sad songs say so much

expressing my love
of singing along
with sad songs
she asks me
“but surely you can’t do that
now”
indicating my seeming happy
so i tell her
about poking a bruise
just to feel the pain
because there is some
pleasure
in the pain
it’s the same with singing along
to sad songs
& reveling
in that broken heart
feeling
the pleasure
in the pain.

per neil diamond, “Funny thing, but you can sing it with a cry in your voice
And before you know, it get to feeling good
You simply got no choice”

per sir elton, “If someone else is suffering enough oh to write it down
When every single word makes sense
Then it’s easier to have those songs around
The kick inside is in the line that finally gets to you
And it feels so good to hurt so bad
And suffer just enough to sing the blues”

so i’m not alone. not at all in this.

speaking of poking bruises, i have realized that i can just think about the year 2015 & become weepy. if i ever need to cry on demand, i know where to look.

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