Music is the fuel that gets me up, consoles me when I’m down. So why not collect the divorce recovery songs in one place. Sure thing. I have included the YouTube link if available so you have free access to the music, my friend. Most of these songs are available on the YouTube playlist: Divorce Classics – you can stream them back to back.

Classic Rock Classics

  • Hair of the Dog – Nazareth “Now You’re Messin With a Sonofabitch”
  • Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd (Live 8 Reunion) Classic of feeling out of it “you are only coming through in waves, your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying”
  • Stranglehold – Ted Nugent “Got you in a stranglehold baby, you’d best get out of the way”
  • Back in the Saddle – Aerosmith “I’m BAAAAACK!”
  • Idiot Wind – Bob Dylan “I couldn’t believe after all these years, you didn’t know me better than that”
  • Hey Jude – Beatles (a super group performance with McCartney, Sting, Phil Collins, Elton John, Mark Knopfler, & Clapton.
  • Ain’t No Sunshine -Bill Withers (transforming this song by singing it about my lovely daughter)
  • Set Me Free – Patti Smith “Oh God give me something, a reason to live.”
  • Don’t Get Me Wrong – The Pretenders
  • Shot Down in Flames – ACDC “She told me to go to hell, shot down in flames…”
  • Communication Breakdown – Led Zeppelin
  • Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac  “How can I ever change things that I feel…”

Contemporary Hard Rock (I can never turn these up loud enough)

  • Gives You Hell – All-American Rejects “Where’s your picket fence love, where’s your shiny car?”
  • Control – Mutemath “Take control of the atmosphere, there is no better loss than to lose myself in you”
  • **Friend is a Four Letter Word – CAKE “To me coming from you, friend is a four letter word.”
  • Coming Down – The Cult“Dirty wicked girl, who’s soft lips make me swirl, I despise all of your lies”
  • **Gel – Collective Soul “Tell me how you love to hate me” and “Let’s mingle, make it well, come together now, yeah let’s GEL.”
  • The Last High – Dandy Warhols “You were the last high, I ever had…”
  • Playboy In Outer Space – Dada “Be the big man in this small town, try my hand at being cool, drink martinis with the virgins, cash out of the golden rule”
  • CHB – Jet / Cold Hard Bitch “Gonna take a ride, she’s my latest attraction..”
  • Something In Your Mouth – Nickleback [NSFW] (every woman’s least favorite band – and the stripper classic that made them famous at the stripper clubs) “You look so much cuter, with something in your mouth.”
  • Rock Me – Liz Phair “I want you to Rock Me All Night!” and a 2nd one in French HWC – Liz Phair “Give me your hwc.”
  • Mermaid – Self “I gave you all the love I could, but you’re not happy yet… / what do you miss most, the money or me?”
  • Odd One – Sick Puppies “I’d rather focus on anything, except what I’m feeling. // Hey it’s gonna be okay, Hey, we’re gonna laugh at this one day.”
  • Uprising – Muse “They will not force us, they will stop degrading us, they will not control us, we will be victorious.”
  • The Royal We – Silver Sun Pickups “We can laugh about it now, we hope everything works out…”
  • Black Days – Soundgarden “Cause I fell on black days // How would I know that this could be my fate!”
  • Alive – Pearl Jam “Is there something wrong, she said. Of course there is. You’re still alive, she said.”
  • Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning “I just wanna wish you well.”
  • Go Tell the Congregation – Black Crowes “When you want to lose your blues, go tell the congregation.”
  • She’s a River – Simple Minds “She’s the spirit of creation, she’s the last change guarantee.”
  • With Or Without You – U2 “She got me with nothing to win, and nothing left to loose.”
  • How’s It Gonna Be – Third Eye Blind “Where we used to laugh, there’s a shouting match”
  • All Is Said and Done – Vertical Horizon “These aren’t open arms, they’re just waving you away.”
  • Times Like These – Foo Fighters “It’s times like these, you learn to live again…”
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz “I got to know…”
  • Revelations – Audioslave “Such a shame that I wouldn’t know by now, your revelations, cut me in, I don’t want to live without, your revelations.”
  • Fell On Black Days – Soundgarden “How would I know that this could be my fate.”
  • Never Looking Back – Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – “I’ve seen all I need to see, don’t want no more of that.”
  • Bad Girlfriend – Theory of a Deadman “She likes to shake her ass, dancing to the beat…”
  • Crazy B*tch – Buckcherry “Hey, You’re crazy b*tch, but you f so good, I’m on top of it.”
  • Broken – Seether with Amy Lee of Evanescence
  • Blurry – Puddle of Mud video of a dad missing his son “Can you take it all away, when you shoved it in my face…”
  • That’s What You Get – Paramore “That’s what you get when you let your heart win.”
  • It’s Been Awhile – Staind “The consequences that I’ve rendered, I stretched myself beyond my means.”

Dark Side – Indie/Emo/Rock

  • **House of Cards – Radiohead (one of the coolest videos ever produced) “I don’t wanna be your friend, I just wanna be your lover”
  • **See You Soon – Coldplay “Well, you lost your trust, and you never should have, no you never should have”
  • **I Loved Everything About You – Parthenon Huxley “I even loved the things I didn’t love about you baby.”
  • Let’s Go To Bed – The Cure “And I don’t care if you don’t, and I don’t feel if you don’t”
  • Letters from the Sky – Civil Twilight “We were made to never fall away…”
  • The Wreckage – Headswim “And I’m clinging to the wreckage, and I’m losing something I’ll never find…”
  • Stop Talking – Darden Smith (my fan video in process)
  • Good to Sea – Pinback “It’s good to see you, It’s good to see you go.”
  • Your Dictionary – XTC “HATE is that how you spell love in your dictionary, KICK pronounced as kind.” and the antidote to that one: Stupidly Happy – XTC “I’m stupidly happy, everything’s fine, I’m stupidly happy, my heart’s pumping wine.”
  • What Is Your Secret – Nada Surf  “I don’t care about you any more… // I don’t think about you, try not to think about you.”
  • **Black Swan – Thom Yorke “I don’t care what the future holds, cause I’m right here and I’m today, with your finger you can touch me.”
  • The Ghost In You – Psychedelic Furs “Inside you, the time moves and she don’t fade, the ghost in you she don’t fade.”
  • Her Morning Elegance – Oren Lavie // one of the most amazing videos of all time / longing captured
  • I Believe She’s Lying – Rhett Miller (Old 97s) “Trust in her to undermine my faith in her in time, I have every confidence that she’ll dismantle mine, given time, it’s a given, given time, it’s a given”
  • Break It Down Again – Tears for Fears “When it’s all mixed up, better break it down, in a world of silence in a world of sound.”
  • Where I Stood – Missy Higgins “I don’t know who I am, who I am without you, all I know is that I should. And I don’t know if I can stand another hand upon you, all I know is that I should…”
  • F**k You – Lili Allen “Fk you, fk you very very much, and we hate what you do and we hate what you do, so please don’t stay in touch.”
  • F**k You – Celo Green “Fk you and Fk her too.” Sign-language performance video
  • The Whole Love – Wilco “I know that I won’t be, the easiest to set free, I know that I won’t be the last, cold captain tied to the mast.”
  • Something’s Always Wrong – Toad the Wet Sprocket “Seems we meet, in the spaces in between, always say, won’t be long, Oh but something’s always wrong.”
  • Blew It – Hans Rotenberry (fr The Shazam) “You missed your opportunity to shine, when you said, “screw it.”)
  • Lullaby – Shawn Mullins “Everything’s gonna be all right, rock a bye.”
  • Tell Her This – Del Amitri “Tell her something in my mind freezes up from time to time”
  • Everything Falls Apart – Dog’s Eye View “I got here, by killing off all my friends, I think I figured it out, my life begins when the fun ends”
  • Soul Meets Body – Death Cab for Cutie “I want to live where soul meets body, and let the sun wrap it’s arms around me.”
  • Hat and Feet – Fountains of Wayne “You dropped a bomb on me, I didn’t even see, like the falling piano from out of a window…”
  • Sick Muse – Metric “Watch out Cupid stuck me with a sickness, pull your little arrows out and let me live my life”
  • Foregone Conclusions – Pedro the Lion “To hear the voice of the spirit, begging you to shut the fk up.”
  • Gone to the Movies – Semisonic “She’s gone to the movies now, and she’s not coming home”
  • Leaving Me Now – Level 42 “I was so sure now I’m so full of doubt”
  • Higher Love – Steve Winwood “Bring me a higher love…”
  • Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall “She loves to leave you hanging on a word”
  • Sick of Myself – Matthew Sweet “I’m beginning to think, maybe you don’t know.”
  • Me Around – Michael Penn “I suppose baby don’t want me around.”
  • **Wise Up – Ammie Mann (Magnolia scenes) “You got what you want, and you can hardly stand it thought, by now you know, it’s not going to stop… ’til you wise up.”
  • **Family Affair – Abra Moore “Where do we begin, at this unhappy ending, where do we begin, after all that’s been done.”
  • Bleeding from a Scratch – Doyle Bramhall 2 “She shares her bed, but she sleeps alone.”
  • Small Blue Thing – Suzanne Vega “Today I am a small blue thing… I am raining down in pieces, I am scattering like light.”
  • Widow’s Walk – Suzanne Vega “It’s not the man but it’s the marriage that was dry.” – an entire album of divorce songs from SV
  • 4 Minutes – Madonna
  • Ready to Start – Arcade Fire “If I was scared, I would/ and if I was bored, you know I would/ and if I was yours’, but I’m not”
  • You Don’t Send Me Any More – Belle and Sebastian “Since you went away everything is looking great/ I’m a little boy”
  • Save Me – Bleu “It’s been a long year, nobody found me, nobody wound me up.”
  • Black Ghost – Gay Dad “Black ghost knows me well.”
  • Iris – Goo Goo Dolls “You can’t fight the tears that ain’t comin/ or the moment of truth in your lies”
  • Television – Sunny Day Real Estate “She’s always around and under my skin, watching her move, how she tells a story, it’s only a dream of lovers and lies, she’s cool and she’s free, like television.”
  • Trusted – Ben Folds “How does it feel to realize, you’re all alone behind your eyes. Seems to me if you can’t trust, you can’t be trusted.”
  • Gonna Get Over You – Sara Bareilles “I’ll be alright, just not tonight.”
  • Somebody That I Used Know – Goyte (cover by Walk Off the Earth)
  • Settle Down – Kimbra “I wanna raise a child, won’t you raise a child with me?”
  • Someone Like You – Adele “Yesterday was the time of our lives…”
  • Fucked Me Right Up – Sean Hayes  “Don’t know if she knows, what it is she’s doin…”
  • Getting Over You – Stephen Bruton
  • She’s My Ride Home – Blue October “We can hide the bodies on the ride home…”
  • I Hate Everything About You – Three Days Grace “Why do I love you…”
  • I Don’t Apologize – Otherwise “And I don’t apologize for all the times you said I was wrong…”
  • I Miss the Misery – Halestorm “I love the way the it hurts, I don’t miss you miss misery”
  • Cumbersome – Seven Mary Three “I have become cumbersome to this world, I have become cumbersome to my girl.”
  • What If I Was Nothing – All That Remains “What if I was nothing, nothing without you.”
  • This Means War – Avenged Sevenfold “Mental holocaust battle never ends.”

The comments are open, please add yours and I will include them in the next round.

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