Love songs by people who are clearly lying to themselves…in order from least deluded to most. I blame songs like these for a lot of the ills in contemporary American culture.

He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive, Janet Jackson

talk to him? oh, no, I haven’t even tried

…at least she knows exactly what’s going on.

Congratulations, Vesta Williams

we never really said goodbye
thought we’d give it one more try

…But now, he’s marrying someone else.

When You Think of Me,
Eric Benet

do you feel like dying
do you break down crying
do you fall down on your knees
don’t wanna go on living
does your world start spinning
when you think of me

…I think that’s just you.

After The Pain, Betty Wright

having a piece of a man,
is better than having no man at all
so I’m gon’ just take what I got
and work with it

…I beg to differ.

We Belong Together, Mariah Carey

…I don’t really need to quote from this one, because the concept that certain people belong together is bad enough. If you belonged together, you would be together, not broken up and singing about it. Yet, it gets worse…

Always Been Your Girl, Heather Headley

can you tell me that I’m not her
say I’m not the one who completes your world
who should share your name
who should wear your ring
when I’ve always been your girl
can you tell me I’m not the one
to be the mother of your unborn son

…let’s not even get me started on the concept of “the one.”

What If,

that could be my car
that could be my house
that could be my baby boy that you’re nursing

…hello? she has a child by someone else. This song, I could have typed out all the lyrics.

Fun playlist, though. Especially that last one. Hate the sentiments, like the songs.