In 2014, I finally got out of a toxic relationship with a crazy ex boyfriend.
A few days before this open mic event, I received a Facebook friend request from him.
This inspired my set for the open mic, which I titled “Songs for My Crazy Ex Boyfriend”.
Out of the four songs I performed, I would say this one fully encapsulates my emotional state during our four-year on-again-off-again relationship, where I knew so many times I had to get out of it, and yet I didn’t because I believed he was my one true love.
“Hold on to the end… that’s what I intend to do… Hopelessly devoted to you…”
(For the sake of my own sanity, I deleted the friend request and ignored the messages he sent to say hi. Some relationships are better left in the past.)
Song: “Hopelessly Devoted to You”
Artist: Olivia Newton John
I fell in love with this song in 2008 when I heard Kristin Chenoweth’s rendition of it in TV series “Pushing Daisies”, and have always wanted to perform it since. Now I got my chance!
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