Normally, I have a certain aversion to “unrequited love/breakup songs”. They make me want to shake the singer and say “Get on with your LIFE! Its not going to happen!”.
However, I really love this song. Maybe its the lovely Nelson Riddle Orchestra-eque intro, the slightly funky verses that surge into the chorus. But I think its more the raw power of Macy Gray’s vocals that express the pain of loving someone who doesn’t love you back. When I hear her sing this song, its a from the perspective of a very strong woman who is working through her emotions and letting them speak for themselves. And there’s a feeling she is trying to get over all this sorrow, but isn’t quite there. But I think she will in the end.
My point? If you’re going to have a pity party about a breakup–this is a must for the play list.