This song has been out for a while and I’ve wanted to post it for months but I’ve been feeling good and not dwelling on sad songs. Every time I hear it, though, all of the sadness from all the times comes back in a powerful wave.
It is a beautiful song. It is a funeral march for love. I am always immediately drawn in by the mournful thud of the opening piano notes, and the first time I heard the song, I perked up when I realized the female vocalist is Christina Aguilera, which wasn’t immediately obvious to me until her signature belt comes in around 3:07. I love her voice.
You probably know the song already, but if you don’t, listen. However, do NOT watch this video unless you need to collapse in a soggy, puddled mess of tears. It is manipulative and over the top and it totally works.
(Now that you watched the video against my vehement warning, you should go here to watch the antidote, another Aguilera tune that I love that is hilarious and wrong.”