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  • During the summer season, I was introduced to the world of the band, The Civil Wars. Their music expresses misery in a beautiful and an elegant way. Recently, the song I feel connected to the most in this recent time of heart break is the song called, "Poison and Wine."

    The chorus is very simplistic but the meaning speaks to the heart break soul in a deeper way that is hard to explain:

    Oh I don't love you but I always will
    Oh I don't love you but I always will
    Oh I don't love you but I always will
    I always will

    When I first heard the chorus, I saw the meaning to be a person who has a conflicting view about their love for another person.

    I personally saw the lyrics in this way:

    Oh I don't love you | but I always will

    The first part of the verse, "Oh I don't love you," I thought the song writer was telling us that the mind is forcing the heart to think this person does not love the other. With, "but I always will," the heart is telling the person that the song writer will always love the other person.

    The meaning of the song to me was a battle of what the heart and mind wants.

    Now that it is present day, the meaning of the song completely changed.

    Recently, another heartbreak was put into my life. I thought this was wonderful because it was an eye opener of the things I need to work on to go further in life. I was very excited about this new journey. Of course, life took a turn and threw me a situation that I would never imagine being in. He wants me back.

    This morning, I was listening to this song on repeat. I must have listened to this song for at least twelve times this morning. Every time I was listening to the chorus, "Oh I don't love you but I always will," something changed.

    I saw the verse as one.

    Oh I don't love you but I always will

    The split was gone.

    I see the words telling me that the song writer does not love the other person and will never love this person again.

    Perhaps the meaning changed for me because my heart found a creative way to tell me that this chapter of my life should be close.

    Just maybe.
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