MIX TAPE: Tear You Apart

How did this one slip me by?!

Apparently American duo, She Wants Revenge, released the single “Tear You Apart” back in 2006 from their album Perfect Kiss. But I didn’t discover it until a few months ago while I was at Gatwick airport waiting for my flight to Dublin.

I only caught a bit of the chorus, but that was enough to send tingles down my back and visions through my mind.

The lyrics start off innocently enough, speaking about a simple unattainable crush. We’ve all been there. We can all relate.

“Got a big plan, his mind’s set, maybe it’s right… wanna make out and kiss hard, wait never mind… It’s cute in a way, till you cannot speak, and you leave to have a cigarette, knees get weak.”

The descriptions of the guy’s courting of the girl is adorable. It really does bring back flashbacks of middle school dances and stolen kisses behind high school buildings, hoping a teacher won’t catch you, send you to detention and tell your parents.

But there’s something so pressing about the intensity of the music that makes you so incredibly anxious—in a good way, of course. You’re impatiently waiting, yet speeding down the night, simultaneously. I suppose all crushes are like that in the beginning. The intensity of it all is enough to drive you mad.

“Or maybe this is danger and you just don’t know. You pray it all away but it continues to grow.”

It’s a great song in itself, but the chorus makes it even better. It’s also the favourite line.

Favorite Line:

“As I whisper in your ear, I wanna fucking tear you apart.”
Listening suggestion: In detention.

– JD

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