Relationships have their ups and downs. Female artists share their sentiments about their relationships through and after the fact.
1. Love Me, Love Me Not
“I want that, but I don’t need that/Had it, but you blew it/’Cause you keep goin’/Up-down, up-down, up-down, up-down, up-down, up-down, seesaw!” This song feels exactly as exhausting as a toxic relationship. Ignoring red flags at the beginning of a relationship is easy, but leaving once it turns toxic is not. Get out of there!
2. You Get the Best of Me
“If you were mines then we could build a castle from tears.” Alicia Keys’ lyrics eloquently detail the one-of-a-kind type of love that she shares with her husband, Swizz Beatz. Sometimes it’s beautiful when a couple falls in love, especially two poets.
3. My Whole Life Got Me Ready for You
“Universe must have my back!” Their relationship didn’t end in marriage, but the love and the lessons were real. Ariana Grande knows how to harness the power of past relationships. She uses her pain to write pop hits like “thank u next”.
4. I Can’t Keep This on the Low
“The ring on my phone, ring on my finger (brrr)/You actin’ like you ain’t tryna do either (yeah).” Cardi B did eventually get a ring from Offset, but it was after the couple had already eloped. Which type of ring signifies most that a lover is still interested?
5. Just Remember What Goes around Comes Around
“Have me looking in the mirror disgusted with myself/Wishing that I look like someone else/Like the girls you liked on Instagram, damn (damn)/And you really had the nerve to call me insecure.” Being in a toxic relationship can drain someone of all confidence. This is yet another reason why falling in love with the wrong person can lead to a world of hurt, but mustering the strength to leave is well-worth it.
Which of these songs reflect how you feel about relationships? Please let us know in the comments?
Queen Naija’s “Karma” speaks it all- All of our relationships, especially the romantic & familial type are all karmic relationships. Best to be super aware of what you are sowing, ’cause you will reap it for sure.