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It’s Not Me, It’s You

January 4th, 2010

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Happy New Year! (Yeah, we’re on that band wagon). As part of new years and new starts, we thought we’d touch on a new face of something we’ve seen quite a lot of in the past…relationship questions!
There’s already a veritable tool-box of advice in the archives (Ring Don’t Mean a Thing, To Omaha, Sexay Spice, The Oldest Subject of Song-Writing Since Society‚Äôs Start, Not Really About Golf, etc.), but we’ve yet to touch ending a relationship with a ten-foot pole (or any size pole for that matter). That changes today! (Or several years ago, whatever*).

Welcome to the future,
Jeff and Elliott

*This is another classic song recorded by Jeff, Elliott, and John (e.g. Diabetes Song) that we thought would fit the website nicely.

Dear Jeff and Elliott,

I don’t know how to end a relationship. What should I do?

“It’s Not Me, It’s You”

A breakup is something that most of us have been through
If you haven’t then I guess you might count yourself as lucky
Unless of course that’s because you haven’t been in a relationship
If that’s the case I guess you might count yourself unlucky

But really it’s not quite true
You gotta’ weigh your options and choose
You gotta’ pick and make it your own
It’s the possibility of being hurt, or being alone

Here’s a life lesson for you:
People don’t like to choose
So we add more drama to a tough situation
In an effort to avoid confrontation

It’s hard to tell someone you don’t want to be with them anymore
It’s easier to say you’re being abducted to fight in an intergalactic war
It’s even harder to say “I found someone new”
Why don’t you try the old standby: “It’s me not you”

I just need to find myself,
Spend some time by myself,
Need to re-align myself,
Only think about myself

One person wants to go, the other wants to stay
It’s not gonna work out, no matter what you say
There’s someone else involved, or you don’t like the future that’s in store
But you can’t make yourself say “I don’t love you anymore”

So makeup a reason, anything’ll do
As long as the blame isn’t placed on you
Or you act like an ass until they just can’t take it
Grow up and tell them there’s no use in making
Someone cry because they don’t know why
You’re not yourself anymore in the blink of an eye
You want to leave without guilt but it’s the price you pay
If you break a heart it won’t just be okay

Don’t you owe it to someone you loved
To tell them what your thinking
In no uncertain terms
When the relationship is sinking

“All’s fair in love and war”
I’m sure you’ve heard it said before
But “fair to who?” is a question worth something
the answer’s “to the person that is doing the dumping”

So someone said it’s fair before
Way to run away with a metaphor
Just because you want to leave
It doesn’t give you a right to be

A bitch, or conversely
A bastard
Grow up
And this will end much faster

(Reprise)
A breakup is something that most of us have been through
If you haven’t then I guess you might count yourself as lucky
Unless of course that’s because you haven’t been in a relationship
If that’s the case I guess you might count yourself unlucky

But really it’s not quite true
You gotta’ weigh your options and choose
You gotta’ pick and make it your own
It’s the possibility of being hurt, or being alone

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