and more!
(SPOT.ph) When you can't find the words to say exactly how you feel, you can count on gifted musicians to do the talking, er, singing for you. And this comes most handy when dealing with matters of the heart.
For this playlist, we're featuring tracks that seem to have been written especially for you and your almost-lover. The spot-on lyrics capture your innermost thoughts on the almost relationship, and the impactful melodies can't help but make you reach for the tissues...or maybe break stuff, depending on how things ended for you two.
Note that we're sticking to local and international songs released in 2015, so obvious choices like Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" (2010) and A Fine Frenzy's "Almost Lover" (2007) are not part of the roster.
Got something to add to our list? What's your song for your almost lover? Tell us in the comments section!
Hugot lyrics: "Hello from the other side. I must have called a thousand times to tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done, but when I call you never seem to be home."
Dedicated to: The right one at the wrong time
After all these years, you still haven't forgiven yourself for breaking the poor man’s heart. You swear it was a real case of "it's not you, it's me." You were younger, didn't know any better about love, and just couldn't fully commit yourself to the amazing person that was right in front of you. But what's done is done, and maybe it's time you learn to forgive yourself.
Song: "Hotline Bling"
Hugot lyrics: "You used to call me on my cell phone late night when you need my love."
Dedicated to: The ex-friend with benefits
You totally forgot rule number one, which is to never fall in love. And now that your ex-friend with benefits has moved on to a new flame (and there are no booty calls coming in), it's just driving you nuts. Well, you can't really blame the other party. You did agree to a no-strings-attached arrangement, right?
Song: "Even If You Asked Me"
Artist: BP Valenzuela
Hugot lyrics: "And I won’t be broken. I won’t even feel it even if you asked me, even if you asked me."
Dedicated to: The young love who had to say goodbye
He was your first love and heartbreak. There were many reasons you couldn't be together—you were too young, someone had to move away, you didn't really know what you wanted at the time, you were transitioning to a new chapter in your life and was changing a lot, and so on. Even though you were never really together, the pseudo-breakup still left you scarred.
Song: "Same Old Love"
Artist: Selena Gomez
Hugot lyrics: "I'm so sick of that same old love. That shit, it tears me up."
Dedicated to: The ungrateful freeloader
You did everything for this person: Lent money, offered your couch or spare bedroom, paid for countless dinners—because, hey, he just needed time to get back on his feet. Besides, he was really sweet, at least when he needed something. But when the leeching and gold digging became too much, you knew it was time to kick him out.
Artist: Disclosure feat. Lorde
Hugot lyrics: "I love this secret language that we're speaking. Say it to me. Let's embrace the point of no return."
Dedicated to: The one who never told you he had a girlfriend
At first, it was all exciting—his unpredictability and all your unconventional dates. But time came when you started wondering why everything just seemed so clandestine. As it turns out, he was already committed and you were never really officially together. Good on you for walking away from the cheater!
Song: "I'm Still Here"
Artist: Paolo Mallari
Hugot lyrics: "'Cause there is forever. That's why I'm still here."
Dedicated to: The one who mostly kept you at arm's length
She built walls that were too difficult to penetrate, but there were times when it seemed she was finally letting you in. Those moments gave you hope and a glimpse of what could be your 'forever' together. Maybe that's why until now, you're still, well, there.
Song: "Without You"
Artist: Tobias Jesso Jr.
Hugot lyrics: "Why can't you just love me? Should I move on or should I wait? I can hardly breathe without you. There is no future I want to see without you."
Dedicated to: The one who led you on
The chorus is just too sappy that it's perfect for freshly broken-hearted hopeless romantics. Whether it's your fault for reading too much into their kind gestures or theirs for being such flirts, we say let yourself process the pain first. The healing, we guarantee you, will come.
Song: "Love Yourself"
Artist: Justin Bieber
Hugot lyrics: "'Cause if you like the way you look that much, oh, baby, you should go and love yourself."
Dedicated to: The one who's so full of himself
Aren't you glad you saw his true colors before things got serious? It turned out the sweetness was all for show, and a nasty personality was underneath the pretty facade. We say you made the right decision to ditch him!
Song: "In My Blood (Love is True)"
Artist: Paolo Arciga
Hugot lyrics: "I know it’s gonna be a long way down, but I’ll be on my feet again soon."
Dedicated to: The manic pixie dream girl
She came at one of the lowest points in your life and brought some much-needed sunshine. Each moment was an adventure, and boy was she cool and cultured. You fell for her hard. But she disappeared just as quickly and mysteriously as she first appeared. For now, you just need to wallow; you'll be okay again soon.
Artist: Shawn Mendes
Hugot lyrics: "You watch me bleed until I can't breathe. I'm shaking falling onto my knees. And now that I'm without your kisses, I'll be needing stitches."
Dedicated to: The heartless abuser
It's good you got out of the almost relationship before it got worse. This person just totally mangled your heart and messed with your brain, and you can't believe until now how cold and harsh someone could be. You were left alone to mend some pretty deep scars, but that's a lot better than staying with a deranged psychopath.