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Since I still appreciate you
Let's find love while we may
Because I know I'll hate you
When you are old and gray...
Tom Lehrer, "When You Are Old and Gray", Songs by Tom Lehrer

You grew on me like a tumor
And you spread through me like malignant melanoma
And now you're in my heart...
Tim Minchin, "You Grew On Me"

And I knew that I'd be brokenhearted if,
He ever tried to leave me so I pushed him off a cliff.
As he called out my name, I knew everything would be all right.

I sit and laugh
At fools in love
There ain't no such thing
As love
No angels singing
Up above today...
Frank Zappa, "I Ain't Got No Heart"

I hope that our few remaining friends
Give up on trying to save us
I hope we come out with a fail-safe plot
To piss off the dumb few that forgave us
I hope I lie
And tell everyone you were a good wife
And I hope you die
I hope we both die
I am drowning
There is no sign of land
You are coming down with me
Hand in unlovable hand
The Mountain Goats, "No Children"

He love her, but she loves him
And he loves somebody else you just can't win
And so it goes 'till the day you die
This thing they call love it's gonna make you cry
I've had the blues the reds and the pinks
One thing's for sure LOVE STINKS
— The J. Geils Band, "Love Stinks"

Everybody hates you
Everybody wishes that you were dead
'Cause Peter, you suck
Peter, you suck
Peter, your music is fucking terrible
Peter, you suck
Peter, you suck
Peter, you don't do anything of value!
Peter, you suck!
Write some music!
Instead you just sit, and write these bullshit songs!
It's so self-loathing!
Go see a psychiatrist!
I hate the psychiatrist!
Well go see one anyway!
I don't like the psychiatrist!
You need to go and see one!
See a psychiatrist!
Peter writes a song to himself, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

"I see you drivin' round town with the girl I love
and I'm like, Fuck you!
I guess the change in my pocket wasn't enough,
so I'm like, Fuck you, and Fuck her too!
Cee Lo Green, "Fuck You"

Galinda: What is this feeling so sudden and new?
Elphaba: I felt the moment I laid eyes on you
Galinda: My pulse is rushing
Elphaba: My head is reeling
Galinda: My face is flushing
Both: What is this feeling?
Fervid as a flame, does it have a name?
Unadulterated loathing!
Galinda: For your face
Elphaba: Your voice
Galinda: Your clothing
Both: Let's just say — I loathe it all!
Every little trait, however small
Makes my very flesh begin to crawl
With simple utter loathing
There's a strange exhilaration
In such total detestation
It's so pure, so strong!
Though I do admit it came on fast
Still I do believe that it can last
And I will be loathing, loathing you
My whole life long!
Wicked, "What Is This Feeling?"

"The millionaire groups were singing about love and their own hang-ups. That's stupid. You don't sing about love to people on the dole."
Johnny Rotten, in an interview for TIME Magazine, 11 July, 1977


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