Day 27 — Broken Heart

For today’s 30-Day Song Challenge we are asked for “a song that breaks your heart.”

There are so very many songs about broken hearts, but this one, “Piece of My Heart,” sung by Janis Joplin, seems to fit the prompt perfectly. It’s a song about a lovelorn woman so enraptured by her man that she’s willing to break off yet another piece of her heart if only he will take it.

But while it’s about breaking a heart, this song breaks my heart because of the tragic death of an extraordinary young talent at the tender age of 27. Such a shame, such a waste.

7 thoughts on “Day 27 — Broken Heart

  1. Paula Light December 27, 2018 / 6:11 am

    Yeah. Weird… that 27 thing. So many, gone too soon. Love her raw powerful emotion in this song too.

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  2. Marleen December 29, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Stevie in the Studio – How Still / Leather and Lace

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    • Marleen December 29, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      I could have put this in the category of “an artist whose voice you love” (day 28), because I loved her voice when I was in eighth grade and in high school. I however began to avoid it as I noticed it felt linked to heart-ache; even while I didn’t know any of their story at the time.

      I remember later seeing an interview with her where she was saying she wanted to teach young women or girls with her career or her music (I don’t remember which she said or how she got the idea of teaching across except that she used the word teach/teaching).

      I remember trying to figure out what she could possibly have been trying to teach. I never saw/heard anything. I’d’ve been looking for something uplifting or encouraging… something to teach. More recently, I’ve come across tape of her saying more.

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