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Hi internets! I have been thinking about the notion of soul mates and destructive love, for which I blame Emily Bronte and Sarah Rees Brennan in equal measure.

But I did all the writing about that that I want to do for a while, so here are three songs I love about how it might feel to be so in love with someone that you will do anything with or for them, even though that may be very obviously against both of your best interests.

The Mountain Goats - "Old College Try"

those eyes I've always loved illuminate this place
like a trashcan fire in a prison cell;
like the searchlights in the parking lot of hell.
I will walk down to the end with you
if you will come all the way down with me

Death Cab For Cutie - "I Will Follow You Into The Dark"

If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied -
illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs -
if there's no one beside you when your soul embarks
then I'll follow you into the dark

Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill"

You don't want to hurt me,
but see how deep the bullet lies.
Unaware, I'm tearing you asunder.
Ooh, there is thunder in our hearts.

I have never been that in love with anyone, and rather hope I never will, but the emotion does seem to lend itself to excellent music.

And as a coda, here is a very dark, very funny song about how it might feel when that love goes absolutely destructive, courtesy The Mountain Goats once more, because that dude knows some stuff about writing about pain.

"No Children":

I am drowning;
there is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me,
hand in unlovable hand.

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