GRUDGE SONG OF THE WEEK

The grudge content of songs is high. Let’s have a look at some of the best grudge songs out there, and see what conclusions we can draw about the grudges that have provided such inspiration…

 

WEEK 1  —  I Hope You’re Never Happy  by DOLLY PARTON

THE LYRICS

 
I wish you all the luck. I wish you only the best:
Satisfaction in love, and true happiness.
I wish you blue skies and rainbows, I wish you joy pure and sweet.
I wish you all that you wish for, but only if you’re with me.
I hope you’re never happy with anybody but me.
I wish you nothin’ but trouble if you’ve decided to leave.
I’m just not like those heroes found in books and on TV.
I hope you’re never happy with anybody but me.
 
I have had you too long. I have given too much.
I have loved you too strong to think of giving you up.
I’ve always envied those lovers that wish you well when you leave
And wish you luck with another, but there are others like me…
 
I hope you’re never happy with anybody but me
And every face you look into, I hope you’re haunted by me.
Yes, I’m possessive and jealous; at least I speak honestly.
I hope you’re never happy with anybody but me.
 
I’m just not like those heroes found in books and on TV.
I hope you’re never happy, never ever ever happy
Never ever ever happy
With anybody but me.
 
I hope you’re never happy with anybody but me.
I wish you nothin’ but trouble if you’ve decided to leave.
I’m just not like those heroes found in books and on TV.
I hope you’re never happy with anybody but me.
 
I hope you’re never happy with anybody but me.
I hope you’re never happy.
I hope you’re never happy with anybody but me.
I hope you’re never happy.

SOPHIE’S  TAKE

I love this song so much! I once sang it myself at a cabaret, wearing a blonde wig and pretending to be Dolly Parton. I think the audience liked it — I have no way of knowing for sure, as they all fled from the room immediately afterwards. Dolly, it’s safe to say, sings it far better than I do. What I love about it is that the narrator (let’s not assume it’s Dolly herself, though it might be) is acknowledging her own shortcomings — and actually celebrating them. Psychologically, this is very healthy. She’s being totally honest about her feelings, and refusing to be ashamed of the petty, jealous emotions most people would probably have in that situation. To acknowledge your own deficiencies that lead you to incur a particular grudge, at the same time as honouring and keeping your grudge and celebrating it, is the height of Grudge-fold Path enlightenment! 10/10  —  a classic, wise, catchy, relatable and entertaining grudge song!

 

COMING SOON

“Hopefully once you’ve read this book, you will  understand that grudges can and should be great, and you’ll be inspired to pass on the gift of grudge-holding to the next generation. Sending yourself and your loved ones out into the world with a strong grudge-growing ability is as essential as putting on a helmet and not drinking four bottles of vodka before getting onto your motorbike and zooming off down the motorway. Trust me: it’s true