EQView writers, including me, have compiled an alternative Valentine's Day Playlist which can be found here:
Far from being all hearts and flowers, our song choices turned out to be brimful of pain, loss and heartbreak!
Cut and pasted from the EQView website:
Raks Patel – So Far Gone – James Blunt
My EQView Valentine’s Day song is one for all the singles out there spending Valentine’s Day on their own, and it is especially dedicated to those who have loved and lost – like me!
One morning, I was sitting on a very busy commuter train listening to the new album by James Blunt and the track ‘So Far Gone’ came on. It destroyed me. I really connected with the situation James was describing, and was deeply moved by the beauty and poetry of the lyrics, which really related to me and my experience.
The song speaks about the pain and heartache experienced at the end of a long-term relationship. When, despite your best efforts, things start to slowly crumble and fall apart, your best friend and lover becomes a stranger, and his embrace, which used to provide shelter from the cold, feels more like a prison cell.
I broke down (this was a full 5 years after my husband had left me). It is a testament to the power of the song that it evoked such a strong reaction in me years after the event.