Ok we can try again but don't break me this time lalala
May 15, 2016 5:26 PM   Subscribe

What's a good song or songs that have a message along the lines of "yes things got really messed up between us due to your actions but I have thought about it and am willing to forgive your with the hope that things will be good again" or the closest approximation?
posted by jitterbug perfume to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Lemonade - the album by Beyoncé, particularly sandcastles.
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 5:30 PM on May 15, 2016 [4 favorites]

Also - all night by Beyoncé
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 5:40 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

fall (shadows and blinds) by black lab
posted by myselfasme at 5:57 PM on May 15, 2016

Call and Answer by Barenaked Ladies. The closing lyrics pretty much say exactly that kind of "I'll take you back but you are on probation, bub" warning:
But I'm warning you, don't ever do
Those crazy, messed-up things that you do
If you ever do, I promise you
I'll be the first to crucify you
Now it's time to prove that you've come back here to rebuild
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:01 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

Unbreak My Heart springs to mind, but it's not exactly what's you're asking for.
posted by daisystomper at 6:03 PM on May 15, 2016

Better Be Home Soon by Crowded House?
posted by Malla at 6:04 PM on May 15, 2016 [3 favorites]

"Gravel" by Ani Difranco?
posted by Coatlicue at 6:08 PM on May 15, 2016

We can work it out (The Beatles).
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:55 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

Joey by Concrete Blonde.
posted by Requiax at 7:14 PM on May 15, 2016 [2 favorites]

"Water Under the Bridge" by Adele
posted by sallybrown at 7:55 PM on May 15, 2016

My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
posted by SisterHavana at 8:42 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

Mr. Lucky by Betty Wright

You made a mess of our romance, but once again, I'm giving you another chance...
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 8:54 PM on May 15, 2016

My favorite Whitesnake song ever: "Don't Break My Heart Again."
posted by culfinglin at 9:49 PM on May 15, 2016

Janet Jackson's "Again" is about resisting this temptation but in the end the character admits she, against her better judgement, does love the person again.

Pink's duet "Just Give Me a Reason" is about a relationship on the rocks that both people want to work out but they're misunderstanding each other. Not exactly the same but close.
posted by zizzle at 6:05 AM on May 16, 2016

Possibly Give me one reason by Tracy Chapman
posted by Michele in California at 10:28 AM on May 16, 2016

The Jesus and Mary Chain (with Hope Sandoval) - Sometimes Always
posted by thirteenthletter at 3:16 PM on May 16, 2016

These are on the tender and introspective side of forgiveness and acceptance, so these may just be songs that resonate for you... but I thought I'd send them your way anyway since this is an emotional point of experience for me. Give them a shot, lyrics in the x:

Joni Mitchell — "A Case of You" (x)
Local Natives — "Ceilings" (x)
Wilco — "Jesus, etc." (x)
Band of Horses — "Detlef Schrempf" (x)
Freelance Whales — "We Could Be Friends" (x)
Glen Hansard — "Say It To Me Now" (x)
Crosby Stills & Nash — "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (x)
posted by a good beginning at 1:27 PM on May 18, 2016

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