Walking away from someone you love, even knowing they don’t love you back in the same way, is made even more difficult by knowing how hard it is to find anything good out there. Dating is a rough venture, and giving your heart out to someone is never an easy task. So when you do give your heart out, whether you intended to at that point or not, it’s no light thing. It’s a rough task, and doing it requires a lot of bravery that can take a lot to build up. So giving it out again after you’ve already given it out once can feel damn near impossible.
That’s why I chose the song Tightrope by Kelly Clarkson for this week’s Musical Monday song. When I heard this song on the new album Piece by Piece (which is my current obsession-I’ve been listening to it over and over again in the car) I cried. It hit home. Especially when she says “‘Cause I’ve looked, and I ain’t seen nothing like you the way you light up every room…” and it’s true. Especially when you’ve been out there a long time and you’ve spent a lot of your life looking for someone special… It’s hard to think you’ll ever find someone like them, or someone that feels that special to you… Especially when no one before has felt quite like that before.
But then she goes on to say “And I have moved mountains babe just to stumble into your good grace and I, I still can’t compete…” and you have to remember all the work you’ve put into it without it matching. All the time you spent giving and traveling and working towards it without actually making much of a difference for the other person. Without actually making them want to do the same for you back. That’s when you have to look at it and weigh the benefits vs. the cost it takes on your heart. Yes, it’ll hurt to walk away, but is it going to hurt as much or more if you stay and keep trying and never getting anywhere? You have to decide which is worse, and what will be better for you and your heart in the long run.
Here, have a listen: