Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays! Most of last week I was bombarded by various radio stations with this song from Sam Smith called Too Good At Goodbye.
Every time I hear it, it takes me back to chapters in my life when “goodbyes” were needed but were so difficult because of the emotional attachments. The lyrics are so relatable to anyone who has been in a relationship that ended up taking more than it was giving or just was too toxic for you to continue to survive in. I think he penned it beautifully.
Relationships come and relationships go and based on our history or patterns with our partners we adjust emotionally and expose less and less of true selves to reduce the feeling of loss and disappointment should things not work out.
It is a sad song as it highlights the emotions, thoughts and frustrations of someone in a relationship who is just so tired of the roller-coaster ride that walking away is the BEST alternative. Walking away is never easy but I love Dua Lipa’s New Rules song. I like how she list the rules as she attempts to get over the failed relationship. She has a more upbeat approach to the situation. I love it!!!! 🙂