July 24, 2020

What I'm Listening To | If You Ever Playlist


So you might be wondering, If You Ever playlist ‐ what's that about? Last week, I was listening to a James Bay concert and even though I've heard his song "If You Ever Want To Be in Love" a dozen times, when he sang it, the lyrics stood out to me in a way it hadn't before. I've always been a sucker for unrequited love songs, which probably says a lot about me. But those songs have always spoken to me and I have definitely experienced, on more than one occasion, having feelings for someone I probably shouldn't. Thinking about that gave me the idea to put together a playlist to tell that exact story: falling for someone you know you shouldn't, being confused by said person's behavior towards you (so, are we or are we not?), and realizing maybe he's not the one after all. 

I enjoyed putting this together so much, especially since a lot of these songs I've listened to repeatedly for years. For each of the songs, I'll share the lyric that stands out to me the most but otherwise, time to give it a listen!

1. "Crush" by Yuna
I feel a little rush
I think I’ve got a little crush on you
I hope it’s not too much
But babe when I’m with you, I hear it
My heart singing

2. "Swoon" by Marie Digby
‘Cause you make me swoon,
Butterflies, dizzy head, flutter heartbeats.
You make me swoon,
Shaky hands, stuttered words, what is happening?
I never thought that you would be the one
To make me swoon

3. "After an Afternoon" by Jason Mraz
But there is something in the way you laugh
That makes me feel like a child
Aspects of life they confuse me
You and your thesis amuse me.
After an afternoon with you

4. "Say It" by Maggie Rogers
I cannot fall in love with you
I cannot feel this way so soon
I cannot be this way with you
I cannot fall in love with you

5. "Between the Lines" by Sara Bareilles
Leave unsaid unspoken
Eyes wide shut unopened
You and me
Always between the lines

6. "Boys With Girlfriends" by Meiko
When I first met you I knew you were the one
Till you took me home and I met her
She had your boxers on
And she was listening to your song
And I thought right then that you had everything
[...] Cause I know better not to be friends with boys with girlfriends

7. "Just a Friend to You" by Meghan Trainor Why you always making me laugh
Swear you’re catching feelings
I loved you from the start
So it breaks my heart
When you say I’m just a friend to you
‘Cause friends don’t do the things we do
Everybody knows you love me too

8. "No One Else But You" by Adam Levine
Cause everyone wants someone
That’s one cliché that’s true
The sad truth’s I want no one
Unless that someone’s you
 It looks like you
Feels like you
Smiles like you
I want someone just like you

9. "If You Ever Want To Be In Love" by James Bay
I’m not waiting, but I’m willing if you call me up
If you ever want to be in love I’ll come around Wanted to ask if we could have been
But my tongue wouldn’t break the seal

10. "You’re Not The One" by Sky Ferreira
 It’s the middle of the night and I’m so gone
And I’m thinking about
How much I need you but you really want somebody else
Should be given the right to carry on
I’m still thinking about
How much I need you but you really want somebody else
You’re not the one
Guess you’re not the one

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What are some of your favorite songs about unrequited love?

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