You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what you’re life would be, white dress, Prince Charming, who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them. But eventually, you grow up. One day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they trust. But the thing is it’s hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely, ‘cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true.
As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda-shoulda-woulda, buckle up, and just keep going.
Sex &The City
Because no matter how much something is hurting us, sometimes it hurts more to let go.
Sometimes you love, and you learn, and you move on. And that’s okay.
My daddy used to tell me that the first time you fall in love, it changes your life forever, and no matter how hard you try, the feeling never goes away.
I could go back to every laugh, but I don’t want to go there anymore. And I know all the steps up to your door, but I don’t want to go there anymore… I’ll leave my window open ‘cause I’m too tired tonight to call your name. Just know I’m right here hoping that you’ll come in with the rain.
Yes, the past can hurt, but what I know is you can either run from it, or learn from it.
I think… in a way, that… it’s good, you know? I mean, maybe it’s the only way that we could finally stand on our own. You know, to… hurt each other so much that we have no choice but to let go. Maybe otherwise we never would.
Do I recall every day how you took my breath away? Do I remember loving you? Yes I do. Yes I do dream of all we had together. Guess it’s true we lost it all forever. Do I pray anyway? Yes I do.
Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you have to do everyday, over and over again.
When you don’t look back I guess the feelings start to fade away.
I still love him with every once of my heart, I just don’t let it get to me anymore.
it’s not that we didn’t love each other, it’s just love wasn’t enough. So I think I have to let go, we have to let go.
I’m learning to live without you now, but I miss you sometimes. The more I know, the less I understand. All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning
and I know I will be fine, it’s not like the other times I’ve broken up with boyfriends, when I’ve been so heartbroken I’ve cried solidly for about three weeks and not wanted to go anywhere or do anything. Okay, I had that one night from hell, but since then I’ve been really okay, and at least I know there’s no point living on false hope. At least I know it really is over so I can move on. But I have to say that this time I feel a bit numb, still in a state of shock, really, although I don’t feel that my world has ended, not completely. I suppose that the light at the end of the tunnel, though not very bright, is at least still there. They say that it never hurts as much after the first time, and I suppose there’s an element
of truth in that, but they also say that every time you get hurt the barriers go up a little big higher and you end up being hard and cynical, and not giving anything to anyone.
You’re going to have to learn to let go, or you’ll never be happy with anyone.
The Heat Seekers
It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. And so you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
Always have the strength to move on, and remember when you do move on, what a blessing it was to have had that person become a part of your life. Know that they have impacted who you are today in some way and because of them, you will be forever changed.
I want to be able to look at you and not be hurt by you.
The Object of My Affection
Cause I’ve been doin’ fine without you, forgettin’ all the love we once knew. And girl I ain’t the one who slammed that door. But now you say you’ve changed your thinkin’ but I ain’t got a heart for breakin’. So go and pick your bags up off my floor, Ooh cause love don’t live here anymore.
Gone like the wind under Superman’s cape, like a thief in the night I made the great escape. I’m not the kind of girl that keeps making the same mistakes.
Oh because summers come, summers go. I’ll keep walking down this road. It’s alright and it’s okay. I’ll live to love another day
If I fall down, I’m not ashamed. I always get back up again. But I’ll be fine ’till the right one comes to save me
When you try to make it work, we both end up hurt. Love ain’t supposed to be this way
If she’s lonely now, she won’t be lonely long. Heaven help the fool who did her wrong. It’s too late, too bad, she’s too far gone. He should’ve thought of that before he left her all alone. If she’s lonely now, she won’t be lonely long.
I struggle sometimes to find the words, always sure until I doubt. Walk a line until it blurs, build walls too high to climb out but I’m honest to a fault. That’s just who I am. I’m better as a memory than as your man
Cause goodbyes are like a roulette wheel. You never know where they’re gonna land. First you’re spinning, then you’re standing still left holding a losing hand. But one day you’re gonna find someone and right away you’ll know it’s true that all of your seeking’s done. It’s just a part of the passing through. Right there in that moment you’ll finally understand that I was better as a memory than as your man.
The castles we built were so tall. They only left us further to fall. And still I see them far away as I watch them wash away.
You think I’ll sweep my heart up off the floor and give it to you like so many times before. You’re talking to a stranger. I’m not that girl anymore
Don’t waste your breath with baby baby please ‘causeI am so not listening. Don’t bother getting down upon your knees and try to beg me. I’m tired of how you twist the truth. You’re not talking to the same girl who used to forgive you.
‘Cause tomorrow’s another day, and I am not afraid, so bring on the rain.
Jo Dee Messina
Breathe in and breathe out. Tell me all of your doubt. Everybody bleeds this way, just the same. Breathe in and breathe out. Move on and break down.
I know some shit’s so hard to swallow and I just can’t sit back and wallow in my own sorrow, but I know one fact: I’ll be one tough act to follow.
You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)
It’s possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems, and that in time, the grief . . . lessens. It may not go away completely, but after a while it’s not so overwhelming.
Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)