Being in an abusive relationship can be a very emotional experience. In certain situations, many people find music inspirational. It can be comforting to know that you are not the only person who has been the victim or abuser in an abusive relationship. Here are some of the best songs about abusive relationships from 2010.
“Pearl” by Katy Perry
Whether you have been abused or you know someone who is being abused, you may find this song easy to relate to. The song is from the point of view of a victim who has gotten out of an abusive relationship and is now watching someone else being abused. Katy Perry sings, “Cause I used to be a shell/ Yeah, I let him rule my world/ My world, oh yeah/ But I woke up and grew strong/ And I can still go on/ And no one can take my pearl.” This is a very inspirational song about abusive relationships.
“Mean” by Taylor Swift
In this country/pop song, Taylor Swift describes an emotionally abusive relationship. She says, “You, with your words like knives and weapons and swords that you use against me/ You, have knocked me off my feet again, got me feeling like a nothing.” In this song, Taylor Swift says that one day she will make it far in love and the abuser will always be “mean.” This song about abusive relationships can be very easy to relate to.
“Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rihanna
This R&B song is one of the most popular songs of 2010 and one of the best songs about abusive relationships of all times. The song is a duet about a couple who is very toxic for each other. Rihanna plays the role of a victim who puts up with the abuse as she sings, “Just gonna stand there and watch me burn/ But that’s alright because I like the way it hurts/ Just gonna stand there and watch me burn/ But that’s alright because I love the way you lie.” In the song, Eminem promises that he’ll change, but then says he’ll set the house fire – which is fairly realistic, as many abusive relationships do not end well and some abusers will never change.
Abusive relationships can be very scary. While music can be an outlet of comfort for you, it is important to consider whether or not it is time to get out of the relationship. Although getting out can be difficult in some situations, it is often the best thing that you can do.