Admit it: sometimes, we hear songs that make us wish our exes would hear them and, by some divine intervention, would realize, “Oh f*ck. I really messed up. I let her go, just.like.that.” I asked some girl friends which “I’m-stupid-I-let-you-go” / “slap-in-the-face” songs they wish their exes would sulk in while they think of the ones that got away, and here they are:

 

10. The Scientist by Coldplay

Nobody said it was easy
It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh, take me back to the start.

Sayang.

 

 

9. Let Her Go by Passenger

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go.

It’s true: sometimes, you only know how much you love a person when it’s already too late. </3

 

8. When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars

My pride, my ego, my needs, and my selfish ways
Caused a good strong woman like you to walk out my life
Now I never, never get to clean up the mess I made
And it haunts me every time I close my eyes

Too young, too dumb to realize
That I should’ve bought you flowers
And held your hand
Should’ve gave you all my hours
When I had the chance
Take you to every party
‘Cause all you wanted to do was dance
Now my baby’s dancing
But she’s dancing with another man

Kasi naman, eh. He took you for granted. Ayan tuloy.

 

7. The One That Got Away by Katy Perry (Boyce Avenue Cover)

In another life
You would be my girl
We’d keep all our promises
Be us against the world
In another life
I would make you stay
So I don’t have to say
You were the one that got away
The one that got away

Maybe in his dreams.

 

6. Breakeven by The Script

Her best days were some of my worst
She finally met a man that’s gonna put her first
While I’m wide awake she’s no trouble sleeping
‘Cause when a heart breaks no it don’t break even

What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you?
And what am I supposed to say when I’m all choked up and you’re OK?
I’m falling to pieces

Karma’s a bitch, yo.

 

5. Wipe Your Eyes by Maroon 5

When did we cross the line?
How could we forget?
Why do we let the pressure get into our heads?
Your broken heart requires all of my attention
’cause something isn’t right, I don’t wanna fight you

Hey you, come over and let me embrace you
I know that I’m causing you pain, too
But remember if you need to cry
I’m here to wipe your eyes

Now he realizes that you really needed him that time and he wasn’t there for you.

 

4. Like We Used To by A Rocket To The Moon

Does he watch your favorite movies?
Does he hold you when you cry?
Does he let you tell him all your favorite parts?
When you’ve seen it a million times

Does he sing to all your music
While you dance to “Purple Rain”?
Does he do all these things
Like I used to?

So, he hears the news that you’re with someone new now. And to answer this song, you think like, “Oh, you bet! Better, even.” *snap, snap, snap!*

 

3. Need You Now by Lady Antebellum

It’s a quarter after one
I’m all alone
And I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call
But I’ve lost all control
And I need you now

And I don’t know how
I can do without
I just need you now

He needs you now. Don’t fall into the trap of drunk calls and out-of-nowhere texts. HE LET YOU GO AND NOW HE’S TRYING TO WIN YOU AGAIN. WHAT’S WRONG WITH HIM? If you’re not sure how to respond to this, then read this, too.

 

2. You Could Be Happy by Snow Patrol

You could be happy
I won’t know
But you weren’t happy
The day I watched you go

And all the things
That I wished I had not said
Are played on loops
Till it’s madness in my head

Lesson learned for him: words can hurt a million times, okay?

 

1. Miserable at Best by Mayday Parade

Because these words were never easier for me to say
Or her to second guess
But I guess
That I can live without you but
Without you I’ll be miserable at best

You hear from your common friends that he’s not handling the breakup well. Now, are you to blame? No, sister. He could have done something to save your relationship if he really wanted to – remember that.

When we’ve been hurt by men who treated us badly, there is honestly a sense of pride when we find out that they’re regretting it. This holds especially true when it’s already too late because we’ve already found someone else who’s better or because we’ve already managed to stop caring about them. This article may be a bit harsh, but it does feel good to know that there are songs out there that we wish we could rub in our exes’ faces. Sorry, not sorry. 😉

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