The 30-Day Song Selection Spectacular: #7, A Song That Breaks Your Heart With The First Few Notes

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Mary Margaret O’Hara, “Help Me Lift You Up”

Ugh. Not only does this beautiful song seem to be about a painful love affair (“So sorry if I can’t stop pretending/So sorry if I don’t let you go”) but it is a visceral reminder of a doomed love affair of my own for which this entire album provided the soundtrack. Mopers, listen at your own peril!

Bonus material: this used to make me feel vapory and morose when I heard it on the radio as a little kid, even though I loved it (and still do)

Paul Simon, “Mother & Child Reunion”

#1 (Intro/Favorite Cover Version)
#2 (Favorite Love Song)
#3 (Favorite Movie Song)
#4 (Favorite Breakup Song)
#5 (A Song You Hear Shopping)
#6 (A Song You Can’t Listen To Just Once)

Singer-songwriter and American Songwriter contributor Paula Carino lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her latest album, Open On Sunday, is available at paulacarino.com.

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