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OasisOfCalm is doing 36 things including…

get over him

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OasisOfCalm has written 38 entries about this goal

Jessica Simpson - When You Told Me You Loved Me

Once
Doesn’t mean anything to me
Come
Show me the meaning of complete
Where
Did our love go wrong
Once we were so strong
How can I go on?

When you told me you loved me
Did you know it would take me the rest of my life
to get over the feeling of knowing
a dream didn’t turn out right
When you let me believe that you weren’t complete
without me by your side
How could I know
That you would go
That you would run
Baby, I thought you were the one

Why
Can’t I just leave it all behind
I
Felt passion so bright that I was blind
Then
Something made me weak
Talking in my sleep
Baby, I’m in so deep and you know I believed

When you told me you loved me
Did you know it would take me the rest of my life
to get over the feeling of knowing
a dream didn’t turn out right
When you let me believe that you weren’t complete
without me by your side
How could I know
That you would go
That you would run
Baby, I thought you were the one

Your lips
Your face
Something that time just can’t erase
My heart
Could break
All over again

When you told me you loved me
Did you know it would take me the rest of my life
to get over the feeling of knowing
a dream didn’t turn out right
When you let me believe that you weren’t complete
without me by your side
How could I know
That you would go
That you would run
Baby, I thought you were the one



Avril Lavigne - Forgotten

I’m giving up on everything
Because you messed me up
Don’t know how much you screwed it up
You never listened that’s just too bad

Because I’m moving on, I won’t forget
You were the one that was wrong
I know I need to step up and be strong
Don’t patronize me, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Have you forgotten
Everything that I wanted?
Do you forget it now? You never got it
Do you get it now?

Gotta get away
There’s no point in thinking about yesterday
It’s too late now, it won’t ever be the same
We’re so different now

Have you forgotten
Everything that I wanted?
Do you forget it now? You never got it
Do you get it now?

I know I wanna run away, I know I wanna run away
Run away
If only I could run away, if only I could run away
Run away

I told you what I wanted, I told you what I wanted
What I wanted
But I was forgotten, I won’t be forgotten
Never again

Have you forgotten
Everything that I wanted?
Do you forget it now? You never got it
Do you get it now? Do you get it now?

Have you forgotten
Everything that I wanted?
Do you forget it now? You never got it
Do you get it now?

Have you forgotten
Do you get it now?
Forgotten, yeah, yeah, yeah
Forgotten, yeah, yeah, yeah
Forgotten, yeah, yeah, yeah
Forgotten, yeah, yeah, yeah



Ellie Goulding - Explosions

You trembled like you’d seen a ghost
And I gave in
I lack the things you need the most
You said where have you been
You wasted all that sweetness to run and hide
I wonder why
I remind you of the days you poured your heart into
But you never tried

I’ve fallen from grace
Took a blow to my face
I’ve loved and I’ve lost
I’ve loved and I’ve lost

Explosions on the day you wake up
Needing somebody and you’ve learned
It’s okay to be afraid
But it will never be the same
It will never be the same

You left my soul bleeding in the dark
So you could be king
The rules you set are still untold to me
And I lost my faith in everything

The nights you could cope
Your intentions were gold
But the mountains will shake
I need to know I can still make

Explosions on the day you wake up
Needing somebody and you’ve learned
It’s okay to be afraid
But it will never be the same

And as the floods move in
And your body starts to sink
I was the last thing on your mind
I know you better than you think
‘Cause it’s simple darling
I gave you a warning
Now everything you own
Is falling from the sky in pieces
So watch them fall with you
In slow motion
I pray that you will find peace of mind
And I’ll find you another time
I’ll love you, another time

Explosions on the day you wake up
Needing somebody and you’ve learned
It’s okay to be afraid
But it will never be the same



Duffy - Smoke Without Fire

If I’d known you were cheating me
I would have saved myself and set you free
If I learned you weren’t the loving kind
I would have saved some peace of mind

My friends told me you would break my heart
And never last, we would surely part

There’s no smoke without fire
Baby, baby you’re a liar

People talk in this little town
Rumours keep spreading all around
And now word has it you’ve been foolin’ me
I’m so blind that I cannot see

My friends told me never to believe in you
You never loved me you were never true

There’s no smoke without fire
Baby, baby you’re a liar

No there’s no smoke without fire
Baby, baby you’re a liar
You’re a liar
You’re a liar
You’re a liar
Baby you’re a liar

There’s no light without a flame
There’s no use in having you to blame

No
There’s no smoke without fire
Baby, baby you’re a liar
You’re a liar



Ashlee Simpson - I Am Me

What’s she got that I don’t have?
Does she fill those spaces that I’ve left you?
When you wake up every night
Does the scent of regret ever haunt you?

Put this under your skin
‘Cause I am me and I won’t change for anyone
Me and I won’t change for anyone
For anyone like you

Does the weight of consequence
Drag you down until it pulls you under?
Does she lend an eager hand
To save you from the future
Of being with her, are you with her?

Put this under your skin
‘Cause I am me and I won’t change for anyone
Me and I won’t change for anyone
For anyone like you

Why would I, why would I change?
Why would I change?

Put this under your skin
‘Cause I am me and I won’t change for anyone
Me and I won’t change, I won’t change

What’s she got that I don’t have?
What’s she got that I don’t have?



Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip - You Will See Me

You are my new inspiration, my muse, and I mean that not as a compliment
I will use you to cruise through any writers block
Any lazy days when a glazed gaze invades my minds cave of creativity I will think of you
And what you did to me
I will take negativity and make it inspire me
I was not a book from a library
As I stand here alone, I declare ‘I was not a loan’
To be picked up and dropped off at a later date
And you barely even made my spine bend
Just skim through some of the interesting bits then skip to the end The notes you left in my margins turned from scribbles to scars but…here’s the best part
You didn’t even realize you were reading the first draft of a best seller
The manuscript of a future Nobel prize winner
This book you discarded as a pamphlet
Will ignite shit
I will work ten times harder than before
I will create art
I will create beauty
I will create so many things that you can’t ignore
But I will not do them in your name
I will not shout you from the rooftops
I will tap your name out in Morse code on my outer thigh
As I casually except plaudits from on high
I will not try to win you back
I do not want you back
I just want to show you
I just need to show you what you fucking walked away from
I will achieve all my goals tenfold
I will achieve your goals too: casually
I will have happiness and joy in my life
I will fall in love; husband, child and wife
I will shine brighter than I could ever have dreamed to be

And you will see me. And you will see me.

I will make rivers run red in your anonymity
The screams of nations will echo our affinity
My raft will be relentless
My path of destruction will be momentously momentous
I will change the face of history
And paint it in my likeness
And I will LIKE this
I will destroy everything that you hold dear
By simply destroying everything: far and near
My footsteps will be impossible not to hear
I will watch you from afar, and taste each tear
I will wipe out entire races
I will erase faiths of this place with great haste and no graces
This world will become my play thing
Embracing my ways, and then just breaking
I will burn this entire world to the ground
I will leave a mark greater, than any have ever left before
I will lay waste by land, air and sea

And you will see me. And you will see me.



Good Charlotte - Predictable

Something isn’t right
I can feel it again, feel it again
This isn’t the first time
That you left me waiting

Sad excuses and false hopes high
I saw this coming still
I don’t know why I let you in

I knew it all along
You’re so predictable
I knew something would go wrong
(something’s always wrong)

So you don’t have to call
Or say anything at all
You’re so predictable
(so predictable)

So take your empty words
Your broken promises
And all the time you stole ‘cause
I am done with this

I can give it away, give it away
I’m doing everything I should’ve
And now I’m making the change
I’m living the day
I’m giving back what you gave me
I don’t need anything

I knew it all along
You’re so predictable
I knew something would go wrong
(something’s going wrong)

So you don’t have to call
Or say anything at all
You’re so predictable
(so predictable)

Everywhere I go, everyone I meet
Every time I try to fall in love
They all want to know why I’m so broken
Why am I so cold?
Why I’m so hard inside?
Why am I scared? What am I afraid of?
I don’t even know
This story never had an end

I’ve been waiting
I’ve been searching
I’ve been hoping
I’ve been dreaming you would come back
But I know the ending of this story
You are never coming back, never, never….

I knew it all along
You’re so predictable
I knew something would go wrong
(something’s always wrong)

So you don’t have to call
Or say anything at all
You’re so predictable
(so predictable)

Everywhere I go for the rest of my life
Everyone I love everyone I care about
(so predictable)

You all want to know what’s wrong with me
But I know what it is (so predictable)
I’m ending this right now



Good Charlotte - It Wasn't Enough

It wasn’t enough
It wasn’t enough
It wasn’t enough

I would try to believe
In the things I cannot see
But my faith is shaken now
Like it’s never been before
When I call and you don’t come
I don’t know what I should do
Should I call?
Should I even count on you?

I’ve given all I can
It wasn’t enough
To keep you in my hands
Should I give up?
I try to understand
Was it ever enough?
I don’t understand

So here I am once again
With my back against the wall
Afraid to show you
Afraid to tell you
That I don’t know you like I did
I’ve never been so alone
I’ve never felt so insecure
And now I don’t know where I’m going
In my life I’m not so sure

I’ve given all I can
It wasn’t enough
To keep you in my hands
Should I give up?
I try to understand
Was it ever enough?
I don’t understand

Giving up tonight
I won’t let go, won’t let go of you
Giving up tonight
I wanna show you, wanna show you
Giving up tonight
I won’t let go, won’t let go of you
Giving up tonight
Am I giving up, giving up?
I don’t wanna give this up, I won’t

I’ve given all I can
It wasn’t enough
To keep you in my hands
Should I give up?
I try to understand
Was it ever enough?
I don’t understand

Everything you want from me
I’ve fought so hard for everything
Everything you want from me
I’ve tried so hard, could never be
Anything you want from me
Anything you want from me
Anything you want from me
I gave it all



Various

“Katy Perry – Lost”
Have you ever been so lost?
Known the way and still so lost

Is there a light
At the end of the road
I’m pushing everyone away
‘Cause I can’t feel this any more
Can’t feel this any more

“Temposhark – Is It Better To Have Loved”
I find myself questioning all that I have done
And I’m trying to press the button to rewind
And I find myself whispering “There’s more I could have done”
And I wish I had the option to rewind

Is it better to have loved than not at all?
Is it better to have loved than not at all?

I’m not the same; it feels like I’m missing out
The sky has drained now I must live without
How suddenly the whole world can change overnight
How suddenly the whole world sings your name

Is it better to have loved than not at all?

“Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip – Look For The Woman”
There’s a weight over me today
it’s something I have to say
love you too much to leave
don’t like you enough to stay

My heads in a mess
and I’m stressed

Love, its a weird thing ain’t it?
there’s no way to explain it
but I swear as well as pain
there should be joy but we sustain
the same level of mundane
and it’s numbing me through

I guess lately I’ve had too much time to think
over thinking is the chink in my armour
that’s just what I do

I’ll keep thinking this through



Duffy - Warwick Avenue

When I get to Warwick Avenue
Meet me by the entrance of the tube
We can talk things over a little time
Promise me you won’t step out of line

When I get to Warwick Avenue
Please drop the past and be true
Don’t think we’re okay just because I’m here
You hurt me bad but I won’t shed a tear

I’m leaving you for the last time, baby
You think you’re loving but you don’t love me
I’ve been confused, out of my mind lately

You think you’re loving but I want to be free
Baby you’ve hurt me

When I get to Warwick Avenue
We’ll spend an hour, but no more than two
Our only chance to speak once more
I showed you the answers, now here’s the door

When I get to Warwick Avenue
I’ll tell you baby that we’re through

I’m leaving you for the last time, baby
You think you’re loving but you don’t love me
I’ve been confused, out of my mind lately
You think you’re loving but you don’t love me
I want to be free, baby, you’ve hurt me

All the days spent together, I wished for better
But I didn’t want the train to come
Now it’s departed, I’m broken-hearted
Seems like we never started

All those days spent together when I wished for better
And I didn’t want the train to come! Oh, oh

You think you’re loving but you don’t love me
I want to be free, baby, you hurt me
You don’t love me, I want to be free
Baby, you’ve hurt me



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