“Hell No” ~ The Sound of My Day

This song goes out to Best Friend (yeah, you, listen to the lyrics, you’ll get it), to the friend who called while I was writing this one (because he was trying to come back), and to all the strong women I know who have been brave enough to stand up to emotional and physical abuse, infidelity, and addiction in their relationships and who said, “Oh. Hell no!” ~

There is a difference between loving someone unconditionally and enabling them.

You can love someone unconditionally inside or outside of a relationship but continuing to stay in a situation that is unhealthy or unsafe despite the fact that the person who is being loved is unwilling or unable to make changes to unhealthy choices and behaviors only reinforces those behaviors and enables their choices.

So, to the women who said, “hell no,”

You’re badasses. And I love you.

My favorite video for this song… American Sign Language.

“Hell No”

Ingrid Michaelson, It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense, 2016

Songwriter: Barry Dean, Luke Laird, & Ingrid Michaelson

I shoulda known better
I saw her wearing your sweater
Nice glasses, fake red hair
Just like me

Stop crying, stop crawling
Can’t you see that I have stopped falling
We were good at faking forever
I get it, whatever

Am I gonna miss you?

Hell no
Baby watch me up and go
Mama said that the boys like you
Never work out anyway (boys like you)
My girlfriends say are you gonna be sad
If he calls you up, you gonna take him back?
I said hell no, oh hell no
I get it, whatever

Straight up, don’t blame you
You’re not the cash and I’m not the June
I’ll never be the one to make you better
Whatever

(Am I gonna miss you?)
Hell no
Baby watch me up and go
Mama said that the boys like you
Never work out anyway (boys like you)
My girlfriends say are you gonna be sad
If he calls you up, you gonna take him back?
I said hell no, oh hell no

In my bed, late at night
Thinking of how you held me tight
And will I be lonely
When I wake, did we make a big mistake?

Hell no, baby watch me up and go
I always knew that a boy like you wouldn’t work out anyway
Hell no
Baby watch me up and go
Mama said that the boys like you
Never work out anyway (boys like you)
Girlfriends say are you gonna be sad
If he calls you up, you gonna take him back?

I said hell no, oh hell no
Hell no, oh hell no
Hell no, oh hell no

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