To be ironic and all hipster I figured instead of a bunch of love songs I'd post Anti-ValenTunes. And this has nothing to do with that fact I've been single every Valentine's Day ever (*wink*), it's just that I prefer the sentiments of love, peace, one-worldness, and happiness of Christmastime over the manufactured "here's-the-day-you're-supposed-to-express-romantic-love-to-last-the-whole-year" sentiment of this holiday.
So here are the most Anti-Valentunes I could think of:
Linkin Park: Valentine's Day
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Thin Line (feat. Buffalo Madonna) (lyrics NSFW; rated-R for expletives)
This song about a failed relationship really stands out to me lyrically, some of my favorite lines are below:
"The greatest trick that the devil ever pulled was convincing women that they look better in their make-up"
"Bought a one night stand just to bootleg, a duplication of something authentic"
"My mouth is a sawed off shotgun ready to pop off, how's the truth taste? My job comes with a complimentary toothpaste"
Damien Rice: Rootless Tree (lyrics NSFW; rated-R for one particular & repetitive expletive)
And then just because we're on the topic of Gotye and unromantic songs, and homeboy won a few Grammys the other day, for STIYTK in particular (*ahem* *cough* RECORD OF THE YEAR!), here it is, the breakup heard round the world:
Gotye: Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)