Music has always played a bit role in my healing journey. When I got divorced I compiled a list of perhaps 10 different powerful, inspiring, and female-led songs on my iPod. I listened to that playlist every single morning for a while without fail. I was living in New York City at the time and I was really struggling. I was working three different nanny jobs to pay the rent. I was tired. Sad. Feeling like I was failing at life, to be honest. Getting up and going to my days of chasing toddlers was really hard on some days. I would put on my break-up song playlist as I headed out to the subway each morning. It did WONDERS to lift my mood.

I have no idea at all how I found it, but I discovered what is still my favorite break-up song to this day: Daffodil Lament by Cranberries. It is the PERFECT break-up song. It starts out sad, the image of a woman who is stuck in an unhappy relationship sitting alone in her apartment always comes to my mind. At some point, she determines that she must leave. And while she can’t find hope anywhere, one morning she leaves her house and notices how lovely the daffodils are in her neighborhood. Being able to notice this one small thing feels her with hope to go on.


If a break-up is a sad one, you will really feel it. A divorce can be especially devastating and come with moments of “I cannot do this.” There is also a moment in each and every single one when you will have a moment of “things are going to be okay.” Daffodil Lament is about this moment.

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Daffodil Lament by The Cranberries – Lyrics

Holdin’ on
That’s what I do, since I met you
And it won’t be long
Would you notice, if I left you?
And it’s fine for some
Cause you’re not the one, you’re not the one


There, there, there

There, there

All night long, laid on my pillow
These things are wrong
I can’t sleep here
So lovely
So lovely
So lovely

I have decided to leave you forever
I have decided to start things from here
Thunder and lightning won’t change what I’m feelin’
And the daffodils look lovely today
And the daffodils look lovely today

Look lovely today

Through your eyes I can see the disguise
Through your eyes I can see the dismay
Has anyone seen lightning?
Has anyone, looked lovely?

And the daffodils look lovely today
And the daffodils look lovely today
Look lovely today


I would love to help you along on your healing journey. This break-up is just a bump in the road and there is SO much ahead. Learn about my break-up coaching here and contact me to schedule a time to chat.

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