When it comes to heartbreaks there are a lot of songs one can binge on during their healing process. But some songs actually make you feel worse and make you mop through out the song.
I don’t want to say I’m now a pro at healing and moving on but I like music that empowers and does not make me feel worthless.
Just yesterday Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had” popped up on my YouTube playlist. To my surprise I played it about five times and it had a different meaning and impact. It hit the right spots, I’m not hurting but it really sounded like an empowering song to move on.
It’s about that guy that you thought you were in love with but through his actions you knew you could never love someone with his character.
Queen B does have other good healing and break up songs like Irreplaceable, If I Were a Boy but Best Thing I never Had is another hit that deserves to be archived for a rainy day.
Nothing feels good like dodging a bullet and knowing it probably sucks to be him having lost the best thing.
“So sad, you’re hurt Boo hoo, oh, did you expect me to care?” In this line she’s clearly showing that she is over him and gives no hoots. This warms my heart.
“You don’t deserve my tears ,I guess that’s why they ain’t there.” When hurting we are always told to cry and let it out. But this stage is another level, you realize your worth and see that he does not deserve a single tear or a winkless sleep.
The chorus gives one so much power ” I wanted you bad, I’m so through with that, Cause honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had, you turned out to be the, best thing I never had, and I’m gon’ always be the best thing you never had,oh I bet it sucks to be you right now.” By the way she’s also being sarcastic about him being the best thing.
The one line that probably kills it for me is “Lord knows that it would take another place, another time
another world, another life, thank God, I found the good in goodbye.” It is so fulfilling to find out trash about someone before you have invested a lot, considering she wanted him so bad “I used to want you so bad, I’m so through with that.” You have moved on and couldn’t be more grateful. For me you would have been completely erased from my memory.
In the song she is so thankful that it didn’t work out. Not only do she deserve better, but she saw that he will never change.