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A blog by Leon Oudejans

You bring out the worst in me

Some people bring out the best in you (video by Gladys Knight). For some people, you want to be a better man (video by Paolo Nutini). For some people, you’ll never be good enough (video by Citizen Soldier). Sometimes, people bring out the worst in you (see video below). Recently, I met her. This also explains my recent blog: How can something be so right AND so wrong?

On the one hand, she’s like a siren, the “dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island” (video by MARUV). It’s easy to get addicted to her love (video by Robert Palmer), and even become a slave to her love (video by Bryan Ferry).

On the other hand, she pushes all the buttons that enrage me and that bring back the “old me”. I don’t want to know the “old me” anymore. I want him gone. My “old me” has been around for far too long. I need, want and believe in a peaceful easy feeling (video by The Eagles). Nothing else matters (video by Metallica).

I tried to change her behaviour. She tried to change mine. I suppose we both didn’t listen to the song ‘I don’t want to change you‘ (video by Damien Rice). I’ve stopped believing that things could and would improve. In my view, her upside doesn’t compensate for her downside. I do hope it’s vice versa in her view.

My “blunt” words (video by James Blunt) to her may have had the desired effect. I’m not sure though. She may not have given up on me yet (video by Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush). For her sake and mine, I do hope she’s gone (video by Hall & Oates). We are both toxic for each other (video by Britney Spears).

She may view my words and this blog as an act of reverse psychology. Well, it’s not. I do urge you to go your own way (video by Fleetwood Mac) and to leave me alone (video by Michael Jackson).

She may view this blog as my homage to her. In a certain way, it is indeed. She’s great but not for me.

I’m reminded of some words from an early 1975 classic by The Eagles:

The flame rises but it soon descends
Empty pages and a frozen pen
You’re not quite lovers and you’re not quite friends
After the thrill is gone, oh

After the thrill is gone by The Eagles (video)

You Bring Out the Worst in Me (1982) by The Legionnaires (NZ)
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Don’t know what came over me
You bring out the worst in me
Don’t know what came over me
You bring out the worst in me

Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.


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