"Please Don't Leave Me" by Pink. Abusive behavior isn't any more acceptable when the abuser is female.
"How did I become so obnoxious,
What is it with you that makes me act like this,
I've never been this nasty,
Can't you tell that this is all just a contest?
The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest,
But baby I don't mean it,
I mean it, I promise"
Like "Every Breath You Take", the song may not be meant to be a "feel-good" type of song. That doesn't not mean I want to be creeped out several times a day.
I alwasy took the song to be from the point of veiw of a abusive girl who is trying to make it right and be a better person.
She never says that she is going to make a real effort to quit being abusive. She doesn't hate him, she doesn't want to lose him, but she enjoys abusing him too much to quit. He's her "favorite little punching bag."
Hmm... she does appologize. And that he's beautiful to her.
But you're right, she never says she's gonna change, other than the fact that she seems surprised by how nasty she's been.
You're probably right, but the song's always reminded me of a pair of friends I have, and they DID work it out and stop abusing each other.
She was the main abuser, she'd pick at him and hit him and push him until he lashed back out at her, and one time when he didn't and just took it, she called me in tears because "if he still loved me he'd fight back!"
She got pregnant, they both realized they didnt want a kid to grow uop thinking they were normal, and both are in couples therapy trying to fix things. Its weird because their relationship
has always been really violent, and I don't know if its possible for them to completely stop. Him, maybe. He really doesn;t start things. She, I'm not so sure, she came from a really screwed up family. But so far so good... three years and he hasn't laid a hand on her, and she's only lashed out at him twice. (Once in public... He had to physically carry her out to the car because she was hysterical and trying to beat him in the face.)
Maybe its my own hopes that my friends will get their relationship
on track that makes me want to believe that song is about a repentant person?